By Submitted Story on September 30, 2020
Kill Devil Hills residents and sisters Savannah and Kendall Schnader enjoyed their last weekend of summer break in August competing at the Softball Youth All-American games in Ocean City, MD. The tournament is by invitation only and was held at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex.
Players were nominated by their team’s coaches, who were then required to send in skills videos of them batting, fielding and playing specialized positions. Girls then received an invitation to compete with players from across the US.
Savannah is a student at First Flight Middle School and Kendall is a student at First Flight Elementary School. During the 2020 season Savannah played for Virginia Legacy Elite 12U and Kendall played on the 10U OBX Pirates team.
During the All-American games, Savannah played catcher, second base and first base positions for the 2026 Softball Youth Liberty team. Savannah received the Defensive Wizard award during closing ceremonies. Kendall played the positions of catcher and second base for the 2027-2029 Softball Youth United Team.