Mackenzie Kennedy, left, and Samantha Jernigan, center, both of Belleville, and Hailey Clement of Willis have been named to the Michigan 10 and under U.S. Specialty Sports Association Fast Pitch Softball team.
They are members of the Canton Thunderbirds 10 and under travel softball team. The three were among those honored at a March 26 banquet where they received certificates and medals noting their membership on the all-state team. Head coach George Kennedy said the team’s motto is: “Hard work pays off.” He said achieving all-state status at such a young age is a huge accomplishment for each player.