Downers Grove Rebels Fastpitch Softball

Players needed

  • 14U Player needed

    Arnold 13/14U team is looking for a pitcher to round out an already solid rotation for the fall and upcoming 2021 season.  Will consider a catcher or utility player, as well.  If interested, please call Jeff Arnold at 630.730.7915 to schedule a private tryout.

  • 16U Pitcher/Catcher/Utility Needed

    Want to join a great group of hard working & competitive athletes? We are looking for a strong athlete to round out our talented roster. Contact Jacqui Erwin at 219-614-6739 or for more information on the 16U Downers Grove Rebels – Erwin team and to request a private tryout.

2020-2021 Tryouts

Tryouts are taking place August 5 - August 8. Tryouts will be held at Doerhoefer Park. Click on the calendar for detailed information.


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Rebels 16U (Spencer) Take 1st at National Qualifier

Created: Aug-01-2019 11:50 AM


Rebels 16U Spencer takes first at USSSA national qualifier in Rosemont at Bandits stadium. The team went a perfect 6-0 in the Live the Dream qualifier and had a couple of come from behind victories with timely hitting and solid defense. Congratulations ladies!

Rebels 18U (Yackle) Take 4th at Nationals in Chaska, MN

Created: Jul-29-2019 05:36 PM


Rebels 18U (Yackle) took 4th place over the weekend in a pool of 24 teams representing IL, WI, MI, MN, NE, and Manitoba, Canada. Congratulations, girls!

Best of luck to our Seniors who are off to play in College:

Sarah Dixon - Aurora University

Jocelynn Leerschen - Central Michigan

Meridith Mahoney - Central College - Iowa

Isa Lozada - Robert Morris College

Rebels 18U (Mellstead/Seranko) Take 1st At USSSA National Qualifier in Sycamore

Created: Jul-02-2019 08:04 AM


Rebels 18U (Mellstead/Seranko) went 6 - 0 in the 19th Annual Storm Dayz Tournament. Every girl contributed to the success of the team this weekend. The games featured a walk-off home run, highlight reel catches in the outfield, solid defense in the infield, and strong performances by all pitchers and catchers. Congratulations ladies - - keep up the great work !!!

Sofia Strong in throwing out the first pitch

Created: Oct-21-2018 12:24 PM

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Sofia Sanchez and teammate before tournament. Click the picture for ABC News coverage of Sofia throwing the first pitch.

2018 Swing for Sofia Pool Play Schedule

Created: Oct-13-2018 07:32 PM

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2018 Swing for Sofia

Created: Aug-24-2018 11:05 AM
Sofia Sanchez, a 9U DG Rebels Player in 2018 was diagnosed with a rare heart condition which has resulted in her needing a heart transplant.  We are running this tournament as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to aid the family with medical bills

If you would like to make a personal donation, please see her GoFundMe site at

McCollum Park 6801 Main Street,
Downers Grove, IL 60515

When: October 20 - 21, 2018
Fee: $575 - 5 game guarantee
Level: B / C 
Age Groups: 10U, 12U, 14U

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Rebels 18U (Yackle) Take 2nd at USA Softball Northern Region National Championship

Created: Jul-31-2018 10:22 AM
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Front: Coach Barry, Kaitlyn Bresingham, Stacy Drohan, Maggie Lehnherr, Meagan Torres, Kaitlin Yackle, Coach Rich
Back: Coach Brandon, Madison Kern, Katie Butcher, Carlee Baker, Sarah Dixon, Jess Villa, Meredith Mahoney, Rachael Barrientos, Coach Faith

Rebels 18U (Yackle) went 5-2 this past week in Missouri at the USA Softball Northern Region National Championship, finishing in 2nd place.

Congratulations to the girls on an fantastic finish to the season.  Best of luck to our 2 seniors (Meredith Mahoney - Central Iowa and Madison Kern - Carthage College) as they continue their softball careers in college.

Rebels 16U (Yackle) are ASA Northern Region National Champions

Created: Jul-31-2017 10:30 AM
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Rebels 16U (Yackle) went 7-0 this past week in Missouri at the ASA Northern Region National Championship.

The team worked hard all year playing a highly competitive schedule throughout the Midwest.  All that work paid off this weekend as the team went undefeated to become Northern Region National Champions.  The teams mantra of "Have Fun.  Work Hard.  Never Quit." paid off as they played thru the Missouri heat.  Teams from Illinois, Minnestota, South Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio were represented at the tournament.

Congratulations girls on an incredible finish to the season.

Rebels 10U Take 1st in 2017 SWS League

Created: Jul-19-2017 03:08 PM
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Downers Rebels 10U defeated Oswego Outlaws BN 10-9 in a back-and-forth affair on Tuesday. The game was tied at eight with the Rebels batting in the top of the sixth when Soleil T singled, driving in two runs.

The Rebels collected eight hits and Oswego had 12 in the high-scoring affair.  The Rebels took an early lead in the first inning when a single by Kassie B drove in two.

The Outlaws scored four runs in the fourth inning. Their big inning was driven by singles from Hamaker, Thomas, Canning, and Gengler.

Soleil T, Cali B, and Kayla R each collected multiple hits for the Rebels. Kayla, Cali, and Soleil all had two hits to lead the Rebels. Their defense was perfect and did not commit a single error in the field. Susie G had 12 chances in the field, the most on the team. The Rebels stole 13 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Lylah P led the way with three.

Jacgowitsch, Thomas, Vaughy, and Hamaker each collected multiple hits for Oswego Outlaws BN. Hamaker led Oswego Outlaws BN with three runs batted in. She went 2-for-3 on the day. Oswego Outlaws BN tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Thomas led the way with two.

Rebels 12U Take 2nd in 2017 ASA Metros

Created: Jul-11-2017 12:35 PM
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The Downers Grove Rebels-SR 12U team was Runner-Up in the 2017 ASA Chicago Metro Championships.  The Rebels faced strong competition and battled all weekend.  They became known as the "Cardiac Kids" coming back from 4 down in the final inning to reach the semifinals and then played two extra innings in the semifinals to reach the Championship game.  Every player contributed to our weekend success with solid pitching, strong defense, and unselfish and timely hitting! Congratulations!