Downers Grove Rebels Fastpitch Softball

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  • 14U Player needed

    14U Rebels is looking for a pitcher to join their 13U team.  The team has been together since fall building on our success through hard work at practice and respect for each other. The addition of a new player will increase our roster to 12 players allowing us to maximize playing times for all players throughout the season.  If you like to learn more about our team please contact Mike LaBianco

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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!

Rebels 12U Take 1st in Palos Hills

Created: Jun-07-2017 08:19 AM
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The DG Rebels 12U-SR team were Tournament Champions at the Palos Hills Tournament.  The girls went 5-1 over the weekend with consistent pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting. They battled the heat, humidity, and the opposition to reach the Championship Game.  These determined Rebels came out hitting, winning the Championship 13-1. Congratulations!

2017 Battle of the Bats Bracket Schedule Now Available

Created: Jun-03-2017 08:40 PM
The Brackets for the Battle of the Bats is now available.

Results from pool play are listed here.

Seeds from Pool Play are:


1 LW Storm
2 DG Rebels
3 Lockport JC
4 Illinois Vipers

1 Wis Lightning 
2 Plainfield Twisters
3 Lockport  FD
4 Naperville Diamond 


1 Palos Power
2 NL Lightning 
3 DG Rebels 
4 LW Storm

1 W C Ice
2 Lockport Pridea
3 Orland Park A's
4 Nationals


1 L W Storm
2 Chicago Cheetahs RK
3 Lockport Pride
4 Park Ridge 

1 Wheatland Spokes DB
2 Naperville Diamond BK
3 Elmhurst Emerald 
4 Chicago Cheetahs ST

1 Bluewave
2 Vernon Hills
3 WheatlandSpikes 13U
4 DG Rebels 

1 Dirt Devils
2  Bordertown 
3 ESP Black
4 Naperville Diamond HS


1 Chicago Cheetahs 
2 Lockport Pride
3 BRW Blast
4 Windy City Ice


1 Outburst
2 Blazers
3 Dirt Devils
4 DG Rebels