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Crush Tidal Waves Fastpitch Since 1990

Cinco de Mayo Tournament in 2018

2017 / 2018 Crush Tidal Waves Team Successes

10 and Under Awards

1st Place, 10uMC, Wildcats 10U Fall Round Robin, Libertyville, IL

3rd Place, 10uMC, 2017 Stampede Fall Showdown, Mundelein, IL

11 and Under Awards

1st Place, Wildcats 12U Fall Round Robin, Libertyville, IL

2nd Place, 12U Sears Center Slugfest, Hoffman Estates, IL

14 and Under Awards

1st Place, Marengo Fall Frenzy, Marengo, IL

1st Place, Illinois Gold NAFA Qualifier, Loves Park, IL

2nd Place, Carol Stream Autumn Storm USSSA Qualifier, Carol Stream, IL

1st Place, Huntley Scarecrow Slam, Huntley IL

16 and Under Awards

1nd Place, 16uJC Sears Center Slugfest, Hoffman Estates, IL

2nd Place, 16uJC CTW 16U Columbus Day NAFA Qualifier, Cary, IL

18 and Under Awards

1st Place, 18uPH, USSSA 6th Annual Fall Blast, Loves Park, IL

2017-2018 Crush Tidal Waves Head Coach & Team Status

10u - Mike Chmiel - Full
10u - Sara Kiddy - 1 Player
11u - Cammeron Delay - One Position Player
12u - Don Di Silvio-(2) Cacther & Utility
13u - Mike Johnson -(1) Outfield
14u - George Fickas   - Full
 
15u - Scott Fisher -Catcher
16u - Mike Johnson I  - Pitcher
16u - Jay Cutrera - Full
18u - Phil Hempen  - Full
18u - Jim Summaria  -Full 
 
 

 

We have many well respected coaches in this line up as well as coaches that have led teams to STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  2017-2018 looks to be another great year!

To schedule a private tryout contact please contact Mike Johnson at: jdog@dogkat.com or 847-722-3349 

 

2016 / 2017 Season Summary

The Crush Tidal Waves teams did it again in 2017.  They played in USA/ASA, PGF, USSSA and NAFA tournaments.  Two teams were national champions with three other teams making it to the final four of their nationals and one team finished in second in different nationals.  Two teams won state championships and two other teams finishing in the final four.  CTW teams won nine tournaments and an amazing thirty -three final four appearances. 

 
The 10U team coached by Mike Chmiel is the #6 10U "B" USSSA power ranked team in Illinois for 2017.  They qualified for USA/ASA, USSSA and NAFA Nationals.  They placed 2nd in the NAFA Midwest Nationals in Rockford.  They won two tournaments and placed 2nd in three other tournaments.  They had a 3rd place in an USA/ASA qualifier.
 
They 11U team coached by Dom DiSilvio finished 5th at the USSSA 11U Nationals in the Blue Bracket.  They placed 3rd in a USSSA 12U "B" tournament.
 
Mike Johnson took his 12U team to Orlando, Florida for the USSSA 12U "A" Nationals and came home with a 4th place trophy.  They also are the #4 USSSA power ranked team in Illinois at the 12U "A" level.  They qualified for the USSSA, PGF and USA/ASA Nationals.  They won one tournament,  had two 2nd place finishes and one 3rd place this past season.     
The 13U team led by George Fickas is the #5 USSSA power ranked Illinois team in the 13U age level.  They qualified for both the USSSA and NAFA Nationals.  Playing a 14U schedule they won a 14U USSSA Qualifier, had a 2nd and three 3rd place finishes.
 
Scott Fisher's 14U team won the Gold "A" Bracket at the NAFA Midwest Nationals in Rockford, IL.  This is his team's second national championship winning before as a 12U in Minnesota.
They placed second in another NAFA Qualifier.
 
The 15U team coached by Mike Johnson were the champions of the 16U Silver "B" Bracket at the NAFA Nationals in Minnesota.  They also qualified for the USSSA Nationals by placing third in a tournament in Rockford, IL. 
 
Phil Hempen's 16U team played up in two 18U tournaments and won them both.  They were the USSSA 18U "Open" Northern Illinois State Champions.  They had a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes in other USSSA tournaments.  They came in 3rd place at the NAFA Gold "A" Bracket Northern Nationals in Minnesota.  They qualified for NAFA and USSSA Nationals.
 
Gonzo Zuniga's 18U team finished in 3rd place at the USSSA 18U "Open" Northern Illinois State Championship in Rockford, IL.
 
Jim Summaria's 18U team is the #4 USA/ASA power ranked team in the Chicago Metro region.  They picked up a 4th place trophy at the Chicago Metro "A" tournament.  They placed 2nd in both the NAFA Gold "A" bracket at the Midwest Nationals in Rockford, IL and at the NAFA Northern Nationals in Chaska, Minnesota.  They won a NAFA qualifier and qualified for the PGF Nationals by going 5-0 at the PGF Battle of the Borders in Salem, WI.     
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CTW 14U, Helping Fill Sandbangs


Crush Tidal Waves 10U Feed My Starving Children Event

13U Participating in Feed My Starving Children

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CTW 18U JS contributed 340 pounds of food to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry.


The girls from the 13U SF team made 34 pairs of shoes for people of Uganda (www.solehope.org)


Crush Tidal Waves 99 JS donated 342 pounds of food to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry on 9.27.15.