The crack of a bat and laces meeting leather for strike three.

Those moments are what some softball players live for

"The bombs, I love hitting them,” said Kaylee White, a local softball player from Wilmer.

"The full count, 3-2, two outs, getting the last strike,” said Madilyn Byrd, a local softball player from Bay Minette.

For Kaylee and Madilyn their passion for the sport is stronger than most girls their age.

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"I would describe both of them as feisty, a lot of grit, determination, they step on the field and their whole demeanor changes,” said Amie Byrd, a softball coach.

Those characteristics and their talent recently landed both girls a spot on the elite USSSA Southeast All American team.

"I was so happy that I stopped breathing for a few seconds,” said Kaylee.

"I made it and now I am going to do my best,” said Madilyn.

It wasn’t a walk in the park to make this team.

Both girls had to go through a four hour try out but they know the secret to success.

"Practice, hard work and dedication,” said Madilyn.

"Hard work is the reason why we got here too. Hard work, coaches pushing on us to see how far we can go,” said Kaylee.

Now it's time to show the world what two young champions from lower Alabama can do.

"To win, to show ourselves to tell everyone else how good we are,” said Kaylee.

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