Our Teammate Lexi Kretsch #2
Our friend and teammate, Lexi Kretsch, tragically died on July 10, 2015 as a result of a automobile accident near Mankato, Minnesota. Lexi was an outstanding pitcher on the Minnesota Vortex Elite Softball team and the Waconia H.S. Varsity team.
Her loss is devastating and difficult to comprehend. She is a valued member of our organization and she is missed by her coaches, teammates, and our entire organization. The entire extended Minnesota softball community has experienced the loss of not only a teammate but most importantly a friend.
Lexi elected to be a organ donor. During the most horrific day in Lexi’s moms life, she was told Lexi didn’t survive her injuries and asked her if she would be willing to donate Lexi’s liver. Lexi’s mom knew Lexi would want her to say yes. Lexi saved Shelby’s life, his daughters still have a dad, his wife a husband and his parents a son. Shelby's daughter's softball team, The Pittsburg Predators, started their own tournament in Lexi's memory with the 1st Annual Lexi Krestch Memorial Watermelon Smash in May of 2022.