Lemont Rockers Win ASA Nationals

Dedicate Emotional Victory to Late Head Coach

MOLINE  When head coach Jim “Didi” DiGregorio passed away from a heart attack last Wednesday, the Lemont Rockers travel softball team was faced with a tough question: “Should we play or go home?” The team not only decided to stay, they won the Amateur Softball Association 18-Under National Championship yesterday afternoon with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Sting Elite. 
On the backs of their jerseys was the simple phrase, “Do if for Didi.” After the game, an emotional Rockers team and their family and friends filled the diamonds and agreed that they'd put the championship trophy and the jerseys they wore to win the tournament in the casket with their coach. Read more.