TOPEKA, KS. The USSSA Fastpitch Softball World Series officially started group play on Thursday.
Rylee Robinson's , who's life was nearly taken in a bicycle accident in May of 2013, team was playing Thursday. She was with the team yesterday during all the festivities, but was not with them Thursday.
The Tropical Storm lost their first game, but then won the second 8-0.
Tropical Storm team is also the host team of the tournament.
Tropical Storm Coach Art Sheltrown said, "Our team is pumped up. This is the 14U World Series. And the girls they're ready. they've been practicing all year for it. Rylee attends practice. She'll field ground balls and take throws. And we're trying to work her back in. She's a bright girl and we miss her to death."