Fear the Stripes
The 10U and 12U teams traveled to Jacksonville over Memorial Day weekend to participate in the Lenz Field Play the Turf tournament. The 10U team went 3-1 over the weekend, dropping a heartbreaker in the semi finals 2-1. Very good job ladies!! The 12U team started the weekend with a loss to the Southern Illinois Roughnecks as time ran out just as they were mounting a comeback in a 10-8 loss. The Elite bounced back defeating the Black Widows 14-3. To round out pool play, the 12U team defeated the Revelation Outlaws 19-3. A semi-final rematch with the Black Widows was up next,. The stripes pulled out a 5-3 win, scoring 4 times in their final at bat. This led to a chance to avenge the earlier loss to the Roughnecks. The 7 inning affair saw the Elite never trail in a 16-15 championship victory.
The Mattoon Cobras defeated the CI Diamonds to win the championship of the 12U Spring Fling. The Elite went 2-1 on the day.
Follow along on the tournament page for continuous updated brackets throughout the day.
Kendyl Ring picked up the win in game 1, in relief of a stellar pitching performance by Kyleigh Block. Carissa Denny was solid behind the plate for the stripes. Addy Fisher played an errorless third base. Brooke Niemann lined a bases loaded double with 2 outs in the last inning scoring 2 for the 10-9 win. Game 2 saw Niemann pick up the win in relief of Ragin Baker and Kerri Pierce. Baker showed tremendous fight battling through some air quality issues in Sadorus. Kendal Morgan had a big triple to left, that would have cleared the fence at VGHS. Katelyn Young almost split second base in half with a hot shot up the middle. Marissa Russo swung a solid bat to keep the Elite going strong. Niemann struck out the final Rebel batter on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded for the 8-7 come from behind win.
The Elite 12U will host their annual Spring Fling tournament on Saturday, April 11th. Please follow the tournaments link for bracket information.
Use the link below to reserve your room BY MARCH 27TH. I reserved my room from July 19 through July 26. There is a 3-night minimum stay which will be no problem since we usually go over on Sunday (totally optional though) to do something fun as a team if you choose to do so (still looking for water park or something like that) and then Monday is the opening day parade, and games start on Tuesday. So no matter what, we will need at least 3 days. I hope we need the room through the 26th, but if we don’t we can cancel days after the 3rd night.
I know the total price may be a bit of sticker shock, but if we don’t need all the days, we can cancel after the 3rd night and this does include a complimentary buffet breakfast (which helps save on that) and is only 7 miles from the complex.
Here is the link:
Get ready for an outstanding 2015 season.
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