Teams of the week 2020

Discussion in 'Team, Player, Coach of the Week' started by TheSoftballZone, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    2020 WK #1 Team of the Week (Wicked 09)


    Front Row LR: Mya Perry, Lex Lewis, Aleiah Salyers, Haley McLaughlin

    Back Row LR: Christiana Covey, Anavey Jodrey, Caliyah Clapper, Sophia Scalesi, Addy New, Chloee Steward

    Wicked 09 - BIO

    Wicked 09’ is a second year 10U team that consists of (11) girls, (4) of the girls are new to the team, (3) of them playing 10U for the first time. The team lost several girls and their head coach at the end of last season. Under the guidance of their new coaching staff, the girls have worked extremely hard this off-season to improve as players, teammates and people.

    Wicked 09 started their winter season off by placing 2nd in the Phantoms Winter Bash in Garrettsville, OH. The team played well but learned that winning (4) games in one day is not an easy task, falling to Ohio Emeralds 09’ in the championship game.

    The following weekend (Jan 4-5, 2020), Wicked 09 played in the USSSA National Qualifier, “Queens of the Turf” in Mount Vernon, OH. Due to not hitting the ball very well, Wicked 09’ finished pool play with a 0-1-1 record, falling to Ohio Storm 09’ 3-5 and tying Ohio Emeralds 09’ 1-1. Our record would force the team to play all of bracket play as the lower seed. Wicked 09’ defeated Central Ohio Pride 7-3 in their first bracket game, advancing to face #1 seed Lightning Blue 10U in the next round. Wicked 09’ and Lightning Blue 10U battled back and forth all game, ending regulation in a 2-2 tie and forcing an International Tie Breaker. The girls of Wicked 09’ fought hard, maintained their confidence and showed some mental toughness during the International Tie Breaker. Making minimal mistakes, Wicked 09’ defeated Lightning Blue 10U, who was undefeated in USSSA play, 3-2 in International Tie Breaker to advance to the final (4) of the tournament. Next up for Wicked 09’ was Ohio Storm 09’ whom we lost to in pool play. Wicked 09’ came out on top, 5-1, to advance to the championship game. In the championship game, Wicked 09’ faced Ohio Emeralds 09’, whom they lost the championship to in the Phantoms Winter Bash and tied in pool play of “Queens of the Turf”. After being told by their coach and realizing that winning (4) games in one day is not easy, the girls of Wicked 09’ decided they were up for the task. Behind a (1) hit shutout from their starting pitcher, Wicked 09’ scored (10) runs off (7) hits and had (0) errors in the championship game, becoming the 2020 10U “Queens of the Turf” and qualifying for USSSA post season play!

    The girls of Wicked 09’ worked hard all week because they were not happy with their 2nd place finish the week before. As their coach, I am proud of everything I have stated above. I am even more proud that they never gave up on themselves or each other, and they showed good sportsmanship and respect to these teams and coaches that we have faced several times now.

    Head Coach: Chris Clapper

    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
  2. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    2020 WK #2 Team of the Week (Ohio Emeralds’09)


    Front left: Gabbi Williamson, Mikayla Prop, Isla Green, MaKenna Miller.

    Back left: Coach Steven Williamson, Saylor Holt, Brooklyn Gamby, Bailee Griffith, Kayleigh Ratkovich, Katelynn Miller, Cammer Gossett, Coach Robert Griffith

    Back middle: Coach Nathan Miller

    Ohio Emeralds’09 - BIO

    We have played 2 tournaments this winter winning “Winter Slam” at GPlex and coming in as runner-up at “Queen of the turf” at the Pavillon securing a bid to USSSA a National tournament. In total, the team had a 6-2-1 overall record.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
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  3. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    2020 WK #3 Team, we didn't have any team(s) nominated for week #3.
  4. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    2020 WK #4 Team, we didn't have any team(s) nominated for week #4.
  5. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator

    2020 WK #5 Team of the Week (Lightning 16u Black)


    Lightning 16u Black
    1st row: Meredith Henery, Tabitha Bailey, Sydney Zuelzke, Taylor Clark
    2nd Row: Ashley Davis, Kaitlyn Hobson, Mallori Bradley, Madison Boals, Katie Nash, Erin Litten
    (Also members of the team not pictured is Brooke Parker and Mara Mangiola)

    Lightning Black 16u went 3-0 at their final winter indoor tournament this past Saturday February 8, 2020. They finished their indoor season by playing in two one day tournaments this winter and recording a 4-1-1 record. The girls are looking forward in separating for school ball and then coming back for a great summer season.


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