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12u Fastpitch comes up short in the Jackson Wounded Warrior tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Terriers Fastpitch 12u comes up short in the Jackson Wounded Warrior tournament over Memorial Day weekend. The girls went 3-2 on the weekend losing in the semifinals.

The weekend started on a rainy Friday night against the Jackson Extreme. A. Seder had the start in the circle and pitch a zero run, no-hitter. She faced only eight Extreme players, striking out 6. Our bats were alive with ten hits, fourteen RBIs, and a final score of 23-0. S. Eccard, E. Smith, and A. Newman all had two hits in the game.

Saturday’s pool play brought out the sun and some great play. A. Dennis was given the pitching duties for the morning game against Manchester Pride. She pitched the full game allowing only two hits and one run. The bats remained lively as the team racked up twelve runs on eight hits. E. Bolgiano, A. Newman, S. Eccard, and D. White all had multiple hits. Terriers finished the game with a final score of 12-1.

The third and final pool play game found A. Newman with the pitching duties. While the right hander gave up seven hits, she also struck out nine against the Ohio Stampede. S. Eccard and M. Milhoan lead the team in hits, but unfortunately it was not enough. It was a hotly contested game with back-and-forth scoring. The game ended in a final score of 6-4 with runners in scoring position and a magnificent outfield catch by the Stampede to end the game.

Sunday’s bracket play found the Terriers with a #2 seed in Pool 1 playing the Manchester Pride yet again. A. Newman was tasked with throwing to the Pride this time. She allowed only three hits and two runs while striking out four. Hitting was a slow start, but our bats eventually came alive. The Terriers racked up ten hits and nine runs to beat the Pride 9-2 in four innings. Singles by A. Price, E. Smith, and E. Bolgiano broke the game open.

The Semi-final game brought us to the #1 seed from Pool 2, Silver Creek ’09. A. Seders had been given the ball for this tough matchup. She did well against a good team allowing nine hits while striking out five. Defensive errors in the first inning gave Silver Creek a four-run lead. However, the Terriers did not stop fighting and was able to hold them to a final score of 2-6. Our bats were still hot with E. Smith and S. Eccard both racking up two hits. Unfortunately, the balls could not find the right gaps in a tight defense.

Silver Creek went on to win the tournament beating Ohio Stampede 15-0. The terriers were the only team able to hold them to six or less runs on the weekend. This coming weekend our girls travel to Streetsboro for the FASA - 21st Annual Maple Leaf East Tournament.

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