Fastpitch 12u puts on hit parade to win their first tournament at the Kids America Summer Showcase!
The Terries went undefeated on the weekend winning all three of their pool play games, the semi-final and the championship to bring home the gold. The team traveled to Coshocton, OH to play in the Kids America Summer Showcase. The competition was tough, but a combination of hot bats, strong defense, and locked in pitching was too much for the others.
Terriers drew the short straw on day one and had to play an 8:00 am game with Central Ohio Pride 12u. A. Newman was handed the ball to get us started. She pitched the game in its entirety, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out six. The early morning made for a slow start for the girls, allowing all those runs in the first three innings, but in typical Terrier fashion, they fought back. In the bottom of the fifth A. Dennis hit a two RBI single to tie the game up and to place herself on base as the go ahead run. A. Price laid down a much-needed bunt to advance her to third and E. Stahl hit a rocket shot to score the winning run. Down six to nothing heading to the bottom of the third, the girls dug deep to come back. Terriers win 7-6.
Game two was against the Richville Reapers 12u. By this game, the girls had woken up. Nine Terriers racked up a hit with A. Newman, E. Stahl, M. Milhoan, and A. Seders all racking up multiple hits. E. Smith hit a bomb to deep center for a three-run homer. This all lead to sixteen RBIs and a twenty-point score on the board. A. Dennis was given the circle where she stayed for all four innings. The righty held the Reapers to one through three innings, but the Reapers had a late game rally in the fourth to score six. She ultimately gave up eight hits and seven runs while striking out three and walking four. Terriers win 20-7.
The final pool play game of the day was handed to A. Seders. She was too much for the Muskie Chix 12u striking out TEN, while only giving up four hits and allowing no runs. The bats had cooled off in this game, but A. Dennis and A. Newman both racked up multiple hits. The tight game was won with runs in the second and the fifth. The defense was strong making no errors. Terriers win 4-0.
Sunday found the Terriers with the number two seed and a bye to the semi-final game. Across the diamond was once again the Muskie Chix 12u. A. Newman was asked to take the rubber in this one. Different pitcher, same results. Six innings, one hit, no runs, and seven strikeouts held the bad guys to zero. Seven Terriers had a hit with M. Milhoan and A. White both getting there twice. The five run second opened the game up for the Terriers and they never looked back. Terriers move on to the “Ship” winning 7-0.
The Championship Game was against the only other unbeaten of the weekend, Lady Rebels 12u. The Terriers held them to a single run with the defense going flat out and excellent pitching by A. Seders. She allowed no earned runs, eight hits and two walks: while striking out one. The fielding was rock solid stranding ten rebels on base. The Terriers struck up the band once again in the top of the second and the hit parade was a go. They scored eight runs with E. Bolgiano, M. Milhoan A. Dennis, A. Newman, E. Stahl and S. Eccard racking up RBIs. The game ended by run rule in the bottom of the fifth 10-1.
This is the first, first place win by the Terriers this season. The Terriers outscored their opponents 48-14 on the weekend. If the bats continue to be this lively, then it will not be the last. The girls get a well-deserved weekend off this week and then head to Orville to the Five Alarm Classic, which will be the largest tournament the girls have played in with forty-four 12u teams.