From the third game today (2/9/2019) to assure the win against The Factory. Bracket play tomorrow. Jill Tinsley also went long today.
On the way to Poway, California for the February Frost Tournament just north of San Diego. Sportsplex USA Poway, 12349 McIvers Ct., Poway, CA. Here is the pool play schedule for Bellevue Blast 18U on Saturday:
|7:45 am||Firecrackers Brashear-Belew||Sungenia|
|9:20 am||SoCal Breakers 18U||Bill Howe|
|12:30 pm||The Factory – Peterson||Bill Howe|
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After Saturday practice, the team went to Vertical World for team bonding and some fun cross conditioning! Check out the pictures and videos: https://1drv.ms/a/s!Avxg5zhY7s_PmaJ03gDp7uZZVvBDtg
Blast 2000 went 5-0 in the USA Preps Washington Instructional Camp & Tournament and finished in the top 4 teams who were all 5-0. Team batting average was .400 with five players hitting .500 or better. Pitchers Kaitlyn Recob and Hanako Hirai hit as well as they pitched — both hit .545 over the five games. Three other players, Ariana Arnone, Jill Tinsley, and Ren Watanabe, also hit .500 or better for the weekend. Charis Jones let the way with 7 RBIs with four other players, Noelle Thomas, Ariana, Jill, and Hanako tied for second with 6 RBIs each.
Amy Chen and Noelle led a solid outfield effort with 10 putouts between them, several in spectacular fashion. Check out the pictures and a great gif of Noelle’s catch at the fence with a verbal assist from Amy. Thank you to Eric Chen for some great pics and a great gif of Noelle’s catch of the day.
Bellevue Blast 2000 won all three pool games on Saturday night to be the second seed in Sunday’s 18u Gold bracket. The first game against Havoc was a blow out for Blast, but the next two against good pitchers were tough come-from-behind wins that showed that tough practice makes a tough team. Enjoy the pictures from Eric Chen.
The 2018-2019 had a fast start on the first day of the Acers Invitational this past weekend with two wins and a tie to be the #1 seed in the A pool. Team speed and aggressiveness in the field and on the bases was evident as Blast 2000 scored 34 runs over 4 games. Samantha Simmons (2HR) and Noelle Thomas (1HR) lead the way with 7 RBIs each. Team OBP was .495 and OPS was 1.119.
Speed at the top of the order created problems for other teams as the top two in the order took extra bases, then power from the middle of the line up brought them around. Annie Fowler led all pitchers with a 1.235 ERA with 2 strikeouts and only 1 walk in 5.2 innings.
Look forward to an exciting 2018-2019!
In case you missed our tryouts over the last two weeks, the 18U Bellevue Blast is looking for Pitchers and a catcher. The 18U Bellevue Blast program is a very solid established program with a family atmosphere, made up of a group of positive, players, coaches and parents. If you are an 18U Pitcher and looking for a great team to play in a competitive and positive environment, we would like to have you tryout for us. If you think you have what it takes, reach out to us or attend the next tryout:
Tues., Aug 14th at 3:30 pm at Crestwoods Park Athletic Fields, 1818 6th St. Kirkland, WA 98033
1) Head Coach is Cacia Pierre – Former Division 1 Catcher at Coastal Carolina , firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Blake Darrow – Team Manager , email@example.com, (206) 579-7981