Bellevue Blast 2000

18U Fastpitch Softball


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Bellevue Blast 18u goes 5-0 in USA Preps Exposure Tourney in Pasco

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.


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Blast comes from behind twice on Saturday to go 3-0 at Flame Invite

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.


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Blast 2000 has fast start at Acers

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!


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Bellevue Blast 18U looking for starting pitchers and catchers – Aug 14th tryout

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 , rmpierre@coastal.edu
2) Blake Darrow – Team Manager , blake.darrow@nw-beverages.com, (206) 579-7981


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Tryouts for 2018-2019 on Aug. 2nd and 5th

Tryouts for Bellevue Blast 18U  will be held on two dates, times and locations:

Thurs., Aug 2nd from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Newport High School softball field.

Sun., Aug. 5th from 11 am – 2 pm at Newport Hills Park, 6029 120th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA

We are looking to add to a solid core and fill spaces left by senior departures at pitcher, catcher, infield and a couple outfield positions.  

For questions, call or email Blake Darrow.  (206) 579-7981 or blake.darrow@nw-beverages.com.


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Six Blast players in USA Preps All Stars

Six players worked to impress college coaches playing on different teams on Wednesday. Ren was on field 5 in the third base dugout playing against Holly, Noelle and Annie in the first base side. On field 6, Ariana and Sam Simmons were together on the first base side.

All played well and were rewarded with several interested coaches who plan to come to games over the next couple days.


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Senior Appreciation at the Washington Games

Maddie Rowe, Cece Robbins, Taylor Woodey, Sam Mutolo, and Bethany Mitchell received tokens of appreciation for the past year on Bellevue Blast.  Bethany and Maddie will finish the summer season with Blast at USA Preps in Palmdale next week, while the team bid farewell to Cece, Taylor and Sam as they prepare for their next challenge.

The team was undefeated in pool play on Saturday setting a high for wins and run differential, but stumbled in the first game of bracket plan on Sunday.  Look forward to USA Preps next week in Palmdale July 19-22.