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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
10/11/2015 Selah, WA — Bellevue Blast 2000 beat the Clark County Breeze 18U by a score of 12-1 to take the 2015 Pumpkin Classic Silver bracket. Blast started the day at 8 am by blanking the NW Spark 10-0, then beat Venom in the semi-final 12-5 using a 6 run last inning to put them away.
Here is the recap story from GameChanger of the championship game:
Bellevue Blast 2000 16U jumps on Clark Co Breeze early and coasts to 12-1 win
Bellevue Blast 2000 16U jumped out to an early lead on Clark Co Breeze and captured a 12-1 victory on Sunday.
With 12 runs in the first three innings, Bellevue Blast 2000 16U left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
An RBI single by Ren Watanabe, a two-run double by Elliet Bradshaw, an error, an RBI single by Holly Darrow, and an error during the first inning and an error and a two-run single by Meara Gants in the second inning supplied the early offense for Bellevue Blast 2000 16U.Bradshaw racked up four RBIs on two hits for Bellevue Blast 2000 16U.
Watanabe got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She allowed one run over four innings. She struck out none, walked one and surrendered three hits.
S Grover ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She allowed nine runs in two innings, walked none and struck out none.
Bellevue Blast 2000 16U survived Clark Co Breeze’s surge and put up three runs of its own in the second.
Bellevue Blast 2000 16U increased its lead with three runs in the third. A ground out scored Maddy Rowe to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Bradshaw’s triple, scoring Kendall Gentzen and Lexie Rose.
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The 2015-2016 Bellevue Blast 2000 16U team was announced on September 1. Parent meeting is on Sept 8th at the Bradshaws. This website has been updated to the new 16U team.