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.
This weekend was a great opportunity for many players to learn from the college coaches running the camp on Friday, then getting to play in front of them on Saturday and Sunday. A number of coaches took interest in many Bellevue Blast players.
Saturday night dinner of grilled tri-tip was outstanding as always on trips to the Tri-Cities. Many pictures have been posted to Facebook in an album, but here are a few from the weekend. More will be added to the Facebook album as they get edited and posted.
Bellevue Blast 2000 had a great week in Salem, Oregon at the USA Girls’ 18A Fast Pitch Nationals. Forty nine teams from all over the country came together to play two days of pool games, then a double elimination bracket. Blast 2000 started off fast with a 13-3 victory over Blaze United on Wednesday, but fell to the eventual runner up in the tournament, All American Mizuno – Walker on Thursday morning.
Bellevue Blast 2000 played for the Washington Games II Championship against Grants Pass 18U yesterday but came up short. Blast reached the championship game by beating Tigers FP 9-1 and Mayhem 12-4 earlier in the day. The team hit .403 for the weekend with 5 home runs by 4 players — Ariana Arnone, Elliet Bradshaw, Noelle Thomas, and Sam Simmons (2.) Eight doubles, three by Olivia Kane, and a hustle triple by Devon Chapman highlighted the other extra base hits by the team. Blast 2000 is looking forward to playing in the 18U Nationals in Salem, Oregon starting July 31st. Good luck, Bellevue Blast 2000!
Congratulations to Bellevue Blast 2000 for winning the Wounded Warriors Part 2 for the 18u bracket over June 17-18. Saturday was no errors and no runs by opponents with great pitching by Ava Schamel and Kaitlyn Recob. Sunday was a team effort by all by winning the semi final and the championship.
Bellevue Blast 2000 won their pool on Saturday 3-0, then came from behind three times on Sunday to win the 18U Open Gold Championship at the USSSA Slamfest at Celebration Field in Federal Way this past weekend (June 25-26).
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 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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Monday, July 27th: Opening ceremonies featuring 34 teams in Boise. Bat testing, check-in, and team introductions including a team skit. The coaches attended their initial meeting in the morning to hear about rules and had the draw for the initial pools. Teams are from Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Utah, and Idaho.