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.
A seven game showcase outing is scheduled for this weekend starting on Friday, November 17th. Two games are scheduled at Huntington Beach Sports Complex #4 at Noon and 1:30 pm on Friday. The venue changes to Artesia Park #3 for three games on Saturday at at 1:15 pm, 4:45 pm and 6:30 pm. Action continues on Sunday at Artesia Park #3 at 8:00 am with the final game of the weekend at 9:30 am.
Practice this past week included some coaching and advice from UW players Kirsten Thomas and Kaija Gibson. Blast players and coaches appreciated the valuable time and personal experiences that Kirsten and Kaija conveyed to the group.
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 beat Blaze IMPACT 9-1, then topped the Elite Diamonds 2000 7-5 in a back-and-forth affair.
In the championship game, Bellevue Blast 2000 16U dropped a high-scoring affair to Canes – Burgess, 13-11
Fifteen hits weren’t enough for Bellevue Blast 2000 16U as it lost a shootout, 13-11 in six innings, to Canes – Burgess on Sunday.
Sam Simmons racked up five RBIs on two hits for Bellevue Blast 2000 16U. She singled in the first inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Even though Carissa Burgess allowed seven runs over six innings she still recorded the victory. Burgess struck out nine, walked none and gave up 13 hits.
The top of the first saw Canes – Burgess take an early lead, 4-0. Burgess doubled, plating Kassy Cruz after a double by Cruz got things started. Canes – Burgess then tacked on more runs when Burgess scored on an RBI single by Audree Montmeny and Montmeny scored on a two-run home run by Trinity Kies.
It didn’t take long for Bellevue Blast 2000 16U to respond as it scored four runs of its own in the first. Bellevue Blast 2000 16U scored on an RBI triple by Ren Watanabe, a two-run single by Simmons, and an RBI single by Elliet Bradshaw.
The lead stayed with Canes – Burgess after the second, when it scored three runs on a groundout by Autumn Heitzman and an RBI single by Kies.
Canes – Burgess piled on five more runs in the top of the third. Montmeny kicked things off with a single, bringing home Paige West.
Two runs in the bottom of the third helped Bellevue Blast 2000 16U close its deficit to 12-6. An error and an RBI single by Watanabe sparked Bellevue Blast 2000 16U’s rally. Finally, Burgess induced an inning-ending strike out from Noelle Thomas.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fourth, Bellevue Blast 2000 16U faced just a 13-7 deficit. An RBI single by Olivia Kane triggered Bellevue Blast 2000 16U’s comeback. Finally, Burgess got Holly Darrow to strike out to end the threat.
Four runs in the bottom of the fifth helped Bellevue Blast 2000 16U close its deficit to 13-11. A three-run double by Simmons and an error fueled Bellevue Blast 2000 16U’s comeback. But, Burgess got Darrow to strike out to end the inning. “Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.” Any reuse or republication of this story must include the preceding attribution.
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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