Bellevue Blast 2000

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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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Ready for Early Thanksgiving Showcase

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.

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Next up: USA Preps in Pasco

This weekend is in Pasco with camp on Friday and games on Saturday and Sunday.  Games are at TRAC Fields.  Game schedule:

8:20 am  Field 6, vs. Easton Preps NW
10:00 am  Field 6, vs. Lambrick Park Academy (Black)
1:00 pm Field 1, vs. Washington Force 2000

8:00 am Field 3, vs. USA Explosion – Kloczko
11:40 am Field 4, v. Washington Angels – Hiner

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Blast 2000 wins NSA Tournament

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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.

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Blast 2000 is 2nd in WA Games II

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.
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