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.
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.
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.
Posted on Facebook for Day 1
Roster and game schedule for Pasco and Richland is HERE
|Vancouver Patriots Blue||Sat., June 9, 2018||11:20 AM||CP Field 4|
|USA Explosion/ Xtreme 18||Sat., June 9, 2018||1:00 PM||CP Field 2|
|Washington Angels Gold||Sat., June 9, 2018||2:40 PM||CP Field 1|
|Idaho Racers (Gray)||Sun., June 10, 2018||1:00 PM||TF Field 2|
|Eastside Rough Riders Navy||Sun., June 10, 2018||2:40 PM||TF Field 2|
Columbia Playfields (CP)- Saturday Games
1500 Mansfield St.
Trac Fields (TF)- Sunday Games
6520 Homerun Road
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.
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.