Loudoun Liberty 10U overcame injuries, heat and key absences to be runners up in the USSSA Nova NIT tournament. It was the team’s first hardware since being promoted to the “B” classification in May.
Brynnly T and Gianna S. led the pitching attack with Maddie H. returning to the circle in the championship game for her first extensive pitching appearance since breaking a toe in the winter. Maddie, Nia M. and Mackenzie S. all had home runs during the weekend, with Mackenzie posting two in one game. Allie E. put in an Ironman effort, catching nearly every inning on the weekend and was 1/2 of a double play in the first inning that set the tone for Bracket Sunday, connecting with Peyton B. to catch a runner off first on a pop-up. Scarlet T. had a good weekend at the plate and threw out a runner at the plate from left field. Campbell R. had a timely sacrifice bunt and several good innings playing second base. Avery T., Rylee S. helped solidify an iron curtain on defense and Mia J., making her tournament debut, was a key utility player and even pitched to close out the championship game, which Liberty lost to a very talented Arlington Sage team. Liberty and Sage are now tied 2-2 in face-to-face meetings this Spring.
We are very proud of these girls and their progress this year. Up next: Loudoun Firecracker June 25-27 and then to Columbus for the All-Sanction World Series July 30-Aug.
Congratulations, team! You played HARD this weekend and you deserve it!
Loudoun Liberty 10U came from behind in four games on the weekend to go 5-0 and win the USSSA Stingrays Classic 10U C division championship. It was total team effort on Saturday and Sunday, featuring great pitching by Gianna S., Brynnly T. and Chloe S. The bats were hot at the right time, with home runs by Gianna, Chloe, Brynnly, Maddie H., and Scarlet T. Clutch defense by Campbell R, Nia M., Peyton B. and Mackenzie S. helped seal the deal. The tournament win was the second in four weeks of play, and the team also was runners up in a third tournament. The powers that be have noticed — Liberty 10U has been promoted to the “B” division and is looking forward to continuing the journey to improve as a team. Well done, girls!
Loudoun Liberty 10U capped off an undefeated weekend with a 4-0 victory over the Tri-State Thunder in a six-inning championship game that was scoreless until the fifth inning to be named champions of the 10UC Xplosion Kaboom Classic. Epic pitching by Chloe S. and Brynnly T. as well as stellar defense by Nia M., Maddie Howell and Mackenzie S. and timely hitting by Peyton B. and Scarlet T. helped lead a total team effort on the weekend. Well done, ladies!
Loudoun Liberty 10U catcher Allie E. is all smiles after smashing two home runs in one game and throwing out would-be base stealers at 2nd and 3rd to help her team to a 2-1 day in Pool Play. The team was named runners up in the USA Softball Cottontail Classic after bracket play was canceled due to wet field conditions. First hardware for 10U! Next week they seek a champions’ trophy in the USSSA Xplosion Kaboom Spring Classic. Way to go girls!