These Girls are on Fire!!!!
Coach Todd’s Liberty Blue team will be moving up to 14U in the fall. Tryouts for the 2018 – 2109 team will held as follows:
|Tue 7/24/18||6 – 8 pm||Wooodgrove Park – 3|
|Thu 7/26/18||6 – 8 pm||Wooodgrove Park – 3|
|Sat 7/28/18||10 am – 12 pm||Wooodgrove Park – 3|
|Wed 8/1/18||6 – 8 pm||Wooodgrove Park – 3|
12U Blue stayed local to participate in the Loudoun Firecracker. After going 3-0 in pool play Saturday, the girls faced a tough opponent in the Sunday semifinals, but prevailed 2-1. The championship game was a different matter altogether as Blue exploded for a 12-0 victory. Overall the team was 6-0, scoring 46 runs and allowing 9.
Liberty Blue traveled east for the 12U Open “Blast at the Beach” tournament in Ocean City, MD. They were among 35 teams from MD, VA, DE, PA, NJ and NY. After pool play Liberty was 4-0 and standing at 3rd place in the rankings, just out of reach of a first-round bye.
The path to a championship would take four more wins, including games against the #2 and #1 seeds. They did it in style, including a 4-3 semifinals victory via International Tie-Breaker (ITB) over #2 NJ Renegades 12U Gold. In the end, they defeated #1 seed Delaware Vipers 10-4 in a championship game where Liberty jumped out with 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and never ceded the lead throughout the 7 inning game. A great way to kick off the summer!
Liberty Blue went 6-0 to take the Bronco (12U) Pony Mid-Atlantic Championship. They outscored opponents 65-12 including a hard fought championship battle that they won 8-7.
The Liberty 12U Blue battled the weather and top notch opponents to take 3rd place out of a field of 42 teams from eight states in the three-day Memorial Day Madness Tournament.
What was supposed to be a three game opening round on Saturday turned into a single game after rain forced the suspension of Game 2 with Liberty up 4-0 in the top of the 4th inning and one out away from a regulation game. On Sunday, all three games were completed including the second game which was played in a steady downpour at times. Despite the abbreviated schedule Liberty managed to make the top 16 and the Gold Bracket Championship round. There they won two games before falling in the semi-finals 6-4. Great job under trying conditions!
The Liberty Blue 12U took the Runners-Up trophy in the 2018 May Madness tournament, held in Central Maryland this past weekend. The team went 5-1 while outscoring opponents 49-6. In three of the games Liberty pitchers only gave up one hit. Great job ladies!