Wearing pink jerseys in honor of the event, 14U Blue competed in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness tournament. After going 2-1 in pool play, with a narrow 1-run loss, they won their 2nd championship in a row in the 14U Open group. Last year this team won the 12U Open group of the same tournament.
14U Liberty Blue took the tournament championship in the annual Madison Small Memorial. Bats were on fire and pitchers hit their spots as Liberty outscored opponents 55-15 in six games, including a decisive 13-4 victory in the championship game.
14U Liberty Blue finished as runners-up in the 2018 Potomac River Clash, held in Loudoun County. After going 3-0 in pool play on Saturday, the team advanced to Gold Bracket play on Sunday where they won the first two games to advance to the championship.
Blue was excited to compete in the team’s first tournament as 14U. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas. At the USA Softball Virginia State Tournament, Liberty won their first game 11-4. In game two, however, they wouldn’t even make it out of the bottom of the first inning before rain forced the cancellation of the remainder of the tournament. Off to a great start though!
Coach Todd’s Liberty 12U Blue team is advancing to 14U this fall. But, they completed a great 2017-2018 campaign and won the PONY Nationals Championship! Here is a quick recap of the team’s fall and spring seasons:
Fall 2017 Record: 29-5-1
Spring 2018 Record: 51-6
Complete Record: 80-11-1
Total Tournaments: 16
The Liberty Blue 12U team capped off a remarkable season by winning the PONY Nationals Bronco Championship. The team did not have to travel for for this event, which was held at Claude Moore Park and Potomac Lakes Sportsplex in Sterling, VA. They made the most of their time, sweeping in group play and going 2-0 in bracket play. When it came to Championship day everything was on the line, with a single-elimination 8 team battle. Liberty handled the first two games easily, but in the finals PA Banshees Red would not go down without a fight. In the third meeting of these two teams in this tournaments, the game stayed closed. Liberty prevailed, however, with a 4-1 victory and the champion’s trophy. Congratulations!
See highlights from the championship game, as well as an interview with Coach Todd below:
Video courtesy of PONY National