The ladies of Storm 2003A were in Seattle this past weekend for the 16U Sea-Tac Metro Championships. This tournament was a required qualifier to enable them to attend the USA Softball 16U National Championships later this month.
The girls battled hard and competed very well all weekend against older teams (in the US Storm 2003A is a 14U team). They delivered two strong round robin games and came away with wins over the Sundodgers (10-4) and Washington Illusion (9-5) to claim top spot in their pool. Sunday saw them matched up against another strong team the NW Lady Bandits & they delivered a solid 7 inning effort with a walk off single getting them a 3-2 win and a date with the Washington Ladyhawks in the quarter finals.
The girls played well against the Ladyhawks, but fell to them for the third time this year with an 8-3 loss eliminating them from playoffs - giving them a fifth place finish & snapping their eight game win streak.
The next two weeks will be very busy for the Storm girls. Seven of them will be heading to Cowichan to participate in the BC Summer Games (Olina, Abby, Riley, Kathryn, Jordyn, Jordan & Cassie). Immediately following the games, the team is headed back to Seattle one last time this season for the USA Softball 16U Nationals in Federal Way & right after that they will be back for U16A Provincials in Delta.
Huge good luck wishes to the Storm B teams at your Provincial Championships this weekend! We're sure you all all represent Storm and Surrey well!
Go get em girls!
The ladies of Storm 2003A were in action on the Canada Day long weekend at the Ridge Meadows Summer Series U16A tournament coming away with gold.
The girls had a bit of a rough start with two round robin losses to Delta Heat 03 and Victoria Devils 02, but battled back with wins over Fusion 03 & Pride 03 to come out of round robin with a split 2-2 record. The fourth place seed saw them face Pride 03 delivering a 4-3 win. The semi-final saw them up against the first seeded Heat 03 team where they delivered a 4-1 win and a date in the final with Fusion 03. Lead with strong pitching & early offence the girls delivered a solid 6-0 win to claim gold.
Next up for Storm 2003A - 16U-A July 7-8 Sea-Tac Metro Championships.
Storm's Executive would like to thank everyone who came out to our AGM on Monday night.
Our Executive for the coming year will remain unchanged & we're all very excited to continue with the work that's been started by the current Executive.
In addition, we wanted to make special acknowledgement for the many volunteers without which our club would not be able to function - these people include our Executive members, the many coaches, assistants, managers & parent helpers supporting our teams, the many people doing the work behind the scenes (Norm with fields, Angela with scheduling, Roy with Tournaments, Karen with registrations, Rory with Umpires, Mike & Stacey with volunteers & Jeff with Social Media).
The last ~year has been a pleasure & you all have done a wonderful job of helping to make our club the special place it is to play this game.
Thank you all
The Storm U12C team did extremely well taking home a Silver medal at the District Championships this past weekend. The girls worked very hard and are extremely pleased their work was rewarded. Great job team!