Six remain at 18U GOLD
Fla. --- Wet weather made an appearance at the ASA/USA Softball 18U GOLD
National Championship in Clearwater, Fla., but despite the isolated storms over
the last two days, play continued with six teams battling through the
competition to earn their spot in Saturday's playoffs. The Eddie C.
Moore Sports Complex hosted five days of action leading into Saturday's
match-ups, including two days worth of pool play and the past three days
consisting of the double-elimination bracket play.
two teams remain undefeated entering into tomorrow's winner's bracket final,
the Rock 18U GOLD (Holland, Penn.) and the Atlanta Vipers - Giles (Kennesaw,
Ga.), both 5-0.
Rock 18U GOLD come into Saturday having outscored opponents 34-2 in bracket
play. Cassidy Boyle leads the offense, compiling a .533 (8-for-15)
batting average and three RBI while teammate Nicole Alden has collected three
home runs and five RBI. The ROCK also boast a strong pitching
staff, issuing 25 strikeouts and allowing only two runs to cross the plate for
a combined ERA of 0.44.
the Atlanta Vipers - Giles, strong pitching and clutch hitting have helped them
to a perfect record. On the mound, their pitchers have combined for 51
strikeouts and have a team ERA of 0.85. At the plate, Sam Pierannunzi
leads the team, batting .500( 6-for-12) with one RBI and going a perfect
4-for-4 in stolen bases. Three players have one home run
each, and Miranda Strother has a team-high four RBI.
the loser’s bracket , four teams will battle on Saturday morning having to win
three games to reach the 2:30 p.m. championship game. Wagner's GOLD Dunn
will open the day facing Texas Aces Express GOLD at 8:30 a.m. on Field #1 while
Tulsa Elite 95 and the Fury 95 Andrus will square off at the same time on Field
complete bracket, results, live streaming links and statistics from all games
at the 18U GOLD, visit USASoftball.com.