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14U Fastpitch Rankings: Week of March 8

(Youth1 Softball) – The 2013 fastpitch season has begun and that means our regular in-season rankings are back. Each week, we’re bringing you the top 25 teams across the country, that continue to make a name for themselves in tournament play. This week, we take a look at the top 25 14U teams. Agree to disagree? Should your team be amongst the top 25? Submit your latest team information, stats, updates, photos, and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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14U Division - Top 25
 
#25 Firecrackers AZ 14U - Litchfield Park, Arizona
firecrackers az 14uKicking things off, are the girls of Firecrackers AZ 14U, out of Litchfield Park, Arizona. The squad sits at 12-1 overall in USSSA play and recently picked up a 1st place finish at the Rip-It College Exposure in the 16U division, going 6-1 in tournament play. 




#24 Team KC - Lees Summit, Missouri
y1 logoTeam KC continues to make a name for themselves in tournament play this spring. The squad is 10-4 overall and is already World Series Qualified. The girls picked up two 1st place finishes earlier in the fall, and most recently at the Griffon Indoor 9 tournament last weekend.



#23 Tabu Gomez - San Jose, California
tabu gomez 14uAt No.23 are the girls of Tabu-Gomez. The team is 12-7 overall with a 945 power rating. The team most recently picked up a 2nd place finish last month at the TC Opener, and are expected to have a successful season. 





#22 Central Coast Athletics CCA99 - Monterey, California
y1 logoThe Central Coast Athletics are currently sitting at 11-3 overall with a 928 power rating. The teams had a 1st place finish at the 12/13U Aussie Sparks Challenge (5-1) in the fall, and most recently a 3rd place finsh last month at the TC Opener. 



#21 Renegades - Orcutt, California
renegades 14u1The Renegades out of Orcutt, California currently sit at 11-0.The girls picked up a World Series bid already and manager Damon Reynoso  looks towards a successful spring and summer season. 
 





#20 SIDEKICKS - Kansas
y1 logoAt No.20 are the SIDEKICKS. The team is 12-4 on the season, with two second place finishes thus far, and a 1049 power rating. The team is also 4-1 vs. 16U teams. 

 


#19 Nebraska Fury: Glatter - Omaha, Nebraska
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Nebraska Fury sits at an impressive 12-0 and are already World Series qualified. Their record includes three 1st place finishes over the fall season, and being 3-0 vs. 16U teams.


 




 
#18 Dutchess Debs 14U - Marlboro, New York
dutchess debs logoThe New York girls are certaintly making a name for themselves as the spring season gets underway. The squad is 13-2 overall with a 1158 power rating. The team most recently picked up a 2nd place finish last month at Cupids Classic I (3-1), as well as earning a 1st place finish during the fall at the Xtreme Benefit Tournament (5-0).  





#17 NWA Knockouts 14U - Bentonville, Arkansas
nwa knockoutsThe knockouts sit at an impressive 18-4 overall record. The World Series qualified team is 2-1 vs. 16U and have two 1st place finishes on the season.




#16 Pitt County HeartBreakers - Greenville, North Carolina
y1 logoThe Pitt County HeartBreakers sit at 15-5 overall in tournament play, and continue to put on stronger performances with every tournament. The HeartBreakers most recently picked up their second 1st place finish at the Reece Richardson Memorial Fund (5-0) last weekend, in which the team produced an impressive 42 runs on the weekend.

#15 WDM 14U Tigers Black - West Des Moines, Iowa
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Coming in at No.15 WDM 14U Tigers Black is 17-3 on the season. The team averages close to 10 runs per game and is already World Series Qualifed. The team picked up two 1st place finishes over the fall and now looks to continue their success well into summer. 


 




#14 Spirit 98 - Jacksonville, Florida
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At No.14 are the girls out of Jacksonville, Florida, Spirit 98. The Florida based squad is 17-7 overall and boasts a power rating of 1011. 



#13 Jacksonville Storm 98 - Jacksonville, Florida
y1 logoThe Jacksonville Storm 98 girls are 17-5 overall, and have 2 1st place finishes under their belts. Most recenly the powerhouse squad took 3rd at the Valentine MARDI GRAS Bash last month, competing in the 18U division.



#12 California Gamers - San Bruno, California
y1 logoThe Califormia Gamers sit at 18-8 on the season thus far with many more games to go. The Gamers most recently picked up a 5th place finish last month at the TC Opener, and expect only higher results here on out come regular and post season play. 



#11 Cal Crossfire - Lafayette, California
originAt No. 11 the Cal Crossfire girls who sit at an impressive 16-1 and are only getting better with each tournament. The girls picked up two 1st place wins over the fall, and expect to add to their success this spring. 



#10 LI Crush 99 - Deer Park, New York
li crush 99 team 

LI Crush is certaintly taking the competition by storm at 18-1 overall. The New York based squad has a 1209 power rating of 1209 and three 1st place finishes including their most recent championship win at Cupids Classic I last month, going 4-0 in tournament play. 




#09 Carolina Diamond Divas - Princeton, North Carolina
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At 22-11, the Carolina Diamond Divas enter at the No.9 spot. The Divas' credentials include two 1st place finishes earlier in the season, as well as a 5th place finish most recently at the Reece Richard Memorial Fund last weekend, and should prove to be strong contenders during regular and post-season play. 





#08 Lil Saints Silver - Phoenix, Arizona
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The Lil Saints Silver boast a 19-7 overall record in tournament play. The team holds a 1017 power rating, and is an impressive 13-4 vs. 16U teams. The team also most recently took 2nd at The Frozen Rope tournament (5-2). 




#07 Team Iowa Force - Central Iowa, Iowa
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At 20-8 overall, the No.7 spot is going to the girls of Team Iowa Force, a true force to be reckoned with. The girls are already World Series qualified, and manager Jen Slauson looks to lead her team towards a successful tournament run. The team also picked up two 1st place finishes over the fall at both the Fall State Championships and at the Beaverdale Fall League.
 


 
#06 UT Lady Pirates - West Jordan, Utah
y1 logoAt 20-7 overall, the UT Lady Pirates look to continue their success this season. The team picked up a 1st place finish in the fall at Fall Ball 98&Under, and a 4th place finish at The Last Stand Regional Championship. 

 







 
#05 Southern Slammers- Goldsboro, North Carolina
y1 logoAlways a strong contender and a regular on our rankings, the 14U Southern Slammers currently sit at an impressive 24-6 overall, boasting a 1331 power rating. The team averages 7.18 runs per game, and is 7-2 vs. 18U teams. The team also has already recorded four 1st place finishes earlier in the season, as well as most recently finishing 4th at the Reece Richardson Memorial Fund tournament last weekend, while competing in the 18U division.




#04 AZ Wildfire Orange 14U - Mesa, Arizona
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Coming in at No. 4 is AZ Wildfire Orange 14U, out of Mesa, Arizona. The powerhouse squad who continues to produce winning teams season after season currently sits at 27-8 on the season, and is 3-0 vs. 16U teams. The girls most recently picked up another 1st place finish at Super Bowl Saturday last month. 

 




#03 Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold - Ashburn, Virginia
ashburn shooting stars gold 14u 

The No 3. position goes to the ever powerful Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, also a finalist for Team of the Year in this year's Youthees Award. The reigning 2012 USSSA 12U Eastern World Series Champions continue to make a name for themselves, dominating in tournament play. The Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold 14U squad continues to thrive in competition, after going 38-6-1 during the 2012-2013 fall season. During that run, the team picked up four tournament championships, three 2nd place finishes, and eight top-five finishes. The Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold 14U squad kicks off their spring season this weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania at the USSSA March Madness Indoor tournament, and has already received five 2013 berths to the 2013 USSSA Class A World Series, 2013 PONY Nationals, 2013 NSA World Series, 2013 ASA Class A Eastern Nationals, and the 2013 PGF North East Nationals. 


#02 Xplosion 14U - Centreville, Virginia
y1 logoComing in at No.2 are the girls of Xplosion 14U out of Centreville, Virginia. The team is 15-5 overall, already World Series qualified, and boasts a 1177 power rating. The team picked up two 1st place finishes thus far including a win at the Fall Challenge NIT. 





#01 Rogers Legacy - Sandy, Utah
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At 29-6 overall, Rogers Legacy is well on their way to a successful regular and post season tournament run. The squad picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the season at Monster Mash, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.







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