(Youth1) â Birmingham (AL) was the place to be last weekend, as more than 80 teams competed in the 2012 USFA Fall World Series. Competition throughout the age division was fierce during the three-day event, and included teams from seven states across the Southeast.
14U Division: Champion: Birmingham Mustangs 99 (Birmingham, Al)
Runner-Up: OUTLAWS 98 (Hoover, Al)
Two Alabama teams faced off in the 14U division championship, with the Birmingham Mustangs 99, beating the Outlaws 98.
The Mustangs 99 are led by coaches Jim Clark, Bill McDonald Jr., Bryan Dempsey, Brandon Akles, and Terry Ash. The 2012-13 team is: Elaine, Kiara, Tori, Kelly Ann, Riley, Josie, Lauren, Taylor, Amber, Charley, and Kamryn.
The Outlaws 98 are led by coaches Greg Cross, Stacey Trotter and John Barnes. The 2012-13 squad is: Autumn, Julianna, Kynadi, Linley, Mabry, Mallory B, Mallory H, Marley, and Montana.
12U Division: Champion: Nashville Vipers 2000 (Smyrna, Tn.)
Runner-Up: Birmingham Vipers 2000 (Birmingham, Al)
The Nashville Vipers 2000 took down the Birmingham Vipers 2000, to win the 12U championship. Nashville also successfully finished 42-6 overall this fall.
Runner-up Birmingham is led by head coach David Burton and the 2012-13 roster includes, Bailie, Brooke, Henley, Jenna, Kayla, Kayla, Lauren, Maggie, Natalie, Olivia, and Savanna.
10U Division: Champion: GA IMPACT 02-Newland (Villa Rica, Ga.)
Runner-Up: Birmingham Vipers 02 (Birmingham, Al.)
The 10U division saw GA IMPACT â02 â Newland win the championship over the Birmingham Vipers â02, the teamâs second straight title, after winning last weekendâs Fall Super NIT.
Led by head coach Scott Newland and assistant coaches Kip Taylor and Kevin Blainpled, the 2012-13 IMPACT roster includes: Zhari Dunson, Lily Agan, Gracie Taylor, Alison Newland, Taylor Middlebrook, Morgan Bennett, Zaquai Dumas, Sierra Brogdon, Riley Blampied, Macy Banks, and Megan Bloodworth.
The runner-up Vipers â02 are led by head coach Jessup Standifer and assistant coaches Ray Brown and John Files. The 2012-13 roster includes: Abbi Standifer, Mckenzie Brown, Madison Paschal, Lilly Crowe, Jaci Fleming, Hannah Henry, Lindsey Richardson, Taylor Clough, and Holley Files.
Standifer said he was pleased with his teamâs performance. The Vipers finished 25-12 this fall, including 4-2 in World Series tournament play.
âIt was a great tournament weekend and a great tournament to be a part of,â Standifer said. âThis is what we have been working toward, and it was a big weekend for us. It was a great championship game.â
8U Division: Champion: The Green Machine (West Stanly, N. C.)
Runner-Up: Mojo Outlaws 04 (Ringgold, Ga.)
The 8U division saw The Green Machine take the 1st-place hardware over the Mojo Outlaws â04. Despite falling, the Outlaws put on an all-star performance.
The Mojo Outlaws started off with pool play Friday night, against Red Storm 04, winning 15-6. They then crushed Georgia Select, 24-0, in a three-inning, mercy rule game. The Outlaws continued their momentum into bracket play, posting a 20-0, three inning win over The Girls 03 to set up the game for which everyone had waited: Mojo Outlaws â04 vs. The Birmingham Thunderbolts. The Outlaws fall, in part to costly errors, and a lack of timely hitting. The Thunderbolts smacked two home runs, including a grand slam, to outslug the Outlaws, 15-13.
âWeâd like to thank Jeff Strode and USFA for hosting such a great tournament and the USFA umpires for a great weekend,â said Jarred Farrow, the head coach of the 8U Mojo Outlaws â04. âWe are looking forward to the 2013 season and the 2013 USFA World Series in Panama City, Florida.â
The Outlaws used that loss as motivation the next day to reach the championship game. The girls came alive early to top Monrovia Mayhem â04, 17-5, to set up a game against Hit Squad 03. The Outlaws scored early in a 16-6 win, then would defeat the Birmingham Vipers â04 (13-1), the Birmingham Thunderbolts (13-4) and the Frost Falcons â04 (10-0).
The win against the Falcons put the Outlaws in the championship game against The Green Machine â03. Despite their efforts, The Green Machine â03 handed the Outlaws their third loss of the season, 13-1.
In addition to finishing 26-3-1 this fall, four players were added to the Outlaws Homerun Club this weekend: Aspen Calloway (2 HRs), Caydra Parker (2 HRs), Allie Farrow (1 HR), and Addison Needam (1 HR).
The 2012-13 Mojo Outlaws roster was: Needam, Farrow, Calloway, Blair Cherry, Brionna Condone, Brynley Oliver, Cadrya Parker, Carrigan Pitts, Emma Langston, Kiya Ferrell, Kyndal Chenault, and Raven Jones. The Outlaws are coached by Nathan Farrow, Michael Langston, Troy Calloway, and Jarred Ferrell.
For a complete list to see how all the teams finished in tournament play, click here.
Sports Manager: Erika Yackulicbr /
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