12U Fastpitch Rankings: Week of May 3 | Youth1

12U Fastpitch Rankings: Week of May 3

(Youth1 Softball) The 2013 fastpitch season has begun and that means our regular in-season rankings are back. Each and every Friday, we're bringing you the top teams across the country, that continue to make a name for themselves in tournament play. This week, we take a look at the top 10 12U teams. Agree to disagree? Should your team be amongst the top 10? Submit your latest team information, stats, updates, photos, and videos to eyackulic@youth1.com. 


12U Division - Top 10
#10 East Cobb (Lewis) - Acworth, Georgia

At No.10 this week are the girls of the East Cobb (Lewis), out of Acworth, Georgia, who are 11-3 overall and already World Series Qualified. The team holds a 1213 power rating and picked up a 1st place finish in March at the ICE Breaker Classic by going 4-1 in tournament play and recording 38 runs offensively while only allowing two runs against. 

East Cobb (Lewis) is comprised of Laura Bishop, Kasey Blair, Katie Ann Boyd, Taylor Cates, Hannah Forehand, Gabby Gonzales, Daisy Hess, Margaret Lewis, Darby Pinkard, Alexis Rogers, Savannah Stewart, and Amy Vetula.
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#9 SJ Strikkers (San Jose, California)

y1 logoSJ Strikkers sit at 11-1 overall with a 1211 power rating. The team picked up a 1st place finish back in March at Luck of the Irish, where the girls went 6-0 in tournament play. 

The SJ Strikkers is comprised of Arielle Acosta, Isabella Anglikowski, Briana Avalos, Kayla Dominguez, Mya Galindo-Crossfield, Makaylah Gargia, Eternity Gomez, Neilani Martinez, Atalia Quenga, Anika Rajamani, Marissa Ramos, and Meghan Robertson. 



#8 Nor Cal Cruisers 12U - Vacaville, California

The Nor Cal Cruisers recently picked up a 1st place finish earlier in April at the Spring Fling held at Big League Dreams in Manteca, California. The squad won 7-6 in championship play against the East County Hot Shots, and earned the "Walk-off" victory when Taylor Cedeno stole home with two outs on a wild pitch. Birdy Simon, Nevaeh Rodriguez, Izzy Calibo each pitched for a combined 19 strikeouts, while Rodriguez (.500), Elissa Cueva (.500), Melissa Boggs(.333) and Calibo (.462) led the team offensively.This was the team's second 1st place finish in a row, with their other championship finish coming a week prior at the All World Battle of the Bats tournament (7-1). The team is now focused on this weekend's tournament in Hayward. 

The Cruisers are comprised of Acacia Anders, Ashley Bline, Melissa Boggs, Isabella Calibo, Taylor Cedeno, Elisa Cueva, Kennedy Lydon, Sanae Lydon, Brianna Phillips, Neveah Rodriguez, and Birdy Simon. 
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#7 Originals - CK - Kansas City, Missouri

At 24-10-3, this World Series qualified team holds a 1114 power rating. The team picked up three 1st place finishes during the fall, and a 1st place finish this spring in April at Swing into Spring (5-1-1). During the team's 1st place finish, the girls produced 27 runs offensively and defeated KC Elite '00 9-0 in championship play. This talented group shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. 

The Originals-CK are comprised of Katie Bean, Brianna Carter, Maci Cunconan, Lindsey Gilbert, Lexi Kump, Laura Lockard, Hannah Miller, Jordan Richards, Brittnay Sundermeier, and Jordan Weber. 




#6 Jacksonville Storm 2000 - Jacksonville, Florida

jacksonville storm 12uAt No.6 are the always powerful Jacksonville Storm 2000. With a 1154 power rating, and two 1st place finishes under their belts, the 20-9 squad looks to be making a powerful run this season. The team picked up their most recent 1st place finish in March at FASTPITCH INSANITY by going 7-0, producing 47 runs offensively while averaging 6.714 per game, and allowing just 10 runs against.

The Jacksonville Storm 2000 squad is comprised of Savanna Brown, Molly Crawford, Caroline Depirro, Kirsty Granville, Hope Hamilton, Morgan Hill, Ashleigh Jennings, Madison Lanoux, Destiny Pacetti, Hailey Raulerson, and Bailey Story. 




#5 Blazers 2000 - Port Orange, Florida

At No.5 and halfway through this week's countdown to to top, are the Blazers 2000 out of Port Orange, Florida. The squad is 14-3 overall with a 1234 power rating and two 1st place finishes in the fall. The team most recently finished 3rd in April at the Spring Stampede NIT 3X PTS. (4-2). 

The Blazers 2000 are comprised of Jillian Anderson, Allie Beard, Samantha Gardner, Jessica Hanflink, Abagaile Killian, Madison Sand, Jillian Stockhammer, Kyleigh Taylor, and Shaye Wood.
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#4 SunCats 2000 - Oro Valley, Arizona

With a 1264 power rating and a 16-1 tournament record thus far on the 2012-2013 season, it's no wonder Suncats 2000 comes in at the No.4 spot. This World Series qualified team already has two 1st place finishes under their belts this spring with their latest victory coming at the "12U" Open State Championship (7-0), scoring an impressive 76 runs offensively while giving up just seven.

The Suncats 2000 are comprised of Marina Acedo, Kaitlyn Anderson, Miranda Carley, Madyson Devers, Malaealani Fraser, Brianna Hardy, Mariah Jaquez, Madison Judge, Nicol Tey Portillo, Reanna Martinez, Isabel Pacho, Alison Smith, Hailey Tanori, and Kayla Wilson.



#3 Hotshots Elite 00 - Phoenix, Arizona

Clinching the No.3 spot this week are the girls of the Hotshots Elite 00, who continue to crush the competition. The World Series qualified squad is 21-5 overall with a 1st place finish during the fall and two 2nd place finishes earlier this Spring. The squad continues to grow stronger with every tournament, and should be a very exciting team to watch come World Series play later on this summer. 

Hotshots Elite 00 are comprised of Maddie Bejarano, Kelly Flynn, Mariah Jaquez, Jessica Mabrey, Dren Meginnis, Makenna Nelson, Kayla Scholz, Syndi Solis, Maggie Thurston, Alynah Torres, Lorena Vasquez-Inzunza, and Bianca Worthy. 
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#2 Nebraska Fury '00 - Omaha, Nebraska

Always a strong competitor and top-notch organization, Nebraska Fury '00 sits in the No.2 spot at 29-2 overall. The team is World Series qualified, holds a 1170 power rating, and picked up four 1st place finishes during the fall. The team recently picked up a 1st place finish this spring at the St. Patty's Indoor BLAST back in March (5-0). Most recently, the squad earned a 2nd place finish in April at the NIT April Fools Shootout (5-1). 

Fury's 2013 squad includes, Courtney Baxter, Tori Geis, Jaynne Horan, Colby Lemkau, Meagan Mackling, Macie Mally, Rylee Pauli, Emma Raabe, Kate Rehberg, Lexie Swift, Bailey Urban, and Hannah Warner.
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#1 Deerfield Beach Sharks - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Ranking #1 this week, the always talented girls of Deerfield Beach Sharks have earned the top spot in this week's deerfield beach sharks 12urankings. The 39-3-1 squad picked up three 1st place finishes during the fall, and four more this spring. Since the fall, the team has scored a combined 337 runs while allowing just 50 runs against.

The 2013 Deerfield Beach Sharks are comprised of Brani Antonio, Brooke Antonio, Chelsea Brown, Amanda Chang, Taylor Cochrane, Lindsey Garcia, Jordyn Griffith, Elly Jackson, Anna Knight, Sami Restrepo, and Mia Veliz. 



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