Kicking off our season-ending rankings is the top team from Oklahoma, the Okla Exclusive 00. The Oklahoma City team rode a third place finish at the USSSA Fastpitch World Series to a spot on our list. The club went 6-2 in that tournament, but fell to eventual champion Thunder Y2K of Arkansas. Karli Perry captured the Offensive Tournament MVP award for the Exclusive.
The team did capture the Oklahoma State Championship, going 9-1, and outscoring its opponents 66-14. The squad also won the OK Fall State Championship, the Hall O Swing tournament, and the Bunny Bash event. It compiled a 40-9 overall USSSA record (25-9 vs. class A competition), with 1375 USSSA points and a 1203 power rating.
Managed by Wes Williams, the team consists of Brittnee Betancur, Jillian Blair, Alyssia Crick, Brooke Logan, Ceiley McComas, Bailey McKittrick, Brittany Means, Yanene Meza, Mikayla Oaks, Josie Tofpi and Ashlynn Williams.
Checking in at No. 9 is a team that plays with the same no-nonsense attitude of its home state of Texas, the Anderson Express Y2K. The Northeast Texas team went 8-2, and outscored its opponents 51-14, to take the runner-up spot at the Pitch for the Cure 2x NIT.
The club recorded a 7-2 record vs. class A competition, with a 1228 power rating and 330 USSSA points.
Managed by Richard Wilson, the team includes Madalyn Alexander, Peyton Blythe, Morgan Clawson, Kensley Echols, Marisol Kennedy, Brooklyn Manes, Kloe Meador, Kennedi Northam, Hailey Pyland and Haylee Wilson.
Up next is a team that attacked its opponents this season with venomous fury, the Atlanta Vipers - Moore. The Vipers swept five games, and outscored its opponents 33-8, to capture the Clash of the Titans tournament crown.
It also swept eight more games to take the USSSA 7GG Best of the Fall tournament, and finished second at the 12 and under USSSA Rumble N The Valley event. The McDonough, Georgia team compiled a 22-4 overall USSSA record (16-4 vs. class A), with 315 USSSA points and a 1242 power rating.
Led by Marty Moore, the roster includes Olivia Biles, Emily Coltharp, Ansley Cordero, Biana Dejesus, Charla Echols, Amelia Jenkins, Kelley Lynch, Haley Moore, Adia Polk, Denise Teague, Kylie Vannavong and Amy Vetula.
Lucky No. 7 comes from the land of the Razorbacks, Arkansas' Thunder 2000 Black. The Benton club finished the season with a sturdy 23-6 overall USSSA record (7-0 vs. class A), 975 USSSA points and a 1249 power rating.
The team was crowned Arkansas State Champions, going 4-0 with a 27-10 run differential to win that event. It also took the Pitch for the Cure 2X NIT with six more wins, the 3rd Leg Triple Diamond Open Series tournament, and the Rumble on the River event.
Managed by Scott Knight, the team is comprised of Kaitlynne Black, Rylea Brimhall, Maggie Hicks, Joley Mitchell, Gracie Nowlin, Macy Ratliff, Baylee Rowton, Taylor Sledd, Kylee Williamson and Leighton Withers.
This Missouri team racked up an Albert Pujols-like season, as the Swing Builder Lightning-Brown arrive at No. 6. Although a 4-2 record was only enough to place the team 13th at the USSSA Fastpitch World Series, the squad still finished the year with an impressive 52-14 overall USSSA record (32-9 vs. class A), with a 1253 power rating and 1170 USSSA points.
The club won a slew of titles this season, including the MO/KAN USSSA State Tournament. It went 6-0, and outscored its opponents 23-9, to take the Swing Into Spring tournament. It also won the USSSA Road to Orlando Challenge, Mizuno Softball Series, the 12 and under Donnie Downs Memorial Father's Day, and Fall Fiasco tournaments.
Managed by Shawn Brown, the team consists of Piper Brown, Olivia Daugherty, Reagen Kanagawa, Madison LaVelle, Sydney McQuinn, Payton Minnis, Alexis Parks, Sydney Righi, Ashley Rothmier and Jordan Strum.
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