Kicking off our top ten is a team with an impressive list of accomplishments this season, the KC Crunch 00. The Crunch has compiled a 61-25 overall record (35-12 vs. class A competition), with a 1203 power rating and 1860 USSSA points.
The Kansas City, Kansas club went 7-0, with a 50-8 run differential, to win the Memorial Day NIT. The team also won the MO-KAN Fall State Championship and the St. Patty's Indoor Open tournament. The Crunch also finished second to No. 5 Swing Builder Lightning-Brown at the MO-KAN USSSA State Tournament.
Manager Eric Jones fields a team that includes Maci Cunconan, Lindsey Gilbert, Emma Golden, Grace Hawley, McKenzie Jones, Sydney McKinney, Hannah Miller, Sydney Nichols, Jordan Richards, Kamryn Sparks and Kaela Wade.
At No. 9 is a team that proves the old maxim - don't mess with Texas. The Anderson Express Y2K have a 7-2 record vs. class A competition, with 330 USSSA points and a 1228 power rating.
The Express went 7-2, and outscored its opponents 51-14, to take second place at the Pitch for the Cure 2x NIT. It had an impressive 6-2 win over the No. 10 KC Crunch 00 during that tournament.
Manager Richard Wilson leads a team that consists of Madalyn Alexander, Peyton Blythe, Morgan Clawson, Kensley Echols, Marisol Kennedy, Brooklyn Manes, Kloe Meador, Kennedi Northam, Hailey Pyland and Haylee Wilson.
Hailing from Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Exclusive 00 comes in as the No. 8 team with a 38-7 overall record (23-7 vs. class A), with 1075 USSSA points and a 1228 power rating.
The Exclusive went 9-1 and outscored its opponents 66-14, to win the USSSA Oklahoma State Championship in June. It also took first in the Bunny Bash, Hall O Swing and USSSA Oklahoma Fall State Championship.
Guided 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, Karli Petty, Josie Tofpi and Ashlynn Williams.
Our No. 7 team has left plenty of its opponents snake-bitten this season, as the Atlanta Vipers - Moore crack the rankings. The Georgia team has recorded a strong 22-4 overall record, with 315 USSSA points and a 1242 power rating.
The Vipers have won a pair of tournaments this season, going 8-0, with a 56-11 run differential, to win the USSSA 7GG Best of the Fall tournament. They also took the Clash of the Titans crown, and finished second at the 12 and under USSSA Rumble N the Valley tournament.
Manager Marty Moore fields a team that 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.
Next up is a team that would make Bill Clinton proud, as his home state of Arkansas is represented by the Thunder 2000 Black. The Benton team has an impressive 1247 power rating to go along with 975 USSSA points.
The club has racked up a number of accomplishments, including winning the 2011 USSSA Arkansas State Championship. Recently the squad also captured the USFA World Series Championship, and has won over 30 consecutive games during a phenomenal run.
Managed by Scott Knight, the roster is comprised of Kaitlynne Black, Rylea Brimhall, Jordan Elder, Maggie Hicks, Joley Mitchell, Gracie Nowlin, Baylee Rowton, Taylor Sledd, Kylee Williamson and Leighton Withers.
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