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Fastpitch Weekly Elite: Top 20 Teams of the Fall


(Youth1 Softball) – That time of the year is finally here, and we’re bringing you the top 20 teams of the fall season amongst the 10U, 12U, 13U, and 14U divisions of play who continued to impress us throughout the season. Don’t forget to keep us updated this winter and throughout the 2013 spring and summer season, by sending in your updates, stats, photos, and videos to eyackulic@youth1.com.


14U Division


5. Nebraska Fury – Glatter (Omaha, Nebraska)


nebraska fury logoKicking things off at No.5 in the 14U division are the girls of Nebraska Fury – Glatter. Fury, who currently sit at 12-0 this season, are already World Series qualified. Under the direction of Ryan Glatter, Fury’s 12-0 record includes being 4-0 against 16U teams. The team recorded three 1st place finishes this season including wins at Husker Tailgate Invite (3-0), Remember the Heroes (3-0), and the Fall Freeze Out (6-0). Between the three wins, the team produced 133 runs while allowing just 19 runs against them.

Looking to continue their success this spring and summer are the girls of Nebraska Fury – Glatter comprising of Adria Allen, Samantha Alm, Courtney Brandon, Brenna Eastridge, Olivia Ferrell, Peyton Glatter, Taylor Hall, Payton Huscroft, Hannah McCarville, Madison Otte, Raquell Penke, and Lauren Wobken.  


4. Scottsdale IMPACT – Stephenson (Scottsdale, Arizona)


scottsdale impact 14uScottsdale IMPACT – Stephenson is on route towards a great 2013 season. The team recently picked up their 5th tournament win last weekend since the season started, playing up a division in 16U. Prior to last weekend, IMPACT had secured a total of (4) Championship Tournament Victories this season.  These included the TCS Octoberfest back in October and the TCS Jr. Whole Enchilada last month. The team decided to play up to 16U division so that they could experience the differences of playing at 43ft and also play some different teams. The girls took home the Championship win in their first ever 16U tourney. The team came to the field with a completely different level of determination and focus; they brought their best defense, power & clutch hitting, and exceptional endurance. Lainey Stephenson and Macy Bellamak were the pitching / catching combo who delivered during every inning of play for Sunday’s (4) game run to the championship win. The team will now shift their focus to the upcoming spring season.  


3. Eastern Iowa Barracudas (Muscatine, Iowa)


eastern iowa barracudas logoAt 16-3 overall, the Eastern Iowa Barracudas will be looking forward to a great 2013 season. The team’s overall record includes being 4-2 vs. 18U teams and 5-1 vs. 16U teams. The World Series qualified team took home the 1st place hardware earlier this season at the FPOS Nationals (7-0), where they produced 49 runs while averaging seven runs per game, and allowed just 11 runs against. The team went on to defeat Iowa Force 8-0 in the finals.

The Eastern Iowa Barracudas are managed by Bryan Butler, and the team includes, Lea Brunssen, Jessi Butler, Amber Fiser, Bryn Hanrahan, Cheyenne Hansen, Amber Kral, Jessica Puk, Abby Rusch, Anna Sterberg, Kenady Waugh, Mikayla Weber, and Allison Wroblewski.


2. Southern Slammers (Goldsboro, North Carolina)


slammers 14uIn the No.2 spot for 14U teams are the Southern Slammers out of Goldsboro, North Carolina who sit at 20-4 overall. The team picked up some big tournament wins this season, which included taking home the 1st place hardware at the Back to School Blast (4-0), Summer’s End (3-0), Fall Smackdown (3-0), and Fall Blast (5-0). Managed by Brent Marriner, the Southern Slammers will look to carry their momentum over to the spring season.

The Southern Slammers 2013 roster includes, Ashley Marriner, Anna Marie Tyndall, Hannah Vinson, Rylee Pate, Lily Morris, Taylor Rivenburgh, Connor Vinson, Lexi Dawson, Kayla Riewestahl, and Lynsi Botzenhart.


1. Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold (Ashburn, Virginia)


ashburn starsTaking the top spot for 14U is the Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, who, as a 12U team, won the 12U Eastern World Series over the summer in Salisbury, Maryland. Now a 14U team, the Ashburn Shooting Stars is 23-3-1 on the fall season and is once again World Series Qualified. Under the management of Rick McCarty, the team picked up a number of 1st place finishes this fall including wins at the Red Raider SoftballFEST (5-0), Potomac River Clash NIT (5-1), Heartbreakers Fall Classic (4-0-1), and at the Breast Cancer Awareness NIT (5-1).

Looking for another World Series title in 2013 are the girls of the Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold which include, Alexis Ballve, Samantha Carver, Kayla Castro, Mackenzie Fisher, Allison Kreyer, Grace Mattimore, Emily McCarty, Mackenzie Meyer, Amanda Nee, Olivia Overton, Kailey Shannon, Michelle Sullivan, and Keira Womack.


13U Division


5. Magnum Force Long (Salinas, California)


mangnum forceStarting things off at No.5 for the 13U Division is Magnum Force Long. The team is 15-2-2 overall and have two 1st place finishes under their belts. These wins include going 6-0 at Play for the Cure, and a 6-1 overall performance at the 12/13U Halloween Havoc tournament. This team of heavy hitters produced 91 runs between both tournaments, while staying fundamentally sound defensively by giving up just 32 runs overall.

Magnum Force Long is managed by Richard Garcia. This talented 2013 lineup includes, Vanessa Brasier, Marissa Bustamante, Camille Colen, Jasmine Contapay, Michaela Galli, Madison Gill, Lauren Johnson, Julia Keaton, Melli Mendez, Zaira Pena, Tianna Rodriguez, and Mariah Santana.


4. Pasco Elite 00 (Trinity, Florida)


pasco eliteTaking care of business in the sunshine state are the girls of Pasco Elite 00, who currently sit at 16-0 on the fall season. Led by manager Stacey Autuori, Pasco Elite 00 picked up 1st place wins this season at the Sarasota Fall-a-Ballooza (4-0), FL South Fall States Toys-4-Tots (6-0), and the Sarasota Santa Slam (6-0). The team, which is just coming off of the 1st place finish at the Sarasota Santa Slam this past weekend, produced 40 runs collectively and allowed for a mere eight against them. En route to the top spot, the team defeated the West Coast Vipers (4-1) in the semi-finals, and the Clearwater Bullets (3-2) in the championship.

Pasco Elite 00 is comprised of Kayleigh Anderson, Ashley Autuori, Kylie Canova, Alexis Clark, Kayla Cruz, Lauren Jarnagin, Emily Kolwicz, Amber Leafe, Briana Linder, Hunter Ruch, Melissa Wark, and Delaney Woodall.  


3. Team North Florida 12U (Dunnellon, Florida)


team north florida logoAlso continuing to make a name for themselves in the sunshine state is Team North Florida 12U. At 22-2 overall, manager Kenny Edwards has to be pleased with his team’s performance this fall. The team picked up 1st place finishes at both the HAUNTED FASTPITCH INSANITY (7-0), and at the Duval BRAWL 6 Games (8-0). The team produced more than 65 runs per tournament, and averaged more than 9 runs per game. Team North Florida 12U should expect to make a strong splash in the competition throughout the spring and summer season.


2. NWA Knockouts (Bentonville, Arkansas)


nwaNo stranger to our rankings, the NWA Knockouts continue to impress through the fall season. At 23-5 overall, this World Series qualified team, managed by Jeff Hensley, picked up three 1st place wins this fall including, the Mizuno Adair Park Fall Opener (6-0), TGSF Monster Mash (3-1), and at the Spooker Classic (5-0). The team continues to improve each season, and should expect big things come 2013.


The NWA Knockouts consist of Sadie Beeman, Reagan Dumm, Jordan Gartman, Allyn Hensley, Maggie Mabry, Taylor Peterson, Madison Prough, Shelby Smith, and Madison Vogel.


1. New Mexico Sol 2000 (Albuquerque, New Mexico)


new mexico sole 2000Taking the top spot for 13U are the girls of New Mexico Sol 2000, who sit at 25-6 overall. The team picked up two big 1st place finishes this season, which including bringing home the championship hardware at the AAD/NMSA Labor Day Fastpitch Invitational (8-0), and at the Central NM Mid Fall Fastpitch Invitation (6-0). The team really brought the bats to each of these tournaments, producing more than 60 runs per tournament with an average of 9 runs per game.

Looking for the same success this spring are Haleigh Behncke, Jackie Delgado, Alexis Garcia, Alyssa Gomez, Nicole Jaramillo, Azalea Martinez, Makayla McCuiston, Analysia Moya, Deyanira Nunez, Natalia Padilla, Anahi Ruiz, and Jaelynn Vialpando. New Mexico Sol is managed by Augustine Martinez.


12U Division


5. Hotshots Elite 00 (Phoenix, Arizona)


hotshots az logoSitting at 10-2 overall, manager Todd Mabrey has led his team to a great fall season. The team took 1st at The Monster Mash (6-0), while producing an impressive 79 runs overall, allowing for just seven runs against, and averaging 13.16 runs per game.

The Hotshots Elite 00 consists of Maddie Bejarano, Madigan Day, Kelly Flynn, Mariah Jaquez, Jessica Mabrey, Dren Meginnis, Makenna Nelson, Kayla Scholz, Syndi Solis, Maggie Thurston, Alynah Torres, Lorena Vasquez-Inzunza, and Bianca Worthy.


4. Team Walkoff 12U Blue (Hainesport, New Jersey)


walkoff 12u blue 2Sitting in the No.4 spot is a team that should prove highly successful come this spring and summer. Team Walkoff 12U Blue (formally SJ Gators), who finished their fall season at 14-1 overall, took home the 1st place hardware in all three of their tournament outings. The team’s 1st place victories included big wins at the Welcome to our Nightmare PONY Qualifier (6-0) by defeating Team Long Island 5-3, a 5-1 tournament run to 1st place at the Frightfest SGSA Tournament, and a 3-0 tournament win at the 12U Marlton Fall Tournament. This first-year 12U team (playing at 10U last year), has made it to every final they have entered. The team’s overall success also includes nine 1st place finishes, 2 runner-up performances, and one 3rd place finish, which came at PONY Nationals (8-2).

Looking for the same success in 2013 are the girls of Team Walkoff 12U Blue, comprising of Gabby Barranger, Kayla Posten, Rachel Zingerman, Diana Parker, Camryn Rachuba, Jordyn Price, Theresa Reed, Meghan Davis, Amelia Sims, Analisa Groble, and Kirstyn Herman. Team Walkoff is managed by Wayne Posten.


3. Originals – CK (Kansas City, Missouri)


originals12Also producing a strong fall season are the girls of the Originals – CK, who are 17-6-1 overall. This World Series qualified team picked up 1st place wins at Fall Fiasco (3-2-1), Fall Classic (6-0), and Monster Bash (7-0). Between all three tournament victories, the team produced an impressive 139 runs while allowing just 36 runs against, and averaged just under 10 runs per game. Managed by Terry Cunconan, the Originals – CK will now look to preparing for the spring season.


Originals – CK includes, Katie Bean, Brianna Carter, Maci Cunconan, Lindsey Gilbert, Kampbell Kilburn, Lexi Kump, Hannah Miller, Jordan Richards, Brittnay Sundermeier, and Jordan Weber.


2. Nebraska Fury ’00 (Omaha, Nebraska)


nebraska fury 00 12uSitting at No.2 is Nebraska Fury ’00, an organization that continuously produces successful teams’ season after season. Fury ’00 is currently 20-1 on the fall season. Led by manager Larry Swift, this World Series qualified team picked up 1st place wins at the Husker Tailgate Invite (3-0), Remember the Heroes (4-0), Fall FRENZY (3-0), and Little BOO BASH (6-0). In the team’s most recent victory at Little BOO BASH, the girls brought the offense and defense as they produced 84 runs collectively, and gave up just two runs against throughout the entire tournament. The team also average 14 runs per game en route to the 1st place finish.

Nebraska Fury ’00 comprises of Courtney Baxter, Tori Geis, Jayme Horan, Colby Lemkau, Meagan Mackling, Macie Mally, Rylee Pauli, Emma Raabe, Kate Rehberg, Lexi Swift, Bailey Urban, and Hannah Warner.  


1. Birmingham Mustangs 2000 (Birmingham, Alabama)


mustangs 2000Once again taking the top spot in the 12U division are the girls of the Birmingham Mustangs 2000, out of Birmingham, Alabama. The team is an impressive 27-7-1 on the fall season. Last spring and summer, the team went 45-17-1 on the regular season, and now sits at 72-24-2 combined.

Looking to continue their success in the upcoming season includes, Molly, Abigail, Christavia, Jade, Riley, Allie, Chaney, Kylee, Peyton, and Anna.


10U Division


5. Firebirds 02 (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)


firebirds 02 teamAt No.5 for the 10U division is the Firebirds 02 who currently rank 3rd in USFA points with 805. The team has four well-fought 2nd place finishes at the 2012 TN USFA Fall State, USFA Gallatin Fall Friendly, Cedar City Clash, and at Play for Tay. The team is led by coaches Eric Ott, Butch Jacoway, Derrick Taylor, and Scott Brown.

The 2013 talented lineup for Firebirds 02 includes, Amelia Brown, Lexie Taylor, Sydney Williams, Brooklynn Ott, Mackenzie Fitzgerald, Claudia Thompson, Maddie Arnold, Ashley Milligan, Ashlee Jacoway, and Kendall Forysthe.  


4. River City Rebels 02 (Jacksonville, Florida)


river city rebels logoThe River City Rebels 02 sits at 22-3 on the fall season, and has recorded three 1st place finishes. These tournament victories include bringing home the 1st place hardware at the RCSA SPOOKTACULAR (5-0), RiverCity ROUND-UP (5-0), and at the N Florida State Championships (5-0). In their most recent victory earlier this month at the N Florida State Championships, the team defeated Creek Crushers 10U for the championship win (10-0).

This talented lineup for the River City Rebels 02 includes, Merissa Casanova, Katie Goodin, Bailey Goodman, Katherine Gray, Alyssa Grupp, Alissa Humphrey, Cara McCarthy, Kennedy Searcy, Teagan Stafford, Lauren Stevens, and Dallas Watterson. The River City Rebels are managed by Lisa Grupp.


3. 02 Bombs (Fuquay Varina, North Carolina)


bombs logoNo stranger to our rankings, are the girls of the 02 Bombs, out of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. The 02 Bombs are 24-3 on the fall season, and have recorded an impressive five 1st place finishes. These championship wins came at the Dawg Days of Summer (4-0), Back to School Blast (3-0), Queen of the Hill (3-0), Fall Sensation (6-1), and at the November Classic (3-0). Managed by Noah Haislip, the 02 Bombs should expect to do well during the 2013 season.


The 02 Bombs consists of Brittney Boyette, Desi Bullock, Haley Haislip, Claire Hooper, Erin Kennedy, Madison Mercer, Macy Motes, Morgan nunnery, Nikki Piatek, Michele Tarpey, and Caroline Williford.


2. Mid-Mo Heat (Columbia, Missouri)


midmo heat 10uAt No.2 in the 10U division are the girls of Mid-Mo Heat. The team, which continuous to impress each season, is 24-1-1, and is already World Series qualified. Led by manager Taren White, Mid-Mo Heat picked up 1st place hardware this fall at DC Fall Ball (10-0), Monster Bash (6-0), and at the Fall Shootout (4-0-1). During the DC Fall ball tournament, the team produced an incredible 108 runs collectively, allowing just 12 runs against defensively.

Looking towards a great 2013 season are Braylee Adams, Morgan Boussad, Kathleen Groner, Kenley Haslag, Riley Heckenkamp, Abigale Hoelscher, Abigale Hurtado, Alyson Marcum, Madeline Snider, Mackenzie White, and Madison White.  


1. Crusaders Elite 02 (Birmingham, Alabama)


crusaders elite 02Taking the top spot for the 10U division is the Crusaders Elite 02. This 10U team picked up seven 1st place finishes out of the nine tournaments they entered, and went 39-5 on the fall season. The team also finished 4th out of 21 teams at the USFA Fall World Series earlier this season. Looking to lead their team towards a successful spring season are Crusaders Elite 02 coaches, Ricky Frame, Tony Rogers, Jerry Moreland and Justin Burch.

The talented Crusaders lineup includes Savannah Rogers, Felicity Frame, Chloe Harville, Shae Baker, Olivia Armstrong, Annabelle Widra, Mackenzie Payton, Savannah Painter, Ivey Moreland and Patty Ann Smith.  sup

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