14U Softball Rankings: Week of February 8 | Youth1

14U Softball Rankings: Week of February 8

(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 25 teams across the country, that continue to make a name for themselves in tournament play. This week, we take a look at the top 25 14U teams, plus five honorable mentions. Agree to disagree? Should your team be amongst the top 25? Submit your latest team information, stats, updates, photos, and videos to eyackulic@youth1.com

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14U Division - Top 25
 
#25 DeMarini Zephyrs - Olathe, Kansas

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Kicking off our new season of fastpitch rankings, are the DeMarini Zephyrs at No.25. Hailing out of Olathe, Kansas, the World Series qualified girls already have a 1st place finish under their belts stemming from a championship win at the Fall Classic (6-1). Managed by Bret Mason, the DeMarini Zephyrs are well on their way to a successful tournament season and sit at 9-2 overall thus far. The 2013 roster includes:
 

Elise Byers
 
Hayley McGhee
 
Marisa Davis
 
Grace Moore
 
Halle England
 
Elissa Rohr
 
McKinley Jeanneret
 
Nasadiya Salazar
 
Samariah Jordan
 
Sirena Salazar
 
Morgan Mason
 
Abby Zuschlag
 

 

 

#24 X-Girls - Gray, Georgia

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The X-Girls out of Gray, Georgia are off to a great 2013 season. The girls are currently 10-2 overall in USSSA sanctioned play, have a power rating of 1,234 and are already World Series qualified. The team also picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the USSSA Fall Opener (5-0), where they produced 40 runs collectively while allowing just 11 runs against them. Looking to lead his team to victory this year is manager Guy Mosteller.

 
 

Sierra Berkner
 
Sydney Lanford
 
Cierra Brantley
 
Taylor Long
 
Bree Comer
 
Brittany Lowe
 
Kaylin Curry
 
Lauren Mosley
 
Tori Dover
 
Cheyanne Mosteller
 
Madison Findlay
 
Abby Pelt
 
Miranda Justice
 
Madison Reese
 

 

 

 

#23 Team Xplosion - Bellmore, New York

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At No.23 are the girls of Team Xplosion. These New York girls are currently 10-2 overall, are World Series Qualified, and have a power rating of 1120. The team picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the 6th Annual Halloween Havoc (5-1), and more recently a 2nd place finish at the 6th Annual September Shootout (5-1). Team Xplosion is managed by Ken Burns.

 
 

Madelyn Ajello
 
Megan Harvey
 
Stephanie Burns
 
Michelle Marino
 
Erin Cunningham
 
Claire Obrien
 
Mallory Donely
 
Samantha Simon
 
Erin Dooney
 
Marissa Thomas
 
Shannon Durham
 
 
 

 

 

 

#22 Blue Valley Mountain Lions - Nazareth, Pennsylvania 

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The Blue Valley Mountain Lions currently sit at 9-0 on the season in USSSA play. The Pennsylvania girls have already punched their tickets to the 2013 World Series, and have a power rating of 1238. Managed by Dennis Suranofsky, the Mountain Lions have already picked up a 1st place finish at the USSSA 2012 October Fest (6-0), and a 2nd place finish at the USSSA 2012 Glow in the Park tournament (3-0). The Mountain Lions look for a successful tournament run this season. 
 

Alyssa Acker
 
Jenna Scheller
 
Katie Bisio
 
Serena Smith
 
Alexis Kessler
 
Kay Solderitch
 
Nicolette Kessler
 
Sophia Starner
 
Madison Kymer
 
Natalie Wieczorek
 
Breanna McDonald
 
Andreana Yerger
 

 

 

 

#21 Dutchess Debs 14U (Marlboro, New York)

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The always powerful Dutchess Debs 14U currently sits at 13-2 overall. With a power rating of 1160, manager Kevin Casey has high hopes for his squad. The Debs picked up a 1st place finish at the Xtreme Benefit Tournament (5-0) earlier in the fall, and most recently a 2nd place finish at Cupids Classic I (3-1) last weekend. During their performance, the team executed well on both spectrums, producing 37 runs collectively and allowing just five runs against them.

 
 

Alexis Lemere
 
Karly Giancola
 
Allison Marcano
 
Danielle Kauffman
 
Allison Swartz
 
Cassandra LaPointe
 
Ashly Costello
 
Lauren Pinkham
 
Casey Michaela
 
Rachel Vecchiarelli
 
Shayla Costello
 
Melissa Sadler
 
Taylor Felicello
 
 
 

 

 

 

#20 Jacksonville Storm 98 - Jacksonville, Florida

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Another always powerful organization, Jacksonville Storm 98 enters our countdown at No.20. The 14-2 squad which includes being 6-0 vs. 16U teams and 2-2 vs. 18U teams, has a power rating of 1210 and picked up two 1st place finishes earlier this season at the Extreme Boarder War (5-1), and at the Children’s Healthcare Classic (6-0). Manager Derald Sweatt is looking towards a bright season.

 
 

Baily Bellamy
 
Madelyn Irwin
 
Taylor Bradshaw
 
Kallie Jones
 
Reedy Davenport
 
Brittany Lewis
 
Tracey Ferguson
 
Courtney Mikell
 
Jordenne Gaton
 
Anna Schutzler
 
Kinsey Glasgow
 
Kelsey Sweatt
 
Sarah Green
 
 
 

 

 

#19 Lady Wolverines - Clawson - Cumming, Georgia

lady wolverines clawson 14uHailing out of Cumming, Georgia, the Lady Wolverines-Clawson are already World Series qualified, and sit at 14-3 overall. Managed by Daniel Sherlock, the Wolverines picked up a championship win at the 7GG Thanksgiving Thunder (7-1) earlier in the fall, and look to pick up more championship finishes this season.

 
 

Kelly Carpenter
 
Taylor Lution
 
Maddie Clawson
 
Daniela Matejkova
 
Katie Davis
 
Bella Reformado
 
Shelby Dean
 
Issabell Sekelick
 
Emily Fedrigon
 
Zoe Sherlock
 
Rachel Fletcher
 
Abigail Wilson
 
Amy Kilmer
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
#18 Dolphins of Lee's Summit - Lees Summit, Missouri

dolphinsThe girls of Dolphins of Lee’s Summit are no stranger to our rankings, as the Dolphins currently sit at 16-9-4, with a 1,174 power rating. The World Series qualified team finished 1st at the Fall Fiasco (5-1), and 2nd at the Fall Shootout (5-1-1). The girls collectively produced 72 runs between both tournaments. 
 

Ashlynn Brice
 
Olivia Krehbiel
 
Miranda Chaffin
 
Mackenzie McTee
 
Ashlyn Cook
 
Lindsey Milligan
 
Derrian Ford
 
Lauren Redwine
 
Rian Johnson
 
Julia Reece
 

 

 

 

 

#17 Eastern Iowa Barracudus - Muscatine, Iowa

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Another organization that needs no introduction is the Eastern Iowa Barracudas 98 squad, out of Muscatine, Iowa. This World Series qualified team is 17-6 overall which includes being 4-4 vs. 18U teams and 6-1 vs. 16U teams. Manager Bryan Butler looks to lead his team to a successful season, as the team looks to use momentum gained from a 1st place victory at the FPOS Nationals (7-0) earlier in the fall, where they went on to defeat Team Iowa Force (8-0) in championship play. 
 

Lea Brunssen
 
Lexi Lizano
 
Jessi Butler
 
Jessica Puk
 
Amber Fiser
 
Abby Rusch
 
Erika Hammond
 
Anna Stenberg
 
Bryn Hanrahan
 
Kenady Waugh
 
Cheyenne Hansen
 
Mikayla Weber
 
Marli Jones
 
Allison Wroblewski
 
Amber Kral
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

#16 NWA Knockouts 14U - Bentonville, Arkansas

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The NWA Knockouts 14U squad sits at 18-4 overall with a 1,131 power rating. After two 1st place finishes earlier in the season at the Fall Frenzy (5-0), and at Monster Mash (7-1), manager Jason Wildeman will look towards the same success this spring and summer. 
 

Sydni Beck
 
Madelyn Massanelli
 
Mika Bolton
 
Anita Pattyson
 
Britney Dean
 
Hanna Schmit
 
Taylor Frazier
 
Brandy Wallace
 
Lindsay Glynn
 
Payton Wildeman
 
Mackenzie Hardison
 
 
 

 

 

 

#15 Diamond State Swoop 14U Green - Laurel, Delaware

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Diamond State Swoop 14U Green currently sits at 14-1 overall and is already World Series Qualified, with two 1st place finishes under their belts. Those victories came at both Fear the Fastpitch (6-0), and at Save 2nd Base for Breast Cancer (6-0). Looking to lead Swoop to victory, is manager Dana James. 

 
 

Kalie Adkins
 
Hannah Layton
 
Chase Browning
 
Hayley McCabe
 
Emily Calloway
 
Madison McGee
 
Alyssa Collins
 
Sami Mumford
 
Taylor Collins
 
Mariah Rogers
 
Kristin Fox
 
Olivia Ruperti
 
Sarah James
 
Morgan Willaughby
 

 

 

 

#14 Gold Coast Hurricanes 14U Rod - Plantation, Florida

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At No.14 are the girls of Gold Coast Hurricanes 14U-Rod, out of Plantation, Florida. At 15-4 overall, the Hurricanes look towards the new season with a 1st place win under their belts from victory at the November Knockout (5-0), where the team produced 30 runs collectively while allowing just six runs against them. Most recently, the team finished 3rd at the 2012 Snowball Classic (4-3) back in December. The Hurricanes are led by manager Jorge Rodriguez. 

 

Malerie Busha
 
Kiauha Martin
 
Cameryn Chang
 
Maya Rodriguez
 
Natalie Costero
 
Jolie Rubinchik
 
Lindsay Gehring
 
Briana Santiago
 
Alexus Gonzalez
 
Hannah Sipos
 
Anhie Jumper
 
Lauren Stansell
 
Brooke Langston
 
Celine Vaca
 

 

 

#13 Nebraska Fury - Glatter - Omaha, Nebraska

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Nebraska Fury-Glatter is 12-0 thus far, picked up their World Series bid with three 1st place finishes earlier this fall, and has a power rating of 1122. The team, managed by Dan Alm, picked up those championship wins at the Husker Tailgate Invite (3-0), Remember the Heroes (3-0), and at The Fall Freeze Out (6-0). The team produced 133 runs collectively between all three tournaments, and allowed just 19 runs against combined. 
 

Adria Allen
 
Taylor Hall
 
Samantha Alm
 
Payton Huscroft
 
Courtney Brandon
 
Hannah McCarville
 
Breanna Eastridge
 
Madison Otte
 
Olivia Ferrell
 
Raquell Penke
 
Peyton Glatter
 
Lauren Wobken
 

 

 

 

#12 Carolina Diamond Divas - Princeton, North Carolina

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The Carolina Diamond Divas are 21-9 overall, have a 1080 power rating, and already have two 1st place finishes under their belts coming from School Day Blues (5-0), and Halloween Bash-Trunk or Treat (6-1). The Divas are managed by Bruce Edwards. 
 

Haley Bunting
 
Madison Pyle
 
Kortney Edwards
 
Lea Stewart
 
Kara Goff
 
Bailee Summerlin
 
Kayla Moore
 
Brooke Thigpen
 
Alanna Price
 
 
 

 

 

 

#11 Firecrackers AZ 14U - Litchfield Park, Arizona

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At 12-1-1 overall, the Firecrackers AZ 14U squad has a power rating of 1,149 and is 4-1 vs. 16U teams. The team also picked up two 1st place finishes earlier in the season, at both Ready to Rumble (6-0), and at The Rip-It College Exposure tournament (6-1-1), playing up a division, where the team would ultimately go on to defeat the always strong AZ HOTSHOTS-UNDERWOOD (4-1) in the championship. 
 

Katelyn Acton
 
Bailey Klitzke
 
Arianna Antone
 
Hanna Krosky
 
Lauren Besse
 
Isabella Loomis
 
Sydney Broderick
 
Leah Molina
 
Hailey Busby
 
Kodi Ramirez
 
Sabrina Elemen
 
Kayla Wibel
 
Kara Golden
 
Briana Wilbur
 

 

 

 

#10 I-CLUB Rebels - Des Moines, Iowa

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The I-CLUB Rebels out of Des Moines, Iowa sit at 19-7 overall with a 1,271 power rating. The World Series qualified team, managed by Greg Dickel, picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the 5th Annual Fall Shootout (6-0), and look for the same success this season.
 

Kari Adams
 
McKaylee Palmer
 
Emily Alexander
 
Kaitlyn Redman
 
Christina Lincoln
 
Kaitlyn Schad
 
Emma Olenjkinicazk
 
Emma Schnell
 
Elison Ollinger
 
 
 

 

 

 

#09 Cal. Crossfire - Lafayette, California

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Cal. Crossfire is yet another strong organization with a lot of momentum heading into the spring and summer. The Lafayette, California based squad is an impressive 16-1 overall with a 1,073 power rating. Managed by Bill Mouat, Cal. Crossfire already picked up two 1st place finishes at both the 14/15U Aussie Sparks Pool Play Challenge (5-0), and at the 14/15U Monster Bash Classic (6-0). 
 

Isabello Catalano
 
Katie Pagaduan
 
Derby Gill
 
Hannah Rosenfeld
 
Frankie Hammoude
 
Mariah Schuchart
 
Julia Hughes
 
Molly Seibel
 
Naomi Lopez
 
Meuy Tang
 
Brittney Martinez
 
Gabriella Zagone
 
Aliza Newman
 
 
 

 

 

 

#08 LI Crush 99 - Deer Park, New York

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LI Crush 99 always brings the heat when they play, and continue to make a name for themselves in competitive play as the team is already World Series qualified. LI Crush 99 has three 1st place finishes under their belts, including their most recent victory at Cupids Classic I (4-0) last weekend, ultimately defeating the Dutchess Debs 14U (3-2) in championship play. Manager Terry Ulmer looks to lead the team towards another successful season. 

 

Amanda Arena
 
Alyssa Leo
 
Emily Bartoletta
 
Sarah McKeveny
 
Danielle Blaustein
 
Alexandra Parkas
 
Caitlyn Burgbacher
 
Angela Rizzo
 
Maya Chin Quee
 
Nahtica Shepherd
 
Sophie Dandola
 
Kristen Ulmer
 
Alyssa Farina
 
 
 

 

 

#07 AZ Wildfire Blue - Mesa, Arizona 

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AZ Wildfire Blue sits at an impressive 23-13-1 overall, has a power rating of 1,196, and is 3-0 vs. 16U teams. Manager Matt Wiley looks to lead his teams towards a successful spring and summer season, as the team already picked up a 1st place finish at Miss October (6-1) earlier in the fall. 

 
 

Gabrielle Baker
 
Lindsay McConnell
 
Kaitlynn Carter
 
Margaret Mercer
 
Brittany Hertneky
 
Elena Palacios
 
Brooke Hills
 
Alanna Vela
 
Alyssa Honneywell
 
Jennifer Vickman
 
Emily Ingles
 
Greer West
 

 

 

 
#06 Next Level Academy - Jacksonville, Florida

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 The girls of Next Level Academy currently sit at 20-8 on the season. The team has a power rating of 1,247, and manager Lisa Williams has already lead the team to 1st place finishes at the RiverCity ROUND-UP (5-1), and at the Duval BRAWL 6 Games (8-2). Most recently, the team took home a 2nd place finish at the N Florida State Championships (4-2). 
 

Meagan Allen
 
Hannah Janz
 
Taylor Allen
 
Rebecca Marks
 
Caitlyn Berry
 
Addyson Mauldin
 
Gionna Brunelle
 
Tiffany Steczo
 
Rachel Duckworth
 
Kristen Sterling
 
Emma Gipson
 
Breanne Swansen
 
Cameryn Herrera
 
Kasey Williams
 

 

 

 

 
#05 Southern Slammers - Goldsboro, North Carolina

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The Southern Slammers out of Goldsboro, North Carolina currently sit at an impressive 20-4 on the season, which includes being 4-1 vs. 18U teams, and 2-0 vs. 16U teams. Manager Brent Marriner has already led his team to four 1st place finishes including victories at Summer’s End (3-0), Fall Smackdown (3-0), and at the Fall Blast (5-0). The team boasts a 1,239 power rating and looks towards continued success this season. 

 

 

 

#04 Scottsdale Impact - Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale Impact comes in at No.4 after picking up a 1st place finish at Super Bowl Saturday last weekend. The team went 5-0 in tournament play, produced 41 runs collectively, and allowed just four runs against them. The team would ultimately go on to defeat LEGIT 10-0 in the finals. Impact is 22-4-2 overall thus far, and is led by manager Michael Stephenson.

 
 

Alyssa Alan
 
Sarah Hawkins
 
Jessica Allen
 
Lydia Hermida
 
Macy Bellamak
 
Kelsey Melton
 
Madison Bradford
 
Jillian Navarro
 
Skyler Cardoza
 
Briana Romero
 
Tia Craig
 
Lainey Stephenson
 
Tyra Craig
 
Chanel Wooden
 

 

 

 

#03 The Carolina LookOuts 98 - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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The Carolina LookOuts 98 squad out of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is well on their way to a successful season. The team has a power rating of 1,130 and sits at 27-10 overall. The team’s record includes being 6-3 vs. 18U teams, and 5-1 vs. 16U teams. The team also has already collected two 1st place finishes thus far, including wins at School Day Blues (3-1), and at the Halloween Bash (Trunk or Treat) (6-1). The Carolina LookOuts is managed by Michael Hearp. 
 

 

 

#02 Topeka Zone - Topeka, Kansas

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Coming in at No.2 are the girls of Topeka Zone, out of Topeka, Kansas. With a 1,289 power rating, the 24-5 squad already has a 1st place finish under their belts with a championship win at the Fall Classic (6-1). During their victory, the team produced 56 runs collectively.  Topeka Zone is managed by Dan Lafferty.
 

Hannah Bush
 
Payton Reynolds
 
Payton Gillen
 
Courtney Sanders
 
Allison Kearney
 
Lincoln Schwisow
 
Masey Lafferty
 
Cori Thompson
 
Chelsea Miller
 
 
 

 

 

 

#01 Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold - Ashburn, Virginia

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Earning the top spot this week at No.1 are the girls of the Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, who are 23-3 on the season thus far. With a 1,119 power rating and a bid to the 2013 World Series secured, there certainly is no stopping this powerhouse of a squad. The team, managed by Rick McCarty, finished at an impressive 103-24-3 last season, and is currently the reigning 2012 USSSA Eastern World Series Champions in the 12U division. Now having moved up to 14U ball, the Shooting Stars have high expectations for this season. 
 

Alexis Ballve
 
Mackenzie Meyer
 
Samantha Carver
 
Amanda Nee
 
Kayla Castro
 
Olivia Overton
 
Mackenzie Fisher
 
Kailey Shannon
 
Allison Kreyer
 
Michelle Sullivan
 
Grace Mattimore
 
Keira Womack
 
Emily McCarty
 
 
 

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION
 
Louisiana Pride - Powered by Mizuno - Lafayette, Louisiana

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Louisiana Pride-Powered by Mizuno currently has an impressive USFA point total of 985 under their belts. The team picked up a 1st place finish back in November at the 3rd Annual Louisiana Pride Turkey Cup (4-0), and most recently finished 2nd at the USFA Winter World Series. The team currently sits at the top spot in USFA point totals for the 14U age group. 
 

Whitney Romero
 
Dorrie Cormier
 
Paige Diamond
 
Madison Jacques
 
Olivia Gabor
 
Kylie Hebert
 
Kylia Benoit
 
Katie Benoit
 
Haley Campbell
 
Cydney Akers
 
Hannah Smith
 
Saygan Broussard
 

 

 

Houston Havoc - Houston, Texas

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The girls of Houston Havoc currently have a USFA Point Total of 730, and wrapped up the fall with three 1st place tournament wins. The team’s victories include taking home the 1st place hardware at the USFA Fall Championship (Humble, Texas), back in November after battling back from the losers bracket to defeat the Firecrackers twice. Houston Havoc is led by coaches Tom Trammell, Chris Coerver, and David Brinley.

 
 

Sarah Joy Smith
 
Kara Kennedy
 
Rosie Arrichega
 
Caroline Hughes
 
Lauren Coerver
 
Taylor Buchannan
 
Esther Graves
 
Kylie Redding
 
Kallie Brinley
 
Coretz Sims
 
Blake Lanford
 
Julia Pena
 

 

 

 

KaboomBA 99 - Las Vegas, Nevada

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KaboomBA 99 out of Las Vegas, Nevada is 5-0-1 overall and already World Series qualified after a 1st place finish at the 7th Annual Tourney by the Sea. The team produced 37 runs collectively while averaging 6.16 runs per game, and allowed just 13 runs against. Led by manager Jennifer Snelling, the team ultimately defeated Combat Panthers Fastpitch (7-5) for the 1st place victory. 
 

Makenzie Ball
 
McKenzie Ryan
 
Skyler Ball
 
Allyson Snelling
 
Megan Causey
 
Taylor Thomas
 
Hailey Foster
 
Samantha Wade
 
Richmond Garcia
 
Makall Whetten
 
Sophia McCann
 
Dru White
 
Bailey Pepper
 
 
 

 

 

 

GA Titans 99 - Marietta, Georgia

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The GA Titans out of Marietta, Georgia currently sit at 9-4 overall with a power rating of 1,234. Led by manager Kurt Stone, the team had strong outings at both the Titans Fall Brawl (3-2), and at the Children’s Healthcare Classic (6-2), showing the power that they have. 

 
 

Bailey Alter
 
Hannah Langford
 
Ashley Asbury
 
Giuliana LaRosa
 
Patricia Awald
 
Kimmy McKernie
 
Nicole Decuircio
 
Kelly Ruda
 
Amaiya Green
 
Madison Stone
 
Morgan Green
 
 
 

 
 

 

Carolina Diamond Divas - Princeton, North Carolina

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We’re tipping our hats to the Carolina Diamonds out of Greenville, North Carolina, who are currently 8-0 after two 1st place finishes at both the Queen of the Hill (4-0), and at the November Classic (4-0). Between both tournaments, the team collectively produced an impressive 76 runs collectively. The Carolina Diamonds is managed by Charlie Rose. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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