Ushering in our season-ending rankings is a team that brings pride to the state of New Jersey, the No. 10 EHT Explosion. The Egg Harbor Township club won a trio of tournament titles this season, finishing with a 15-3 overall USSSA record, a 1281 power rating, and 195 USSSA points.
The club went 5-0, with a 47-7 run differential, to capture the USSSA 2011 May Madness tournament. It also won the USSSA 2011 Spring Fling and Summer Icebreaker events.
Managed by Doug Roesch, the team consists of Elisabeth Alicea, Alyssa George, Faith Hegh, Alyssa Martini, Sierra Modesto, Taylor Modesto, Mya Pomatto, Alexa Preziosi, Rachel Roesch, Marissa Varela and Megan Warker.
Our No. 9 team had more success this season than its NFL counterparts, as the Plant City Raiders 10U crack the top ten. The Florida team did not win any USSSA tournaments, but its steady play all season was enough to make the list.
The club finished third at the 11 and under Lady Bombers Toys for Tots tournament. It also went 4-1, with a 53-16 run differential, to finish second at the Summer Storm Season Kickoff event and was the runner-up at the Bombers May Day Challenge tournament. The squad finished the year with a 9-9 overall USSSA record, a 1285 power rating, and 200 USSSA points.
Led by Joey Hampton, the roster consists of Jordan Armstrong, Karalyn Dicesare, Madison Edwards, Samantha Hampton, Bella Huff, Rachel Kingery, Chloe Lieby, Cailey Melancon, Regan Moore, Rylee Moorman and Camryn Wineinger.
Our next team may have had help from above this season, as the El Paso Angels take the No. 8 spot. The squad notched an 18-7 overall USSA record this season (11-2 vs. class B), with 410 USSSA points and a 1288 power rating.
The Texas club won four games (with one draw), to take the 2nd Annual Chiller Classic tournament, outscoring its opponents by a 58-23 margin. It also captured the Heart of Texas 6GG NIT with a 6-2 record, and placed second at the 1st Annual Winter Classic 5-GG event.
Manager Gabriel De La Cruz guides a team that consists of Avery Bejarano, Savannah Bejarano, Charly Bujanda, Kameron De La Cruz, Leah Garcia, Danielle Gomez, Carla Gonzalez, Kaylee Hewitt, Valerie Lopez, Idalis Mendez, Alexia Morales, Elana Ornelas-Ryks, Julyssa Ortiz, Cassandra Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriguez and Andrea Romero.
The Plainfield Twisters Black sent its opponents reeling like its namesake this season, and it lands at No. 7 on our countdown.
The Illinois club won the Romeoville Starzz Summer Classic tournament, winning six games (with one draw), and outscoring its opponents 52-6. It also finished second at the St. Charles Comet Classic tournament, and third at the Dirt Devil Dazzler event. The team notched an 18-7 overall USSSA record (15-3 vs. class B), a 1294 power rating, and 405 USSSA points.
Managed by Neal Callow, the roster is comprised of Isabella Aguilar, Kaelin Callow, Callie Dutton, Madeline Dwyer, Abby Fitzgerald, Caroline Hirschauer, Kaylin Klonicki, Amberly Rodriguez, Kaitlin Snider, Caitlyn Spreitzer and Kelsey Suntken.
We have back-to-back calamitous weather patterns, as the Texas Twisters arrive at No. 6. The New Boston club won a pair of championship titles this season and finished with a 13-6 overall USSSA record (11-2 vs. class B), a 1300 power rating and 440 USSSA points.
The team swept four games, and outscored its opponents 21-6, to take the Shelby Howard Memorial Scholarship tournament, and won three more to capture the Monster Mash event. The team also finished fourth at the 2011 USSSA Texas State North Championships.
Guided by Brian McAlexander, the team consists of Leann Beasley, Angel Evans, Grace Gwin, Kaylea Knighton, Morgan McAlexander, Alyssa Simmons, Hannah Welch, Amanda Whatley and Ryann Williams.
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