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Softball National Rankings: August-#10-6 -14A




#10 Valley Stompers- Power Rating: 1250 


Starting off our season-ending 14U rankings at No. 10 are the aptly named Valley Stompers of Danville, California. The team notched an Valley_Stompers_14U_Team_Photo impressive 24-5 overall record (16-4 vs. class A competition) for the season, with 1425 USSSA points and a 1250 power rating.


The Stompers won the Luck of the Irish NIT with a 5-1 record and a 46-19 run differential. It also captured the Last Chance Tournament and the 2011 State World Series Qualifier. The team finished second to our No. 4 Eastbay Powerhouse at the California State Championship.


Managed by Robert Riccio, the team is comprised of Emma Davitz, Jenelle Doolittle, Kelly Gong, Samantha Linford, Mackenzie Murphy, Sara Novell, Peyton Riccio, Riley Salvo, Gianna Scoma, Samantha Spain, Veronica Stone, Taylor Wickman, Kelsey Williams, and Alicia Yoshino.




#9 Miami Express - Power Rating: 1252


Don't be thrown by the name, the No. 9 Miami Express are not from Florida, but the somewhat less tropical environs of Bucyrus, Miami_Express_Team_PhotoKansas. The Express finished the season with a healthy 38-14 overall record (20-4 vs. class A), with a 1252 power rating and 1855 USSSA points.


The squad went 4-3, including a tough 4-3 loss to the No. 3 Stone City Sharks, to finish a solid ninth in the USSSA Fastpitch World Series. The team went 6-0, with a 36-13 run differential, to win the 16 and under Father's Day Classic NIT. It also took first in the Mizuno Fall Classic, Fall Fiasco, and MSP Fall Opener tournaments.


Manager Kenny Cannon leads a team that includes Samantha Bates, Mackenie Cannon, Sierra Hall, Moriah Kayhill, Caroline Lipp, Lindsey Marcus, Delanie Shetcyk, Emily Simpson, Blair Tommelein, Mikayla Whitaker, and Olivia Zhao.




#8 Delaware Diamonds Gray- Power Rating: 1260 


The Delaware Diamonds Gray were a cut above this season, and the top team from Delaware is No. 8 on our rankings. The Diamonds Delaware_Diamond_Grey_14U_Team_Photocaptured the Delaware State Championship with a 5-0 performance, and outscored its opponents 37-8 during the tournament.

The team also won the 15 and under Delmarva Fall Qualifier with a 5-0 record, and won the Ocean City Blast at the Beach tournament. The club finished seventh at the USSSA Road To Orlando Fastpitch World Series, going 6-2. The team finished the season with a 39-6 overall record (12-3 vs. class A), with 980 USSSA points and a 1260 power rating.

Managed by Monroe Hudson, the team includes Taylor Black, Danielle Bradley, Alexis Burger, Kristen Catlin, Gabrielle Cubbage, Brandi Dalious, Rachel Hudson, Anamaria Impastato, Kelci Rines, Karlie Smith, Morgan Smith, Shelby Voak, and Shelby Wilkins.



#7 97 Georgia ICE - Power Rating 1266 


We head to the Peach State for our No. 7 team, the 97 Georgia ICE. The club finished with a 19-5 overall record (19-4 vs. class A),  a Georgia_ICE_97_14U1266 power rating and 600 USSSA points.

The Lawrenceville team went 10-3 to finish second at the USSSA Road To Orlando Fastpitch World Series. The club scored a 6-5 win over our No. 1 Oklahoma Twisters before losing 4-1 in the final in a rematch. It also swept all five of its games, and outscored its opponents 47-4, to take the USSSA Season Opener tournament.

Managed by Lee Crocker, the team includes Emily Crocker, Tyra Holliday, Tahra Johnson, Kayla Louie, Rebecca Meade, Abbey Mitchell, Gabby Puckett, Avery Reppel, Sabrina Sieber, Courtney Space, Macy Stovall, and Noah Maklay Sudderth.



#6 Xplosion - Power Rating: 1270 


This next team went off on its opponents this season in a manner befitting its nickname, Greensburgh, Pennsylvania's "Xplosion". The team recorded an 18-2 overall record (10-1 vs. class A), with a 1270 power rating and 585 USSSA points.

The Xplosion rolled through the Shocking Qualifier tournament with a 7-0 record, and a 60-11 run differential. The team also captured the Memorial Day USSSA Super NIT with a 7-1 performance. The club also went 4-1 to finish fifth at the Rumble on the River tournament.

Managed by Robert Reeping, the roster is comprised of Nicole Adisey, Carolyn Appleby, Alexus Fearer, Julie Fiedor, Kelsie Hendrick, Kellie Hutchinson, Leah Knizner, Mackanzie Mull, Shelby Noel, Amber Reeping, and Lauren Takitch.


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