Pride Platinum took 5th place over the week of July 13th/18th at the SEAA World Series in Pigeon Forge TN. With an 0-2 pool play record Platinum bounced back winning four out of their first five games in bracket play before losing in the semi-finals. They just finished their season this past weekend at the All-Sanction World Series finishing in the top 16 out of 80 teams. They compiled a 25-12-3 record over the summer with a top five, a top three and a first place finish playing in the 16U bracket over the fourth of July.
OHIO USSSA PRIDE Navy added two more strong finishes to their July resume with a second place finish at the USSSA Frew Park Summer Classic and a very impressive 3rd place finish at the USSSA Super 48.
“These kids have competed and played so hard this season” said 2nd year Navy coach Jason Booth. “I am so proud of their effort and their willingness to listen and learn.” “We have taken a giant step forward this season.” Navy will have a few weeks off before their season fires back up again following tryouts on August 15th.
OHIO USSSA PRIDE Blue went down to Destin Florida and came back with a 2nd place finish in the USSSA Nationals. ” It was a great week and a fantastic all round effort from this group” said head coach Chris Mason. “We wanted to end the summer finishing strong and we did just that. “It was bittersweet because you know the end is here for our senior group.” “We want to thank Hailey Maher (Marietta College), Kayla Roddy and Kiersten Hail (Thiel College), Liz Stonerock (Capital University), and Hannah Cooksey (Penn State New Kensington) for all of their hardwork and dedication to our organization. ” They have been fantastic and their schools are lucky to be getting them.” For the rest of Blue and Coach Mason its getting some rest until the new season begins August 15th.
OHIO USSSA PRIDE Platinum won the Pride Challenge a weekend ago finishing 5-0. They also finished 3rd at the Grandslam Showcase in Findlay the weekend of June 27th-28th. Both tournaments were played up in the 16U division. The Pride Challenge was dominated by Platinum pitching giving up only 6 runs in 5 games. They are back in action down in Pigeon Forge for the SEAA World Series.
Pride White had two fantastic weekends winning the USSSA Freedom Festival tournament and a very strong 6-1 runner-up finish at the Lou and Shorty (16U-18U) in Dayton OH. Their hot streak will continue in the USSSA Nationals in Destin FL.
Pride Teal won a pair of tournaments recently going a fantastic 12-1 in the Goodbye Covid-19 and the Fastpitch and Fireworks tournaments over the last few weekends. They dominated both tournaments from start to finish and have been on a roll as of late. Teal is back in action this weekend in the Great Lakes Summer Showcase.
OHIO USSSA PRIDE Royal finished a very strong 3rd place over the fourth of July weekend. They have a had a great year and the Freedom Festival was no different. They were dominant most of the weekend but fell just short in the Semi-finals. They followed that up with a solid 3rd place finish at DES Super 48 in Marion this past weekend. Royal will take the field again at the Celine Wyatt tournament in Hillard.