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Monday, May 16, 2011

12U Black Make It 5 in a row!




The Hudson Valley Hurricanes 12U Black team continue their winning ways seeding 1st at the Witches Wild Weekend in Bordentown, NJ going 3-0 and outscoring opponents 32-2 on Saturday. The rains came and washed out Sunday giving them 1st place. 

The team batted an impressive 0.514 with 36 hits over the 3 games played. Kelsey Oh led the team with 6 RBI's including a double and a triple. Deangie Jimenez and Alicia Bertolino helped out with 5 RBI's each. Megan Sneeden hit her 3rd HR of the spring. Amanda Schweitzer went 4 for 7 with 2 RBI's. Taylor Adolff and Taylor Sullivan both went 3 for 7 with an RBI.

What almost went unnoticed behind the offense show was the stellar pitching and defense. The 12U Black played error free defense all day led by Gabby Palumbo at 2B. Sarah Gunderson pitched a 2 hit shutout to start the day. Kelsey Oh battled out of a bases loaded jam in one inning allowing the only two runs of the day to a very tough PA team in the 2nd game. In the 3rd game Reese Guevarra pitched her 3rd perfect game of the spring, allowing no hits, no walks and striking out the first 10 batters she faced. "You need to let the other girls play too," Head Coach Kristen Sullivan jokingly told Guevarra after the 3rd inning.

The 12U Black have taken 1st place in all 4 of their tournaments this spring and have won 5 first place trophies in a row since last fall. 

Yorktown Fall Ball Madness, Yorktown, NY - 1st Place
2nd Annual First Chance PONY NQ, Long Island, NY - 1st Place
Jennie Finch Spring Invitational, Flemington, NJ - 1st Place, Silver Bracket
New Windsor PONY NQ, New Windsor, NY -1st Place
Witches Wild Weekend NSA NQ, Bordentown, NJ - 1st Place.

The 12U Black go on the road after this for a 3 day tournament with 8 games guaranteed at the Memorial Day Madness in Chambersburg PA where there will be fifty-four (54) 12U teams from all over including some of the best 12U teams from PA, MD, VA, NJ, NY. 


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