Event News: Impact Gold 2K9 National, OC Batbusters-Edmonds/Taylor Win Alliance National Titles (July 31, 2022)
Most of the top 12U and 10U teams traveled to Oklahoma City, OK, this week for the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series 2. Here are some of the highlights from Sunday (All Rankings Extra Elite Eighty Club Rankings):
Impact Gold 2K9 National swept the National Championship Series against Iowa Premier Black, 2-1, 8-6, to win the 12U Alliance National Championship on Sunday at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.
2027 DE Morgan Brands went 1 for 3 with an RBI and 2027 P Macie Bryant allowed seven hits, one run and struck out 10 to secure the Impact Gold 2K9 National victory in Game 1.
2027 OF/UT Marquise Gassen went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Impact Gold 2K9 National offense in Game 2. Marks got the start in Game 2 and allowed four earned runs with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings, 2027 reliever Torie Turner allowed two earned runs in 1.0 innings and Bryant had three strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings to secure the victory in Game 2.
Bryant went 7-0 with 80 strikeouts, 11 walks and allowed six earned runs, Turner went 3-1 in 23 KOs in 26.0 IP and batted .361 with 13 RBI, 2027 UT Kayla Baras hit .485 with 16 hits and 13 runs, Marks hit .448 with 13 hits and 10 runs, 2027 3B Morgan Wilson hit .364 with two HR and 13 RBI and 2027 C Isabella Lawrence caught 54 innings and hit .389 for the tournament for Impact Gold 2K9 National.
2027P Tayrn Stoner went 6-3 with 46 Ks and she hit .526 with two doubles, a triple and eight RBIs, 2027 C/UT JLee Van Driel hit .486 with two doubles, two triples, four SBs and eight RBIs and 2,027 CF Shadow of Aliayah hit .333 with two triples, four SBs and seven RBIs for the tournament for Iowa Premier Black.
2029P Campbell-Taylor went 1 for 2 with two RBIs to lead OC Batbusters-Edmonds/Taylor to a 3-0 win over St. Louis Chaos in the double-elimination tournament final to win the Alliance 10U National Championship on Sunday at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.
2029 P/2B Julia Horton pitched 4.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts and Campbell pitched 2.1 scoreless relief innings with seven strikeouts for the Batbusters.
S.S. 2029 Angel Barrera and Horton each had a hit and 2030 P/1B Graziella Kelly had a salute and an RBI for the Batbusters in the Finals.
Batbusters 2030 C Jazzy Kaesbauer was named AFCS MVP after batting .375 with nine hits, four runs and three RBIs. She also caught 45 IP, was 0 for 4 stolen base attempts against, three pick-offs and zero passed balls.
Taylor (.318 AVG, 6 runs, 7 RBIs, 20.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, .774 WHIP, 39 Ks), Horton (.350 AVG, 1 RBI, 3 runs, 20.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, .500 WHIP, 37 Ks ) and Barrera (.476 AVG, 10 hits, 8 runs, 4 RBIs) made the AFCS All-Tournament team for the Batbusters.
ALLIANCE FASTPITCH CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
(Sunday July 31, results)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
- Impact Gold 2K9 National 2, Iowa Premier Black 1
- Impact Gold 2K9 National 8, Iowa Premier Black 6
- OC Batbusters-Edmonds/Taylor 3, St. Louis Chaos 0
— Carlos Arias, extra round softball (Follow Carlos on Twitter @Los_Stuff)