The 14u team went 5-0-1 to capture the Silver Bracket Championship at the TCS Red, White and Blue Tournament in Dana Point, California.
The Next Level's 14u team started out slow in pool play action; tying Firecrackers - Garcia 0-0, Wins over PFA 7-6 and 3-1 over SoCal Sandlots set the team up for a 3rd place seed out of a six-team pool.
Bracket play Sunday was a different story as the team outscored their opponents 39-7. Opening bracket win over Arsenal 16-0, Semi-final win over the So Cal Choppers 10-1 and beating the USA Athletics - Eveland 13-6 in the Championship game.
2023 Right-handed pitcher Madison Hulse was solid once again in the circle earning all 5 wins, pitched a no-hitter versus Arsenal to open up bracket play. With the 5 wins, Hulse ran her overall pitching record to 25-6 with a 2.21 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.
The offense exploded up and down the line-up in bracket play which was led by shortstop Reina Lafferty, outfielder Julia Franks, second baseman Italia Abrenica, infielder/catcher Dre Newell and outfielder Ari Mallari.
TNL hit 5 home runs over the weekend. A walk-off grand slam by 2024 Brooke Bubnis, a 3-run blast by 2022 Reina Lafferty, 2-run shot by 2023 Italia Abrenica, 2-run home run by 2023 Ari Mallari and 2024 Dre Newell. Dre Newell had 7 rbi's in a 16-0 pounding of Arsenal. Kai Mallari, Bella Gonzalez, Allie Piscopo and Madison Beyl all had productive at bats through the weekend. Mallari, Beyl and Piscopo held down the outfield and infield corners respectfully as Gonzalez gutted through the catching duties.
Championship game stats: Julia Franks 3-4, 4 rbi, 2 r, italia Abrenica 2-3, rbi, r, Madison Beyl 2-3, 2 r, Kai Mallari 2-4, r, Brooke Dubnis 1-2, 2 r, Reina Lafferty 1-3, 3 rbi, Bella Gonzalez 1-3, 2 rbi, Dre Newell 1-3, rbi, 2B: Beyl 3B: Newell, Lafferty, Malleri P: M. Hulse 6 IP, 7 H, 6 R. 0 ER, 5 K, 0 BB. TNL base runners stole 10 bases, 5 by Italia Abrenica and 2 by Julia Franks.
Congratulations to all the players and thank you to all the parents and fans for all your support over the weekend.
Next up: July 7 | 3-game friendly at Canyon Lake Sports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA.
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