The Delaware Fury 12U hit the road this past weekend and traveled to Southington, CT, for the USSSA Autism Awareness Open tournament.
After dropping their very first game on Saturday, the Fury girls won 5 straight to get to the Championship game. In the title game, the Fury cut the lead from 8-1 to 8-4 on Bella Holl’s double. The following inning, the Fury loaded the bases with two outs but couldn’t find a way to push runs across, falling to a strong Cardinals team from Wallingford, CT.
The Fury 12U has been to four championship games in their last five tournaments and has been promoted to an A team beginning June 12th.
Every girl contributed this weekend. Shorthanded for this tournament, players stepped up and filled positions they aren’t used to playing. To make another trip to the finals shows how special this team is.
Maeleigh Hunt provided offense and defense all weekend. In game 2 on Sunday, Maeleigh delivered a monster homerun to become the newest member of the Fury homerun club! This was just one of her 12 hits on the weekend! In the finals she turned a double play.
Bella Holl continued her leadership, catching in all seven games this weekend and hitting .438 including a number of timely hits.
Brooke Currier provided her usual flashy defense turning a double play and taking charge on the infield in many tight situations.
The Fury girls got timely hits from Lexi Gabrielli, Ava Watkins, and Hayden Bennett as they all helped deliver RBIs in key situations.
Myranda Talmadge, Riley Windish, Ava Link, Brooke Currier, and Hayden Bennett all found mound time this weekend.
Lani Rando continued her progression, delivering numerous hits and plays in the outfield for the Fury.
All 10 Fury girls were in the lineup for every game and many were in the field for all seven games. Many gutsy performances through nagging injuries.
You can catch the Fury girls this weekend in New Jersey for the Play for the Blue Line tournament in Princeton Junction.