In their first tournament of the Spring, The Delaware Fury 12U came away with Tournament Finalist in the Crabtown Crackdown in Laurel, Maryland this weekend.
On Saturday, the Fury girls rode the arms of Ava Miller and Myranda Talmadge for two wins along with stellar defense from Hayden Bennett. After giving up 3 runs in the first inning, the girls didn’t give up a single run the rest of the day! Behind the plate, both Bella Holl and Kendal Leech threw runners out on the bases. Then the rain came and washed out game 3. The 12U moved to Sunday as the #3 seed with a 2-0 record.
In game 1, the Fury made quick work of the opposing team, cruising to a 9-2 win. In the semifinals, the Fury girls found themselves in a tight 4-2 game when Bella Holl stepped to the plate. With Maeleigh Hunt on third, Bella delivered a monster homerun, depositing the ball well beyond the left-centerfield fence. That broke the game open and sent the Fury to the finals. It also sent the bench into a frenzy as the girls mobbed Bella at the plate. This was the first homerun for the 12U team!
In the finals, Myranda Talmadge toed the mound and delivered a championship pitching performance. Ava Watkins and Maeleigh delivered sensational defensive plays. The two teams battled until the final inning when the opposing team was able to push two runs across and hold on to a 4-2 victory. Both teams played at an extremely high level and showed everyone watching what a championship game should be.
Brooke Currier continued to be an offensive power, hitting .700 for the weekend and scoring 7 times. Maeleigh showed why she hits cleanup, driving in 10 runs on the weekend!
You can catch the Fury girls this weekend in Smyrna, DE, at the Pitches for Premies tournament.