The girls participated in three college exposure events over the fall. Two of them in Elgin and one in Springfield, IL.
16U Bats came alive
Pictures from 7-22-16 weekend.
Finish 17th of 59 teams
In what was considered an excitable and very successful season, this proved to be no different. The season came to a close on Thursday evening in Owensboro, KY. Playing their 4th game of the day in excessive heat (94 deg. with a Real Feel of 109 deg), they did what they do best by coming back from a 10-3 defecit to force the interntional tie-breaker rule in the 8th inning.
Falling just short with a 12-10 loss to the So. IN. Shock. In what was an emotional loss, the heart and spirit of this team never waivered. There was not one game where these girls ever said "We are done".
In playing her final game as a Sizzler, Morgan Gardner (above right) collected 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. We wish her well.
The organization would like to thank Coach Traci Freitag (above left) for everything she has given of herself these past 2 seasons with the 14U team and previously with the 16U team. We wish her and fiancee Ray well wishes and you will always be welcome.
We also wish Manager Mike Gardner well as his 5 years as manager have come to an end. Mike will now continue on along with Morgan into the soccer arena. Thank you for everything Mike.
1 winter title and improving
Over 400 pictures from this season
Best 15 Other Teams To Win Summer Blast
Overcoming a 5-0 deficit in the championship game in the 2nd inning and being down 1 run in the 7th, the girls showed their true fighting spirit by not allowing the international tie-breaker rules to interfere with their mission. The defense and pitching held firm and the runner that started at 2nd base never advanced. The Sizzlers were able to plate the winning run after Kali bunted Abbie to third and Natasa singled to left to drive her in.
This by far may have been the best total team effort by the girls. From using all three of our pitchers in the game to the timely hitting of the entire line-up. Never a once did our girls feel they were out of this game.
The 14U Red secures World Series Bid with 3rd Pl. finish in Rockford
The girls played a great tournament in Rockford the weekend of 6/24-6/26. While splitting their pool games at 1-1, they came out as a 3rd seed to win 3 games on Saturday getting them to the final 3 teams in the tournament. While a tough loss at the hands of a very good and eventual tournament champion, Villa Grove Elite team, the girls can hang their heads high as being the only team to score on the Elite during bracket play.
Things are looking up for the 14U Red team. They also welcome new coach Billy Murphy to the team. Welcome aboard coach.
Girls go 6-0-1 to complete the weekend.
After tying the Oak Lawn Gems on Friday evening 5-5, the 14U Red team never looked back the rest of the weekend. Running the table from that point forward. Including a 10-8 comeback victory over the Gems on Sunday afternoon in the championship game. The girls bested 15 other teams this weekend. We even had an appearance by Super Mario as a guest umpire.
2 hot and humid days result in first tournament win of the season
9 games in the span of just 33 hours had everyone and apparently everything wiped out.
The 14U Black Sizzlers took all three games at the Downers Grove Round Robin on 17Apr2016
vs. Cubs Fastpitch
The 14u Sizzlers Black start out the 2015/2016 season with a win against Cubs Fastpitch 12-11