Spring 2015 Results

Sharks are Keystone Cup Champions

June 20th and 21st, Hagerstown, MD

The Sharks started slowly during pool play, losing their first game to NGS Premier 5-1.  They then won their next two games, 4-2 over the Mason Dixon Blaze and 11-4 over the Forest Hill Heat.

After remnants of Hurricane Bill blew through Hagerstown Saturday night, the Sharks blew through their competition Sunday.

 

In Championship Sunday bracket play, the Sharks outscored their opponents 19-3.  Savannah Einsig pitched a complete game shutout to start the day.  Louie Boarts followed with a 3-1 victory in the semifinals and a 8-2 victory in the Championship game. 

 

The outfield of Ally Nakamura, Catherine Hall, and Savannah Einsig was outstanding, making several running catches and a few diving catches to rob the opponent of extra base hits. Offensively, Valerie Templin led all players with seven hits, many of which were extra base hits.  Ellie West knocked in five runs. 

 

In the semifinal game against a tough Central PA Krunch team, the infield made some great defensive plays including a game-changing double play on a bunt, getting outs at first and home to keep the score tied1-1, preventing the lead run from scoring. The Sharks went on to win 3-1

 

The Championship game was a rematch with number one seed NGS Premier.  Late in the game, a NGS batter led off with a triple.  Louie Boarts struck out the next two batters and induced a ground ball to end the inning. The Sharks went on to score 4 more runs to win the game 8-2 and the Championship!

Sharks capture Queen of Diamonds Crown

June 13th and 14th, Laurel, MD

14U Great Falls Sharks go undefeated and win Queen of Diamonds Tournament Championship.

 

The Sharks won with masterful pitching, stellar defense and clutch hitting, outscoring their opponents 39-7.

The pitching performances were led by Louie Boarts, who got the win in three of six games. The defense included a "SportsCenter" worthy play by shortstop Ellie West to get the final out with runners in scoring position and secure a 3-1 win in the first game of the tournament.  The offensive power included a two-run home run by Savannah Einsig in pool play, a walkoff double by Janelle Valenta in the bracket round, and a clutch go-ahead double by Catherine Hall to take the lead in the rain-shortened Championship game.

Cheshire Cat - Strong Pitching and Defense, but Offense Disappears at times.

May 30th and 31st Leesburg, VA

Saturday

 

The Sharks played well in the first and third games, scoring 5 runs in the first innings of both games.  Louie pitched well and the defense was solid.  The offense contributed key RBI: from Ellie, Savannah and Olivia in the first game, and from Ellie, Karlye and Katie in the third game.

 

The second game was a pitchers' duel until the late innings. Olivia pitched well and was backed up by some great defense, including a nice running catch by Nicole in left field and a runner thrown out stealing by Karlye.  The game was scoreless until the late innings.  The Xplosion scored a few runs late and the Sharks couldn't get their offense going.

 

Sunday

 

Louie continued to pitch very well, but again the Sharks' offense struggled.  The Baseliners prevailed 2-0.

 

 

Random weekend observation: Get on, Get over, Get in.  When the Sharks got on base, they executed well and had clutch hits with runners in scoring position.

Sharks place 3rd in Black Eyed Susan

May 16th and 17th

For the weekend the Sharks finished 3-2 and overall played very well.​  They went 2-1 on Championship Sunday and played well with a limited roster of 9 players.  There were 28 teams in the tournament.  The Tourney Director put the top 12 ranked Power teams, which included the Sharks, in the National Division (Tournament Results).  The lower ranked teams were in the American Division, so with that we finished 3rd out of 28 teams.  The Sharks lost in the semifinals to the Olney Cougars Black.
 

The effort the girls put in Sunday was outstanding.  Ellie played 3 games on 1 hour of sleep, going 5-10 with 5 RBI  and flawless defense.  Grace caught all three games in the heat.  Louie pitched 2 1/2 games and only gave up 3 runs in total - pitching a no-hitter, with 9 straight K's vs the HRYS Glory!  Laura and the Ally twins seemed to always be on base, and Val, Katie and Savannah pounded the ball with clutch hits and solid defense, with Val at 1B and Katie at 3B.  Thanks to Liv for coming to game three from York....
 

Valiant effort!!! 

 

Our best to Catherine who suffered a concussion Saturday and will be out for a bit...Get well soon!

 

Random weekend observation: The heat was similar to what it will be like in Orlando.  Start hydrating now!

Spring NIT

April 25th and 26th

Louie dominates in first game of tournament season and Savannah hits one out!

 

Saturday
1st game
Sharks 1 Maryland Black Ops 0

Louie Boarts had a masterful performance, mixing pitches well and striking out 8.
When the ball was put in play, the Sharks' defense was solid. Offensively, the Sharks executed "small ball" perfectly.  There was a walk, a bunt, and a clutch hit by Nicole Medina that knocked in Katie for the only run of the game.

 

 

Sharks impressive in Bolen Park Doubleheader

April 12, 2015

The Sharks started the spring season with a 18-1 win over the Virginia Outlaws and a 16-0 win over HRYS Glory.  They were led by a dominant pitching performance by Louie Boarts, solid defense, and a powerful offense. Several players had multi-hit games, and Catherine Hall hit a "fence topper" almost home run!  It hit the top of the fence and came back into the field of play.  Overall, two very impressive victories and a great start to the spring season. 

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