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Lindsey USSSA States best bat of the weekend

Lindsey had the hot bat of the weekend with a 0.600 average.

The Sharks brought their big boy pants to the USSSA State Tournament; wait, let’s start over.  The Sharks played like brain-dead robots on day 1.  Got outplayed by the Dusters on day 2.  But on day 3, played their little Shark hearts out winning four in a row in impressive fashion only to run out of gas in their fifth game of the day.

In the end, the fatigue from playing umpteen games in one day just was too much.  However, it was the string of four impressive victories on Day 3 that showed just how good the Sharks can be when they’re firing on all cylinders.  In the four games against the Force, Bucked Up (still can’t believe someone gave this name to a softball team), Dusters Black, and Wellington Wild, the Sharks racked up 39 hits versus 5.  They outscored their opponents 29-1.  Taylor and Brandi pitched some amazing games allowing zero earned runs.  This is typical Shark ball.

However, the fifth game vs the Thunder showed how fickle this game can be.  The Sharks mustered only two hits.  There’s just no way to win a game off two hits.

There were many notable performances in the tournament.  Lindsey Garcia had the hot bat of the weekend with 12 hits, 3 RBIs and a batting average tops at 0.600.  Brookie had 10 hits while Chelsea and Sami each had 9 hits.  Taco of course had her typical Go Get My Ball bombs to the outfield.

Next stop for the Sharks:  USSSA World Series at Disney!

The Box Score

  • Day 1 – Sharks over Ft Myer Force 11-4 (seeding)
  • Day 1 – Quicksilver over the Sharks 4-1 (seeding)
  • Day 2 – Dusters 2000 over the Sharks 8-5 (elimination)
  • Day 3 – Sharks over Ft Myer Force 8-0 (elimination)
  • Day 3 – Sharks over Bucked Up 01 7-1 (elimination)
  • Day 3 – Sharks over Dusters Black 3-0 (elimination)
  • Day 3 – Sharks over Wellington Wild 11-0 (elimination)
  • Day 3 – Thunder over Sharks 3-1 (elimination)

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