Day Three: TC/USA Nationals Recap With PA Chaos, Bombers & More


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Middle infielder Aminah Vega is young enough to play in the 14U TC/USA National tournament, but this week, she’s starring for Gainesville Gold McFadyen in the 18U bracket.

Vega, who recently turned 15, went 2-for-4 with a single, double and two RBI in a 6-2, victory against EC Bullets Gold Schnute on Wednesday. The win earned Gainesville Gold a spot in the Championship bracket.

Gainesville Gold vs EC Bullets Gold Schnute | Replay

Vega has played a lot of softball in Atlanta over the last week, as she’s participated in both age-group tournaments, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I like playing for them (the 18U),” she said. “It’s way more challenging and advanced. The game flows a lot faster. It’s fun.”

PA Chaos also beat Bullets, 3-1, on Wednesday to move into the Championship bracket. 2020 Auburn commit pitcher Maddie Penta threw a complete game and allowed just one run while striking out 12.

“She’s (Penta) such a hard worker,” PA Chaos catcher Maddie Fife said. “It’s just fun to be on the field with her.”

Fife, who is committed to St. Joseph’s as part of the 2019 class, went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Texas Bombers Gold vs Texas CF Intruders Gold

Early Wednesday morning, the Bombers and Intruders played an exciting contest. The Intruders jumped out to an early one-run lead, but Bombers star pitcher Heather Zook didn’t allow another run. 

Offensively, the Bombers finally broke through with three runs in the sixth behind four singles from Carlee Ratcliff, Abby Allen, Sydney Blakeman, and Gabby Rodriguez.

“(I wanted to) just stay down on the ball,” Rodriguez said when describing her at-bat. “That low pitch kept getting me, and when I saw the changeup, I took a hack at it.”

Rodriguez drove in the game-winning run with her single and scored later in the frame during the 3-1 win.

The Bombers victory eliminated the Intruders from the tournament. The Bombers won another game Wednesday but were unable to earn a spot in the Championship Bracket dropping their game against Batbusters Gomes.


Thursday, July 18 (All Times Are EST)

8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 1Aces Express Gold McCorklevsTampa Mustangs - TJ
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 2Michigan Finesse 18U - RexvsGold Coast Hurricanes Cooper
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 3PA Chaos GoldvsGlory Adkins Gold 18U
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 4Batbusters GomesvsAtlanta Premier Gold
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 1Texas Dirt Divas 2021vs[1] Ohio Hawks Gold- Joseforsky
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 3Va Unity 16U LindervsExtreme Elite 16U Gold
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 4[1] American Freedom - LawsonvsFirecrackers Lutterloh King

10:30 AMFowler Park - Field 1Bracket Winner B131vsBracket Winner B132
10:30 AMFowler Park - Field 3Bracket Winner B133vsBracket Winner B134
10:30 AMFowler Park - Field 4[3] Aces Express Gold Sugar Landvs[4] Atlanta Premier National- Hutchinson
10:30 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 2Bracket Winner B220vsMississippi Bombers Gold 16U
10:30 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 3Bracket Winner B221vsBracket Winner B219

1:00 PMFowler Park - Field 1Bracket Winner B135vsBracket Winner B136
1:00 PMFowler Park - Field 4Bracket Winner B193vsBracket Loser B193
1:00 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 3Bracket Winner B222vsBracket Winner B223

Wednesday Scores

8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 1Colorado Styxx12RI Thunder Gold-Lotti
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 2Gainesville Gold McFadyen74VOODOO Rhinehart
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 3Texas Bombers Gold31Texas CF Intruders Gold
8:00 AMFowler Park - Field 4Birmingham Thunderbolts 01 - Dorsett/Burt62GA Firecrackers 18U Gold
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 5Virginia Glory Mertz-Griffith02Texas Glory
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 6Bandits 18U13Carolina Elite Genovese
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 7Firecrackers FL Gold04Carolina Cardinals
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 8GA Power Gold - Tunon105Firecrackers - Sewell Premier
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 1EC Bullets 18Gold - Bagarose12AZ Hotshots Gold-Davis
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 2Tx Threat79Illusions Gold - Plocheck
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 3Atlanta Vipers 18U Mickler81118U Atlanta Vipers Gold - Jiles
8:00 AMNorthpark - Field 4Tulsa Shootout 18 Gold43Virginia Legends - Freitager
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 1Firecrackers ELP54Orion Hunter Teal
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 2Team North Carolina (Baylog)110Texas Storm
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 3FIRECRACKERS-ARIZONA28Lady Lightning Gold Demarini Platinum Squad
8:00 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 4Stars National Gold83Houston Power- Connor
8:00 AMBennett Park - Field 5[3] Aces Express Gold Sugar Land84[4] Atlanta Premier National- Hutchinson
8:00 AMBennett Park - Field 4[4] Polar Crush Gold36[3] pine thunder 18u
10:15 AMFowler Park - Field 1East Cobb Bullets 18 Gold - Schnute13PA Chaos Gold
10:15 AMFowler Park - Field 2RI Thunder Gold-Lotti17Gainesville Gold McFadyen
10:15 AMFowler Park - Field 3Tampa Mustangs - TJ74Batbusters Gomes
10:15 AMFowler Park - Field 4Texas Bombers Gold65Birmingham Thunderbolts 01 - Dorsett/Burt
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 5Atlanta Premier Gold34Michigan Finesse 18U - Rex
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 6Carolina Elite Genovese510Texas Glory
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 7Aces Express Gold McCorkle112ACES 18 U GOLD (Ashley/Creamer)
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 8GA Power Gold - Tunon106Carolina Cardinals
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 1Gold Coast Hurricanes Cooper65Fury Platinum 19/20
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 2AZ Hotshots Gold-Davis102Illusions Gold - Plocheck
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 3Scrap Yard Internationals15Glory Adkins Gold 18U
10:15 AMNorthpark - Field 4Tulsa Shootout 18 Gold41318U Atlanta Vipers Gold - Jiles
10:15 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 1Louisville Lady Sluggers - Huecker20Conklin Raiders 18U Gold
10:15 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 2Texas Storm65Firecrackers ELP
10:15 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 3New Jersey Gators34Prospex Gold 18u
10:15 AMSharon Springs Park - Field 4Stars National Gold614Lady Lightning Gold Demarini Platinum Squad
10:15 AMBennett Park - Field 4[4] Atlanta Premier National- Hutchinson20[3] pine thunder 18u
12:30 PMFowler Park - Field 2East Cobb Bullets 18 Gold - Schnute26Gainesville Gold McFadyen
12:30 PMFowler Park - Field 4Batbusters Gomes53Texas Bombers Gold
12:30 PMNorthpark - Field 6Atlanta Premier Gold32Texas Glory
12:30 PMNorthpark - Field 8ACES 18 U GOLD (Ashley/Creamer)1113GA Power Gold - Tunon
12:30 PMNorthpark - Field 2Fury Platinum 19/2010AZ Hotshots Gold-Davis
12:30 PMNorthpark - Field 4Scrap Yard Internationals3018U Atlanta Vipers Gold - Jiles
12:30 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 2Conklin Raiders 18U Gold51Texas Storm
12:30 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 4New Jersey Gators41Lady Lightning Gold Demarini Platinum Squad
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 2[1] Atlanta Vipers U18 Laukka07[2] BreakAway Speed
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 3Impact Gold Holeman Premier54Oregon Blaze Gold
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 4[1] GA Power 18U- Pfitzner412[2] GA Power Fastpitch - Bownet 18U - Roddy'
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 5Texas Rapid Fire 18u Gold87Firecrackers Gale
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 6Texas Premier Gold1211Tampa Mustangs Hannigan
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 7[2] LLG NOVA 18U50Louisiana Bombers 18u Gold
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 8TC Stars Gold03Illusions Premier Cain
2:45 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 1Wasco Diamonds 18UML210Nationals softball 18u
5:00 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 2[2] BreakAway Speed08[1] So Cal Choppers Renteria
5:00 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 3Impact Gold Holeman Premier10318U Vision Gold Poole
5:00 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 4Miami Stingrays 18 Gold812[2] GA Power Fastpitch - Bownet 18U - Roddy'
5:00 PMSharon Springs Park - Field 5New Lenox Lightning161Texas Rapid Fire 18u Gold
6:30 PMFowler Park - Field 1Aces Express Gold McCorkle87Gainesville Gold McFadyen
6:30 PMFowler Park - Field 2Tampa Mustangs - TJ60Scrap Yard Internationals
6:30 PMFowler Park - Field 3Michigan Finesse 18U - Rex97Conklin Raiders 18U Gold
6:30 PMFowler Park - Field 4Gold Coast Hurricanes Cooper95Fury Platinum 19/20
6:30 PMNorthpark - Field 5PA Chaos Gold135GA Power Gold - Tunon
6:30 PMNorthpark - Field 6Glory Adkins Gold 18U90New Jersey Gators
6:30 PMNorthpark - Field 7Prospex Gold 18u47Batbusters Gomes
6:30 PMNorthpark - Field 8Louisville Lady Sluggers - Huecker28Atlanta Premier Gold

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