Hotshots Premier Nelson Photo Gallery | 2021 PGF National Championship
Aug 1, 2021Find the Hotshots Premier Nelson softball photo gallery from the 2021 PGF National Championship Premier 16U. Photos by John McCoy of USA TODAY Sports.
What To Watch For At The 2021 PGF Nationals Premier 18U
Jul 22, 2021Give us the ocean cool breeze, the fruit lady, and late nights of amazing softball. Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals is finally here. FloSoftball will be streaming all eight fields from Huntington Beach Sports Complex from July 27-30 and from July 30-31 we will stream the Platinum Championships. Below we take a look at some of the top teams that will be playing over the weekend.
2021 USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup | Championship Day Recap
Jun 26, 2021COLUMBUS, GA. – Sixty-three teams battled all throughout the week, narrowing the playing field to two final teams per division on the final day of the 2021 USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Cup. After three thrilling Championship matchups, a 14-Under, 16-Under and 18-Under Champion raised their trophies at South Commons Complex. The Championship games kicked off this morning with the 14-Under finalists taking the field. Atlanta Vipers 14U Harris took the trophy with a 3-0 shutout win over Florida Impact Gold Ladd 06. In the 16-Under division, Hotshots Premier 2022 Alabama got down early but fought back to defeat Ohio Hawks 16U National, 5-3. The final game of the week ended in dramatic fashion as LLG DPS Corn rallied from behind to clinch a 6-5 victory over Atlanta Vipers 18U-Holbrook, securing their second consecutive USA Softball JO Cup Championship. 14-Under: Atlanta Vipers 14U Harris vs. Impact Gold Ladd 06 Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris struck first and never looked back. After a dropped third strike, Jordan Williams (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris) took off and reached first base before advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt from Avery Callaway (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris). Williams scored the first run of the game on a single from Desiree Trudel (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris). Both teams were quiet in the second inning as solid defense retired each side in order. Kaitlyn Everson (Florida Impact Gold Ladd 06) singled in the top of the third, but Hannah Cole (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris) took care of business in the circle and worked out of the inning without allowing a run. Izzy Carlyle (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris) drew a walk to start off the bottom of the frame for Atlanta Vipers and advanced on a sacrifice bunt from Williams. A single from Trudel plated Carlyle, extending the Vipers lead to 2-0. Florida Impact got on base after Neveah Hayes (Florida Impact Gold Ladd 06) singled to left field to start the fourth. A sacrifice bunt and a single moved Hayes to third before Makenna Sturgis (Florida Impact Gold Ladd 06) was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Once again, Cole took back control and found a way out of the jam, leaving the inning unscathed. The Vipers put two on with no outs in the bottom of the fifth after a single from Carlyle and Williams reaching on an error. In the circle for Florida Impact, Reese Gill (Florida Impact Gold Ladd 06) fired back with a strikeout and a fly out to end the inning. A no-doubt, leadoff home run from Cadence Alberty (Atlanta Vipers 14U Gold Harris) gave the Vipers a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Cole retired Florida Impact in order to secure the Vipers 3-0 victory and the coveted title of 2021 USA Softball JO Cup 14-Under Champion.16-Under: Ohio Hawks 16U National vs. Hotshots Premier 2022 AlabamaOhio Hawks 16U National started the game hot, getting an early 2-0 lead on Hotshots Premier 2022 Alabama in the second inning. Hotshots Premier fired back in the third with a rally that was sparked by back-to-back base knocks. Emmorie Burke (Hotshots Premier) crushed a double that one-hopped the left field fence, resulting in two runs to tie the contest. Hotshots Premier continued to chip away at the Ohio Hawks defense, tacking on two more runs in the fourth when Tenly Grisham (Hotshots Premier) laced a double to the outfield. The Ohio Hawks put up a run in the bottom of the sixth to bring the score to 5-3, but were unable to produce anything else. Hotshots Premier's defense once again shut down Ohio Hawks in the seventh to win the game and the title of the 2021 USA Softball JO Cup 16-Under Champion. 18-Under: Atlanta Vipers 18U - Holbrook vs. LLG DPS Corn 18UTyesha Williams (LLG DPS Corn) drew a walk to start the game for LLG before advancing to third on a ground ball hit by Malaka Lanette (LLG DPS Corn) followed by an error. A single from Elisa Smith (LLG DPS Corn) brought both Williams and Lanette in to score, putting LLG up early, 2-0. Jaydyn Goodwin (Atlanta Vipers 18U-Holbrook) knocked a single in her first at-bat for Atlanta Vipers 18U-Holbrook as did Makenna Segal (Atlanta Vipers 18U-Holbrook), but Lauren Wills (LLG DPS Corn) ended their rally by forcing a groundout to get out of the inning without a run scored. LLG posted another run in the top of the second when Reagan Hartley (LLG DPS Corn) scored on a passed ball, extending their lead to 3-0. The Vipers answered back in a hurry, forcing two LLG errors in the bottom of the fifth that led to one run. The Vipers continued their tear, tying things up two plays later when Goodwin reached on an error to score two more runs. The rally was ended by a groundout, but not before the Vipers took the lead 5-3. In the top of the sixth, LLG found their stride and put runners on base. LLG put even more pressure on the defense when Karlee Mae (LLG DPS Corn) stole home to bring her team within one run. A walk and a wild pitch to follow would put LLG up 6-5 going into the final inning. The Vipers wouldn’t go down without a fight as Lauren Flanders (Atlanta Vipers 18U-Holbrook) singled in the bottom of the seventh to put a runner on base. However, Lauren Wiles (LLG DPS Corn) remained calm under pressure and forced a fly out to end the game and secure LLG’s second consecutive USA Softball JO Cup title.
Rising Star: Hotshots Playmaker 2022 Infielder, UCLA-Commit, Kennedy Powell
Aug 17, 2020The molding of a champion takes years of hard work, sacrifice, and even a few tears along the journey. No one knows this better than Hotshots Premier-Nelson infielder Kennedy Powell.
2020 USA GOLD National Championship Recaps
Jul 27, 2020OKLAHOMA CITY – A full week of action came to a close for teams competing in the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships as Hotshots Premier Nelson was crowned the Champion in the 16-Under division (Broken Arrow, Okla.), while the Birmingham Thunderbolts raised the Championship trophy in the 18-Under division (Oklahoma City, Okla.).
2020 USA Softball GOLD Nationals July 22 Recap
Jul 23, 2020OKLAHOMA CITY – With double-elimination bracket play well underway for both the 16-Under and 18-Under divisions at the 2020 USA Softball GOLD Nationals, a number of teams inch closer to a spot in the Championship finales, set for Saturday at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City and Arrowhead Park in Broken Arrow.
Hotshots Premier Dumezich Photos | 2020 Top Club National 18U
Jun 27, 2020Hotshots Premier Dumezich photos taken at 2020 Top Club National 18U by Alonzo Adams from USA TODAY Sports.
Hotshots Premier HTX 04 Nelson Photos | 2020 Top Club National
Jun 25, 2020Hotshots Premier HTX '04 Nelson photos taken at 2020 Top Club National by Rob Ferguson from USA TODAY Sports.
2020 Top Club National Player Watchlist
Jun 22, 2020June 24-27 Top Club National will stream LIVE on FloSoftball featuring 120 teams in the 14U-18U divisions competing for a chance to win prize money as the last team standing.
2020 Top Club National: How To Watch, Time, & Live Stream Info
Jun 11, 2020June 24-27 Top Club National will stream LIVE on FloSoftball featuring 120 teams in the 14U-18U divisions from Oklahoma.
PGF 14U Quarterfinal Match Ups Mojo, OK Hotshots, Batbusters, AZ Storm
Aug 3, 2019It was all about survival at the PGF 14U Premier Nationals and it looked like highly-touted Mojo 04-Fisher had that part all taken care of after taking a 5-0 lead on Firecrackers-Brashear 2022 after two innings on Friday night at Huntington Beach Sports Complex.
Rising Star: 2022 Catcher Maci Bergeron Is Slugging Her Way To The Top
Apr 22, 2019When does greatness begin? At birth? Once a person starts playing a sport? When he or she gets to high school?
Rising Star: Savannah Geurin Inspired By OU Great Keilani Ricketts
May 1, 2018Savannah Geurin knew she wanted to play for Oklahoma since she was 8 years old. She and her family would head out from their home in Texas to Marita Hynes Field in Norman, OK, any chance they had to watch the Sooners put on a show.
Rising Star: KK Esparza Inspired By The Underdogs
Nov 28, 2017Passion for the game and unwavering determination define this rising star. She is relentless behind the dish, but when this rising star isn’t playing softball, she’s doing everything she can to catch an Astros game.