HOME OF THE 2012 16U MONTGOMERY MAVERICKS WHITE TEAM
16U White Finishes 7th at the USSSA World Series
The Montgomery Mavericks 16U White team wrapped up a successful 2012 season with a 7th place finish at the USSSA World Series in Salisbury, Maryland.
The Mavericks started off the 2 game pool play with a game against the CFR Squeeze. The Mavericks jumped out to an early lead and then put the game away late on its way to a 11-3 victory. The second game on a hot, humid Thursday was against the Emmorton Thunder. This game was tight throughout with the score 1-1 in the 5th inning. A late surge by the Mavericks in the 6th and 7th inning guided them to a 7-1 win. Their 2-0 record left the girls as the 2nd seed heading into Friday's double elimination part of the tournament.
The first double elimination game was against the North Carroll Hot Shots. The Hot Shots broke open a scoreless game with 4 runs in the 4th inning. The Mavericks tried to fight back with 2 of their own in the 5th but the Hot Shots had the answers and won the game 8-3. The Mavericks now faced elimination with their next loss as they continued play on an overcast rainy Saturday.
The first game on Saturday was against a familar opponent, the Levittown Bulldogs. The Bulldogs came out strong with a run in the first for a 1-0 lead. The Mavericks managed to tie the game 1-1 and the score stayed that way until the 5th when a key 2 out single made the score 3-1 and the girls hung on for a 4-2 victory. Next up was the Bowie Blue Jays. The Mavericks came out smoking with 7 runs in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 11-1 win. The third game of the day was against the Elite Red team. The Elite jumped out to an early 1-0 and then put up 5 runs in the 4th for a 6-1 lead. The Mavericks battled back to make the score 6-4 and thanks to some unbelievable outfield play the Elite held on for a 6-4 win ending the World Series for the girls.
The girls ended the World Series with a 4-2 record and finished the season with a 22-14 record including a tournament win in Sparta and a co-championship in Easton. Congratulations to the girls on a great World Series and a great season!!
16U White Mavericks Finish 3rd at NJ USSSA "B" Championships
The Montgomery Mavericks 16U White Team made the long trip to West Deptford Park worth it as they finished 3rd at the NJ USSSA "B" Championships this past weekend.
The girls started pool play on Saturday with an early 8am game against the South Jersey Bandits. After jumping out to a 6-0 lead the girls had to weather a late Bandit rally before holding on for a 6-3 victory. With temperatures quickly rising on this hot day, next up was the NJ Insanity Black team. Once again, the girls got off to a quick start and ran out to a 5-0 lead. This time the rally by the opponent got even closer as the Insanity got within one run but the Mavericks held on for a 5-4 victory. With the afternoon temperature over 100 degrees, the girls finished Saturday with a game against the South Brunswick Vikings. This time it was the Vikings jumping out to a big early lead and a late rally by the girls falling short as the Vikings took the win by a a score of 8-4. Their 2-1 record for the day made the girls the 5th seed out of 12 teams for Sunday's single elimination play.
As chance would have it, the Mavericks started Sunday's play with an 8am game against the South Jersey Bandits. This time the Bandits were much tougher and the Mavericks scratched and clawed to a 3-0 lead after 4 innings. The Bandits fought back to cut the deficit to 3-2 and had bases loaded and no outs in the 7th inning but couldn't get the tying run across home plate and the Mavericks held on for a 3-2 victory. Next up was another familiar opponent, the 4th seeded South Brunswick Vikings. This game started the same as Saturday's game with the Vikings getting out to a 5-0 lead. However, a big 2 out single in the 4th inning cut the lead to 5-3 and the Mavericks added 3 more runs in the 6th to win the game 6-5. This win earned the girls a semi-final matchup with the East Coast Tsunami. The rigor of 5 games in the hot weather clearly had taken its toll on the girls as the much fresher Tsunami team scored 5 runs in the first inning on their way to a 13-0 win.
Despite the way Sunday ended it was a great weekend of softball for the girls as they continue to get ready for the trip to the USSSA World Series in Salisbury, Maryland in 10 days!!!
16U Montgomery Mavericks White Win Sparta "Schools Out" Tournament
The 16U Montgomery Mavericks White team won the Championship of the Sparta "Schools Out" Tournament with a 3-2 win against the tough Maplewood Villagers. The Championship game win wrapped up a undefeated weekend for the girls who were the Number 1 seed going into Sunday's Double Elimination games.
Saturday started for the girls with a win against the Sparta Blue Diamonds by a score of 9-2. After jumping to a 8-0 lead after two innings the Mavericks found out the Sparta was tougher then they showed in beginning of the game but held on for the victory. In the second game of the day, the girls faced the Maplewood Villagers. In a classic pitchers duel, the Mavericks trailed 2-1 entering the seventh inning. The girls rallied for 4 runs to win the game 5-2.
Sunday's double elimination competition started off with a rematch against Sparta. Sparta jumped to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning only to watch the Mavericks rally for 6 runs in the bottom of the inning on their way to a 15-4 win. The Championship game was another rematch, this time against Maplewood. The Mavericks scratched out a run in the 3rd and 4th innings for a 2-0 lead. The Villagers rallied for 2 runs in the 6th inning and could have had more but the Mavericks threw two girls out at the plate during the inning. The game remained tied at 2-2 going into the bottom of the 7th. The Mavericks rallied to load the bases with one out and got the game winning hit on a hard grounder in the hole between SS and 3rd.
Congratulations to the girls on a great weekend of softball!!!!
16U White Mavericks Co-Champions at Double Play Challenge
The 16U Mavericks White Team were the Co-Champions of the Double Play Challenge in Easton, Pa over Memorial Day Weekend after the Championship Game against the Lehigh Valley Patriots Flames was cancelled due to rain.
The Mavericks entered elimination play as the 6th seed after an up and down Saturday in pool play. The girls started Saturday with a game against the Berks County Lady Bears. After trailing most of the game the girls battled back to tie the game at 4-4. However, the Lady Bears bats got hot in the last inning and they scored 5 runs to take the game 9-4. Next up was the Levittown Bulldogs. After jumping out to a 8-0 lead, the Mavericks had to hang on as the Bulldogs battled back to get within one run. The girls battled back with 4 runs in the last inning for a 12-7 win. The final game of the day against Pegasus Softball was cancelled when rains came in the top of the 1st inning.
Sunday matched the 6th seeded Mavericks against the 3rd seeded Paoli Xpress who were undefeated on Saturday in their 3 games. A well played game saw the Mavericks score 1 run in the second and 1 run in the fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Xpress took advantage of 2 Mavericks errors to tie the score at 2-2. The girls scratched out single runs in the next 2 innings and held on for a 4-2 win. After a long rain delay, the girls took on Elite Softball in the semi-finals. Elite came out strong with 3 runs in the top of the first inning. However, the Mavericks battled back with 6 runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-3 lead. The girls bats stayed hot throughout the game on their way to 14-5 victory and a spot in the Championship game. However, with rain off and on all day and more rain to come, the fields were deemed unplayable and the Championship game was cancelled.
Congratulations to the girls on a great weekend of softball!!!
Mavericks 16U White Team Wins 2 out of 3 at the South Brunswick Friendly
The Montgomery Mavericks 16U White team started off their spring/summer season with a succesful day Sunday at the South Brunswick Vikings Friendly Tournament at Reichler Park. The girls took 2 of 3 games on a beautiful sunny day that was perfect for softball.
The Mavs started the day against the host team, the South Brunswick Vikings. The game was tight throughout with great pitching and great defense leading the way. The Mavs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and then the pitching on both sides took over and the score remained 1-0 through 5 innings. The girls pushed across 2 runs in the 6th to take a 3-0 lead. But the Vikings came storming back with 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to send the game into extra innings and the ITB. The Mavs scored 2 runs in the top and the 8th and the Vikings could only push 1 across in the bottom of the inning as the Mavs prevailed 5-4.
Game 2 was against the Bulldogs from Levittown, Pa. The girls came out with hot bats scoring 5 runs in the first inning. The game stayed relatively close until the 6th inning when the Mavs pushed across 4 more runs on their way to a 12-3 win against the lively Bulldogs.
The final game of the day was against the tough Jackson Renegades. The girls scored 1 run in the top of the first for a 1-0 lead but the Renegades responded with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-1 lead. From their on in, the Renegades controlled the game on their way to an 11-2 victory.
Congratulations to the girls on a great day of softball and a great start ot he season. Also, a big thank you to the gang in South Brunswick for being fantastics hosts!!
14U Mavericks White 2011 Season Wrap Up
The Montgomery Mavericks 14U White team finished a great 2011 season with a successful trip to Salisbury, Maryland for the USSSA 14U Eastern Nationals. During the summer, the girls won the championships of the East Brunswick Weekend of Chaos and Mavericks Melee Tournaments. Additionally, they reached the semi-finals in the Howell Eye of the Storm, South Plainfield Summer Sizzler and Sid Lee Memorial Tournaments. The girls won 26 games during the season, including a record of 16-9-1 in two day tournaments. The team finished the season ranked 9th in USSSA Region 1 (NJ, DE, MD, Eastern PA, VA and NC) and 42nd Nationally for 14U "C" USSSA teams.
Congratulations to the girls on a great summer!!!!!!
14U Mavericks White Win 6th Annual Melee Tournament
The 14U Montgomery Mavericks White team defeated the gritty Levittown Bulldogs by a score of 11-8 to win the championship game of the 6th Annual Mavericks Melee Tournament.
The girls started the tournament against the Levittown Bulldogs early Saturday morning. After the Mavericks jumped out to a 4-0 lead, the Bulldogs fought back to close the deficit to 4-3. However, five runs in the 6th inning helped the girls pull away for a 9-5 win. Next up were the Readington Rockets. After a tight defensive and pitching duel for the first three innings, the Mavericks broke a 1-1 tie with 3 runs in the 4th on their way to a 8-2 victory. The final game on Saturday was against the Chatham Sparks. The girls came out hitting and forged a 6-0 first inning lead. The rains came in the 2nd inning forcing a rain delay. The Mavericks came out of the rain delay still swinging hot bats on their way to an 11-1 victory. Their 3-0 record made the girls the Number 1 seed for Sunday's single elimination play.
Sunday's first game was a rematch with the Readington Rockets. After a scoreless first inning, the girls pushed a couple of runs across the plate in the 2nd inning and score in every inning after that as they defeated Readington 11-2. The Championship game was an intense battle all the way as the two teams kept battling back against each other. After the Mavericks jumped out to a 9-4 lead, the Bulldogs came back with 4 runs in the 6th to cut the deficit to 9-8 and had all the momentum on their side. The Mavericks rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth and a two out Bulldog rally fell short as the Mavericks took the Championship by a final score of 11-8.
Congratulations to the girls on a great weekend of softball and thanks to all the teams for participating in the Melee!!!
14U White Mavericks Win the East Brunswick Weekend of Chaos Tournament
The 14U Montgomery Mavericks White team rallied from a 7-3 deficit to defeat the North Edison Blue Devils 8-7 to win the Championship game of the East Brunswick Weekend of Chaos Tournament.
The girls started off pool play with a Friday night game against the Hamilton Hurricanes. Despite some great fielding and pitching, their bats never got going and the Hurricanes were victorious by a score of 4-1. The first of two games on Saturday put the girls up against the Shore Shock. The Shock took an early 3-0 lead but the Mavericks battled back to tie the score at 3. Two more Shock runs in the second upped their lead to 5-3. The Mavericks rallied to tie the score at 5 in the 3rd inning and then pushed acrossed the winning run in the 6th for a 6-5 victory. Game 3 in pool play was against the host team, the East Brunswick Chaos. After jumping out to a 3-1 lead, the girls watched as the Chaos rallied for 3 runs in the 3rd and 4th inning on their way to a well played 7-5 win. The Mavericks 1-2 pool play record made them the 4th seed for Sunday's single elimination play.
Sunday started off with a rematch against the 5th seeded Shore Shock. The game was tight throughout with the Shock leading 5-3 after 4 innings. The Shock pushed the lead to 6-4 entering the last inning when the Mavericks rallied for 3 runs and a 7-6 victory. Next up was another rematch, this time with the Number 1 seed, East Brunswick Chaos. The Chaos came out hitting and jumped to a 3-0 first inning lead. The girls rallied to take a 4-3 lead after 3 innings and then scored 4 runs in the 5th on their way to a 8-6 win and a spot in the Championship game against the North Edison Blue Devils. The game was well played with both teams battling hard in the hot weather. The Mavericks jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead but North Edison rallied with 7 unanswered runs and lead 7-3 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. The Mavericks had one more rally in them as they scored 4 runs in the 6th to tie the score at 7. After a scoreless 7th inning the game headed to the International Tie Breaker in the 8th inning. After holding the Blue Devils scoreless in the top of th 8th, the girls executed ITB strategy perfectly moving the ITB runner to 3rd on a bunt and getting a base hit to left field to win the Championship.
Congratulations to the girls on a great weekend of softball!!!
14U White Wins 2 out of 3 at the Warren County Warriors Friendly
The Montgomery Mavericks 14U White team opened up their spring/summer season by winning 2 games at the Warren County Warriors Friendly on Sunday. The team made the long trek to worth it with some good hitting, pitching and fielding in their victories.
The team opened the day with a game against fellow Mid-State League member, the Readington Rockets. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Mavericks watched the Rockets fight back and eventually tie the score at 6. The girls then scored 3 runs in the last inning for a 9-6 win. Game two was against another Mid-State team, the Branchburg Blaze. This was a great pitchers dual throughout. The Mavericks scratched out 2 runs in the first only to watch the Blaze fight back to tie the score at 2. A lone run in the 5th allowed the team to take a 3-2 lead which they made hold up for the victory. Game 3 was against the Upper Mount Bethel Township Outlaws. The Outlaws jumped out to a 5-0 lead but the Mavericks fought back to make the score 5-3. However, an 8 run second inning put the Outlaws way ahead on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Mavericks.
A great day of softball, a great tournament run by the Warren County folks and a great way for the team to start their season!!
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