2013 Stealth Tryouts
Stealth tryouts for 2013 Season are over. Teams will be listed soon. There are still a few spots available at all age levels. Please contact Eric Myers for a private tryout.
Indiana Stealth 16U Wins NSA "A" Nationals
The Indiana Stealth 16U team won the 2012 NSA "A" Nationals in Spartanburg, SC. The Stealth went undefeated winning 8 games on their way to a rout of the Michigan Finess for the Championship Title.
Jordan Dean-Pendleton Heights
Abreana Gaddis-Monroe Central
Cierra Liddick-Madison Grant
Kaycie Pyle-Madison Grant
Breana Pryor-Pendleton Heights
Stealth rout Finesse for 16-and-under championship
ALEX C. HICKS JR./email@example.com
By JOEY MILLWOOD
For the Herald-Journal
Published: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.
DUNCAN — Indiana Stealth pinch-hitter Abrea Gaddis stepped into the batter's box in the fifth inning on Friday afternoon at the NSA World Series against Michigan Finesse. With a 10-4 lead, the Stealth were two runs away from putting an early end to the 16-and-under division championship at Middle Tyger Park.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Gaddis sent a shot to right-center field for a game-winning double after two runs crossed the plate as Indiana cruised to the title with a 12-4 victory.
“I'm the youngest person on the team,” the 14-year-old said. “It felt good to come up and hit to help the team win the whole thing.”
For a couple of innings, the Finesse had the momentum. All nine Finesse hitters came to the plate in the top of the first inning, with Olivia Logan, Sienna Serber and Mel Bazany driving in runs on singles. Logan added the last Michigan run in the second with an RBI single.
Down 4-0, the Stealth switched pitchers. Cierra Liddick took over with two Finesse runners on base and two outs. She got Bazany to fly out to second base to end the inning.
In the bottom of the second, the wheels fell off for Michigan. Sara Masters started the inning off with a double. Five of the next eight Stealth batters hit doubles off of Michigan pitcher Kay Balzer. With the game tied at 4, Kaycie Pyle hit a bases-clearing double to give the Stealth a 6-4 lead. Masters came up for a second time in the inning and hit a homer over the left-center field fence. At the end of the third, the Stealth had an 8-4 lead.
“We tell them every inning, we get our runs,” Stealth coach Eric Myers said. “We don't have to shut them down to win a game.”
Those words proved to be prophetic on Friday.
The hits just kept coming for the Stealth. With a runner on base, Jordan Dean hit a shot to left-center field for the second Stealth homer of the game. That set up Gaddis' at-bat in the fifth inning.
For the Finesse, Logan was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Masters led the way for the Stealth. She finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
“This was the first year that this team has played together,” Myers said. “It didn't show on the field.
“It seems like we played together for five or six years,” he said. “I've never had a team like this top to bottom. There are no individuals.”
Indiana Stealth Organization
The Indiana Stealth Organization began in 2010 when only 2 teams existed. In 2012, they had 6 teams, with the 16U team winning the NSA "A" Nationals.
The organization itself is based out of Selma, Indiana. Players are from all over Indiana, primarily from East Central Indiana, but not exclusively.
Among the coaching staff, there are lots of years of fastpitch and travel ball experience. Our primary goal is to help develop kids/players for that "next level".
We have a firm belief in hard work pays off in the long run and will do what we can to make your kid as successful as they want to work. From the organization to our current players and future players....we look forward to making you the best ball player you want to be!