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18U Player Abby Eichelberger Signs with Richard Bland
Rage 18U to Bolster Roster for Spring/Summer
Beef O'Brady's Fundraising Breakfast - March 1
TRYOUTS Rage 16U and 14U - February 23
Rage 16U Seeking Players
Beef O' Brady's Breakfast Fundraiser on November 9
Rage 18U Wraps Fall Season as Champs!
Rage 12U Rolls in Consecutive Tournaments
Final Rage Tryout -- August 14
16U Finishes 2nd in Williamsburg
Rage 10U Runner Up in Silver Bracket at Peninsula Qualifier
14U Takes Silver Championship in Softball Nation Tourney
Rage 14U Takes 3rd at NSA State Tournament
Rage 12U Black Goes Undefeated in Championship Run
Rage 14U Takes Championship in Williamsburg
James River Rage Well Represented On 2013 All-District Teams
Rage 12U - Black Takes Championship in Va Beach
12U - Black Seeking Additional Player
Rage 14U Tryouts - Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Elementary
Rage 14U Wraps Season with Silver Runner Up in Newport News
Rage 16U Completes Fall Season with 18U/16U Gold Championship in SN Fall Nationals in Va. Beach
Rage 16U takes Gold Title at 18U/16U SN Halloween Cup in Richmond
Rage 14U Takes Gold Championship
Rage 16U Finishes 3rd at NSA Fall Festival
14U Takes 3rd at NSA Fall Festival in Williamsburg
Rage 14U Gold Champs...AGAIN!
Rage 14U Takes Gold Championship in Richmond
Rage 16U Takes 3rd at NSA's Peninsula Scramble
Rage 14U Takes 16U Silver Championship at SN Queen Bee!
Additional Tryout for 10U ONLY - Sun., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. - Riverside Elem.
Rage 10U Takes 3rd in 2012 Busch Gardens Classic
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in 2012 Busch Gardens Classic
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in Richmond
TRYOUTS FOR ALL TEAMS - Aug., 1, 8 and 12
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in Silver Bracket
Rage 12U Wins Gold Championship!
Rage 16U Takes 3rd!
Rage 10U Takes 2nd Place!
James River Rage Mission Statement


18U Player Abby Eichelberger Signs with Richard Bland

We are pleased to announce that Abby Eichleberger (pictured 3rd from left) of the 18U Rage has signed to play college ball with the Richard Bland Statesmen.  Congratulations go out to Abby and her parents, Kevin and Margaret Eichelberger.  Way to go Abby!

 

 

Rage 18U to Bolster Roster for Spring/Summer

The Rage 18U is looking to bolster their roster for the spring/summer season. Please contact Tere Clark (757) 814-3665 or Scott Salsberry (757) 692-0122 for more details and to arrange a private tryout.

The sun is shining and spring is near. If you listen carefully, you can hear the pop of the mitt and the ping of the bat.  It's almost here.  Go RAGE!!

 

Beef O'Brady's Fundraising Breakfast - March 1

The 14U Rage has planned a fundraising breakfast to be held on March 1 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant in Newport News.  Beef's has supported our orgnaization for years and these breakfasts are a huge hit.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from a 14U player or at the door.

TRYOUTS Rage 16U and 14U - February 23

The James River Rage 16U and 14U teams will hold tryouts on Sunday February 23rd, from 2pm to 4pm at the Virginia Baseball Academy (VBA), in Hampton. If you are interested in trying out and are unable to make this date, please contact Tom 757-285-8657 / Mike 757-759-3829 with the 16U, or Amanda 757-651-6461 with the 14U to arrange an individual tryout or to make alternate tryout arrangements. The VBA is located at 1322 LaSalle Ave, Hampton Va. Hope to see you there.

Rage 16U Seeking Players

The Rage 16U is currently seeking players to join an existing solid core group of girls.  Please contact Tom Morris at 757-285-8657 or Mike Snelgrow at 757-759-3829 for details.

Beef O' Brady's Breakfast Fundraiser on November 9

The Rage 18U will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser at Beef O'Brady's this Saturday, November 9 from 8-10 a.m.. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any 18U player or at the door for $7 each. Breakfast includes PANCAKES, choice of BACON or SAUSAGE and BEVERAGE of choice. And our 18U players will be serving!

So join us on Saturday for a good cause and some great food. A special THANK YOU to Beef O' Brady's for their support of our Rage teams over the years.

 

Rage 18U Wraps Fall Season as Champs!

The Rage 18U completed their fall season in fine fashion taking the championship in Va Beach at Softball Nation's Fall Nationals on November 3, 2013.  They finished 4-1 on the weekend and, in the championship, played a complete game featuring timely hitting and outstanding pitching/defense.  Nice job, ladies!

 

 

Rage 12U Rolls in Consecutive Tournaments

The Rage 12U took home some hardware in their last two tournaments.  They finished 2nd in the Softball Nation September Shootout on September 21, 2013 in Richmond.  Turns out, they were just getting warmed up.  They subsequently captured the tournament title in the Softball Nation Fall Fastpitch Championship in Newport News on September 29, 2013.  But winning it was not without its challenges.  They were down 5-1 in their first game on Sunday.  After a two hour rain delay, the 12U found their stride and stormed to a 6-5 comeback victory.  They would go on to a decisive win in the championship game to capture the title and complete the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record.  Way to go ladies!

 

Final Rage Tryout -- August 14

 

The final tryout for 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams will take place Wednesday, August 14 at Riverside Elementary School. We will be forming teams for the Fall 2013-Spring/Summer 2014 seasons.  We seek players who are willing to make a full year commitment.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

5:30  CHECK IN for 10U and 12U

6:00  TRYOUTS begin for 10U and 12U

6:30  CHECK IN for 14U, 16U and 18U

7:00  TRYOUTS begin for 14U, 16U and 18U

 

NOTE:

  • A player's age on December 31, 2013 is their playing age and will determine which age group they will tryout for.

 

We look forward to seeing you.  Good luck!

 

 

16U Finishes 2nd in Williamsburg

The 16U Rage finished 2nd among a 14-team pool in the 2013 NSA Busch Gardens Classic on August 4.  After going 1-1 in pool play, the 16U Rage rolled off three wins on Sunday to advance to the championship game.  Their run was highlighted by a dramatic semi-final victory that required two extra innings in ITB.  Congratulations on a job well done, ladies!

 

Rage 10U Runner Up in Silver Bracket at Peninsula Qualifier

 

After a slow start on Saturday, the Rage 10U circled the wagons and finished strong, taking 2nd in the silver bracket in Softball Nation's Peninsula Qualifier in Newport News on July 14, 2013.  Way to go ladies! 

 

14U Takes Silver Championship in Softball Nation Tourney

 

The Rage 14U managed to dodge the rain AND bring home some hardware this weekend.  Finishing with a solid 3-1 record on the weekend, they captured the silver championship in Softball Nation's Peninsula Qualifier in Newport News on July 14, 2013.  Congratulations ladies!

 

Rage 14U Takes 3rd at NSA State Tournament

 Congratulations to the 14U Rage who took 3rd place out of 21 teams at the 2013 NSA State Championship Tournament in Leesburg, VA on June 16, 2013.  They played a staggering 9 games over the weekend highlighted by a 6-run inning in ITB in the quarterfinals that propelled them to a semi-final game.  The 14U Rage are currently ranked #5 among 14U teams in the state by NSA -- their highest ranking to date.  Way to go ladies!

 

Rage 12U Black Goes Undefeated in Championship Run

Congratulations to our Rage 12U - Black team on an incredible championship run this weekend in NSA's Fort Magruder Colonial Invitational Tournament.  These ladies went on a tear, going a perfect 6-0 on the weekend and outscoring their opponents by a combine 43-13 to take home the title.  Way to go ladies!

 

Rage 14U Takes Championship in Williamsburg

 The 14U Rage brought home the title at the Fort Magruder Colonial Invitational Tournament in Williamsburg on June 2, 2013.  The Rage went 4-0 on Sunday with timely hitting and key defensive plays and finished strong with a decisive 12-3 victory in the finals to capture the tournament championship.  Congratulations ladies!

 

James River Rage Well Represented On 2013 All-District Teams

 

Congratulations to the following Rage players and coaches for their selection to 2013  All-District teams:

 

Ashley Benge (16U) - Shortstop, Warwick High School -- Second Team, Peninsula Disctrict

Ashtyn Clark (16U) - Pitcher, Tabb High School -- Honorable Mention, Bay Rivers District

Megan Dawson (14U) - Second Base, Warwick High School -- Honorable Mention, Peninsula District

Cassidy McGee (16U) - Shortstop, Peninsula Catholic High School -- Second Team, Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools

Emily Salsberry (16U) - Pitcher, Warwick High School -- Second Team, Peninsula District

Dalika Wallace (14U) - Catcher, Warwick High School -- Second Team, Peninsula District

Jimmy Dawson (14U) - Warwick High School --  Coach of the Year, Peninsula District

 

 

Rage 12U - Black Takes Championship in Va Beach

 

The Rage 12U - Black (Keatts) captured their first championship in the Softball Nation Battle At The Beach tournament in Va Beach on April 28, 2013.  This team went on an incredible roll on Sunday, defeating the competition by a combined score of 27-2 including a 2-1 victory in the championship game.  Congratulations to the Rage 12U - Black players and coaches for an incredible tournament run!

12U - Black Seeking Additional Player

Coach Tony Keatts is seeking one additional player to complete his 12U roster.  Please contact Coach Keatts at (757) 746-4403 for details.

Rage 14U Tryouts - Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Elementary

The Rage 14U will hold a tryout on Sunday, February 17, 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Elementary.  Coaches are seeking position players with travel/tournament ball experience.  Contact jamesriverrage@yahoo.com with questions.

Rage 14U Wraps Season with Silver Runner Up in Newport News
The 14U Rage completed their fall season on a high note taking 2nd place in the silver bracket of Softball Nation's "End of Season Showstopper" in Newport News on November 11. The Rage outscored their opponents 38-8 in their 4 victories which included a win over the eventual Gold champions. Nice job ladies!
Rage 16U Completes Fall Season with 18U/16U Gold Championship in SN Fall Nationals in Va. Beach
The 16u Rage wrapped their fall season at the Softball Nation Fall Nationals in Va. Beach on November 3, 2012. And for the second consecutive weekend, they brought home the 18u/16u Gold Championship. Combining solid pitching, stellar defense and a potent offense, the 16u Rage finished 4-0-1 in the tournament and rolled to a combined 7-0-1 record in their final two tournaments. Way to finish strong, ladies!
Rage 16U takes Gold Title at 18U/16U SN Halloween Cup in Richmond
The 16U Rage took the Gold Championship in the combined 18U/16U division of the Softball Nation Halloween Cup in Richmond on October 27, 2012. The Rage went undefeated and held their opponents SCORELESS in three Saturday games behind outstanding pitching and stellar defense. Rage pitchers struck out an incredible 40% of batters faced and the defense produced a number of highlight reel plays. Way to go ladies!
Rage 14U Takes Gold Championship
The 14U Rage won the Gold Championship at the NSA Hampton Roads Challenge Scholarship tournament in Williamsburg on October 14, 2012. The Rage went 4-1-1 for the weekend. On elimination Sunday, the Rage won their first game by a score of 8-6 only after forcing ITB with 3 late runs in the final inning of regulation. In the Championship game, the Rage again came up with some late magic scoring all 6 of their runs in the last inning to win 6-5. "It ain't over til its over". Way to go ladies. Your perseverance paid off.


Rage 16U Finishes 3rd at NSA Fall Festival
The Rage 16U bounced back from a 1-2 record on Saturday to finish 3rd in the 10 team field. The bats came alive on Sunday as the Rage defeated their first two opponents, including a #1 seed, by a combined score of 19-1 before eventually falling to a very tough VA Edge team. Nice job, ladies!
14U Takes 3rd at NSA Fall Festival in Williamsburg
The 14U Rage continued an incredible run of recent success by finishing 3rd in the NSA Williamsburg Fall Festival on Sept 29th-30th. Congratulations to the players and coaches on another strong effort.
Rage 14U Gold Champs...AGAIN!
The 14U Rage won the Gold Championship at the NSA Peninsula Scramble tournament in Newport News on Sept 16th, 2012. The Rage went 5-1 for the weekend defeating their opponents by a combined score of 49-19, and winning gold in back-to-back weekends. Way to keep it rolling ladies. THIS TEAM IS ON FIRE!
Rage 16U Takes 3rd at NSA's Peninsula Scramble
The 16U Rage took 3rd place at the NSA Peninsula Scramble in Newport News. They went 3-2 on the weekend and fell just short of advancing to the championship with a 4-3 loss in the semi-finals. A great effort and solid result in their first tournament of the fall season. Nice job, ladies!
Rage 14U Takes Gold Championship in Richmond
The 14U Rage took the Gold Championship at the Softball Nation Varsity Blues tournament in Richmond on Sept 9th, 2012. The Rage was firing on all cylinders going 4-0 on Sunday and defeating their opponents by a combined score of 43-7. Great effort ladies!
Rage 14U Takes 16U Silver Championship at SN Queen Bee!
The Rage 14U captured the title in the silver division of the 16U Softball Nation Queen Bee tournament at Stoney Run in Newport News. Nice job, ladies!
Rage 10U Takes 3rd in 2012 Busch Gardens Classic
The Rage 10U team finished the spring season strong with a 3rd place finish in the silver division of the 2012 NSA Busch Gardens Classic. In the semi-finals, they battled back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game and force ITB before eventually falling 7-5. Nice job and a great season, ladies!
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in 2012 Busch Gardens Classic
The 16U Rage completed the spring season in fine fashion taking 2nd in the 2012 NSA Busch Gardens Classic. They finished with a 5-1 record in the tournament which was highlighted by a 2 out, 2 strike grand slam home run by Whitley Mathias in ITB to propel the Rage to the championship game. A strong finish to a great season. Way to go, ladies!
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in Richmond
After a rough start in pool play, the 16U Rage turned it on in single elimination and brought home the 2nd place trophy at the Richmond NSA World Series Warm Up on July 14-15.
Rage 10U and 14U Take 3rd
The Rage 10U and 14U teams took 3rd in their respective brackets in NSA's Peninsula Season Opener ("Fight for the Cure") tournament on May 5-6, 2012. Congratulations ladies and coaches!
Rage 16U Takes 2nd in Silver Bracket
After a tough Saturday, the 16U Rage team bounced back with a blowout win on Sunday morning in the End of Season Showstopper Tournament. Advancing to the silver bracket championship, the Rage fell, 4-2, to a tough Carolina Fear team in a well-played game by both teams. A nice finish for this young 16U team.
Rage 12U Wins Gold Championship!
The 12U Rage went undefeated to take the crown at the NSA Fall Nationals tournament on Nov. 5-6 in Newport News! Congratulations ladies!
Rage 16U Takes 3rd!
In their first tournament at the 16U level, the Rage 16U team takes 3rd place at NSA's Williamsburg Fall Festival on October 1-2. Way to get off to a great start, ladies!
Rage 10U Takes 2nd Place!
September 19, 2011
The 10U Rage surged to a 2nd place finish in Pony's one day "Back to School" tournament this weekend. Finishing with an overall record of 2-2 in the first tournament of their inaugural campaign, these coaches and young players are off to a great start to their fall season. WAY TO GO, GIRLS!
Welcome 2011-12 Rage Teams!
The James River Rage is now fielding 10U, 12U and 16U teams. A special welcome to all players and coaches new to the Rage. We look forward to your contributions and a great fall tournament season. GOOD LUCK!.

Upcoming Events

Saturday,  Apr 26
(SN) Battle at the Beach - Va Beach
City View - VA Beach
Sunday,  Apr 27
(SN) Battle at the Beach - Va Beach
City View - VA Beach
Saturday,  May 3
(NSA) Peninsula Season Opener - Play for a Cure
Kiwanis Park
Sunday,  May 4
(NSA) Peninsula Season Opener - Play for a Cure
Kiwanis Park
Saturday,  May 17
(NSA) Outer Banks Classic - OBX
Sunday,  May 18
(NSA) Outer Banks Classic - OBX
Saturday,  Jun 7
(NSA) Fort Magruder Invitational - Williamsburg
Quarterpath Park
Sunday,  Jun 8
(NSA) Fort Magruder Invitational - Williamsburg
Quarterpath Park
Saturday,  Jun 28
(NSA) Historic Triangle Summer Classic - Williamsburg
Kiwanis Park
Sunday,  Jun 29
(NSA) Historic Triangle Summer Classic - Williamsburg
Kiwanis Park

For a complete calendar listing, click here!




JAMES RIVER RAGE