2016 Liberty Gold season starts with
Special Heroes Classic at Buchanan!
This weekend saw the beginning of the 2016 Liberty Gold travel teams' season. The host was a familiar setting to the Ranchos all-star girls as they visited the Buchanan Sports Complex. Green jerseys could be seen throughout the various fields as 8U, 10U, and 12U faced teams new and old to the girls.
Liberty Gold 8U:
The smallest girls had the biggest weekend as Liberty Gold 8U Team Mom Kendra provided the following summary of their weekend:
Saturday morning we played Bullard Knights. Our very first travel ball game as a new team! Girls played great! Winning 4-3! Carley H. as our winning pitcher! And Graicynn A. as our closer, who held them at 3 runs!
Saturday afternoon the girls played a really great team, Ventura. We lost, 12-2. Ouch!
Sunday morning it was back to playing the Bullard Knights. Again, the girls played great! Winning pitcher was Abby A. Won that game, 9-8!
Winning Sunday mornings game meant the girls moved on to the Championship. We met the Ventura girls once again. Another big loss for us... 12-0. But taking home that runner up trophy was amazing! Girls all had smiles on their faces!!
All in all, the girls had fun!! They played their little hearts out!!
Congratulations to the Liberty Gold 8U girls on their 2nd place finish!!
Liberty Gold 10U:
At the same time Saturday on a different field the 10U girls began their weekend versus the Clovis Bullets. The first inning ran long as the girls racked up an impressive amount of runs to take a huge lead that they would not give up. On defense gloves where in excellent form and went on to win 28-1.
After a break in between games 10U Gold returned in the early afternoon to faced the Ventura Girls Fastpitch Silver. What started a a close contest got away from the girls as the Gold played well on defense but could not find the runs needed leading to 2-12 finish. It was an exciting game throughout.
Championship Sunday arrived and an early morning game versus the Templeton All Stars was filled with exciting play after play. The girls made plenty of great plays and kept it close but late in the game in got away with a final of 5-10.
Liberty Gold 12U:
The 12U Gold started their Saturday mid-morning against the Bullard Knights. They started great with big plays like a huge hit by Haley B that went to the fence but late in the game they could not make up the runs needed and lost 4-10. The 2nd game was against the 12U Ventura Girls Fastpitch Gold who proved to be very tough. The girls put up a fight but the final score was 1-8.
Sunday afternoon brought a rematch with the 12U Ventura Girls Fastpitch Gold that proved the previous day's loss was an abnormality. The 12U Gold put up a terrific battle versus the weekend's top team and just missed victory by a narrow margin, with a final of 4-5. Hopefully there can be another rematch!
Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting Liberty Gold and the young ladies who have worked hard to make the teams. The travel season has just started and we all look forward to next weekend's trip to Riverdale for the Memorial Spring Bash!