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Based in Pasadena, Maryland, the nationally recognized Riviera Beach Spirit Softball Program was established in 1966 and is the oldest girls softball organization in the state. The Spirit have a long history of preparing girls to play at the college level and this tradition is continuing with the 18U Spirit team. Our team is comprised of talented young women who strive for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community.


Additional information about the team or individual players can be obtained by contacting Manager Steve Steinbach at 410-365-5828 or at steves@ansammetals.com

 

Spirit Wins Second Championship in Two Weeks

Going a perfect 6-0 scoring 52 and giving up 6 in the USSSA Mid Summers Challenge.

 

 

 

 Spirit Wins Pony Mid-Atlantic Championship

 

 

SPIRIT PLAYERS COMMIT TO COLLEGE

 From the Varsity Sports Network

 
Six members of the Anne Arundel County-based Rivera Beach Spirit 18-under club softball team have committed to play in college.

Northeast High's Brooke Steinbach and Sabrina Gordon and Emily Kirby from Chesapeake-Anne Arundel will attend Stevenson University. McDonogh School's Wendy Folfas will play for Gettysburg College.

Courtney Merson (Howard) is headed to Mary Washington and Glen Burnie's Jessica Robinson is bound to Shepherd. Long Reach's Christina Doshim will play for CCBC-Catonsville.
 

Courtney Merson is committed to The University of Mary Washington   

 

 Brooke Steinbach is committed to Stevenson University 

 

 Jessica Robinson is committed to Shepherd University 

 

 Christina Doshim is committed to CCBC Catonsville

 

Sabrina Gordon is committed to Stevenson University 

 

 

Wendy Folfas is committed to Gettysburg College

 

 

 

2014 18U SPRING SCHEDULE

 

May 24th thru May 26th Memorial Day Madness in Hagerstown, MD

 June 13th thru 15th Blast at the Beach in OC, MD

June 20th thru 22nd USSSA Maryland States at Bachman

June 28th & 29th ASA Gold Qualifier in Laurel Springs, MD

July 12th & 13th Mid-Atlantic Championship in Sterling, VA

July 19th & 20th Mid-Summer Challenge at Bachman

July 28th thru Aug. 2nd USSSA World Series in OC, MD

 

 

2013 USSSA 

EASTERN WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!

Spirit goes undefeated with a perfect 9-0 record to win the 2013 USSSA 16U Easten World Series. The girls put up 77 runs while only giving up 7. Dominant pitching by both Brooke and Courtney resulted in 4 shut out games. Behind the plate Christina and Emily called perfect games and kept the pitchers on their game. In the infield Christina, Emily, Amber, Sarah, Brooke and Courtney put together some incredible plays. In the outfield Jessica, Sabrina, Morgan and Carliana kept the big hits from falling in and made some great catches. The defense was without a doubt second to none. At the plate the bats couldn't have been any hotter. Through out the line up every girl had some big hits. Not only big hits but timely hits. Scoring many of our runs with two outs. With the long ball's coming from Christina (2), Courtney (2)  and Jessica (4). Non more dramatic than Jessicas two run shot in the 6th inning of the semi final game to launch us into the Championship Game. What a great way to finish the season on top. A team effort both on and off the field a group of girls that are second to none. 

 GOT SOME!

 

 

 

Summer Schedule Results

38 wins 12 losses 2 ties

310 runs scored

2 Championships and 5 second place finishes

MAY 25 - 27

MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

RESULT 1ST PLACE         

HAGERSTOWN, PA

JUNE 1 - 2

18U LOUISVILLE SLUGGER     

RESULT 2ND PLACE SILVER BRACKET           

CENTRAL, MD

JUNE 8 - 9

ASA STATES

RESULT 2ND PLACE

FAIRLAND, MD

JUNE 14 - 16

OC BLAST AT THE BEACH

RESULT 2-1-2

OCEAN CITY, MD

JUNE 21 - 23

HALL OF FAME GAMES

RESULT 1 WIN 2 LOSSES

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

JUNE 29 - 30

18U CHAOS FOR THE CURE

RESULT 2ND PLACE

CATONSVILLE, MD

JULY 13 - 14

16/18 MID ATLANTIC CHAMPIONS

RESULT 2ND PLACE

STERLING, VA

JULY 20 - 21

18U MID SUMMER CHALLENGE

RESULT 2ND PLACE

CENTRAL, MD

JULY 29 – AUG 3

EASTERN WORLD SERIES

CHAMPIONS!

OCEAN CITY, MD

 

 

The Spirit takes 2nd place in the USSSA 18U Mid Summer Challenge. Down 2-0 in the top of the 7th the girls battled in their fourth game of the day to tie it 2-2. With two outs in the bottom of the 7th a base hit ended the game 3-2. 

 

During the trip to the ASA Hall of Fame tournament several of the girls stopped by the site of the devastating tornado that struck the Plaza Towers Elementary School and town of Moore. Trying to help with relief efforts by purchashing T shirts at the site. And leaving behind our thoughts and prayers from Maryland.

 

 

 

Spirit goes 1 and 2 in ASA Hall of Fame Tournament. Loosing game one 15-12 in 9 innings. Battling back in game two in the stadium winning 10-2. With the third game being a lose 5-4 in the bottom of the 7th. The girls represented themselves very well playing tough competition.

 

 

 

 

 SPIRIT STARTS OFF THE TOURNAMENT SEASON WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP!

TAKING FIRST PLACE IN THE MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

GOING UNDEFEATED WITH 8 WINS AND 1 TIE

SCORING 66 RUNS IN 9 GAMES

THE SPIRIT ALSO BROUGHT HOME THE

'TEAM DISPLAYING THE BEST SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY'

WINNING WITH CLASS

 

 

 

 VARSITY SOFTBALL 

 

 


                                                      

                                         

 

         

 

The 2012 Fall Season comes to an end. The SPIRIT had a great fall. Playing in 6 tournaments for a total of 32 games. Going 22-9-1. Scoring 180 runs. Two championships, two second place finishes and qualifying for ASA Hall of Fame game. A final team BA of .361 and a team ERA of 1.7. Providing a defensive effort that is second to none. This group of 10 girls exemplifies the meaning of the word 'TEAM'. Way to go SPIRIT! See you in the spring


DELAWARE INVITATIONAL COLLEGE SHOWCASE

WAY TO GO SPIRIT! Bracket Champions! Girls go 5-1-1 scoring 38 and giving up only 6.

2013 FALL SEASON RESULTS

ASA First Responders Virginia September 8th and 9th
RESULT 2ND PLACE

ASA Hall of Fame Qualifier Virginia September 15th and 16th
RESULT 2ND PLACE

USSSA Fear the Fastpitch Maryland September 22nd and 23rd
18U TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

USSSA Bachman Showcase Maryland October 6th and 7th
4 WINS 0 LOSES. SCORING 46 ALLOWING 4

Outlaws Showcase New Jersey October 13th and 14th
1 WIN 3 LOSES. Close games with one ITB

Delaware Invitational Showcase Delaware October 20th and 21st
BRACKET CHAMPIONS. GOING 5-1-1 SCORING 38 AND GIVING UP ONLY 6



USSSA FALL SCHOLASTIC SHOWCASE

In the first showcase of the fall the SPIRIT goes 4 and 0 putting up 46 runs and only allowing 4. The pitching was dominate and the bats were hot. The girls had alot of college coach contact.

18U USSSA FEAR THE FASTPITCH CHAMPIONS

For the second year in a row the Spirit takes the Fear the Fastpitch Championship! This time bringing home the 18U Title. Putting up 33 runs in 7 games with solid pitching and fantastic defense.


SPIRIT FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE AT ASA HALL OF FAME QUALIFIER

For the second weekend in a row the SPIRIT plays for the championship. Earning their berth to the ASA Hall Of Fame in Oklahoma City. Going 4 and 3 on the weekend scoring 40 runs.



SPIRIT FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE AT ASA FIRST RESPONDERS

Coming up just a 'little short' of Championship. Playing 4 games scoring 12 and only giving up 5. Good start to the fall season.



NSA WORLD SERIES
Spirit does well in NSA World Series. Ending with a 5 and 3 record. Scoring 45 and giving up 30. The Spirit was in every game. Needing to win 5 on Thursday to stay alive in high temperatures the Spirit won two before getting knocked out in the third. Finishing in the top ten. The facilities for this tournament were pristine.



BLAST AT THE BEACH
The girls had another good showing going 4-1-1. Out scoring our opponents 27-15. With two shut outs. Ulitmatley ending 3rd out of 30 teams.




TANEL 360 COLLEGE SHOWCASE
Spirit rolls through first college showcase of the spring. Going 4 and 1. Putting up 41 runs and only giving up 11. Dominate pitching, incredible defense and lots of hot bats keep the Spirit on top. The girls had a blast both on and off the field while getting some great exposure.

GET SOME!


MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS
What a great way to start the season. Going 8 and 2 seeding third after pool play competing in the Gold Bracket. Playing a 6 inning ITB to move on and ultimately play 21 straight innings to win the playback championship. It might not be the overall championship but the girls got their moneys worth and came out Champions.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Monday,  Jul 28
2014 18U SPIRIT PRACTICE TBA Showell Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!


2012 SCHEDULE

Monday,  Jul 28
USSSA World Series
Showell Park
Tuesday,  Jul 29
USSSA World Series
Showell Park
Wednesday,  Jul 30
USSSA World Series
Showell Park
Thursday,  Jul 31
USSSA World Series
Showell Park
Friday,  Aug 1
USSSA World Series
Showell Park
Saturday,  Aug 2
USSSA World Series
Showell Park

For a complete calendar listing, click here!



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