Heart Mountain Tournament
Heart Mountain Classic Tournament schedule will posted soon. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting weekend of fast pitch softball. Please direct any tournament questions to Erin Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
A room block has been set a side for teams attending the Heart Mountain Classic Tournament.
Holiday Inn: 307-587-5555
Comfort Inn: 307-587-5556
Buffalo Bill Village: 307-587-5544
Cody Softball Fields are located at 3708 East Sheridan Ave in Cody.
Cody Baseball Fields are located at 131 19th Street near Hugh Smith Park
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Schedule Announced for 2018 Heart Mountain Classic Tournament
Attention Coaches, Players, Parents, & Fans:
Coaches – Please forward this email to your parents and encourage them to go to the Tourney Machine site for the latest information. They can download a mobile application for their phone to keep up with all the latest schedules, scores, etc.
The schedule for the 2018 Heart Mountain Classic girls Fastpitch softball tournament has been set and can be seen online using Tourney Machine. I have enclosed a link for you to access the tournament, schedules, and important information.
We will have concessions available at the softball complex as provided by Cody Pride Softball Association. We will also have 307 Pizza on site selling pizza. Cole Sports out of Gillette will be at the tournament selling t-shirts and softball gear. There is no camping at the softball complex. However, there are plenty of campgrounds in Cody that are available and still have spaces left.
We are looking forward to a fun and exciting weekend of softball!
2018 Heart Mountain Classic Tournament
THE 2018 HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN CODY, WYOMING IS QUICKLY APPROACHING. THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON MAY 18-20, 2018. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR TEAM, PLEASE EMAIL BRIAN EDWARDS AT email@example.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPOTS REMAINING IN OUR 10U, 12U, 14U, AND 16U DIVISIONS. WE ARE EXPECTING TEAMS FROM ALL OVER WYOMING AND MONTANA AT OUR TOURNAMENT AND ARE EXPECTING A GOOD RANGE OF SKILL LEVELS. COME JOIN US IN BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC CODY, WYOMING FOR A FUN AND EXCITING WEEK OF SOFTBALL.
Cody Pride Skillz n' Drills Scheduled for Saturday Feb. 3, 2018
2018 Skillz & Drillz Clinic
Dust off those gloves and join the pride softball girls for some preseason softball fun!!
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
2 – 4 PM
Where: Paul Stock aquatic & Rec Center
1402 Heart mt. street
We will have ‘soft’ bats available for hitting, please do not bring your hard bats!
Pride Teams Travel to Rock Springs for Wyoming State JO Tournament
All 3 Pride teams are travelling to Rock Springs to compete in the 2017 Wyoming State JO Fastpitch Tournament. All three of these teams have many games and tournaments under their belts and have been battle tested. Good luck this weekend ladies!!!
Pride 14U Claims 2nd Straight Douglas Diamonds Tournament Championship!
Cody Pride 8 vs. Casper Cobras 7
It was not easy but the Cody Pride 14U showed a lot of perseverence and grit to come from behind and defeat the Casper Cobras in the championship game of the annual Douglas Diamonds tournament today. Pride was down 7 to 5 in the bottom of the 7th inning when Ashley Dunkerley stepped to the plate and ripped a two (2) RBI double to tie the game. Casper was not able to plate any runs in the top of the 8th and Cody was able to muster 1 run in the bottom of the 8th to seal the victor by a score of 8 to 7.
This was Cody's 2ns straight tournament title at the Douglas Diamonds tournament in the 14U division.
Pride Teams Travel to Great Falls This Weekend for the Electric City Heat Tournament
All three Cody Pride teams (10U, 12U, and 14U) will be travelling to Great Falls, Montana this weekend to participate in the Electric City Heat Softball Tournament. Althought it is a long way to travel, it will be some great experience for the Cody girls as they face some new and different competition. The schedule for Pool Play is as follows:
- Cody Pride 10U vs. Montana Warriers-Black @ 8:00 AM on June 17
- Cody Pride 10U vs. Electric City Heat-Brown @ 9:30 AM on June 17
- Cody Pride 10U vs. Emerald City Heat-White @ 1:30 PM on June 17
- Cody Pride 12U vs. Lady Regulators-Sullivan @ 8:00 AM on June 17
- Cody Pride 12U vs. Magic City Havoc @ 1:30 PM on June 17
- Cody Pride 12U vs. Havre Force @ 7:30 PM on June 17
- Cody Pride 14U vs. Glasgow @ 8:00 AM on June 17
- Cody Pride 14U vs. Billings Yellow Jackets @ 1:30 PM on June 17
- Cody Pride 14U vs. Billings Bombers @ 4:30 PM on June 17
Keep working girls. Play hard and have fun this weekend!
Cody Pride Softball to Compete at the Bozeman Blast Tournament
Cody Pride Softball teams will be on the road this weekend competing at the Bozeman Blast tournament in Bozeman, Montana. All three Pride teams (10U, 12U, and 14U) will be in action this evening which will kickoff pool play. Pride 14U will take on the Helena Siverstorm at 5:00 PM on Field 2 (Bozeman Softball Complex). The Cody 12UU girls will play the Mining City Magic-Robertson at 8:00 PM on Field 3. The mighty Pride 10U girls will battle the Billings Bombers on Field 4 at 6:30 PM. GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!!
CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL TEAM PHOTOS - 2017
THESE GIRLS SCARE ME!!!
2017 Billings Fastpitch Frenzy Tournament Schedule
All three Pride teams will be in action this next weekend in Billings at the Fastpitch Frenzy Softball Tournament. The tournament schedule and results can be accessed using the following link...
Schedule for The Battle of the High Plains Tournament in Gillette
The schedule for the memorial day tournament in Gillette (Battle for the High Plains) has been released. Use the link below to track the latest game schedules and scores. The Cody Pride 12U team will play the Rapid City 12U team at noon and will play the Broadway Bombers-Marino at 6:00 PM. The Pride 14U girls will play the Bozeman Stealers-Fleming at 10:00 AM, Billings Force-Mathews at 4:00 PM, and Montana Extreme at 6:00 PM.
Good luck to all the Pride players and coaches! Go get 'em girls!
Billings Force Dominates at 2017 Heart Mountain Classic
The Billings Force proved that they are a "force" to be reckoned with while claiming all three division titles (10U, 12U, and 14U) at the 2017 Heart Mountain Classic this past weekend in Cody. A total of 24 teams participated in the tournament from all over Montana and Wyoming.
All three (3) Cody Pride teams logged wins in pool play on Saturday. The Pride 12U girls finished undefeated in pool play finishing 3-0 with a first round buy going into the playoffs on Sunday. Unfortunately, Pride was not able to get anything going on Sunday will all three Pride teams losing in the first round of the playoffs. Cody Pride 10U lost a hard fought game against the Rock Springs Storm 10U-Seibel by a score of 10-8 on Sunday morning. Cody Pride 12U fell to the Billings Bombers 12U-Collier by a score of 14-6 after beating the same team on Friday night in pool play. The Cody Pride 14U girls were defeated by the Gillette Blue Jays 14U by a score of 17-4.
The Pride teams picked up some good experience against some tough competition over the weekend. This experience will serve them well as they travel to other regional tournaments in the coming weeks. The Pride 12U and 14U teams will be in Gillette over the Memorial Day weekend playing in the Battle for the High Plains Tournament.
Tournament Schedule for 2017 Heart Mountain Classic
Below is a link to the tournament web site where you can find all the latest game schedules and results. The Clouds are clearing and the excitement is building! We are looking forward to a fun and full weekend of softball in Cody Country!
Cody Gets Ready to Host 2nd Annual Heart Mountain Classic on May 19-21
Cody Pride Softball Association will host the 2nd annual Heart Mountain Classic Fastpitch softball tournament in Cody on May 19-21st. We have really had a lot of interest in the tournament this year. Last year we had 13 teams participating including two Cody Pride teams. This year, we will host twenty five (25) teams in the 10U, 12U, and 14U age divisions. The teams include:
- Billings Bombers
- Billings Force
- Cody Pride
- Montana Extreme
- Rock Springs- Seibel
- Rock Springs- Seltis
- Billings Bombers-Hillier
- Billings Bombers-Collier
- Billings Force- Chartier
- Billings Force- Nieto
- Casper Cobras
- Casper Voltage
- Cody Pride
- Gillette Bluejays-Gray
- Gillette Bluejays-Kimberling
- Riverton Rage
- Rock Springs Storm
- Billings Bombers
- Billings Force
- Casper Voltage
- Cody Pride
- Gillette Bluejays
- Montana Extreme
- Riverton Rebels
- Worland Wildfires
Cody area hotels, restaurants, and merchants will benefit from the event as we expect more than 300 players, coaches, umpires, and family members to be in town for the event.
The games will begin Friday evening with the Cody Pride 12U team in action against the Billings Bombers at 5:45 PM. The Cody Pride 14U team will host the Montana Extreme at 7:00 PM. The 10U division games will be played down at the Cody Baseball Complex. All other games will be up at the Cody Softball Complex on East Sheridan.
The Heart Mountain Classic kicks off the summer tournament season for the Cody Pride Softball teams. Pride teams will then travel to compete in Gillette in the Battle for the High Plains tournament on May 27-28th before going to Billings for the Fastpitch Fury on June 2-4. Cody Pride will also travel to tournaments in Bozeman, Great Falls, Tooele (Utah), and Belgrade. The Pride teams will finish out their season on July 6-9 at the Wyoming State USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) tournament which will be held in Rock Springs this year.
As you recall, last year’s 10U team won several regional tournaments and won the Wyoming State Tournament held in Gillette last July. They went on to finish 5th at the Northern National Tournament held in Rochester, Minnesota. Most of the starters off last year’s team have moved up in class to the 12U division and form the nucleus of the Cody Pride 12U team. Several new players filled in the voids left to form a new 10U Pride team. Cody’s 14U team is still young in their age division but have a year of experience in the 14U division after last year. All three (3) teams hope to gain tournament experience this weekend and in the upcoming tournaments with the hope of competing for State championships in Rock Springs in July.
Cody Pride Softball Association welcomes and encourages the public to come out and support our local girls athletes as they battle against some of the toughest teams in the region. There is no fee for admission. Concessions and t-shirts will be available for the event.
Thanks for helping us to get the word out!
Pride 10U Gains Experience in First Games of 2017 Season
The Cody Pride 10U Girls played a series of games in Billings yesterday against the Billings Force and Montana Extreme. These were the first games of the season for this young Pride team.
The first game was against the Billings Force who dominated the Pride 25 to 4. The Cody girls showed resiliency though and bounced back to defeat the Montana Extreme in the 2nd game by a score of 11 to 9. In the 3rd game, Pride came up short against a different Montana Extreme team losing 17 to 8.
According to Coach Nielsen, "The girls learned a lot and showed lots of improvement. It was a good learning experience and all the teams were great." These early season match ups will really help Pride 10U get ready for the upcoming tournament season which starts on May 19-21st in Cody at the Heart Mountain Classic.
Billings Force 2 Captures Lead Early to Defeat Cody Pride 12U 16 to 3
Billings Force 2 had an explosive first inning and cruised to a 16-3 victory over the Pride 12U girls on Saturday in the first game of a double header at Poly Vista Field in Billings. Pride sent 3 pitchers to the mound to give them some early season work including Jayci Ervin, Tessa Kleinman, and southpaw Morgan Evans.
- Cody Pride 12U fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 17-3 loss to Billings Force 2 on Saturday. Billings Force 2 scored on a single, 2 stolen bases, and 2 doubles in the first inning.
- Cody Pride 12U scored one run on a stolen base in the first inning.
- Billings Force 2 took the lead for good with nine runs in the first inning.
- Jayci Ervin, Ava Wollschlager, Ellie Ungrund, Riley Simone, and Laura Phillips all had one hit to lead Cody Pride 12U. Cody Pride 12U stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Laura led the way with two.
- Billings Force 2 collected 20 hits. Billings Force 2 tore up the base paths, as five players stole at least two bases.
Cody Pride 12U Opens Season at Billings Force 12U Chartier on Saturday April 15, 2017
THE CODY PRIDE 12U TEAM WILL OPEN THE 2017 SEASON ON THE ROAD ON SATURDAY WITH A SET OF DOUBLE HEADER GAMES AGAINST THE BILLINGS FORCE 12U CHARTIER TEAM. GAME TIMES ARE AT 1:00 PM AND 3:00 PM AT POLY VISTA FIELDS IN BILLINGS. PLAYERS AND PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT COACH UNGRUND WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR DETAILS. GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND PRIDE!!!
Baseball & Softball Hitting Clinic in Billings, MT with Coach Lisle- April 30, 2017
ATTENTION PRIDE NATION:
Below is a link to a softball hitting clinic in Billings sponsored by Billings Force Softball. Space is limited and this will fill up quickly so if you are interested I would encourage you to register as soon as possible. Please note that the clinic is on Sunday, April 30th in Billings. The Cody Pride 14U team will be in Douglas on the 30th for the Regional Umpire Clinic so they will not be able to attend this. For everyone else, this would be a great opportunity to brush up on your hitting skills/technique. If you do decide to go, please let Coach Ungrund know as it may be possible to coordinate schedules, transportation, etc.
APRIL FOOLS FUN RUN (5K & 10K) on April 1, 2017
Cody Pride Softball is sponsoring a 5K & 10K fun run on April 1, 2017. The race will begin and end at the Cody Softball complex on East Sheridan Avenue. Registration is $30 for all participants the day of the race. Registration will be from 8:00 to 9:00 AM on Saturday April 1. The race will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Racers can register early by registering through our event page at:
Awards will be given to the top 10 finishers in each race (5K or 10K). All racers will receive a t-shirt the cost of which is included in the registration fee. Pets are welcome but must remain on a leash at all times. For more information contact Jen Brainerd @ (307) 213-0205 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds will benefit Cody Pride Softball and will help cover expenses for our 10U, 12U, and 14U travelling girls fastpitch teams. COME OUT AND JOIN THE RACE!!!
TOURNAMENT FULL!!! --- 2017 HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC
ATTENTION FAST-PITCH COACHES AND TEAM ADMINISTRATORS:
THE 2017 HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20TH & 21ST IS NOW FULL IN ALL DIVISIONS. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED OR SPOKEN TO BRIAN EDWARDS ABOUT REGISTERING YOUR TEAM I AM AFRAID WE ARE OUT OF SPOTS FOR THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT. PLEASE KEEP US IN MIND FOR NEXT YEAR THOUGH.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUN FILLED WEEKEND OF COMPETITIVE SOFTBALL WITH TEAMS FROM ALL OVER MONTANA AND WYOMING. ON BEHALF OF CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S SUPPORT OF OUR TOURNAMENT.
CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
2017 CODY PRIDE SUMMER TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
ATTENTION PRIDE NATION:
Below is our tentative tournament schedule for the 2017 summer season. Please note that this schedule is subject to change so please check back regularly to get the latest information or check with your coaches.
Scheduled Double Headers and Games for April & May 2017:
- April 15, 2017 TBD -- Cody Pride 12U @ Billings Force-Chartier in Billings (Double Header)
- April 23, 2017 @ 1:00 PM -- Cody Pride 12U @ Billings Force-Nieto in Billings (Double Header)
- April 29-30th, 2017 TBD -- Cody Pride 14U @ Douglas in Douglas (Regional Softball Umpire Clinic
- May 6, 2017 @ TBD -- Billings Force 12U-Chartier @ Cody Pride 12U in Cody (Double Header)
Scheduled Tournaments for May, June, & July 2017:
|CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE||UPDATED; 03/29/17|
|May 20-21||Heart Mountain Classic|
|May 27-29||Gillette Battle for the High Plains||Soccer|
|June 2-4||Billings Fastpitch Frenzy|
|June 3-4||Casper Kickoff Classic|
|June 9-11||Bozeman Blast|
|June 9-11||Billings Fastpitch Showdown|
|June 10-11||Rendezvous Ruckus- Riverton|
|June 16-18||Electric City Heat in Great Falls, MT|
|June 17-18||Razor City Invite in Gillette, WY|
|June 23-24||Dash n' Splash in Tooele, UT|
|June 24-25||Douglas Invitational Tournament|
|June 30-July 2||Bridger Mountain Classic-Belgrade, MT|
|July 6-9||Wyoming State ASA in Rock Springs|
GIRLS SOFTBALL SKILLZ N' DRILLS CLINIC- FEB. 26TH
CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL IS HOSTING A SKILLZ N' DRILLZ CAMP ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 26TH AT THE HARVEST CHURCH GYM IN CODY FROM 2:00 TO 4:00 PM. ALL GIRLS AGES 7 TO 14 ARE INVITED. INSTRUCTION ON HITTING, PITCHING, AND FIELDING WILL BE PROVIDED BY CODY PRIDE COACHES AND THE 14U PLAYERS. COME HANG OUT WITH YOUR SOFTBALL SISTERS AND LEARN SOME NEW SKILLS. LEARN TO "HIT LIKE A GIRL" FROM SOME OF THE BEST IN THE REGION. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.
CONTACT BRIAN EDWARDS FOR MORE DETAILS AT (307) 899-3107 OR BY EMAIL AT BEDWARDS@PARKCOUNTY.US.
PLAYER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 SUMMER SEASON!
Cody Pride Softball Association (CPSA) is now accepting player applications for the 2017 summer season. We plan to field 10U, 12U, and 14U teams this year and are excited to build on the success from last season. Many of the players from last year's 10U Wyoming State Championship team are moving up to the 12U division. Therefore, the 12U and 14U team rosters are close to full. There will be a lot of competition for roster spots this season so please be sure to get your registration forms in early to have the best chance of securing a roster spot.
Forms are available on this web site under the "More" category under "Handouts". Registration forms and participation fees are due by April 1, 2017. Medical release forms must be submitted before players will be allowed to practice or participate in any team activities including winter training sessions.
Winter training sessions will begin starting this Sunday (January 8, 2017) at the Harvest Church gym located at the bottom of the South Fork Hill on west Yellowstone Avenue. The 14U team will train from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and the 12U team will train from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. 10U players wishing to participate will train with the 12U team until we have enough 10U players available to have separate 10U practices.
2017 HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC TOURNAMENT DATES SET - MAY 20-21ST, 2017 IN CODY
CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION WILL AGAIN BE HOSTING THE HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC GIRLS FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN 2017. THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE CODY SOFTBALL COMPLEX ON MAY 20TH & 21ST, 2017. ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED LATER THIS FALL. WE ARE HOPING TO BUILD ON THE SUCCESS OF LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT WITH THE GOAL OF BRINGING IN A DIVERSITY OF TEAMS AND COMPETITION FROM ALL OVER THE REGION.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND CALL OR EMAIL BRIAN EDWARDS @ (307) 899-3107 OR BEDWARDS@PARKCOUNTY.US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
2017 MSU Billings Softball Camps
Montana State University of Billings is hosting two softball camps to kickoff the 2017 softball season.
Pitchers and Catchers Camp: Saturday, January 21st 9am-Noon
All Skills Camp: Saturday & Sunday, February 18th/19th 9am-Noon
Please visit the MSUB softball page at www.msubsoftball.com for more details or contact them directly. Both camps will be indoors in the MSUB lower gymnasium. Space is limited to the first 40/50 participants. Please pre-register to secure your spot as the organizers will not be holding any spots for walk-up registrations on the morning of the camp.
For more information contact:
Assistant Softball Coach
Montana State University Billings
1500 University Drive •P.E. Building, Room 26 •Billings, MT 59101
Coaches Clinic - November 19-20th in Cody, WY
Attention Pride Players, Parents, and Coaches:
The local baseball organizations are hosting a coahes clinic on November 19-20th here in Cody at the Holiday Inn. The cost for coaches and parents is $30. The cost for players is $10. Registration is from 10:30 to 11:00 on Saturday the 19th. If interested you should register early to reserve your spot.
Although this clinic is geared towards baseball, many of the principles and fundamentals taught will parallel well with what our coaches teach on the softball field. This is a great opportunity to get some good insight from local legend Seth Moir as well as three other coaches from Montana State and Dawson Community College. Topics will include pitching, pressurized offensive approach, hitting development, championship infield play, championship outfield play, practice planning concepts, general coaching philosophy and concepts.
We hope to see as many Pride players and coaches in attendance as possible. GO PRIDE!!!
Our end of the year bash for Cody Pride Softball is scheduled for Sunday August 21st at noon at the Cody Softball Complex.
- We will be playing "slip and slide" softball in the outfield so please be prepared to get wet (dress accordingly).
- Cody Pride Softball Association will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs.
- Each 10U family needs to bring a side dish of their choice.
- Each 14U family needs to bring a desert of their choice.
- We have some drinks left over from concessions that we will distribute but this may not go very far so please bring your own drinks.
- Bring your own chairs if you do not like sitting in the grass or on the grandstands as seating is limited.
The summer softball season is now over and the new school year is quickly approaching. Come join your fellow team-mates, coaches, and friends for some fun and good food before we close the books on another successful softball season.
Please feel free to call or email one of the Board members with any questions or if you need additional information.
See you there!
Pride 10U Finishes 5th at Northern National Tournament
Cody Pride 10U completed their season on Saturday in Rochester, Minnesota. After winning their first game in bracket play against the Avanti Yellow Jackets from Pekin, Illinois, Cody lost to Impact Fastpitch from New London, Wisconsin and the Silver Bullets from Lino Lake, Minnesota. With the win over Avanti, Pride finished 5th in the double elimination tournament.
The level of competition was outstanding according tot he Pride players, parents, and coaches. Although they were only able to muster one win in the tournament, the experience will serve this team well as they move up next year into the 12U division. The current Wyoming State champs will enjoy the rest of their summer and will come back next year with renewed confidence and motivation to continue their upward trajectory.
NORTHERN NATIONALS UPDATE--Cody Pride 10U Knocks Off #1 Seed to Advance to 2nd Round
After going 0-2 yesterday in Pool Play, Cody Pride 10U showed up "ready to play" this morning in the first game of bracket play. Pride faced the #1 seeded Avanti Yellow Jackets from Pekin, Illinois and beat them 6-5 in 6 innings. Jayci Ervin was credited with the win from the mound while striking out ten (10) Yellow Jacket batters. The defense was nearly flawless with everyone making plays and contributing to the win. The game ended in the bottom of the 6th when Jayci Ervin hit an RBI single to score Hudson Selk to secure the win.
Out of 196 ASA 10B Teams listed on the Illinois ASA web site, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 4th in cumulative ASA points. Points are earned by participating and winning ASA sanctioned tournaments throughout the country. There is no question that the team from Pekin is one of the best teams in the region.
Later in the afternoon, Cody Pride got behind early to the Impact Fastpitch team from New London, Wisconsin and could not recover. The Impact was hot from the plate scoring 7 runs in the first inning. Impact cruised to a 13-3 victory and will move on to Round 3 in the winner's bracket. Pride will play again tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM in the double elimination format and will play the Silver Bullets from Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Only six (6) teams remain in the tournament heading into tomorrow's action.
State Champion Cody Pride 10U to Compete at ASA Northern National Tournament in Rochester, MN
Fresh off their Wyoming State ASA JO Tournament victory last weekend, the Cody Pride 10U girls fast-pitch softball team will be travelling to Rochester, Minnesota to compete in the ASA Northern National Championship Tournament. The tournament is August 4-7, 2016 with the opening ceremonies and check in on August 3, 2016.
Cody Pride Softball has established a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to help offset travel and hotel expenses. If you are interested in supporting this enthusiastic and determined group of girls, please click on the link below.
The girls are very excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity and are proud to represent their community and the State of Wyoming at this national event.
CODY PRIDE 14U TEAM LOOKS AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON
The Cody Pride 14U girls completed their summer 2016 season at the Wyoming State ASA JO Tournament in Gillette earlier this month. They learned a lot this season and are looking ahead to next year. Every 14U player will still be eligible to play in the 14U division next year so we expect great things from this team!
Enjoy the rest of your summer girls! GO PRIDE!!!
CODY PRIDE 10U = 2016 WYOMING STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CODY PRIDE 10U TEAM WHO DEFEATED GILLETTE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LATE LAST NIGHT TO CLAIM THE 10U B DIVISION CROWN. THESE GIRLS HAVE IMPROVED SO MUCH AFTER GOING WINLESS ALL SEASON LAST YEAR. PRIDE NATION IS VERY PROUD!!!
CODY PRIDE 14U WINS DOUGLAS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT!!!
Cody Pride 10U Defeats Chadron, NE to Claim Razor City Invite Crown
Cody Pride 10U defeated the Slammers from Chadron, Nebraska yesterday in the championship game to claim the 10U Division Title in the Razor City Invite held this past weekend in Gillette, Wyoming. The division included a diversity of teams from Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota. This is the team's 3rd tournament title this year. They also finished 2nd last weekend at the Riding the Rails tournament in Laurel. The team is now 19-5 on the season and has their eyes set on the Wyoming State ASA JO tournament which will be held in Gillette in mid-July.
A special congratulations to Jayci Ervin who was selected by the team from Chadron, NE as the MVP for the championship game. This is Jayci's 3rd year playing for the Cody Pride 10U team.
GREAT JOB LADIES!!!
|2016 Razor City Invite - Gillette, Wyoming|
|Pool Play on Saturday 06/18/16|
|9:00 AM||Torrington Twisters 10U||9||Gillette Bluejays 10U||6|
|10:30 AM||Rapid City Storm 10U||6||Cody Pride 10U||7||Win|
|12:00 PM||Rapid City Storm 10U||6||Gillette Bluejays 10U||10|
|1:30 PM||Torrington Twisters 10U||5||Cody Pride 10U||17||Win|
|3:00 PM||Rapid City Storm 10U||14||Torrington Twisters 10U||2|
|4:30 PM||Gillette Bluejays 10U||8||Cody Pride 10U||7||Loss|
|9:00 AM||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||15||Gillette Little Blue Jays||1|
|10:30 AM||Wheatland Lady Lobos 10U||9||Triple Play Academy Inferno 10U||8|
|12:00 PM||Triple Play Academy Inferno 10U||5||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||17|
|1:30 PM||Wheatland Lady Lobos 10U||7||Gillette Little Blue Jays||9|
|3:00 PM||Wheatland Lady Lobos 10U||0||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||12|
|4:30 PM||Triple Play Academy Inferno 10U||13||Gillette Little Blue Jays||10|
|Playoffs--Bracket Play on Sunday 06/19/16|
|8:00 AM||Gillette Little Blue Jays||10||Cody Pride 10U||15||Win|
|8:00 AM||Triple Play Academy Inferno 10U||7||Gillette Blue Jays 10U||14|
|9:30 AM||Rapid City Storm 10U||16||Wheatland Lady Lobos 10U||14|
|9:30 AM||Torrington Twisters 10U||2||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||6|
|11:15 AM||Cody Pride 10U||10||Gillette Little Blue Jays||5||Win|
|12:45 PM||Rapid City Storm 10U||8||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||9|
|2:15 PM||Chadron, NE Slammers 10U||1||Cody Pride 10U||8||Win|
|10U Division Championship|
Pride Teams Ridin' the Rails in Laurel This Weekend
Cody Pride Softball teams will be in Laurel this weekend competing in the Ridin the Rails Softball Tournament. Good luck ladies!
PRIDE TEAMS FINISH STRONG AT CASPER KICKOFF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
The Cody Pride 10U and 14U teams were in action this weekend at the Casper Kickoff Classic Tournament. The 10U team was dominant in their division going undefeated with a 5 and 0 record. Pride 10U held on to knock off the Gillette Blue Jays 10U team for the 2nd time in the tournament to claim the 10U Division crown.
Pride 14U also had a good weekend going 3-2 with wins over the Worland Wildfires 14U (2 games) and the Douglas Dominators 14U. Pride lost a close game against Gillette to start the tournament and then fell to the Rock Springs Storm 14U team on Sunday afternoon in the semi-final round.
Results from Casper Kickoff Classic:
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 12:15 PM||Cody Pride 14U||5||Gillette Bluejays 14U||7||L|
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 3:00 PM||Cody Pride 14U||6||Douglas Dominators 14U||4||W|
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 5:30 PM||Cody Pride 14U||10||Worland Wildfires 14U||2||W|
|Sunday June 5, 2016 @ 9:30 AM||Cody Pride 14U||11||Worland Wildfires 14U||0||W|
|Saturday June 5, 2016 @ 3:00 PM||Cody Pride 14U||3||Rock Springs Storm 14U||10||L|
|* Lost in semi-finals (single elimination bracket);|
|Season to Date Record: 7 Wins & 6 Losses (0.538)|
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 9:15 AM||Cody Pride 10U||12||Gillette Blue Jays 10U||5||W|
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 11:35 AM||Cody Pride 10U||15||Casper Pink Panthers 10U||3||W|
|Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 1:35 PM||Cody Pride 10U||15||Worland Wildfires 10U||7||W|
|Sunday June 5, 2016 @ 9:30 AM||Cody Pride 10U||15||Casper Pink Panthers 10U||1||W|
|Saturday June 5, 2016 @ 11:00 AM||Cody Pride 10U||10||Gillette Blue Jays 10U||8||W|
|* 10U Division Champions -- Undefeated 5-0 in Tournament|
|Season to Date Record: 10 Wins & 5 Losses (0.667) -- 4 of 5 losses were to 12U level teams|
Cody Pride 10u and 14u Teams Have Big Day in Casper!
Cody Pride had an impressive first day in pool play at the Kickoff Classic Fast-pitch Tournament in Casper today. Pride 10u was dominant in their division while recording 3 wins over Gillette, Casper, and Worland. Pride 14u lost a hard fought game against Gillette and then rebounded to take down Douglas and Worland. Bracket play starts tomorrow. GO PRIDE!
Good Luck Cody Pride Teams in Casper This Weekend!!!
Cody Pride 10U and 14U teams will be travelling to Casper this weekend to compete in the 3rd annual Summer Kickoff fast-pitch softball tournament. Cody 10U opens up Pool-Play on Saturday against the Gillette Blue Jays at 9:35 AM. Pride 10U will also face a familiar foe in the Worland Wildfires at 1:35 PM on Saturday. The 14U team will face the Gillette Blue Jays 14U in their first game of the tournament at 12:15 PM. Pride 14U will play Douglas 14U and Worland 14U later in the day on Saturday. Bracket play schedules for Sunday will depend on how the teams do on Saturday. GO GET 'EM LADIES!!!
Casper, Billings, Gillette, and Cody Claim Division Titles at Heart Mountain Classic Tournament
Billings Force 14U celebrate after defeating Casper Voltage 16U in the championship game of the 14/16U bracket at the Heart Mountain Classic.
Congratulations to the following teams who battled with adversity, unfavorable weather, and some tough competition to earn division titles at the Heart Mountain Classic fast-pitch softball tournament this past weekend in Cody.
- 1st Place: Cody Pride 10U
- 2nd Place: Worland Wildfires 10U
- 1st Place: Gillette Bluejays 12U
- 2nd Place: Casper Voltage 12U
- 3rd Place: Rock Springs Storm 12U
- 1st Place: Billings Force 14U
- 2nd Place: Rock Springs Storm 14U
- 3rd Place: Worland Wildfires 14U
- 1st Place: Casper Voltage 16U
- 2nd Place: Riverton Ruckus 16U
GREAT JOB LADIES!
IMPORTANT--Changes in Schedule for Tournament
With the heavy rain and hail that hit our fields yesterday evening, there will be no 12U or 14/16U games this morning to give the fields a chance to dry out. We will resume with the regular schedule starting at noon with the games and times as scheduled. We may try to squeeze the games that were scheduled this morning to later this evening. Stay tuned on this.
10U games between Worland and Cody will be at the baseball fields at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM (original scheduled times). The field we will be using is the one furthest to the west and closest to the County jail.
Thanks Pride Nation for all the volunteer hours! We will not be denied!!!
Heart Mountain Classic Tournament Schedule for Saturday May 21st
PRIDE TEAMS TOP WORLAND IN DOUBLE HEADER ACTION IN CODY
After playing double header games in Laurel the previous week, the Cody Pride 10U and 14U teams returned home on Sunday to face the Worland Wildfires in double header action.
CODY PRIDE 10U:In the 10U games, Cody defeated Worland 17 to 0 in the first game and topped the young Wildfires 16 to 5 in the 2nd game. In the first game, the veteran Pride team jumped to an early lead behind strong pitching from Jayci Ervin (a 3rd year 10U Pride starter). Ervin surrendered only a few hits and gave up no runs in the matchup. Multiple Pride batters were able to log hits against the younger Worland team as the Cody girls cruised to an early season victory.
In the 2nd game, the Pride 10U handed Worland their 2nd loss of the day in a 16-5 contest. Cody sent multiple pitchers to the mound in the game to try to secure additional pitching experience and depth behind their veteran pitcher in Ervin. Riley Simone, Ellie Ungrund, Jayma Tuttle, and Morgan Evans all saw action from the pitcher's circle on Sunday. Development of depth at the pitching position is critical for success as Pride starts the grueling tournament season over the next few weeks.
The strong defensive and pitching effort by Pride on Sunday was equaled by an impressive hitting game. Most of the 10U players logged hits. Laura Lynn Phillips led the way for Pride with a home run blast deep into the outfield.
The Pride 10U girls will be back in action this coming weekend as they battle other regional teams at the Heart Mountain Classic in Cody. Cody Pride 10U brings a 3-1 record into the tournament. Cody is a seasoned 10U team with 11 of the 13 players on the roster at age 10. Riley Simone, Hudson Selk, Jayma Tuttle, and Jayci Ervin all played on the 2014 Cody Pride 10U team that won the Wyoming State ASA JO title in the 10U recreational division.
CODY PRIDE 14U:
Cody Pride 14U girls were also in action on Sunday afternoon at the Cody Softball Complex. Cody faced the Worland Wildfires 14U girls in a double header matchup. Cody defeated the girls from Worland 10-4 in the first game followed by a 9 to 2 victory later in the afternoon. Fast ball specialist Allyson Schroeder (aka, Shredder) got the team going early with a blistering performance from the circle while giving up 0 hits and 0 runs in 3 innings of work. Relief pitcher Kaitlyn Shearer came on and sealed the victory for Pride while giving up just 2 runs. Schroeder and Shearer combined for 11 strikeouts in the game.
The hitting game was solid all afternoon for the 14U Pride girls with most of the girls on the roster logging hits. In the first game, Schroeder, Kinley Bollinger, Ava Meier, Leiawna Varian, Ashley Dunkerley, and sister Sarah Dunkerley all hit the ball well. In the 2nd game, the younger Dunkerley, Ava Meier, Emily Egger, Kinley Bollinger, A'din Ringel, and Kaitlyn Shearer all recorded hits.
The Pride 14U team will start tournament action this weekend at home tournament hosted by Cody Pride Softball Association. The Heart Mountain Classic will include teams from Gillette, Worland, Casper, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Billings. The Pride 14U girls will enter the tournament with a 3-1 record.
Different than the Pride 10U team, the 14U Pride girls are young for their division with 9 girls on the roster that are 12 or under.
Car Wash Fundraiser Moved to April 24, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM
We have decided to move our car wash fundraiser from this Saturday (16th) to next Saturday (23rd). It will still be at the Walmart parking lot in Cody and will still be from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We are hoping for better weather next weekend to improve our chances for success.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Brian Edwards - President
Cody Pride Softball
HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD IN CODY ON MAY 21ST & 22ND 2016!!
CODY PRIDE SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOSTING THE 3RD ANNUAL HEART MOUNTAIN CLASSIC FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN CODY, WYOMING ON MAY 21ST-22ND 2016. THE TOURNAMENT WILL INCLUDE 10U, 12U, AND 14/16U DIVISIONS AND WILL INVOLVE A DIVERSITY OF TEAMS FROM WYOMING AND SURROUNDING STATES. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE MAY 10, 2016.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BRIAN EDWARDS @ (307) 899-3107 OR BY EMAIL: email@example.com.
Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Cody Pride Season
Attention Pride Players and Parents!
Registration is now open for the 2016 season. Please contact Brian Edwards at (307) 899-3107 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a registration packet. We are accepting applications for all divisions 10U, 12U, and 14/16U. Registration forms are due April 1, 2016.
Parents if you are interested in volunteering or helping with coaching, please also get in touch with me.
No Practice today for Cody Pride 12u and 14/16u pitchers and catchers. Practice will resume next Sunday at 2 pm at the Rec Center.
PROUD OF OUR SPONSORS!!!
PITCHING AND CATCHING SKILLS TRAINING!!!- 12U AND 14U GIRLS
Coach Shawn Egger will be holding pitching and catching skills training for fast-pitch softball at the Rec Center on December 20, January 3,and January 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. These all fall on Sunday afternoons and are not mandatory practices. These sessions will focus mainly on pitching and catching. As we move into February, Coach Egger expects that the sessions will start transitioning into other skills. If you have pitched in the past or if you are interested in working on pitching (and catching) this would be a great opportunity to hone your skills.
Players that are not members of the Rec Center will need to pay the use daily fee ($4/day) at the front desk.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Shawn Egger at (307) 899-3687.
Brian Edwards - President
Cody Pride Softball
Pitching Instruction Available with Bri Brasher - January 2016
Attention Cody Pride Pitchers & Future Pitchers:
Legendary Cody Pride pitcher and UW college student Bri Brasher will be in town for about a month over the holidays and is interested and willing to work with any Pride player who is interested in improving their pitching skills. Bri played Cody Pride Softball for many years as a pitcher including multiple Wyoming State ASA championships. This is a great opportunity to get some good one-on-one instruction. Cost is $10/hour. If you are interested, please contact Ron Brasher at (307) 250-3967 for coordination and scheduling.
Brian Edwards - President
Cody Pride Softball Association
Coach Egger Working on Pitching Skills with 12U and 14U Pride Girls
Some new faces in the ranks! 15 Pride players took their game in doors this afternoon to hone their pitching skills with Coach Shawn Egger at the Rec Center in Cody. Additional sessions focusing on pitching and catching are scheduled for January 3 and 17th at the Rec Center from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. GO PRIDE!!!
BOWL-A-THON FUNDRAISER-- Cody Pride Softball and Stampede Baseball
Attention all Cody Pride Softball Players:
Cody Pride Softball has big plans for another competitive and exciting softball season. We are kicking off our fundraising program for the 2016 season by joining forces with Stampede Baseball to host a Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser. See the announcement below. We will be emailing you tracking sheets to use in collecting pledges. The Bowl-A-Thon is more than a month away so you have plenty of time to gather support from families and friends. This fundraiser is a great opportunity for you to get a head start in working towards your fundraising goals for the coming year. Please contact Brian Edwards with any questions or if you need more information. Hope to see all our girls at the bowling alley on January 30th!
Brian Edwards - President
Cody Pride Softball Association
January 30 2016 from 2pm-7pm
Cody Stampede Baseball and Cody Pride Softball are teaming up and having a Bowl-A-Thon in hopes of raising money for their traveling teams. The idea the traveling teams have come up with is that you pledge a certain amount per pin they knock down….. $.05, $.10, $.25, $.50, $1, etc. You set the price. The boys and girls will bowl three games and then add up their three final scores at the end. The boys and girls will be put onto teams of 4 or 5. The boy who raises the most money will receive a 2016 Easton Mako baseball bat and new equipment bag. The girl who raises the most money will receive a Cody Pride sweat shirt and a new equipment bag.
Example: Scores of 72 + 75 + 78 = 225 pins
If you pledge to pay $.10/pin you would owe 225 x $.10 = $22.50
Teams are Forming for 2016 --Do You Want to be a Pride Girl???
Cody Pride Softball has big plans for 2016! Teams are now being organized for the 2016 season. We plan to field 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U fast pitch girls teams depending on interest and commitment. If you are interested in playing for Cody Pride in 2016, please contact Brian Edwards via email at email@example.com.
Hopefully you are all doing well and getting settled in with school and various fall sports/activities.
As you all know, success in any sport or physical activity starts with hard work and conditioning. Enclosed is some information on a winter training and conditioning program geared towards baseball and softball but it is really good for all sports . Both of my kids have trained with Ryan Brown over the years. He is really good with the kids and packs a full workout into each session. When the weather gets bad, this is a good way to get the kids to break away from the TV/video games for a little bit to get their heart rate going. He also works on foot work, hand-eye coordination, and agility training which are great for softball and really any sport.
If you think this is something you or your young athlete might be interested in, please visit with Ryan. His contact information and the schedule for the winter sessions is summarized in the enclosed information.
PRIDE NATION: We have big plans for the 2016 season! Please help us achieve our goals by donating to theprogram! Just click this link to visit our GoFundMe page!
Cody Pride Softball Association is hosting an end of the year picnic/BBQ tonight at 6:30 pm at Hugh Smith Park located near the baseball fields. Pride will provide hotdogs and hamburgers. We are asking 12U families to bring a side dish, chips or something of the sort. We are asking 10U families to bring a desert item (ie, cookies, etc). Please bringyour softball glove and bat just in case. We may do a player vs. parent game depending on interest.
We will also bechecking in uniforms and equipment so please bring any Pride issued items (face guards, etc).
See you tonight!
Brian Edwards - President
Cody Pride Softball Association
Cody Pride 12U Team Takes 4th at Wyoming State ASA Tournament in B Division
The Cody Pride 12U girls completed a busy and competitive fast pitch softball season by competing in the American Softball Association (ASA) Wyoming State Tournament in Casper this past weekend. The team, consisting mainly of 11 and 12 year olds from Cody and surrounding areas finished fourth in the 12U “B” Division behind perennial powerhouses Cheyenne, Gillette, and Torrington.
The Cody 12U girls carried some confidence and momentum going into the annual tournament by winning four (4) of their last seven (7) regular season games. The Cody 12U team that took the field in Casper included five (5) players off of last year’s State championship team in the 10U recreational division. Allison Edwards (#7), Kinley Bollinger (#23), Emily Egger (#9), Kamden Harris (#2), and A’din Ringel (#8) moved up to the 12U squad this year. The remaining six (6) players from last year’s championship team including Jayci Ervin (#10), Riley Simone (#17), Hudson Selk (#11) Jayma Tuttle (#21), Katie Brasher (#00), and Ecylia Wright (#4) returned to defend their title in the 10U division.
Wyoming State ASA Tournament--12U Girls B Division
Pool Play on Friday 07/10/15
Douglas Hotshots 11 vs. Cody Pride 10 (by ASA Tie-breaker Rules)
The Cody Pride 12U girls opened pool play on Friday morning against a familiar Douglas team. In two prior meetings at tournaments in Douglas and Gillette, the two teams split with each winning a game. The 3rd meeting in Casper was also a close battle that ended up tied at 10 by the end of the allotted tournament game time limit. The two teams then entered into ASA sanctioned tie-breaking procedures where Cody came up just short losing to Douglas with a final score of 11 to 10.
Cody Pride 12U bested the Douglas girls at the plate recording 8 hits to only 4 for Douglas. Six (6) Pride players recorded hits including Edwards, Egger, Harris, Nyah Meier (#5), Bollinger, and Ashley Dunkerley (#25). Dunkerley was 2 for 3 while Edwards was 2 for 2 helping to fuel the Pride offense early. Egger led the Pride from the mound to start the game while pitching well into the 2nd inning. Egger faced 16 batters while only giving up 2 hits. Egger walked 7 batters and struck out 1 while giving up 9 runs. Egger threw 72 pitches of which 26 were strikes (36.1%). Ringel came on in relief late in the 2nd inning and generally held the Douglas offense in check. Ringel faced 9 batters in a little more than 2 innings while giving up 2 hits and only 2 runs. Ringel threw 19 strikes out of 28 pitches (67.9%) while striking out 2 batters.
Wyoming State ASA Tournament-- 12U Girls B Division
Pool Play on Friday 07/10/15
Gillette Blue Jays 16 vs. Cody Pride 1
In their 2nd game of pool play on Friday, Cody drew the eventual tournament 2nd place finisher Gillette Blue Jays. Gillette jumped out to an early 7 to 1 lead over Cody and never looked back while cruising to a 16 to 1 victory. Gillette belted 7 hits to just 1 hit for Cody (a single by #15 Summer Holeman). Cody was never able to get the bats going against Gillette which played stingy defense behind solid pitching. The Pride also struggled from the mound behind Allyson Schroeder (#3). Schroeder had trouble finding the mark against an experienced Gillette offense. Schroeder faced 24 batters while giving up 16 runs and 7 hits. She struck out 3 batters and walked 11. Out of 100 pitches thrown, Schroeder threw 43 strikes (43%). Gillette ultimately fell to Cheyenne in the championship game on Sunday.
Wyoming State ASA Tournament--12U Girls B Division
Bracket Play on Saturday 07/11/15
Torrington Twisters 12 vs. Cody Pride 8
In their first game of bracket play in the double elimination tournament, the Cody Pride 12U girls faced another familiar opponent in the Twisters from Torrington. Pride jumped out to an early 4 to 3 lead at the end of the 1st inning but could not hold on as Torrington pulled away with a 12 to 8 victory.
Pride matched the Torrington offense while racking up 6 hits which equaled Torrington’s. Meier went a perfect 2 for 2 from the dish singling in the first and fourth innings. Dunkerley was also 2 for 2 and Egger was 1 for 2 for Cody. Costly errors proved to be the difference with Cody giving up 4 errors while Torrington had none.
Schroeder led the Pride defense and was credited with the loss. Schroeder faced 25 batters in just over 3 innings and gave up 6 hits, 7 walks, and 12 runs while striking out 2 batters. She threw 98 pitches of which 49 were strikes (50%).
Wyoming State ASA Tournament--12U Girls B Division
Bracket Play on Saturday 07/11/15
Cody Pride 12 vs. Laramie 7
On Saturday evening, Cody Pride 12U faced a competitive team of all-stars from Laramie. Cody played arguably their best and most complete game of the season while besting the girls from Laramie 12 to 7. The game saw six (6) lead changes and was a competitive pitching duel for the first three innings. After the first inning both teams were scoreless. After trading punches in the 2nd and 3rd innings the game was tied 3 to 3. Cody’s offense exploded in the bottom of the 4th when they plated 9 runs. They were able to hold on for the win after 5 innings behind excellent pitching by Schroeder and a stingy defense.
Schroeder was phenomenal from the mound and frustrated the Laramie batters only giving up 4 hits. Out of 15 outs secured by the Pride, 11 of them were due to strike outs behind Schroeder’s hot hand. Schroeder pitched the entire game and faced 24 batters. She threw 109 pitches of which 64 were strikes (58.7%). Schroeder (nicknamed by her team-mates and coaches as “Shredder”) walked just 3 batters on the night. “We are so proud of the game that Shredder pitched against Laramie” said Assistant Coach and Cody Pride Association President Brian Edwards. “Schroeder has improved her accuracy, technique, and consistency late in the season. Although we have seen Schroeder pitch well in other games, this was by far her best performance. She was accurate and in command of the game from start to finish. She left several people including many in her own dug out with dropped lower jaw after she single handedly retired 11 batters”, said Edwards.
Equally impressive was the overall team effort on both offense and defense. “Clearly the girls wanted the win and wanted to be sure they could stay one more night in Casper to continue on with bracket play on Sunday”, said 1st Base Coach and Assistant Coach Cody Edwards. Pride belted 10 hits to only 4 by Laramie. Eight (8) of Eleven (11) Pride players that stepped to the plate registered hits on Saturday night. Harris was 2 for 3. Dunkerley was also 2 for 3 including a triple late in the 4th inning. The barrage of hits was ignited by a home run down the first base line by Edwards and a three (3) RBI single by Schroeder.
“The Pride defense was relentless in all areas” according to Assistant Coach Edwards. This was a very physical game which saw multiple collisions and diving plays. Pride catcher Bollinger collided with the Laramie first baseman late in the 4th inning resulting in a tournament ending knee injury. Harris and Ringel picked off multiple fly balls frustrating the Laramie batters. Relief catcher Egger made a diving play at home plate to catch a tipped ball in the final inning. Egger then proceeded to fire a ball from home plate to 3rd baseman Edwards who made the tag at third to win the game and stifle any Laramie hopes of catching Cody.
Wyoming State ASA Tournament--12U Girls B Division
Bracket Play on Sunday 07/12/15
Torrington Twisters 16 vs. Cody Pride 5
After an emotional victory over Laramie on Saturday evening, Cody moved up in the bracket and again faced their cross state rival Torrington Twisters again on Sunday morning. This time it was evident that the young Cody team left it all on the field the previous night against Laramie. Torrington jumped out on Cody early and coasted to a 16-5 victory while claiming 3rd place in the B Division of the tournament.
Four (4) Torrington players combined for 11 hits and seven RBIs to fuel the Torrington offense. Torrington finished with 14 hits compared to just 2 for Cody as the Torrington batters frustrated Pride pitchers Schroeder and Ringel. Harris was the only bright spot on offense for Pride. Harris was a perfect 2 for 2 from the plate and had 1 RBI. Harris was the only Pride batter to manage a hit against the stingy Torrington defense.
Schroeder started out the game for Pride from the mound with the hopes that her hot hand from the previous evening would continue. Although she pitched well, she still managed to give up 9 hits and 11 runs in a little over 2 innings of work. Schroeder only walked 2 and struck out 3 batters. She faced 19 batters and threw 68 pitches of which 34 were strikes (50%). Seeing that the Torrington batters were finding their mark against Schroeder, Head Coach Egger brought in relief pitcher Ringel late in the 3rd inning to see if a change in speed would make a difference. Ringel pitched well giving up 5 hits and 5 runs to the experienced Torrington team but was unable to slow down the Torrington offense. Ringel walked 4 batters and struck out 2. She faced 12 batters and threw 47 pitches of which 23 were strikes (48.9%).
Cody Pride 12U Wraps Up 2015 Season at Wyoming State ASA Tournament in Casper
The Cody Pride 12U girls will complete a busy and competitive fast pitch softball season by competing in the American Softball Association (ASA) Wyoming State Tournament in Casper this weekend. Opening ceremonies for the State ASA event are scheduled for Thursday evening (July 9, 2015) at 7:00 PM at the Natrona County High School Football Field in Casper. Pool play to determine seeding will begin on Friday with bracket competition extending through Sunday afternoon.
Winners of four (4) of their last seven (7) games, the group of 11 and 12 year olds appear to be peaking at the right time as they carry momentum into the State tournament. Cody Pride returns all eleven (11) players off of last year’s State championship team in the 10U recreational division. Allison Edwards (#7), Kinley Bollinger (#23), Emily Egger (#9), Kamden Harris (#2), and A’din Ringel (#8) have moved up to the 12U squad while Jayci Ervin (#10), Riley Simone (#17), Hudson Selk (#11) Jayma Tuttle (#21), Katie Brasher (#00), and Ecylia Wright (#4) will return to defend their title in the 10U division.
The Pride 12U girls have played in competitive weekend tournaments throughout Montana and Wyoming since May in preparation for the State tournament. In early tournaments in Laurel (Riding the Rails – 05/30/2015 – 05/31/2015), Billings (Fastpitch Frenzy – 06/05/15 – 06/07/15), and Bozeman (Bozeman Blast- 06/12/15) the Pride girls faced some of the best fast pitch softball teams in the region. Although the girls did not come away with many wins in Montana, the experience gained is already starting to show with a young team mainly consisting of 11 year olds.
Early in the season, adversity plagued the Cody Pride girls with multiple games and practices cancelled due to wet weather. Injuries and illness also depleted the 12U roster on several occasions. In Bozeman, only six (6) of the regular 12 player roster were available to suit up and play. Coach Shawn Egger was able to complete the remaining games by borrowing some players from the 10U squad which also was competing in the tournament. Ava Meirs, Jayci Ervin, Hudson Selk, Riley Simone, and Laura Lynn Phillips all stepped up and played well with their older Pride members.
Douglas Invitational Tournament- June 20th & 21st
Casper Sliders 15 vs. Cody Pride 6
June 20th @ Douglas Invitational
On June 20th & 21st, the Pride 12U girls competed at the Douglas Invitational Tournament at Bartling Park in Douglas, Wyoming. The girls from Cody started slow losing their first pool play game to the Casper Sliders 15-6. Cody Pride 12U jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and the game remained tied half way through the 2nd inning. Casper was able to pull away late in the 2nd and 3rd innings with aggressive base running which capitalized on errors and inconsistent pitching by the young Pride team.
Emily Egger led the Pride from the mound into the 2nd inning and gave up eight (8) runs despite only giving up two (2) hits. Egger faced a total of twelve (12) Casper batters, striking out two (2) and walking four (4). Egger threw 40% strikes during the game. Allison “Shredder” Schroeder came in late in the 2nd in relief but did not fare much better. Schroeder faced 16 batters giving up 2 hits and walking 7 batters with no strikeouts. Schroeder threw 15 strikes out of 56 pitches (26.7%) and gave up 7 runs.Schroeder and Egger did their part at the plate to try to hold on recording the only hits for Pride for the game.
Douglas Dominators 7 vs. Cody Pride 6
June 20th @ Douglas Invitational
The 2nd game for the Pride 12U girls in pool play on June 20th was a hard fought game against the Douglas Dominators. Cody again came out sluggish and was behind six (6) to 0 after three (3) innings. The Cody bats came alive in the 4th and 5th innings racking up six (6) runs to one run for Douglas. The Pride came up just short in the 5th ultimately losing to the Dominators 7 to 6. The hitting for both teams was relatively even with each team giving up 5 hits in the game. Allison Schroeder hit a grand slam home run in the fourth inning plating Nya Meier (#5), Bollinger, and Harris. Ashley Dunkerley (#25) was also strong at the plate going 1 for 2 including a triple in the third inning. Bollinger went 2 for 2 (both singles) and racked up one (1) RBI for Pride.
Schroeder was credited with the loss while pitching all four (4) innings against Douglas.Schroeder gave up 5 hits and walked 10 batters while recording one strikeout. Schroeder faced 23 batters while pitching 33 strikes out of 99 pitches (33.3%).
Cody Pride 11 vs. Gillette Bluejays