Magic Softball 2014
It was right before the big one and the young ball player said, “Please excuse me for a second, while I go bow my head.” And in the dugout on one knee the young ball player prayed, “Oh God if nothing hear me now I know that fate is made. So help us Lord to win this game, It’s the big one, you can see, If we lose, that’s it for us, Please do this, Lord, for me.” And as her body knelt in prayer, She looked up to the sky, “And while I’m here, and have some time, I need to ask you why? They say you never help teams win, Just do it once I pray,
We will pay you back in kinder deeds or in another way.”
“The reason why I can’t help you win,” the Lord just then replied, "Is as you’re asking me to win, so is the other side. I’m everybody’s Father and I must not take one side, so games are played all on your own or they would all be tied. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pray,” He answered her with care, “You can pray that players don’t get hurt and that all the calls are fair.” And while the young girl heard His voice, she bowed her head in prayer, “I pray for fairness,” said the girl “And for your tender care.” “You shall be blessed,” the Lord replied, “Your team and you the same, and now will you excuse me, child, I cannot miss this game.”
*God grant me wisdom to tell a strike from a ball* To know where to throw, and never to fall* Keep me always in the baseline, running straight and true* And I'll look for your sign to stretch one into two* God give me vision to see every pitch* So if a player needs help then I will see which* Let me always hustle so I'll be at my best* And take pride in myself in sports and the rest*God be my strength when I throw the ball* When I'm far from home plate or against a wall* So I never miss a base, please guide my feet* Bring me home safely so my job is complete* When I help younger players, let me always give praise* So they'll see YOU in me, in all of my ways* God, please, guide our Coach to be fair and smart* To teach us to be good, let it come from his heart* Let me take a loss, just as well as a win* To do any less, is surely a sin* As long as I can play, let me make my parents proud* As proud as I am when they yell my name out loud* When my games here are over and my seasons are done*
God, if Heaven has all-stars, I want to be one* Amen
"To GOD be the Glory."
Magic Softball - 2014 ASA 14U B Northern National Champs
Magic Softball defended their 2013 ASA 12U A Southern National Championship by winning the ASA 14U B Northern National Championship in Bowling Green, KY. Magic played 8 games and outscored their opponents 79-9. GO MAGIC!
Magic Softball - 14 U Class A ASA State Champs, Back to Back Champs
Magic Softball traveled to Bryant to play in the ASA Class A 14U State Tournament this past weekend. Magic played two games Saturday, winning them both. Magic faced Thunder Elite Withers Sunday for the winners bracket finals and fell short 4-3 in a 7 inning game. With the loss, Magic had to face Crush Elite again and defeated Crush Elite 8-5. At one point Magic was down 5-1 but battled back for the win. In the Championship game, Magic faced Thunder Elite Withers again. To win it all, Magic was going to have to “double dip” Thunder Elite Withers. Magic came from behind and won 5-4 creating the “if” game. In the final “if” game, Magic won 6-2. All of the parents are super proud of the Magic girls. Through many injuries, bumps and bruises this season, the Magic girls kept fighting, some playing different positions, and the girls always played as a team doing whatever the coaches asked of them for this big back to back Championship. Congrats Magic, we are all so very proud of you! On to Kentucky in July! GO MAGIC!!
WELCOME BACK! Lauryn Swaffar Returns To The Field With Magic
After tearing her ACL and having surgery in December, Lauryn Swaffar FINALLY got to step on the softball field and play with her Magic teammates. At her first at bat, Lauryn smashed the ball to left field with great single and a RBI. It was SO good to see her back on the field and playing! Still lots of strength building and endurance to gain back, but she WILL get there! GO LAURYN! GO MAGIC!
ASA Heartland Showcase College Exposure 16U Champs
Magic Softball traveled to the Kansas City area for one last time this summer and played up in the 16U ASA Heartland College Exposure Showcase. On Saturday the Magic girls got rained out. On Sunday, things were modified and each team played 3 bracket play games. Magic played a Colorado team and two Kansas City area teams and won all three games to win their bracket. Injuries have been a curse for the team this year, and this weekend Magic had a nplayer travel all the way and then get really sick and was not able to play. The girls stepped up, played as a team and did extremely well. GO MAGIC!
Magic Softball ASA Memorial Day 14 Open Class Runners Up - Kansas City Area
Magic Softball travels to the Kansas City area for a second time this softball season to play in the ASA 14U Open Memorial Day Tournament. Magic played a total of 11 games over 3 days. Teams from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Magic only traveled with 9 players due to one Magic girl being sick. Traveling with only 9 players can be a risk and it turned out to affect the team. In the Championship game, early into the game Magic had a player go down and not be able to finish the tournament. Magic finished the game with 8 players and only playing two outfielders. Before the injury, Magic had the lead. The Magic girls did AMAZING only losing by 1 run. The Magic families arrived home in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday. It was a “magical” weekend of softball. GO MAGIC!
Magic Softball 14U Open ASA Heartland Invitational Champs
Magic Softball travels to the Kansas City area for the first time this year and wins the 14U Open ASA Heartland Invitational. The weekend before tornadoes devastated the towns of Vilonia and Mayflower. Magic has two families that live in Vilonia but luckily their homes were not directly hit by the tornadoes. The Magic girls showed their support by wearing red, white, purple and gold ribbons and hanging the sign shown in their team photo on their dugout. Teams were invited to the event and Magic played 7 great games over 2 days. Over 7 games, Magic scored a total of 58 runs and only allowed 9 total runs. A great weekend in the Kansas City area! The first trip up there, but not the last this season. GO MAGIC!
Magic Softball 3rd place 14U Open Dallas, Texas Shoot Out
Magic Softball travels to Denton, Texas to play in the 14 U Open Dallas Shoot Out Tournament. Magic went undefeated in pool play and earned a 1 seed going into bracket play. Magic came out with super hot bats in the first bracket play game. In the semi finals of bracket play, Magic could not piece together timely hits and ended up earning 3rd place. Not what they wanted, but the girls know what to improve on and move forward this spring/summer. GO MAGIC!
Magic Finishes Runners Up In Sheridan Classic
Magic Welcomes Bailey Buffington To The Team, Fall 2013
Bailey (BB) is a wonderful addition to the Magic family. We welcome her and her family to the Magic team. She is not only a great softball player, she is a wonderful young lady and we are lucky to have her and her family. GO MAGIC!
Magic Softball goes to Cabot today (9-14-13) and plays three games. Magic is a first year 14U team and played a very good second year 14U team and won 8-1. In the second game of the day, Magic played a team of high school girls and won 4-1. For their final game of the day, Magic yet again played another team with high school players, and Magic won 5-0. A GREAT day of softball for Magic! These girls keep amazing us with their true teamwork every time they step on the softball field. More fall ball ahead! GO MAGIC!!!!
Magic Softball Wins 16U Fall Frenzy at Greenbrieer
Magic Softball played 5 great games of softball at the Fall Frenzy in Greenbrier. The girls played up in a 16U tournament (as a first year 14U team) and went undefeated. In a total of 5 games, the Magic girls only allowed 2 total runs. More "Magical" memories were made. GO MAGIC! Their new saying since Nationals is "1-2-3 Atta Baby, 3-2-1 Get You Some!"
Magic Softball - 12 U ASA Class A Southern Nationals Champions (Columbus, GA)
"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it"
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming"
"Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character"
Tylar Vernon and Lauryn Swaffer compete in the home run derby at Southern Nationals in Columbus, Ga.
Tylar wins the hoome run derby by hitting 6 over the fence. Lauryn hits 1 over the fence. Both girls represented Magic wonderfully! Congrats girls! Your Magic family is proud of both of you girls!
Magic Softball - 12U ASA Class A State Champions
Magic Softball - 12U USSSA Class A State Runners Up
Magic Softball - 14u Father's Day Classic Champs (Sherwood, AR)
Magic Softball Travels To Oklahoma City To Play In The ASA Hall Of Fame Tournament
Magic Softball - 12U Open Class TGSF Love The Game Tournament Champs (Tulsa, OK)
Magic Softball 2013
"Talent wins games, but TEAMWORK and intelligence wins championships"
By: Michael Jordan
Magic Softball - Bats, Balls and Broomsticks Champions
Magic Softball - ASA Fall State 12U Champions
Magic Softball - 12U Lady Panther Fall Classic Runners Up 2012
Magic Softball - World Series 14U Class C National Division CHAMPS
Magic Softball - District 3, 14U CHAMPS!
Magic Girls Rockin' Their Pink Attire For Pitch For The Cure Tournament
Jumping For Joy In Southaven, Mississippi
Magic Softball - Champs in Southaven, Mississippi
Magic Takes Runners Up at the 14U Class C, 3rd Leg of the Triple Diamond at Bishop Park
Magic Softball- Powerade Spring Slam Champs 2012
Magic Softball - Runners Up In Sheridan
Magic Softball - Benton March 2012
Welcome To The Magic Softball Family Faith Johnson!
Welcome To The Magic Softball Family Bailey, Hannah & Regan!
Magic Finishes 3rd in ASA Fall State
Magic Wins 2nd at the Benton Fall Classic
Magic Softball - SEAA World Series Runners Up!!!!! Pigeon Forge, TN
Magic Softball - ASA State 10U Champions!!!!!
Magic Takes 1st Place at the Mt. Dew Classic!
Magic Plays Up and Wins 12U Tournament in Hot Springs!!!!!
Rumble on the River Runner-Up
Magic takes 2nd in South Haven, MS
Magic takes 3rd in Clarksville
For the girls to look so good on Saturday, they are going to have to come back on Sundays with a better mind set. It is still very early in the season and we know that we will get things going in the right direction.
Congratulations on your 3rd place finish girls! We are proud of you all!!
Magic Softball WINS First Tournament of the 2011 Season!
Magic started the morning off beating the Flames,9-0. Next Magic faced Storm, beating them,9-0. For the finals of the winner's bracket game, the girls faced a tough team,Force, but Magic rallied the bats and came out on top 7-0. In the final game, Magic once again had to face Force, but the girls just couldn't be stopped as they came out with a huge win, defeating them, 9-0.
As stated earlier, Magic had some awesome defense this weekend, only allowing two hits, and NO Runs! Can't wait to see you girls play in C-ville! wooo hoooo!!
Welcome to Magic Softball Abbie Beth!!
~We can Win and Still Have Fun!! ~Members of the Goof Troop~
Magic Softball wins ASA Fall State!!
Magic - ASA District 9 Champs 2010
Magic Softball at the Lady Razorback Softball Game in Sherwood
Magic Wins Heber Springs Tournament - Spring 2010
Magic Softball Wins Tournament in Maumelle
Magic came out hitting as they faced Aftershock, winning with a score of 11-0. Ruff Necks met up with Magic in the finals of the winners bracket. Ruff Necks is a very good team with some good hitters. They had Magic down 2-0 before Magic decided to get things rolling. Magic tied it up 2-2 with some girls on base and a pretty bunt. Then a huge hit came in play to put Magic up 4-2!! That is how the game ended, with a score of 4-2 with Magic on top.
Next in the final game, Magic brought out the bats and played some great defense, and won the trophy with a score of 8-0.
Keep working hard in practice girls. We have told you how important it is to keep your head up and just always try your best. As long as you try your hardest things will keep happening for you! Great Job, we are proud of you all!!
Magic Softball brings home 2nd in Fall State Championship!
ASA National Invitational Champs!!
We are so proud of you for keeping your heads up after losing in the final game of the Texas tournament last weekend. You girls played some great ball that weekend, as a matter of fact, the best you have played all year, until that last game. We were disappointed because we believed that you all got too relaxed, that goes to show you that anyone can be beat on any given day. Texas teams really stepped up the competition in Mesquite, and made us work hard. After run ruling the 2000 Lady Horns it was hard to swallow a one run loss to them in the finals. Everyone had a great day Monday at 6 Flags & those who went to the Rangers/Red Sox game had a Blast, too! It was good to spend some time with you girls off the ballfield. Back to Rose Bud for two days ~ you came back and practiced hard to get ready for nationals, and though our expectations were not too high, you proved us wrong! That Magic Defense stood out all weekend. We want you girls to know that the umpires and coaches all complimented your defense. And way to hit the ball!! I'm sure Coach Rodney has a few bruises to back up that statement!! You adjusted well, and you also adjusted well to our relief pitcher,(Thanks, Corey!)
We have played just about the same teams all year long.... but, in the last "two" weekends we have gotten to see "40" different teams! What an amazing way to end the season!!
Once again, Magic Girls, congrats on your victory! Now let's get ready for Live-Arm!! We are proud of you!!
Magic Softball Wins ASA State Championship Title !!
All year Magic has endured the pressure of knowing they were the team to beat considering their record in 2007 as 6-U. When you want to play competitive ball, that's how it is. Everyone wants to put together a better team. Black ... and Blue... both have put together two very strong teams. Being on top is one thing.. staying on top is a hard task to master. It takes hard work, practice, mental readiness, discipline, and a lot of heart. (Sometimes a lot of this we adults have a hard time with). But not the girls, I think I can say that about all of these teams mentioned here. The girls are the ones out there playing the game. We can teach them and show them. But the girls have to do it.
Magic Softball Wins ASA District 3 Championship!
Magic Softball takes 2nd Place in 10-U tournament!
Breakin' Out the Bats!
National Places determined after Rain Out! Magic Softball Refuses 2nd Place!
Magic Softball Wins Arkansas ASA J.O. Pepsi Challenge
Arkansas Teams Put on a Show in Texas!
Too bad we had to drive all the way to Dallas for a showdown with a fellow Arkansas team! But, it sure was fun to watch!
Magic won both pool play games, runruling both the Mansfield, TX Lady Longhorns '01 and the Mesquite Lady Longhorns. In bracket play, Magic defeated Texas Elite, 16-5, and once again the Mansfield Lady Longhorns '01, 15-2. In the finals of the winners bracket, Magic played our big rival out of , Arkansas, Thunder Black, defeating them 7-6 in a barn burner! Before we ever left Rose Bud, we knew that there would be no "if" game. We just hoped that we would come out on top at the right time. But, unfortunately in the Finals, Thunder Black came out one run better than us. The 7-8 loss to Thunder Black left Magic with an unfinished business attitude and ready for the "if" game. Magic finished 5-1 for the weekend.
I don't see how as a coach, parent, or player, you couldn't be more proud of the performance shown by Magic and Thunder Black in those last two games. Both teams played hard and made some outstanding plays! I have been around softball for over 25 years now, and I can honestly say that I have never seen 6, 7, & 8 year old kids play with the ability these kids are playing with. Yes, there have been several "stand out kids", but as far as a "team" with ability and heart, these kids are special.
Now, for the Magic Girls! Congratulations on a great weekend of softball in Texas! Girls, you have worked extremely hard in practice this last couple of weeks on your bats, and it is really paying off! There is still a lot of work to be done, but keep working hard and it will all come together once we start hitting as a whole. That Magic Defense is still AWESOME! We had a few errors that came at a bad time in the Final game, but that is what we learn from! We can learn from those, but the terrific plays you all made will be the ones we will remember!! And you girls remember that "YOU" always make us PROUD!
Magic places Second at Morrilton
Magic WINS at Benton!!
Magic Takes Second Place in Opening Tournament!
Well, Magic did not bring their bats to the first tournament of the year! And when they decided to hit, they didn't all hit "together". We left too many people on base and couldn't get past Thunder Black all weekend. Thunder Black hit the ball very well. Hopefully the girls will get their bats ready so we can battle back! Thunder's new additions are tough, we will just have to work harder, and we know you girls have the heart to keep working hard. Girls, keep your heads up. We've got a long and fun season of softball ahead of us!
Magic Softball New Year's Party!!
MAGIC GIRLS WIN CABOTFEST SOFTBALL CLASSIC
Big Boom Fall 2008 Invitational
WE ARE MAGIC
Gena Cartwright #15
Callie Eary #3
Jenna Hipp # 25
Bailey Wright # 22
Lauryn Swaffar #10
Tylar Vernon #6
Hannah Bourgeois # 9
Abbie Corder # 20
Kadie Denney # 5
Gracie Hartle #35
Hope Hartle # 13
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Who We Are, Where We'v Been, & Where We're Going!
Moving Up....The Magic girls have adjusted well to moving up to the 8-under Machine Pitch. In 2008 these girls fought hard and played gritty to overcome everyone's expectations for a first year 8-Under team. They captured the titles of the Cabot Classic, Red Storm Inv., Summer Blast and lower division of the Sardis Fest. They also finished as Runner Up in the ASA District 3 tournament and placed 3rd in the Arkansas ASA "B" State tournament. They played fall ball in 2008 and brought home the trophies for ASA Fall State Champs and USSSA Fall State Champs.
What's Next?....We are getting ready to start our Spring season for 2009! We are looking to have a very exciting year. The girls have been working hard over the winter to stay in shape and stay sharp. We are ready to go! These girls have had tremendous success over the past several years and they have earned it. They are all hard workers and have great dedication to the game! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Magic Girls-------WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!
We would also like to take the time to thank our SPONSORS for helping make our seasons so successful. We want each of you to know that we could not do any of this without your support. The parents and the girls THANK YOU for all you do.