16U Crowned HS Division NSA Bring the Heat Champions!
The last tournament for TEAM PFX 16U turned out to be one to remember as the girls took home the hardware for the second tournament in the 2016 season!
The NSA Bring the Heat Tournament featured 22 HS Division teams from across Central Florida. After finishing pool play with a 2-1 record, TEAM PFX was handed the 16th seed coming into elimination Sunday, as the seeding was based on runs allowed, not recorded.
Sunday was a single game elimination, and we were starting our journey to the championship at 9:00am vs Diamond Girlz! TEAM PFX knocked off the #6 seed with a score of 11-3. The next game of the day was against #2 seed Snakebite. This hard fought game ended in an international tie-breaker with TEAM PFX pulling out the 7-6 victory. Next up was the semi-finals for TEAM PFX, who won another exciting game 3-2 vs. Velocity.
Onto the championship where TEAM PFX was taking on cross town rival and the #1 seed, Lady Hawks. Heather Franson picked up the win in the circle while striking out 6. All 9 batters for TEAM PFX recorded a hit in the championship game, giving TEAM PFX the 7-2 advantage and be named Tournament Champs!
The team won 6 of their 7 games on the weekend, and all team members played a part in this championship. “It took everyone for us to pull this out”, says Asst. Coach Sarah Rotta. “The girls truly played for each other, and had each others backs. We couldn’t have done this without all 13 players contributing and embracing their roles.”
TEAM PFX will take the rest of July off, before hosting tryouts in August and moving up to 18U!