12U Tuesday Morning Recap

July 12, 2016


Pool Play officially started Tuesday morning for the 12 and under division at Adair Park in Independence, Missouri.


Though the rain forced the first games to be delayed, the girls came in with a vengeance at 10a.m. The athleticism that has been displayed in the first two days is astounding to say the least.


The OC Batbusters –Garcia won their first pool play match 5-2 against the Louisville Stunners.


Russell Ham, assistant coach, said, “We feel pretty good. Early on in the game we were patient at the plate. We got a couple walks and a key hit right away. I think we did well."


The weather was an unexpected factor in tournament play, but the teams did not mind the delay.


“We were not ready to play yesterday. It honestly allowed some of the girls to get more sleep and get focused,” Ham said.


The Batbusters come from California and are excited to get the tournament started. “We really like the way that pool play is set up. I think it is a true pool play to see who will come out as first," Ham said. "We are looking forward to the adventure and playing teams from different states."


The Georgia Impact also executed a great performance this morning. They defeated the Oklahoma Diamond Girls 12-1.


Head coach Jason Gusaeff is proud of his girls’ focus throughout the game. “They kept on working because they know we have a game right after. We have to keep them on track and in the game,” Gusaeff said.


“The girls were much better than yesterday. We were a little flat in the last two games yesterday, so we came out hitting the ball today. It was good,” Gusaeff said.


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