The 12U Lady Panthers played up in the 14U division for their first time in Altamonte, not only did they win the tournament they went 5-0 and outscored their competition 37-13!
The back to back NSA tournament champion Lady Panthers had great hitting all weekend by Karen Kelly who had 2 HR's and led the team in RBIs. Jackie Medina was a major impact player with multiple big hits and also hit a HR as well. Julie Kelley didn't hold back at the plate either, she had several big hits at critical times driving 2 triples . Scarlett Shields was once again clutch all weekend at the plate and equally as strong behind the plate taking control of the young pitching staff and throwing out several base runners.
Haley Yeary and Marlee Jamieson were key contributors as well at the plate.
The Lady Panthers once again has strong pitching throughout the weekend. On Saturday, Julie Kelley secured the win in game one and Lillie Killian closed out with the save. Marlee Jamieson pithed strong in game 2 only 3 hits and allowing just one run. Lillie Killian came back to pitch a complete game 6 inning win against the Central Florida Pride in game 3 for a 3-2 win. On Championship Sunday Julie Kelley shut down the Pride in the semi-finals with her fast ball and saw great defense by her teammates. One game changers play was made by Killian who sprained her wrist making a diving catch, she sidelined the last 2 innings of the semi-final game. However, with the championship in sight Lillie wanted the ball and took down Overdrive in a 7-2 win giving up 6 hits and allowing only 2 runs.
Congratulations 12U Lady Panthers, you're tournament champions again!