There’s a time-tested, historical strength within Triple Crown Sports fastpitch when it comes to putting great players in front of college coaches. But that doesn’t mean fresh thinking about current trends in the sport are ignored. With the skill level of 14u players on the rise – and interest from recruiters following suit – TCS
After closing last year in the runner-up position, the 18u So Cal Athletics-Richardson team decided to move a rung up in 2017. Flexing its muscle in multiple tournaments with a roster deep in college-bound talent, the Athletics now stand in the No. 1 spot in the 2017 US Club Rankings results, up one place from
While the 2017 season didn’t go down as a perfect success for the 16u So Cal Athletics Mercado/Smith team, it makes perfect sense where they ended up in the final 2017 US Club Rankings. The Athletics won just about everything in sight this season, continuing their long run of success since hitting the scene before
The larger club fastpitch programs around the country tend to populate the winner’s circle at major events, but there’s a stand-alone team that moved to the top of the final 14u US Club Rankings for 2017. The Texas Dirt Divas, based in Liberty, TX, a bit northeast of Houston, had all the right moves this
By Bradey King If you’re looking for good food, great sports culture and even better softball – Oklahoma City is the place to be. The Triple Crown OKC Tournament returns in 2018 (June 1-4) to deliver another memorable experience for athletes, 10u through 18u, and their families. More than 155 teams from across the U.S.
by Bradey King Colorado Mesa’s speedy and powerful lineup set the tone from start Saturday at Triple Crown’s Fall Colors College Clash. The team showed consistency, crossing home plate in five out of seven innings while junior pitcher McKenzie Surface kept Baker University off the bases through five innings. Baker made some adjustments in the
Triple Crown’s SoCal fastpitch schedule has multiple highlights in the fall, but one of the essential stops on the journey is the Monster Mash tourney, set for Oct. 14-15 in and around San Diego. FIRST OFF – what a great chance to play some ball! More than 200 teams played in the 2016 edition, and
With more than 30 years invested in the world of club fastpitch and a competitive fire that started it all in the athletic hotbed in Houston, the Impact Gold program has obvious markers of success. Dozens and dozens of teams, multiple locations in and out of Texas, stellar finishes at national events – there’s no
By Bradey King Fort Collins high schools and others in the region made sure to get their early-season swings in at the Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Tournament. Fort Collins High School itself looked ready as the hometown Lambkins fought their way to the 1 p.m. championship game Saturday at the Triple Crown Sports East field.
Technically, you’re not supposed to carry a lot of emotion and history from previous games into the contests still to be played. But it’s a good thing the So Cal Athletics 18u team have a least a little long-term memory. Boosted by their one-run victory in comeback fashion at the semifinals Thursday of the TC/USA
Eight proved to be the magic number for Firecrackers-TJ. Seven wins put TJ Houshmandzadeh’s squad in the 14u Championship game at TC/USA Nationals and their pitcher Grace Uribe, number eight, boasted a near-perfect performance for Firecrackers’ eighth win, 4-1, over the Texas Dirt Divas, claiming the 2017 title. “It wasn’t an easy road,” said head
The pleasure taken from a job well done can be a subtle experience. Montana Fouts, one of the most imposing pitchers in the 2018 class and already committed to SEC power Alabama, gave her Beverly Bandits 16u team a golden path to the finish line Thursday in the title game of the 16u TC/USA Nationals,
In the brackets below the very top at TC/USA Nationals, there are still tough teams to play and satisfying memories to make. But the first thing a team has to do is shake off the disappointment of not securing a spot in the Platinum Bracket, which went by the boards earlier Wednesday for the Texas
To not be playing at full capacity, but still finding a way to advance in the bracket, can leave a team with mixed feelings. For the 14u Firecrackers-TJ squad, a pair of two-run victories Tuesday (4-2 vs. Impact Gold-Lampl and 2-0 against the Midland Magic) keeps the team in the mix at TC/USA Nationals in
With less than a week off in the last six weeks, the 14u Texas Dirt Divas finally felt right at home playing in Austin, Texas, at Triple Crown’s USA Nationals. Knocking off The Factory, 9-0, in round one Tuesda set up a Texas-versus-Oklahoma border war between the Dirt Divas and the Exclusive. A big third