PA Strikers U14 Black Fast Pitch Softball Team wins States

The PA Strikers U-14 Black Fast Pitch Softball Team after winning the ASA PENNSYLVANIA STATE TOURNAMENT in Drifton. Players include Riley Brown, Amber Brugger, Sarah Clinton, Caitlin Coker, Alex DeLeon, Bridget Guinan, Sydney Hayes, Stephanie Jacoby, Grace Marsalo, Veronica Maryanski, Aubrey Seal and Casey Walker. Manager Tony Marsalo, Head Coach Chuck Coker and Assistant Coaches Judy Coker, Bob Seal and Tom Jacoby.

The PA Strikers U14 Black Fast Pitch Softball Team recently won the ASA Pennsylvania State Tournament which was held in Drifton over the weekend of June 20 June 22.

The three-day tournament was a National Qualifier meaning the winner of the tournament would represent the Pennsylvania in the U14 Division at the ASA Nationals being held in late July in San Diego, California.

The 14 U Black went undefeated in all six games over the three day period. On Friday they beat the Central PA Explosion, 4-3 and the NE Explosion, 9-8. On Saturday, the Strikers defeated the Pittsburgh Spirit 14U Gold, 5-3 and the Nook Softball Black, 3-2. On Sunday, in the Semi-Final game they played a tight game and won against the Newtown Rock 2K, 9-5. In the Championship game, the Strikers once again faced the Newtown Rock 2K and proceeded to 10 run rule them in five innings, with a final score of 10-0. The final win on Sunday earned the girls the opportunity to represent the State of Pennsylvania at the ASA National Tournament being held in San Diego, CA in late July. As of now, they will be the ONLY 14 U team from PA playing in the Nationals in San Diego, CA.

In order to help pay for costs associated with going to San Diego, the team is holding numerous fundraisers including a Vera Bradley Bag Bingo being held on Friday, July 18th at the Norco Firehall located on Rte. 724 in Pottstown. Tickets are available now and will be available at the door. Please visit the PA Strikers website for more information about this exciting fundraiser!

The PA Strikers have played in various tournaments this past fall and spring and are in full gear now for their summer tournaments. The team will compete this summer in roughly 4 more Tournaments as well as Nationals between now and August. More information about the Strikers can be found on their website at www.eteamz.com/pastrikersfastpitchsoftball.com