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       2017/18 SPICE TRYOUT INFORMATION 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS

(10U-18U, based upon player age on 12/31/17)   

 ARRIVE ON TIME, as we will handle check in/registrations/waivers in the first 30 minutes

QUESTIONS OR CAN'T MAKE ANY OF THE TRYOUT DATES?
Send an e-mail to Jon Hughes hugheslaw@gmail.com 

 July / August 2017 - Tryout dates for all age groups:
 July 29, Saturday 9 - Noon Lower Woodland
July 30, Sunday 9 - Noon Lower Woodland
Aug 5, Saturday (Make Ups) 9 - Noon Lower Woodland

LOWER WOODLAND PARK Softball Fields: N. Green Lake Way and N. 54th Ave in Seattle

Contact Jon Hughes at hugheslaw@gmail.com or our head coaches below for more information or to inquire at any time about opportunities for private tryouts.

 

2017/2018 Seattle Spice Head Coaches (WORKING LIST, TO BE UPDATED)

10U

12U (1-2 teams)

14U-Black

14U-03

16U-IC

18U

18U-Black

Rob Wright
robertwr@hotmail.com

Jon Hughes (contact Jon for more info)
hugheslaw@gmail.com

Mike Lawson
mike.lawson@kayesmith.com

Greg Harrison
gregory_harrison@outlook.com

Jon Hughes
hugheslaw@gmail.com

Frank Scandiffio
franksoftball@outlook.com

Steve Barker
stevebarker07@gmail.com

 

INTERESTED IN COACHING WITH SEATTLE SPICE? We are looking for positive/energetic coaches who do things the Spice way! Excellent sportsmanship, quality instruction, and a positive coaching style is what we demand. Contact Jon Hughes for more info.   

 

2016/2017 Seattle Spice Head Coaches

10U

12U-Red

12U-Black

14U-03

14U-A IC

16U-A

18U-Red

18U-Black

 

Practice Locations

Spice practices in Seattle at the Hangar in Magnusen Park at Sand Point and the Mitchell Activity Center at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill. See our Locations HERE.

 

 

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Seattle Spice Softball Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and offers an outstanding opportunity for any softball player who wants to enhance her fastpitch softball skills and compete at a higher select level. In addition to being on a great Spice team, the girls and young women will be a part of a great organization that has a long history, has reputable, respected, and experienced coaches, and works diligently to keep player fees reasonable. Seattle Spice serves the Seattle metropolitan area and draws players from the greater Puget Sound area, including King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.



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Monday, July 17
Spice 14U-IC Wins Championship in ASA Washington State Games, July 15-16, 2017

A number of our Spice teams played in the 16U-18U ASA Washington State Games (14U-IC, 16U, 18U-Red, 18U-Black). Congratulations to 14U-IC for going 5-0 and winning the Bronze Championship.

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Spice 14U-IC, ASA Washington Games, July 15-16, 2017

Sunday, July 2
Spice 18U-Red Wins 2017 Slamfest Silver

Seattle Spice 18U-Red won the Silver Championship of the USSSA Slamfest tournament in Tacoma, June 24-25, 2017. It was a great day with everyone truly contributing and playing hard in the Northwest heat of 90+ degrees. Additional congratulations to Maren Schimek who was awarded the game ball and MVP for the final game. She hit a three run homer to take the lead that held to the end. It was her second of the weekend.

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Spice 18U-Red Slamfest Silver Champions, June 24-25, 2017

Sunday, July 2
Spice 14U-03 Wins 2017 Slamfest Silver

Seattle Spice 14U-03 won the USSSA Slamfest 15U Silver Bracket Championship in Spanaway, WA, June 24-25, 2017. Hot weather, hot bats, and a beautiful day under Mt. Rainier.

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Champions Spice 14U-03 with Second Place Velocity

Sunday, July 2
Spice 16U Wins the 2017 ASA June Final

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Spice 16U ASA June Final Champions

Congratulations to Seattle Spice 16U for going 6-0 and winning the ASA/USA June Final Championship, June 24-25, 2017.



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Spice 16U - June 24-25, 2017

Sunday, July 2
Spice 14U-IC in Colorado for the 2017 TCS Sparkler Tournament

Seattle Spice 14U-IC spent the week in Colorado Springs at the Triple Crown Sports Colorado Sparkler Fastpitch showcase tournament, June 26- July 1, 2017. It was a great week of meeting and playing some excellent teams from California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and Kansas. A lot of softball but also time for fun experiences like visiting the USA Olympic Training Center

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Spice 14U-IC with the Kansas Renegades

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Spice 14U-IC at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs
Sunday, July 2

Friday, June 16
Purchases on Amazon Smile will Donate to Seattle Spice

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Seattle Spice Softball. You will need to use this ordering link to make sure Spice receives the donation: smile.amazon.com/ch/48-1254865

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Wednesday, June 14
Don't Mess With Spice!

A couple of our teams recently spent some time at Cappy's Boxing Gym in Seattle working on conditioning and agility. It's always fun to switch up the practice routine with something new!

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Spice 14U-IC

18U-Red Boxing 2017
Spice 18U-Red

Tuesday, June 13
Katrina McGranahan of Spice 18U-Black Awarded 2017 Co-MVP of Olympic League 1A Division

Congratulations to Coupeville High School’s Katrina McGranahan for willing the Olympic League 1A Division Softball Co-MVP honors in voting by league coaches!  Katrina was also one of the Athlete of the Year award winners for Coupeville, playing volleyball and softball for the Wolves.

https://coupevillesports.com/2017/06/06/three-for-the-win/



Tuesday, June 13
Spice 12U-Black Takes Second Place in the 2017 Acer's NW Classic

Spice 12U-Black finished 2nd in the Silver Bracket at the ASA Acer's Northwest Classic open tournament, June 3-4, 2017. They upset a few A teams along the way and pushed one right to the end in the championship game.....but lost 10 to 8. Gotta love the Spice colored eye "red."

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Spice 12U-Black at Acer's NW, June 3-4, 2017

Monday, June 5
Seattle Spice 14U-IC Takes 2nd Place Gold at Sterling

Spice 14U-IC had a blast at the NSA Sterling tournament in Wenatchee over the three day Memorial Day weekend. The weather was hot - in the 90's. Spice battled through a number of injuries and heat exhaustion to take second place in the Gold bracket, going 6-1 over the holiday weekend.

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Spice 14U-IC, 2nd Place Gold, May 27-29, 2017

Monday, June 5
Seattle Spice Players Make 2017 4A North Puget Sound League All-League Teams

Congratulations to our Seattle Spice players for making the 4A North Puget Sound League Cascade all-league softball teams for the 2017 season! 

1st Team:
Infield - Hanna Scandiffio, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 16U)

2nd Team:
Catcher - Tatiana Leahy, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 16U)
Designated Player – Marianna DeSimone, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 18U-Red)

Honorable Mention:
Pitcher - Alyssa Metzger, Mount Rainier, (Spice 18U-Black)
Infield - Angela Ortiz, Hazen, (Spice 14U-IC)

http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/high-school/article153589324.html 



Wednesday, May 24
Spice Players Receive 2017 Metro Softball Awards

Congratulations to our Seattle Spice players for receving Metro League Softball Awards for their High Schools!

All Metro Awards:
OF Fiona Skerrett, Garfield (Spice 18U-Red)
OF Jessica Segle, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 16U)

All Sound Division Awards:
P Molly House, Cleveland (Spice 16U)
SS Addy Eder, Franklin (Spice 16U)
UTL Maren Schimek, Franklin (Spice 18U-Red)
UTL Kate Hopkins, Nathan Hale (Spice 16U)

All Valley Division Awards:
C Janelle Gary, Garfield (Spice 16U)
SS Serena Cunningham, Garfield (Spice 14U-IC)
2B Miquela Hughes, Garfield (Spice 18U-Red)
UTL Josie Barker, Garfield (Spice 18U-Black)
UTL Taylor Houghtaling, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 16U)
UTL Maddie O'Neill, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 18U-Black)

All Mountain Division Awards:
1B Sarah Quamma, Roosevelt (Spice 16U)

http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/all-metro-league-softball-team/ 



Thursday, May 18
Spice 12U-Black On a Roll

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USSSA Seattle Spice Invite Champions, April 15, 2017

Spice 12U-Black continued their winning ways by taking the Seattle Spice Invite on April 15, 2017. After a 3 hour rain delay they rallied to go 5-1 and win the Gold championship. This was a long day for all involved as the girls arrived at the field at about 8:00 am and did not start the championship game until 9:00 that night. Although not the prettiest of wins, they managed to grind this one out.

They followed this up two weeks later in the Season Opener Celebration in Lacey on April 29-30, 2017. Spice finally got a tournament without any rain and did not let the opportunity slip away. The team went 6-0 on their way to First Place. The highlight was coming back from a 0-5 deficit in the championship game to win 9-5.



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USSSA Season Opener Champions, April 29-30, 2017

Wednesday, April 12
Seattle Spice Invite - Saturday April 15

The weather looks to be good for the annual Seattle Spice Invite! This year, the USSSA event is a one day pool and bracket tournament. All our Spice teams will be playing so we hope to see your there! Pool schedule HERE.

Seattle Spice 10U              Dacca Park, Fife    

Seattle Spice 12U Black    Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma

Seattle Spice 12U Red       Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma

Seattle Spice 14U '03       Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma

Seattle Spice 14U-IC        Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma

Seattle Spice 16U              Service Club, Kent

Seattle Spice 18U Black     Service Club, Kent

Seattle Spice 18U Red       Service Club, Kent



Wednesday, April 12
Seattle Spice 12U Black Goes Undefeated in Ice Breaker

Spice 12U Black went 6-0 in the NSA Ice Breaker Tournament, April 8-9, 2017 in the Tri-Cities. Saturday was windy and cold, but the team managed to pull off 4 wins. Sunday was a beautiful day and 12U Black went 2-0 to finish off the tournament undefeated and outscored the opponents 70-18 in the 6 games.  Congratulations Spice!

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Spice 12U Black, April 8-9, 2017

Thursday, March 23
Spice in Action - March 25-26, 2017

14U-IC (Hughes): ASA(USA) PNW Force Spring Invite, Valley Ridge and North SeaTac Park, SeaTac, WA  



Wednesday, February 22
Spice In Action - 2017 USSSA Cupid Classic in Centralia

Two of our Spice teams finished 2nd in their respective Gold Brackets at the USSSA Cupid Classic, February 18-20, 2017. Spice 12U-Black beat the Acers to get in to the championship game but lost to Explosion 10-6. As a team, 12U-Black hit .500 for the entire weekend (including 28 hits on championship Sunday). Not bad for their first tournament of the season which included two A teams!

Spice 14U-IC went undefeated over the weekend until falling in the Gold Bracket championship game to the Bandits from Clackamas, OR. The 14U-IC pitchers and defense had great performances, giving up a total of only 7 runs over the entire tournament.  



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Second Place Gold - Spice 12U-Black

Spice 14U-IC Centralia 2017
Second Place Gold - Spice 14U-IC

Tuesday, February 14
Spice in Action - 18U-Red in Las Vegas!

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The Seattle Spice 18U-Red participated in the annual ASA Las Vegas Valentine's Day Blast the weekend of Feb. 11/12, 2017. The fields were gorgeous and the team was lucky to play all three pool games before the rains came in. Bracket play had some delays on Sunday but ended up being a great day for the team. The competition included teams from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Canada. After a 4-2 win early Sunday evening, the team unfortunately had to forfeit the semi-final game so everyone could get to the airport and return to regular life in Seattle! The highlights of the trip included a party bus, hummer limo ride, walking the Vegas strip, and the roller coaster! See more photos of the 18U-Red Vegas trip HERE.



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Monday, January 23
Spice in Action - January 21-22, 2017

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Three Spice teams - 14U-IC, 16U, and 18U-Red played in the USSSA Snowball Hitfest indoor tournament 18U/16U division this past weekend in Centralia. Coach Jon could be found wheeling around on his new scooter. He's recovering from a recent Achilles surgery (not from kicking the players!)

Congratulations to Spice 16U, going 5-1 and winning the Silver bracket championship! - and beating 14U-IC in the semi-final!



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Spice 16U - Champions, Jan 21-22, 2017

Monday, January 16
Spice in Action - January 14-16, 2017

Spice returns to tournament action after the holidays!

14U-03 (Harrison): Third Place - A Bracket, USSSA 3rd Annual Winter Indoor, Centralia, WA

18U-Black (Metzger): USA Preps Best of the Best, Las Vegas, NV 



Monday, January 16
Seattle Spice in China



Over the last few years, a number of Seattle Spice players have participated in the Washington Cultural Exchange softball trip to China. This past December, eleven Spice players traveled to Beijing and Guangzhou to play against Chinese teams and to experience the rich culture and tradition of China. It was a great trip and full of awesome memories! 

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2016 China Team 1
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Thursday, November 3
Parents and Players - COMPLETE AND SIGN YOUR RELEASE FORMS!

If you have not filled out and signed your release forms, you can print them out HERE. Get your signed forms to your coach as soon as possible or you will not be allowed to participate in Spice activities!

While you are there, also review the Spice Travel Policy and information on detecting Concussions. 



Thursday, November 3
UW Huskies Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee Practice with Spice 14U-IC

Spice 14U-IC had an awesome practice with Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from the University of Washington Husky softball team. They ran through a full set of throwing, fielding, and hitting drills designed to work on fundamental skills. We look forward to working with them more this season! Go Huskies!

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Monday, October 3
Spice 14U Inner City Takes 2nd Place Silver in the ASA Flame Invite, Oct. 1-2, 2016

Seattle Spice 14U Inner City was in a tough pool at the ASA Flame Invite. They handled the NW Speed and battled with the Ladyhawks and Acers Green. On Sunday the team came out on fire, defeating the Monarch Crushers 11-0 and the SFC Force 11-0. Spice then entered the championship game against NW Speed. It didn't go our way, but it was a great way to start the season!

Sunday, September 25
UW Huskies Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee Practice with Spice 12U



Spice 12U-Black had the privilege of having Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from UW come out and run our practice! Go Huskies and Spice!

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Monday, August 29
Seattle Spice 18U College Committments - UPDATED

Congratulations to the following Spice players who have committed for 2016!

Dejah Rogers: Southern Nevada

Emma Hughes: Chapman University

Hannah Steele: Bellevue College

Jenny Hovland: Highline Community College

Maria Smith: Whitworth University



Thursday, August 4
Softball is Back in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to approve the addition of five new sports to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The sports are softball/baseball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing. Softball was last played at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. More info on the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announcement here. Softball is back!!!

Tuesday, July 26
Spice Tournament Results for July 21-24, 2016



It was a fantastic weekend of softball in Oregon at the NAFA Northwest Summer National Championships. All of our Spice teams did well - a nice end to our very successful 2015/16 fastpitch season! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at tryouts starting this coming Saturday!

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 14B National Championship, Newberg, OR

14U-01 (Scandiffio): 3rd Place NAFA 14A National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR

16U (Metzger): 2nd Place NAFA 16B National Championship, Newberg, OR

18U (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 18B National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR



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Spice 16U - 2nd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

14U-IC 2016 NAFA
Spice 14U-IC - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

18U 2016 NAFA
Spice 18U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

14U 2016 NAFA
Spice 14U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

Tuesday, July 26
Spice 12U-03 Serves at the Pike Market Food Bank



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As part of the our commitment to give back to the community, Spice 14U-03 went to Pike Place Market to serve at the Pike Market Food Bank on Tuesday, July 26th. Previously, the team also volunteered at NW Harvest to sort bulk food into smaller family sized portions that were distributed to Food Banks in the area. This was a continuation of bringing the girls together to volunteer in the community. The girls got to go to vendors and collect donated food items then take them back to weigh, distribute and sort into smaller portions. They helped grind down big bags of coffee into smaller individual bags. Later, the team got to work the line and hand out food directly to the patrons who came through. It was a memorable and humbling experience!

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Saturday, July 16
Spice in Action - July 14-17, 2016

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As the 2016 season begins to wind down, a number of our teams will be on the road this weekend, traveling to Oregon and Canada! Go Spice!

10U (Bjorke): NAFA 10B National Championship, Newberg, OR

12U-04 (Thorson): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR

12U-03 (Harrison): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR

16U (Metzger): Canadian Open Fastpitch Showcase Select International Championship, Surrey, BC, Canada



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Spice 16U with Team USA at the Canadian Open!

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Spice 12U-03 - 7th Place NAFA National Championships

Sunday, July 10
Spice Tournament Results for July 8-10, 2016



Lots of good softball action over the weekend: 

12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 5th Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA

12U-03 (Harrison): 12U 3rd Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14B 5th Place ASA 14B State Championship, Pasco Sporting Complex, Pasco, WA

16U (Metzger): 16U 5th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA

18U (Hughes): 18U 7th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA



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Spice 14U-IC - 2016 14B ASA State

Monday, June 27
Spice Tournament Results for June 25-26, 2016



Great results this week from Spice teams in the USSSA Slamfest! A lot of good play - including a nail-biter of a game between our two 14U teams. Congratulations to all and especially our tournament champions!

12U-03 (Harrison): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Sprinker Rec Center, Tacoma, WA

14U-02 IC (Hughes): Gold Bracket USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

14U-01 (Scandiffio): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

16U (Metzger): Silver Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA  



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Spice 16U 2016 USSSA Slamfest Champions

14U 2016 Slamfest 1
Spice 14U-01 2016 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions

12U-03 2016 Slamfest 1
Spice 12U-03 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions

Monday, June 20
Spice Tournament Results for June 18-19, 2016



Rain delays and rain outs on Saturday made for long days for some of the teams. But there was a lot of great play over the weekend. Hope you softball Dads had a fun Father's Day!

10U (Bjorke): 10UB 3rd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 2-2 Bracket Record, USSSA State Championships

12U-03 (Harrison): ASA Seatac Metro Championships

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14UB 2nd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

14U-01 (Scandiffio): 14UA 2-2 Bracket Record, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

16U (Metzger): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival

18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival



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Spice 14U-IC 2016 ASA Metro, 2nd Place

Monday, June 13
Spice Tournament Results for June 11-12, 2016



14U-01 (Scandiffio): Championship Game, USSSA State Championship 14U, Gateway Sports Complex, Yakima, WA

16U (Metzger): Silver Champions, ASA PNW Force Valley Invite Warmup, Service Club, Kent, WA

18U (Hughes): Semi-Final Game, NSA Patriots Invite, Phil Johnson Ballfields, Everett, WA



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Spice 16U 2016 ASA Valley Invite, Champions

14U 2016 USSSA State
Spice 14U 2016 USSSA State, 2nd Place

Thursday, June 9
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