Krazy Kats 14U & 16U Fastpitch Softball: Welcome
Greetings softball Fans, we are the Krazy Kats Fastpitch Softball Club 14 and under & 16 and under softball teams, and we are looking for players with a hard work ethic, positive attitude and the drive to compete in the game of softball. We are, mostly made up of players with limited experience, but who really want to learn and play hard. If you want to play, but need experience, we are the team for you! Our coaches are experienced with beginning players. Email us if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 18
The Mesa Red Mountain softball team likes living on the edge. The Mountain Lions lost their first game of the Class 5A Division I softball tournament so it was backs-against-the-wall time for the rest of the double-elimination format. After rolling through the losers' bracket with six consecutive wins, Red Mountain faced the ultimate challenge in the state-championship game at Rose Mofford Sports Complex: Phoenix St. Mary's pitcher Dallas Escobedo, rated by many as the best prep softball player in the country. Not to worry. The Lions were perhaps the best-hitting team in the state all season, and they had faced Escobedo before. They weren't about to let the hard-throwing Arizona State recruit intimidate them. Courtney Sherwin lined a two-run homer over the right-center-field fence in the sixth inning, and Red Mountain (36-4) captured its second state title with a 2-0 win over St. Mary's (33-4) before a crowd of about 2,500. "It was pure adrenaline," Sherwin said of the homer. "I was just looking for something I could hit - against her, really anything I could just make contact with."Escobedo was at her best in this year's state tournament. She entered the game having allowed no runs and just three hits in four games. She also struck out 61 and tossed a perfect game along the way. But Red Mountain made her work all night, rapping out five hits and driving three balls to the fence. "We figured seeing her that first time would help," Red Mountain coach Rich Hamilton said. "Advantage? I don't know. But it helped."Red Mountain pitcher Mel Willadsen outdueled her counterpart, allowing just four hits while fanning 10. But she had to survive a bases-loaded jam by striking out Mackenzie Dermanalian to win it."That's just the Red Mountain way," Hamilton cracked. Escobedo had a golden opportunity in the first inning to give herself a cushion when the first two St. Mary's hitters got aboard. But after working a 3-1 count, Escobedo swung at two pitches out of the strike zone, and Willadsen got the next two batters easily, stranding Bianca Fajardo at third.