Carolina Cardinals Chandler 18U: Welcome


2015 NC ASA 18A State Champions

2015 ASA/USA 18U Nationals
3rd place

2015 South Atl. 18A Regional Champions

2015 South Atl. Hall of Fame Qualifier Champions

2013 ASA / USA 18U National Champions
Salem, VA

Softball Today Magazine's

"Team of the Year"


 2013 NC ASA 18U State Champions

2013 Dynamites Classic Runner Up

2013 Wild-Card Best of the Best Co-Champion

2012 ASA / USA 18U A National Championship "Runner Up"
Johnson City, TN

2012 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion
Chattanooga, TN

2012 Louisville Slugger Independence Day 9th place finish

2011 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion Cary, NC
13 place finish 2011 USA / ASA 18U A National Championship


2011 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion
Cary, NC

16U ASA "A" NC State Champions

Welcome the Carolina Cardinals 18U Fastpitch website.  In the fall of 2010, our Cardinals team combined with the Cardinals team coached by Ray Chandler. This joint venture is to further optimize the opportunities for our players. This site is now used to advertise our tournaments. More info on the Carolina Cardinals programs can be found on the website. _______________________________________________________________





2016 Carolina Cardinals Tournament Dates
Entry forms will be available under the "Handouts" section

Cardinals Early Bird, Rock Hill, SC, June 10-12, 2016
Cardinals East Coast Fireworks, Rock Hill, SC, June 23-26, 2016 
7 game pool play will start on Thursday
78 teams max! 
(Top 2 teams from each pool advance into single elimination tournament on Sunday. Prizes to winner of single elimination includes a set of Mizuno back pack bags and Mizuno helmets)...An over $2000 value!


2016 NC ASA State 16U/18U , Raleigh, NC, June 17-19, 2016

Cardinals Classic, Raleigh, NC, July 21-24, 2016


Cardinals Late Summer, Rock Hill, SC, Aug. 12-14, 2016

Once again will host an Elite 80 camp on Thursday evening, Aug. 11th 

WildCard Best of the Best       TBD

Hosted by the Carolina Cardinals and Carolina Wildcats organizations
Part of the " NC ASA Friendly's" Series

WildCard Best of the Best II, Burlington, NC, Aug. 20-21, 2016
Hosted by the Carolina Cardinals and Carolina Wildcats organizations

Part of the "NC ASA Friendly's" Series
Max 20 teams...14U/16U...3 game elimination bracket

Carolina's Premier Invitaional, Rock Hill, SC, Sept. 3-4, 2016

Hosted by the Carolina Cardinals, Team NC and Carolina Elite organizations.
Part of the "NC ASA Friendly's" Series
40 team max...14U/16U/18U


Carolina's Clash, Rock Hill, SC Sept. 17-18, 2016 
(Invitation only, up to 40 max TB teams)
to run in conjunction with Carolina's Clash college tournament.

Cardinal's Clash, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 24-25, 2016 
(Invitation only, 20 teams)
In conjunction with "Ray Chandler Memorial" College tournament

Ray Chandler Memorial Scholarship Tournament, Rock Hill, SC, Oct. 22-23, 2016 
(Ten - $1000 Scholarships awarded by blind draw)


 Congratlations to the 2014 Carolina Cardinals "Ray Chandler Memorial Scholarship" winners:
Kelly Rose Chrisman -  Extreme Performance
Anna Knox - Carolina Cardinals Little
Makaila Irby - Carolina Rage White
Lauren Rushing - Carolina Elite Rushing
Ciara Delgado - NC Challengers North
Breanna Murphy - NC Rockers Murphy
Ashton Marie Coker - SC Bandits Bailey
Desiree Lewis - Davie Bandits
Katie Kennedy - YAK Fastpitch
Tanner Marie Stevens - SC Sharks


Congratulations to the 2013 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:

MaKenzie Jordan Wall   Goose Creek Diamondbacks
Katie Bilbrey   Ringers Fastpitch
Leah Jarrett   Power Fastpitch
MaKayla Faith Butler   Chatham Elite 97
Kristyn Pareres   Junction Girls (NY)
Morgan Herlong   SC Bandits 18U
Olivia Dunlap   Coastal Lightning
Brittanie Ann McMillan   Stingerz
Michaela Hynes   Wildfire (FL)
Danica Lexieann Cash  

GA Titans


Congratulations to the 2012 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:

Christine Reilly, Haylee Kobziak, Emily Turner, Kristen McAndrew, Lexi Poston, Courtney White, Ashlee Miller, and Emily Young


Congratulations to the 2011 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:
Olivia Eudy, Conner Combs,Alexis Hall, and
Kristina Parrish



The Carolina Cardinals are one of the oldest and most prestigious fastpitch progams in the nation.
The 2013 18U Carolina Cardinals Chandler team continues to carry on the vision and legacy our founder, Coach Ray Chandler.
The Carolina Cardinals Chandler are the reigning "2013  ASA / USA 18U A National Champions" going 7-0 in Salem, VA to win this prestigious tournament yet again.
The Cardinals were the "2006  ASA / USA 18U A National Champions" and finished "runner up" in the 2012 ASA / USA 18U A National Championship Finals.
We play a highly competitive schedule of ASA and PGF tournaments nationally, including the Sun Classic, Team NJ, Independence Day in Boulder, CO, and ASA Nationals.
The team foundation is centered around knowing and believing in the importance of the physical, mental and spiritual pieces of the game. These young ladies know that attitude and effort can make the difference on the field and off!  The Carolina Cardinals team knows that striving to be a better ball player is really about striving to be a better person.  These girls believe that life’s most valuable lessons are found on every corner of the field. They know that the time spent on the DIAMOND will be what makes them SHINE in life.


Our goal is to give each of our players every opportunity to showcase their talent to as many college coaches and scouts as possible, in hopes that they can realize their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.
Congratulations to all our  graduates who will  play in college. 

Player inquiries, please contact Rick McHone at 336-416-6056 or