Dixie Chicks 18U: Welcome
Welcome to the Dixie Chicks Fastpitch Website
Dixie Chicks are a competitive fast-pitch tournament travel team. We have just finished another successful season and we are getting ready to play our 2017 Fall Season. Dixie Chicks are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of girls fast pitch softball in the greater Richmond area. Our players have a love for softball and a special enthusiasm and dedication to the game. The outcome of which has been a higher level of play, at a very competitive level. We have seen the fast-paced growth of our ballplayers individual and team related softball skills. This leads to a mental attitude that is focused on the need for conditioning, commitment, and hard work. More importantly, we have seen the evolution of such life skills as self-confidence, leadership, and sportsmanship. They have created new friendships and have learned that sports are about having fun. We are seeking sponsors for our upcoming season. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a primary or secondary sponsor please contact Allan Spencer at 804-564-9467 for more information.
Tuesday, October 10
Chicks Claim Bracket Championship
The Chicks went back on the road to Salem for the second time this Fall and claimed another bracket Championship winning both our Sunday games. It was a tough weekend as we played shorthanded again with only 9 players available but we made no excuses and went 3-1-1 against some pretty solid competition. We will eventually get everyone healthy and I expect our team will get even better. We are still playing well but we have way more upside. The young ones are getting better every time out. It seems like we just got started but we only have 3 weekends of ball left for this Fall season. Practice is Sunday at 12:00 at Midlothian High School. Nice job ladies, see you Sunday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Tuesday, September 26
Chicks go 3-2 in Rock Hill
The Chicks took our show on the road again this past weekend to sunny Rock Hill, SC and played some really good teams with solid pitching and put up a respectable 3-2 record. We had some really good moments and we had a few down moments but as a whole I think we are improving each week. We have a lot of new faces and it takes time to gel and get to know each other. I think the more we play and the girls getting to hang out more will make us better quickly. We were shorthanded this week with a couple players out but we made no excuses. We will keep working hard to get better. Enjoy your weekend off as we head back to Salem in a couple weeks. Practice is next Wednesday, Oct. 4th 6:45 at LC Bird. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, September 18
Chicks start Fall going 5-0 in Salem
The newest version of the Chicks started the Fall in Salem, Va. this past weekend and even with all the new faces the Chicks looked really good winning all 5 games we played. We faced some really good competition, I'm proud of how the team is starting to come together in such a short period of time. We still have a lot to work on but we are getting better every time out. We need to continue to work hard as this weekend in Rock Hill doesn't get any easier. Next practice is Wednesday at LC Bird at 6:45. Nice job ladies, stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Tuesday, August 1
Chicks finish strong at Nationals
The Chicks went on the road for the last time this season to Myrtle Beach for Triple Crown Nationals and played as well as we have all season winning 8 games in a row to get to the Championship. We then fell 1 run short losing 1-0 in 8 innings to close out our season. It was still a great year for our girls going 46-3 claiming mulitple titles, winning State Championship and NSA Class A World Series and a very respectful 2nd place finish out of 80 teams in Nationals only getting beat by the University of Kentucky's incoming pitcher this fall. It's always tough when Nationals is over because reality sinks in for the seniors going off to college and for myself that this is the last time we will be together on the field. I love every player as they were my own and will miss them all immensely. This 2017 group of seniors are all off to college in a couple weeks to play ball and I expect big things from them all. I'm only a phone call away if you need anything and I will be coming to see some games when I can. Rule 3 will start to become more important as you get older, remember it! This team won a lot of ball games but everyone put team first and that made it a very successful season. Practice for next season begins August 13th at Midlothian High School. It's hard for me to believe but it will be my 22nd year, I guess time really does fly when you are having fun. Final Stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Wednesday, July 19
Chicks Win World Series
Our Chicks finished a week straight of ball in impressive fashion going 14-1 and claiming a World Series victory in the process. Our week started last Thursday in hot and humid Va. Beach in the PGF Summer Showcase as we went 7-0 and made it to the Sweet 16 round on Sunday before getting canceled on Sunday from overnight rain, then we started pool play for World Series on Monday in Williamsburg. We played almost flawless ball until this morning before we got beat in the final of the Winners bracket. We then had to battle all day in more high 90's heat and humidity and battle we did, winning the losers bracket final and then beating the Connecticut Legends twice to claim a World Series Championship. I was super proud of these young ladies as we were down a couple players, made no excuses and still claimed Championship hardware. You need total team efforts to claim Championships and that is certainly what we had all week. We got great pitching and defense and some timely hitting. Our season record now stands at 38-2 with only Triple Crown Nationals left next week in Myrtle Beach, SC. We start play on Wednesday, July 26. I will see everyone there. Great job ladies, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, July 10
Chicks claim ASA Elite Showcase Championship
The Chicks took our show on the road to Virginia Beach for a long hot 4 day tournament and we were perfect. When you play these long double elimination tournaments you have to stay deep in the Winners bracket to win and we did just that going 10-0 for the tournament. We played nearly perfect defense and got some awesome pitching and timely hitting to get the Championship. I was very proud of everyone as we had a total team effort to run off the 10 wins. We have very little time to celebrate as we start Thursday again this week at Virginia Beach and play the next 7 days in a row. We have our hands full playing some really good teams this week but I'm confident these Chicks are up for the challenge. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, June 26
Chicks go 7-1 in Firecracker
The Chicks went on the road for the first time this Summer season to Harrisburg, PA and finshed 3rd going 7-1 for the weekend. We battled rain all day on Friday and I never thought we could play on Saturday after about 4 inches of rain but we started on time and pitched a shutout in all 4 games. We showed a lot of grit coming from down 2 in the 7th inning of the quarter final to tie and eventually winning 5-4 in 10 innings. We then lost in the semi finals in 8 innings 3-1 after being tied 0-0 thru 7 innings. We need to clean up our defense a little this week at practice but overall it was a good performance. Practice is next Sunday at Midlothian High School as we get ready for a very busy July. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!
Monday, June 12
Chicks claim 4th State Championship in a row
The Chicks got off to a late start this year because of school ball and rain but started strong claiming our 4th State Championship in a row, Even with temps in the 90's and high humidity we outlasted everyone else going 7-0 for the weekend. I'm proud of the young ladies working so hard but we still have a lot to work on and a lot of ball ahead of us. Practice is next Wednesday June 21st at Midlothian High School to get ready for our Pennsylvania trip. Enjoy your Graduations and Beach Weeks Seniors but come back ready to play. Stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, November 14
Chicks finish Fall in Myrtle Beach
The Chicks took our show on the road to Myrtle Beach for the last tournament of the year, we played well going 4-1 for the weekend with the final game on Sunday getting canceled because of weather. It was a chilly weekend and wet on Sunday but our bats were as hot as ever. We scored 43 runs in our 5 games in Myrtle Beach and finished the fall at 25-5. This has been a fun fall as we had new players come in and everyone came together rather quickly. I'm already looking forward to next Summer as I think this team can do some great things. I had a great time and hope all the girls and parents did also. I will send out some info on December Christmas party. Enjoy the off season, final stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, October 31
Chicks claim Championship
The Chicks finally got to play close to home for a weekend and we claimed the Championship in the College Exposure Showcase in Powhatan. I don't think we could have ordered a better weekend. We had temperatures around 80, beautiful weather and we got great pitching, outstanding defense and we hit the ball. This is the only tournament left in the Fall that still plays it out and claims a Champion and we put up 7 wins and claimed the Hardware outlasting the other 27 teams. I am very proud of this team as they seem to never let anything bother them and they play loose and they stay loose. I'm sorry it's almost over now as I feel we are just hitting our stride. We play our last Showcase in a couple weeks in Myrtle Beach. Our Fall record stands at 21-4 so let's work hard to finish the season with 6 more wins before we shut it down until winter workouts. Practice is Sunday at Midlothian High School at 11:00. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, October 24
Chicks go 3-2 at the Beach
The Chicks got back on the field this past weekend after a month off because of rainouts and we started a little slow losing a couple games 1-0 and 2-1 then got back on track winning the next 3 games all by shutout fashion. It was tough conditions for everyone as it was really windy and cold most of the weekend at the beach. It finally started to get nice about the time we left to come home. I think we struggled with the hitting early as we haven't seen any live pitching in a month. I'm looking forward to this upcoming weekend as we finally get to play near home in Powhatan and I think we will be much better prepared. We need to get back on track and play better from start to finish this upcoming weekend and bring home the Championship as this is our only elimination tournament this Fall season. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, September 26
Chicks Impress in Raleigh
The Chicks took our act back on the road this past weekend and put on a pretty inpressive show in Raleigh, NC. We went 4-1 in the Cardinal Clash playing some of the best teams Virginia and North Carolina has to offer. We played very well and I am very proud of how this new team is starting to gel and I think some great things are in store for us. We got better as the weekend progressed and with more hard work I expect us to get even better. If not for one bad half inning we could have won all five games. That runs our season record to 11-2 with four tournaments left. It's back to work next Sunday at Midlothian 11:00 to get ready for the following weekend in Roanoke. Stats are posted and thanks for a great weekend. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, September 19
Chicks go 4-1 in Heartland Showcase
The Chicks went on the road for the first time this Fall season and played well and left Roanoke with a 4-1 record. We still have to work on getting better at different aspects of the game but overall it was a good weekend. We don't have much time to relax as we head to Raleigh for the Cardinal Clash this upcoming weekend. We are going to play some great teams this weekend and should be good experience for our team. I'm looking forward to it. I will let you know about practice as soon as I hear something on Tuesday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Sunday, September 4
Chicks start Fall going 3-0
The Chicks got our Fall season underway today and started the season strong winning all 3 games in our annual Labor Day Round Robin Friendly at LC Bird High School. The weather was beautiful as temperatures were in the 70's for the first time in a long time here in town, as everyone knows we have been battling 90's and 100 degree days on a regular basis this whole Summer. We played nearly flawless defense and got some very solid pitching from all the pitchers. I was really pleased with the way we swung the bats also. We had some big hits at big times and that is what makes a great team. I do think we are going to get better also as we get more practice time and play more ballgames together. I'm really excited for the new season. We have practice next Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11:00 Midlothian High School to get ready for the ASA Heartland Showcase in Salem. I expect some tough competition. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!