Dixie Chicks 18U: Welcome

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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 2016 Summer 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.

Monday, July 25
Chicks go 5-1-1 in Cardinal Classic

The Chicks went back on the road for a long hot 4 days in Raleigh this past week. It was as hot and humid as we have ever played in. Heat indexs soaring into the 100's on Saturday and Sunday but we still fared well as we went 5-1-1 and ran our season record to 31-3-3 for the year. We are down to our last week of the summer as we head off to Myrtle Beach for Nationals starting on Thursday. See you you there as we try to claim a National title. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, July 18
Chicks go 4-1 at the Beach

The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher after our week off and not much changed. All Elimination play was canceled again because of rain but we did get our showcase games in and went 4-1 against some good competition. We have a quick turn around this week as we play again on Thursday in the Cardinal Classic in Raleigh, NC. We get to face some more quality teams as we prepare for Nationals the following week in Myrtle Beach. We only have 2 tourneys left, we need to be playing our best ball now to finish this great season out strong. Our record for the Summer is now 26 wins and 2 losses and 2 ties. See you in Raleigh on Thursday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!

Tuesday, July 12
Mitchell headed to Lynchburg

Morgan Mitchell will be headed to Lynchburg College to continue her softball career after High School. Morgan verballed to Coach Dawn Simmons this week and we all wish her the best. Morgan is a hard worker and has improved her game every year since she has been a Chick. Morgan still has another season with us so she won't be leaving just yet. I'm very proud of her. 

Monday, July 4
Chicks rain shortened again

The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach this past weekend for a long Thursday thru Sunday tournament. We had to battle the rain as well as our competition and showed well. We went 4-1-1 in the six games we played but lost out to rain for one game on Saturday and lost the whole day on Sunday. I was hoping to get to play some more games but sometimes the rain wins out. We ran our record to 22 wins with just 1 loss and 2 ties for the season. We now have played 4 tournaments for the year. We won the 2 tournaments that were actually completed and the other 2 were rained out on elimination Sunday. We have a week off before we head back to the beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher and we need to work hard on improving each week. It's hard to believe but we are only 3 tournaments away from finishing our Summer season. See you at practice on Sunday, July 10th at 11:00 Midlothian High School. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 27
Chicks Win Firecracker


The Chicks took our show on the road for a long weekend in Harrisburg, PA and didn't disappoint claiming the Championship and rolling off 10 straight wins. The girls put on quite a performance in all aspects of the game. We got great pitching, lots of offense and some stellar defense. We now have ran our record for the season to 18 wins and 0 losses with 1 tie as the only blemish for the Summer. I am extremely proud of how far this team has come so quickly and they are playing like they have been together for years but its only been a few weeks. We have to get ready for the Beach rather quickly as we play Thurday at Princess Anne for another long weekend of softball. Stats are posted. See you in Virginia Beach on Thursday at 1:30. As always, GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 13
Chicks Three-peat

The Chicks were at home this weekend in the hot and humid conditions at RF&P Park to defend our back to back State Championship crown and did not disappoint. We claimed our 3rd State title in a row and I couldn't be prouder of all the young ladies. We were shorthanded on Saturday with Graduations and High School ball still going on but made no excuses and came out on top once again. We showed determination and lots of grit. It's always nice to win and we seem to know how to do it already with just a few practices under our belt. We have to keep working hard to improve every week. Enjoy your week off and then we will get ready to go to Harrisburg, PA and see if we can roll off another Championship. Great job ladies! Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 6
Chicks start Summer 3-0

The Chicks went on the road for our first tournament this Summer and went 3-0 on Saturday but overnight rain shortned the opening weekend for us. I was really pleased with the way we played for only 2 practices, winning all 3 games and not giving up a run in the process. I would have like to played on Sunday but sometimes the weather wins out. It's on to States this weekend so we have to be ready quickly. We still have 4 players tied up in High School Championships and I wish them all well. We should be back to a full squad soon. Practice is Thursday June 9th at Midlothian High School 6:00 for everyone that isn't still playing school ball. States are posted for the rain shortened weekend, as always, GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, November 16
Chicks finish Fall in Myrtle Beach

The Chicks went on the road for the final time in 2015 and finally got some decent weather. It was a little cool but it was dry and we saw no rain. We finished our fall season playing only 20 games because of all the rainouts and we only dropped 3 games. We played some good ball in Myrtle Beach and faced some good competition. I was especially proud of the team in our last game coming back from a 4-0 deficit to pull out a win. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to some off time as we have all been on the field since last Febuary. Enjoy your couple months off as Winter workouts and High School ball will be here before you know it. Our Winter workouts will start in Febuary as they do every year. Enjoy the Holidays, Final stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!

Monday, October 26
Chicks go 4-1 in Powhatan

The Chicks have been battling rain outs and rain shortened tournaments the whole fall but we finally got to play a full tournament and went 4-1 for the weekend. We still need to learn how to finish teams off when we have the chances. I think that will come as we haven't had the chance to play much this year. We only have a Myrtle Beach trip left for the season. We need to finish this fall off with some better play and more energy than we are showing right now. We are suppose to practice on Wednesday but that doesn't look as that will happen with rain expected all day. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, October 12
Chicks go 2-0 in another rain shortened weekend

The Chick went back to Salem again this past weekend and watched it rain all day on Saturday but the sun came out on Sunday and we finally got to play some ball. Our first game was nearly a 3 hour marathon that we finally pulled out in the bottom of the 10th inning. We had to come from behind in this game 4 different times and eventually won 7-6. Then we had to pull out our bracket Championship out in the last inning also. I was glad we finally got to play some ball as we have had numerous games canceled because of the wet weather this Fall. We played gutty ball to win both of those games against 2 really good teams and both in come from behind fashion. Next is Powhatan in a couple weeks, see you at practice on Wednesday. Great job ladies. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, September 21
Chicks out early in Heartland

The Chicks went on the road to Roanoke this past weekend to play in the Heartland Showcase and got knocked out on Sunday by the team that eventually won the tournament. It wasn't our best weekend as we went 1-1-2. We had some bright spots for the weekend but unfortunately we had some not so bright spots also. We need to work on getting better real fast because it's not going to get any easier next weekend in the Cardinal Clash in Raleigh. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!

Monday, September 7
Chicks start Fall 3-0

The Chicks got the Fall season started with 3 wins this past weekend in our annual Labor Day Sunday round robin friendly. We saw some good teams and got good pitching and defense. We need to get better with the bats quickly as in 2 weeks we play in the ASA Heartland Showcase in Salem and there will be plenty of good teams there. Stats from Sunday are posted. See you at practice on Wednesday. As always, GO CHICKS !!!

Tuesday, August 4
Chicks Finish 5th in Triple Crown Nationals (2015)

The Chicks went on the road for the Triple Crown Nationals in Myrtle Beach last week and finished our season with a 5th place finish. We played some really good ball at times but the bats went quiet late in the tourney and we had trouble putting runs on the board. We did finish our Summer with 3 Championships including the Virginia State Championship. We also had a 35-8-1 record. The last tournament of the season is always the toughest for me as I have to say goodbye to my Seniors that are off to play ball in College. This year I had to say goodbye to Taylor Wells and Jordan Clark whom have played with us since their Freshman year at Manchester. They will be missed a lot but maybe we can talk them in to playing with us some next Summer. We start practice for the Fall next Wednesday, August 12th at Midlothian High School 5:30. We are not having tryouts but anyone interested in playing with the Chicks this year can contact me and they are welcome to come workout with us. We may have room for a couple players. Thanks for another great season, already looking forward to the Fall. Final stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, July 20
Chicks go 4-1 in shortened showcase

The Chicks headed back to the Beach for another long 3 day tourney this past weekend and got a little bit of everything. We got our 3 games in on Friday and played really great ball. We also got our 4th pool game in Saturday afternoon with another Chick like performance. Then as we were warming up for elimination play we got thunder, lightning and then some hard rain to cancel the rest of the day. Then Sunday morning we got a forfeit win and then we played our last game as the final 3 rounds of the tournament were canceled for extreme heat as temperatures reached 98 degrees and 108 heat index. We are down to our last practice of the season as Nationals approach next week in Myrtle Beach. We need some players to step up and finish this season strong with a National Championship. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, July 13
Chicks go 6-2 in Va. Beach


The Chicks went back on the road again for another long 4 day event in Virginia Beach and went 6-2. This was our first tournament of the Summer that we didn't win the Championship. It wasn't our weekend as we didn't play our best ball. We did play well at times but we hit a bunch of balls right at people and didn't catch any breaks. The ball bounces funny sometimes and it did for the Chicks last weekend. We will move on and try to finish our Summer strong in Virginia Beach again next weekend and Myrtle Beach Triple Crown Nationals at the end of the month. Every Summer seems to just get started and before you know it is over. Only 2 tourneys left and we will be saying good-bye to our college bound kids and starting our Fall season with some new faces. Practice is Wednesday this week at Midlothian High School. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 29
Chicks Stay Hot

The Chicks took our show on the road for a long hot 4 day trip to Rock Hill, SC and brought home our 3rd Championship in a row this Summer in the Carolina Cardinals East Coast Fireworks. This was a tough format as 78 teams started the tourney on Thursday and only the top 23 even got a chance to play on Sunday in the Championship Elimanation round. We made our way in and won 4 straight on Sunday to claim another Championship. We showed a lot of guts as we fell behind in the quarter finals, the semi finals and the Championship game and found ways to win them all. They were all 1 run games and the semis took 2 innings of ITB to get the win. It took a total team effort to win this tournament and we got some great play from every player on the team at one time or another. These ladies are warriors and I couldn't be prouder of them. Our record for the season now stands at 20 wins 2 losses and 1 tie. We have practice on Thursday at Midlothian to get ready for our next road trip in Virginia Beach July 9-12 in the ASA Elite Showcase. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 15
Chicks Win States

Our Chicks played in States this past weekend and did not disappoint as we went 6-0 and claimed the State Championship for the second straight year. After a tie in the first game of the season we have ran off 12 straight wins to run our record to 12-0-1 for the Summer and 2 Championships. It was a brutal hot few days with heat indexs over 100 and the girls never faltered. Staying in the winners bracket the whole way certainly helped to win the tournament. We had some great pitching and defense and big hits from multiple players. It was another great team effort, I'm very proud of how we are playing with just limited practices but we need to keep working hard and improve every week, we have some tough games coming up in Rock Hill in a couple weeks and we need to be at our best. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 8
Chicks Start Season with Championship

The Chicks got the 2015 Summer Season started on the right track with a Championship in the USA Elite Select Showcase in Annandale, VA. We started a little shaky in our first game but got on track after that posting 6 straight wins all in shutout fashion. We were shorthanded and had some injuries but everyone stepped up and we took home the hardware going 6-0-1 for the weekend. I am proud of the girls, the played hard all weekend and left the field worn out and dirty but still Champs. We don't have much recovery time as we start again Friday night in States. See you at practice on Wednesday, Stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!

Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 7/30 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks vs. TBA 8:00 AM Grand Park
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 7/22 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 0 - NC Dominators Elite: 0 2:00 PM Walnut Creek
Sat 7/23 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 5 - Carolina Hit N Run Elite: 3 10:40 AM Walnut Creek
Sat 7/23 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 5 - Fellowship of Christian Athletes - SC: 0 3:40 PM Walnut Creek
Sun 7/24 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 0 - Carolina Wildcats: 12 8:00 AM Walnut Creek
Thu 7/28 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 6 - West Virginia Dusters: 2 6:30 PM Grand Park
Fri 7/29 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 2 - Flint Hills Wind (KANS): 1 9:45 AM Grand Park
Fri 7/29 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 4 - USSSA Pride Elite (WV): 1 11:30 AM Grand Park