Southeast Extreme wins nine of 10 games
Winning nine of 10 games, the Southeast Extreme softball team captured March and April tournaments in Jacksonville, Fla.
At Cecil Field, the U-14 team— the No. 1 seed out of nine teams after the Saturday seed games — topped the Lady Broncos (3-2) and the Gainesville Gold (8-1), then edged the North Florida Stealth, 6-5 in the Texas tiebreaker championship game of the St. Patrick’s Day Throwdown.
The Extreme was the second seed after Saturday pool games at the UFC Battle for the Belt April 16-17 at Drew Park. They beat the North Florida Rage (3-2) and Team Jax (5-3) and lost to the Attitude (6-1), then on Sunday quieted the Rage (5-3) and the Attitude (10-0) in the championship tussle. Emily Pierce slapped a three-run triple in the title-game win.
Over the 10-game stretch, Madisyn Riggins batted .542, scored 10 runs, drove in eight and stole five bases. She also pitched in eight games, and went 6-0 with a 1.31 earned-run average and 33 strikeouts in 32 innings.
Alison Collins batted .429 with seven RBIs and five runs scored, and Hannah Mitchell hit .389 with four runs scored and four RBIs, including a tying, two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the fourth against the Stealth. Tatianna Valderrama scored five runs and drove in seven. Also, Kelsea Collins crossed home seven times and drove in five, and Pierce earned a pitching decision, scored seven runs and knocked in four.