16U Schultz Wins First Ever National Championship for the Outlaws!
MI Outlaws 16U Schultz wins first ever National Championship for the Outlaw organization by taking the NSA “A” World Series/National Championship title on July 25th in Chattanooga, TN.
This Outlaw team is quite unique in the ever changing world of kid’s travel sports considering the loyalty of the players to both the organization and each other – with 87 total playing years of travel softball, this team has 81 years with the Outlaws and 62 years together compiling a 6 year record of 318-102-10.
The National Championship final game was 1-0 thru 4 innings before the Outlaws exploded for 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th and held for a 5-0 shutout of the IN Irish Elite. Sydney Schultz pitched a 2 hitter with no walks & two strikeouts in the Championship game and Teresa Menzel also pitched a 2 hitter with no walks & two strikeouts in the key semi-final 2-1 win over the Bombers of Tampa, FL. The team finished the season at 55-18-7.
Back Row L to R – Brianna Larkin, Sydney Schultz, Mary Reeber, Sarah Amenson, Courtney Callahan, Mary Zimmerman, Camryn Ciaramitaro
Middle Row L to R – Teresa Menzel, Rianna Koteles, Julia Barrett, Shannon Gibbons, Lauren Castellon, Chase Schultz
Front Row L to R – Coaches Sandor Koteles, Dave Schultz, Tom Larkin
2016 Michigan Outlaws Teams
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Michigan Outlaws 16u Pratt wins the Davison Classic, earning their second berth to NSA Worlds!
The Outlaw 16u Pratt girls battled the heat along with each team that came their way. They cranked out 58 hits and scored 54 runs this weekend leading them to their championship! They started off the tournament scoring 7 runs in the first three innings, leading them to a 11-2 mercy over the Mayhem on Saturday morning. From there, they went on to play Line Drive Gold. The girls scored eight runs in the first three innings leading them to another mercy with a final score of 10-0. The girls had a break and a rain delay after their first two games. The extreme heat and bad weather couldn't stop this team from another victory as they turned out six runs in the second inning giving them a 10-1 win over the Northern Bay Blazers! This finished out their Saturday but left them knowing they would need to win back to back games on Sunday to get them to the championship game.
The Outlaw 16u Pratt team showed up Sunday morning ready to go all the way and started the day off by playing Edge. A superb sixth inning enabled the girls to come back from a 2-0 deficit to win the game 5-2. Immediately following the win against Edge, the girls played a tumultuous game against the Shamrocks from Battle Creek. The girls dug their way out of a 7-0 deficit to beat the Shamrocks 12-9. This win took the girls to the championship game where they would face the Foster Oilers from Marysville. It was a tie game at 1 run each until the Outlaw girls put up three runs in the fourth and an additional two runs in the fifth inning. The girls allowed two runs by the Oilers in the fifth, but held onto their lead to finish the game with a 6-3 win.
The girls faced some strong teams this weekend and battled hard to win the tournament. The win granted them a berth to the NSA World Series, which they had already earned a couple of weeks ago by placing 2nd in NSA States. The team is headed to Indianapolis on Monday morning to continue their battle and show the other forty-seven 16u teams at Worlds what Outlaw girls are made of!
12U Carlson takes 2nd at NSA Line Drive Grand Slam and earns their World Series berth!
Another excellent weekend for Softball and the 12U Carlson team continues to perform at the top of their game. During the Line Drive Grand Slam tournament, Saturday games would start off with an early game against the Freeland Elite team. With a rather impressive win, the next game would be against the Midland Lady Explorers. 12U Carlson pulled it together and won their 2nd game of the day, only allowing 2 runs in 2 games. This would qualify them for the #1 position in their bracket, and Sunday would be their first bracket game.
The 12U team would need to win (3) games on Sunday to take the Championship. Their first game was against the Lady Crusaders, if they were to win this would put the team into the quarterfinals against MI Bulldogs North. Another impressive win and the 12U Carlson team was into the quarterfinals. This would be the second time 12U Carlson played MI Bulldogs North, having played them earlier in the 2015 season. It was a hard tough battle between the two teams, with the Outlaws batting around in one inning sealing the win to head to the finals.
This would be the 4th Championship game that the Outlaws 12U team would be in for this 2015 season. The Finals of the NSA Line Drive Grand Slam would put two undefeated teams against one another (Line Drive Express Maroon vs. Outlaws 12U Carlson). It was a very close and tough battle with the score 3-2 in favor of Line Drive, a couple of errors would add 2 more runs for Line Drive late in the game. Once the dust settled Line Drive Express Maroon came out on top 5-3. The 12U Outlaws Carlson girls took their 4th second place trophy and earned their NSA World Series berth! Great Job OUTLAWS!!!
16U Schultz wins NSA "A" States
16u Schultz wins the Michigan NSA A States in Midland. Beating Compuware 11-3 in extra innings. Great day and tournament ladies!