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Robocoach

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The tournament information can be found on the Brakettes home page.

I got to witness one of the best women open games I've seen in quite a while.  Hurricanes 4 Brakettes 3. Hurricanes hit two solo home runs in the top of the 7th inning to pull out the come from behind victory. Very competitive tournament but unfortunately there are only 7 teams that made the appearance.  It is hot but the games are scheduled so it's not too bad.  The hotel is 5 minutes from the field.  The fields are beautiful,  ones used by UNLV for their tournaments. The casino we stay in is very nice.  Wish you were here.
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Steve - Have a blast.   Wish I could join you.     Frank B. 
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Go Scorps!
Robocoach

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Winners bracket:
Crusaders play Hurricanes

Losers bracket:
Storm USA play Corona Angels (23 Under)
Scorpians play Brakettes

losers of these two games are eliminated, winners play right after.


Scorpians lost a tough game to the Crusaders losing a 4-1 lead and losing 8-6. Lot of excitement and opportunities for scoring in this game.
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Hurricanes with the draw from hell as they open up with Brakettes and then Corona Angels Freeman.

Hurricanes take down Brakettes in opening game by a score of 4-3. Jolene Henderson allows only 3 hits to pick up the win in the circle. Brandice Balschmitter takes the loss. Kylee Lahners with a first inning solo HR while Hallie Wilson and Mel Roth hit back to back solo HR's in the top of the 7th to come from behind and win it.

Hurricanes follow up the late inning win over the Brakettes by beating the Corona Angels Freeman on Jessica Spigner's 2-run HR in the last inning. Aly Carda also had a solo HR and a double while picking up the win in the circle for the Canes allowing two solo HR's to Amber Freeman and Haley Steele. Lauren Haegar took the loss for the Angels.

Rosters:
Hurricanes - Mel Roth, Hallie Wilson, BB Bates, Gianna Cipolloni, Sam Fischer, Megan Blank, Jess Spigner, Alyssa Tiamalu, Aly Carda, Jolene Henderson, Cami Brown, AC Borden, Mikayla Thielges, Tiffany Corder

Angels - Amber Freeman, Kamerin May, Kristin May, Cheyenne Cordes, Kailee Cuico, Brittany La Rosa, Haley Steele, Staci Rodriguez, Elizabeth Caporuscio, Ashley Carter, Erin Wesley, Mackenzie Popescue, Lauren Haegar, Savannah Smith,

Brakettes - Brandice Balschmiter, Rachele Fico, Sam Greiner, Stacie Birk
http://brakettes.com/team/

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Robocoach

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Photos from the tournament can be found at the bottom of this link:
http://robocoach.smugmug.com/Sports

For players and parents of players in my sports section:

The pictures are free and all you have to do is to click on the picture and see it on the right side where it will be big.  Place your cursor over the picture on the right and a pull out menu comes in from the right side.  At the bottom of that menu is a picture of a folder.  Click on there and the picture will download onto your computer.  This are for peoples personal use and individuals use on facebook. They should not be used for any other publication (other than UCS) without permission from me.  All team in colleges and womens open teams have my permission to use them for their websites.
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Brakettes come out of loser bracket and beat the Hurricanes twice to win the FCI Championship.
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Say it ain't true.
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Brakettes come out of loser bracket and beat the Hurricanes twice to win the FCI Championship.


Win IF game 3-2.
WP - Brandice Balscmitter
Save - Rachele Fico

LP - Aly Carda

HR: Canes: Fischer, Bates
       Brakettes: Carden

First Game on Sunday:
Brakettes beat Canes 7-0
WP: Fico
LP: Henderson

HR: Call, Fishback, Carden

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Robocoach

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It was an outstanding tournament.  Weather was hot but humidity was low.  Saw some of the best games at womens level that I've seen in many years.  The Brakettes are an excellent organization and I enjoyed the broadcast crew.  The team has an excellent fan base that traveled to Las Vegas.  The Brakettes earned the championship by fighting their way through the losers bracket.  I hope to get home tomorrow and get more pictures online. I only wish more teams were able to attend such a great tournament.  For true softball fans there is really nothing better than watching the best go head to head with everything on the line.  Thank you to Chris Wells for once again putting together a great group of teams and an excellent location to play the games.  I met a lot of great people at the fields and hope to see them again next year.
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Originally Posted by Robocoach
It was an outstanding tournament.  Weather was hot but humidity was low.  Saw some of the best games at womens level that I've seen in many years.  The Brakettes are an excellent organization and I enjoyed the broadcast crew.  The team has an excellent fan base that traveled to Las Vegas.  The Brakettes earned the championship by fighting their way through the losers bracket.  I hope to get home tomorrow and get more pictures online. I only wish more teams were able to attend such a great tournament.  For true softball fans there is really nothing better than watching the best go head to head with everything on the line.  Thank you to Chris Wells for once again putting together a great group of teams and an excellent location to play the games.  I met a lot of great people at the fields and hope to see them again next year.


Robocoach, It was nice to meet and talk softball with you at the tournament. Great job taking pictures again 

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JustDaFacts and Robo - Being clueless as I am I was in Vegas last weekend.  I'll correct this next year if possible and try to attend.  Sorry I missed the tourney.  Glad you both had fun.
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Dewey you missed a great time.
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