Half of the final 16 teams in the Triple Crown 18u Fastpitch World Series have secured their spots, with eight more to get their chance at the cut on Friday.
Frost Elite Landon and Firecrackers-Leles each eked out one-run victories on Thursday to advance, as did Team Velocity. They are joined by Grind Time Softball as part of the eight teams in the mix – the other four teams are Washington Warriors, Athletics Jendro-Wayne, NW Sidewinders Tyee and Athletics Jendro Premier.
In the 16u division, eight of the final 16 have also been determined: Top 9 Sports, WA Angels-Jager, Lil Rebels Gordie/TC, Firecrackers Medina/Olguin, Firecrackers Keene, SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Jaquish, SoCal Choppers Rohr/Fausett and EC Bullets CA-Delamater.
16/18u Schedule & Scores
Over in Park City, another cluster of eight teams is still in the fight after Thursday’s contests: WA Acers Gaines/McGee, Lady Kingers Trickel, ThunderCats NXT, Sno Shock Shamrock, NW Bullets, Colorado Angels Agnew, Bandits Breer and Batbusters Gomes/Cox.
14u Schedule & Scores
Youth fastpitch teams from around the country will carve their own path to season-ending success, with many programs looking to make their championship stand at one of Triple Crown’s World Series locations.
For 18u and 16u teams, the competition heats up in San Diego from July 12-17. The 14u event assembles in Park City also on July 12-17, with the 10u and 12u event slated for July 19-24 in Reno, NV. All tournaments feature a six-game guarantee; athletes can also take part in a 18u/16u instructional camp in San Diego and another one for the 14’s in Park City.
The 12u event will bring 58 teams.to Nevada, with 23 teams scheduled for 10u. The 14u tournament features 82 teams; 80 teams will play in 16u and the 18’s will come strong with 51 teams. It’s the 24th year of the Triple Crown Fastpitch World Series, which was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.
“After missing out last year, teams have been staying in regular contact with our staff in hopes of jumping back in once the rules allowed, and we are so grateful for their loyalty and enthusiasm,” said World Series event director Katrina Magaro. “Triple Crown made sure our field and lodging partners were always in the loop, and that’s made it possible for us to recapture the classic excitement of the World Series. We expect to keep growing these moments in years to come.”
The 10u/12u event will include a pin trading party and costume parade during Opening Ceremonies; the 14’s will also enjoy pin trading while the 16’s and 18’s will add showcase games to their schedule of events.
18u/16u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine
14u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine
12u/10u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine