Plum Outlaws Win 2017 Slow Pitch USSSA World Series - EastUpdated Tuesday August 8, 2017 by PBSA.
August 8, 2017
The Plum Outlaws, a team of 15 and 16 year old girls from the PBSA, won the USSSA World Series - East in the 16U slow pitch division in Beavercreek, Ohio over the weekend.
The team finished 2-0 in pool play on Saturday with victories over a pair of Kentucky teams from Leitchfield and Owensboro. That earned them a top seed and first round bye in the double-elimination bracket. They finished Saturday with a convincing win over a team from Brownsburg, Indiana.
Sunday began with a narrow victory over Rage, a power-hitting squad from McMinnville, Tennessee. Next up was an intense matchup against the Cyclones from Coffee County, Tennessee to get to the championship. The Outlaws grabbed an early lead but fell behind 6-2 after a big inning by the Cyclones. Plum overcame a potential protest and some gamesmanship from their opponent, battling back to within one run heading into the last inning. In the top half of the 7th, the Outlaws put up 2 runs to reclaim the lead and punch their ticket to the finals.
The final was a rematch with Rage, who came out slugging in this game. Rage started out with an early 5-1 lead before the Outlaws chipped away to tie it. In the 6th, Rage scored 5 more runs and took a comfortable 10-6 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th. With two outs, the Plum bats came alive just in time to put up 5 runs, winning the championship on a walk-off bases loaded hit and putting a cap on a perfect 26-0 season.
Overall, there were 11 teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania competing in the 16U division. The championship for the Outlaws gave them their 5th title in five tournaments this summer. In addition to the USSSA World Series - East, the girls won the Plum 16U, Bauerstown 18U, Kennedy 18U, and Penn Township 19U tournaments.
|Front Row: Alexa Seigh, Chloey Pilston, Ashlyn Waitt, Aly Bryner, Katie Costa
Second Row: Delanee White, Jessica Frew, Allie Blackwell, Skyler Bisceglia, Cicely Bisceglia, Gianna Marasco, Bailey Weber
Back Row: Coaches Eric Seigh, Jay White, Pat Blackwell, Damian Bisceglia
The Outlaws would like to acknowledge and thank Victoria Salopek, who played for the team in the Kennedy and Penn Township tournaments.