Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zenimura.com Lightning Bolts Win Chandler Girls Softball League 10U Championship

CHANDLER, AZ (June 1, 2014) – The Zenimura.com Lightning Bolts were crowned champions of the Chandler Girls Softball League 10U Division with a 7 to 1 victory over the Delta Diversified Black Widows on Saturday, May 31 at Folley Park.

Five runs in the first three innings allowed the Lightning Bolts to put the game away early. A triple by Tristin and an RBI single by Krystyna during the first inning helped spark the Lightning Bolts rally. Tristin got a hit in each of her three at bats.

Pitcher Alison dominated with 14 strikeouts in the Lightning Bolts win. She allowed one earned run, three hits and one walk over five innings.

The Bolts piled on three more runs in the top of the third. A single by Kyndra ignited the offense, scoring Liberty. That was followed up by Tristin's single, scoring Jaila.

The Lightning Bolts pushed across one run in both the fourth inning and the fifth. In the fourth, they scored on an RBI double by Lily, scoring Bella. In the fifth, Kyndra’s single was followed by a line drive to centerfield by Tristin, driving in the final run of the day.

The Bolts' triple threat of Alison, Kyndra and Tristin combined for eight hits and four RBIs to help secure the championship crown.



A SEASON TO REMEMBER
The Lightning Bolts finished their season with a 15-1 record, with one loss coming at the hands of the Black Widows in a close 4-3 battle early in the season.

Over the course of the 16-game clip the Bolts outscored their opponents by an impressive 186 to 22 runs. Offensively, the Lightning Bolts were unstoppable with a team batting average of .467 and a .618 on-base percentage.

On the mound, Alison finished with a 14-1 record, including one save. In 75 innings pitched, she compiled a 0.72 earned run average, 195 strikeouts and allowed just 9 walks. With the support of a solid defense behind her, she also threw three no-hitters and one perfect game during the season.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lightning Bolts Move on to Championship with 4-3 win over Lil' Devils

CHANDLER, AZ (May 30, 2014) – The Zenimura.com Lightning Bolts clinched a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Uncle Bears Lil' Devils on Friday at Folley Park.

Alison's 18 strikeouts were enough to push the Lightning Bolts past the Lil' Devils. She allowed one earned run, three hits and one walk over six innings.

The Bolts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Tristin, scoring Sage started the inning off. The Lightning Bolts then tacked on more runs when Tristin scored on an RBI single by Alison.

The game was tied 3 to 3 in the fifth inning when Shannon delivered the game winning hit. With two outs and Lily on third base, Shannon drove a 2-2 pitch down the right field line for a double, and driving home the game-winning run.

Alison returned to the mound with a 4-3 lead and shut down the side in the bottom of the fifth with three strikeouts to secure the victory and move on to the 10U league championship.



VIDEO LINK: Last inning, game winning hit.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dual-threat carries the Lightning Bolts past Orange Crush

CHANDLER, AZ (May 27, 2014) – Alison was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying the Zenimura.com Lightning Bolts to a 10-3 victory over All About Orange Crush on Tuesday at Folley Park.

Alison went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Lightning Bolts. She homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.

The Lightning Bolts got the win thanks in large part to Alison's dominant, 11-strikeout performance. Alison allowed two earned runs, seven hits and one walk over five innings.

Six runs in the opening three innings allowed the Lightning Bolts to easily put away the Orange Crush. A two-run triple by Shannon and a groundout by Jaila in the second inning fueled the Bolts' offense early.

The Lightning Bolts hit three home runs in the win. Alison homered in the third inning, Lily homered in the fifth inning, and Bella homered in the fifth inning.

The Bolts added three more runs in the top of the fifth. Bella kicked things off with a two-run home run, scoring Alison. That was followed up by Lily's solo blast.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Alison throws no-hitter as the Lightning Bolts defeat the Comets, 15-0

CHANDLER, AZ (May 17, 2014) Alison was great on Saturday, throwing a no-hitter in the Zenimura.com Lightning Bolts' 15-0 victory over the Comets.

No Comets batter was able to locate Alison's pitches during the game. She threw a no-hitter, striking out nine batters and walking one while recording her momentous feat. She got the last two Comets batters to strike out to end the game.

Thirteen runs in the first three innings helped the Lightning Bolts blow out Comets. A home run by Alison and an RBI double by Lily during the first inning and an RBI single by Sage, an RBI single by Tristin, and a home run by Krystyna in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Bolts.

Krystyna racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Lightning Bolts.

The Lightning Bolts pounded the Comets pitching, as seven hitters combined for 14 hits, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

The Comets pitcher allowed 15 runs in 3 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out eight.

The Lightning Bolts brought home two runs in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fourth. In the third, the Lightning Bolts scored on a two-run triple by Bella, plating Leah and Tricia.

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