Diamond Dusters 97 is looking for some quality athletes with strong positive attitude, that are ready to commit and get to the next level, to fill out their roster. The team will be a second year 14U looking to build on an already strong core of hard working athletes.
Open Tryout schedule for the 14U Fall 2011/2012 Tournament season team is as follows:
- Saturday August 13th
- Sunday August 14th
- Saturday August 20th
All tryouts will be held 10:00-1:00 @ Linder Field located at 9300 Silverdale Way Nw, Silverdale, WA 98383-8528. Only need to attend one try out, but welcome and encouraged to attend more. Bring your game and a GREAT ATTITUDE. Age of player as of Jan 1st, 2012 must be 14 or under.
For more information please contact:
Coach Tom Holliday @ (360) 265-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS and what a GREAT weekend for all of the players for the team effort in winning NSA State. I know all of you have worked extremely hard and the pay off this weekend will be one that you will have with you for a very long time. Again GREAT job!!
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This past weekend (31) 14U fastpitch teams descended upon the Tri-Cities with ambitions of walking away with the National Softball Association’s Washington State Championship. The Diamond Dusters 97 were no exception. After the 70 games were played by the 31 teams, the Diamond Dusters 97, out of Bremerton Washington, were the last team remaining in the double-elimination format.
The Dusters went 5-1 during their trip to the champions circle, showing power at the plate, an effective small game as well as a “bend not break” defense behind their right hander ace Hope Lawrence, who posted an 1.8 ERA; (23) Strike outs and (9) Base-on-Balls in 40 innings of work, going 5-1 for the tournament. In addition to some great pitching, the team had excellent defense behind their pitcher, including a game ending throw from left field, (on a rope) to home plate by Kaley Bartel to catcher Ashley Bray, against the Diamond Duster (Black), Coached by Matt Gates and Bill Robertson giving the younger 97 team a tough earned 4-3 win. The team produced four double plays as well as some timely hits with a team batting average of .302 and On-base Percentage of .451 for the tournament. Marin Malich led the team in batting with a (.400) batting average, while the speedy Madison Anderson and Shelby Reyes contributed with an (.600) On-Base percentage that led the team. RBI leading producers were Ashley Bray, Drew Camacho and Stephanie Pham.
The Diamond Dusters 97 has three remaining tournaments including the ASA METROs this weekend, The Triple Crown Sports World Championships in Park City Utah and ending their final season tournament in Spokane, WA at the Western Nationals.
The Diamond Dusters is a 501(c)3 non-profit competitive fastpitch softball organization established in 1986 and based out of Kitsap County, Washington. The organization will have eight teams 10U through 18U Gold, for their upcoming 2012 season. For additional information on the Diamond Dusters organization, teams, coaches and tryout schedules, visit our website at diamonddusters.org.
Diamond Dusters 97 10 vs Capitol Lady Outlaws 9
Diamond Dusters 97 7 vs Elma Eagles 3
Diamond Dusters 97 4 vs Diamond Dusters (Black) 3
Diamond Dusters 97 4 vs Whatcom Warriors 1
Championship Game 1
Diamond Dusters 97 3 vs Whatcom Warriors 7
Championship Game 2
Diamond Dusters 97 5 vs Whatcom Warriors 2
You Diamond Dusters 97 Girls struggled Saturday and Sunday to get things going, but Monday you girls definitely brought it. Nice job girls!
Video from Wenatchee Sterling Invite 2011
Dusters win the Bronze Championship!
The Diamond Dusters 97 went undefeated with a record of 6-0 in their 1st Tournament of the 2011 Spring Season, taking First Place in the GOLD Division at the NSA Tacoma Opener, March 19-20.
Championship Game Video
Stay tuned for photos and videos
Finally the long winter break is over. The Dusters 97 are playing this weekend at SERA Fields if the weather holds.
Time Teams Field
12:00 DD 97 vs SFC Attack GOLD
3:00 DD 97 vs NW Krush Navy GOLD
4:30 DD 97 vs Snohomish Shock PURPLE
Time Teams Field
10:00 DD 97 vs Cobras 97 ORANGE