All summer long Cali Deal, Maggie Guyotte and Hallie Kate Pullig have played all over the south for their AAU travel softball teams. Once again these young ladies and their families hit the road last week but instead of stopping in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi or even Tennessee, this time their tournament obligations took them all the way to Coloradowhere they participated in the prestigious Triple Crown Colorado Sparkler.
Each plays for a seperate team with Deal playing with the Malpass Texas Bombers Gold 14U, Guyotte for the Louisiana Thunderbolts Davis 16U and Pullig for the LA Bombers Gopld 2027team. For each the experience was a Rocky Mountain High and each was instrumental in their teams success against some of the top softball players in the nation.
Pitched five innings of five hit ball in the second game against Athletics Mercado, the #1 ranked team in the nation and had two hits in the game three 12-2 win over Iowa Premier, also a nationally ranked top ten team. Was the winning pitcher after allowing only four hits and striking out nine in game five and struck out two in 1.3 innings of relief in their final game of the tournament. Overall Malpass Texas Bombers 14U won five of seven games and finished in 9th place out of over 400 teams.
Despite being only 14 years old Guyotte played up on the Lousiana Thunderbolts Davis 16U team and proved why age doesn’t matter when you possess the kind of talent she does. Showing the power stroke that allowed her to set school home run records for an 8th grader at Quitman High School, Guyotte hit two homeruns and went 4/4 in one game and was a constant offensive threat to help lift her team to five staight wins to open the tourney before losing two of their last three.
Hallie Kate Pullig: Was instrumental on the field and at the plate to help lead her Louisiana Bombers Gold 2027 team to a 9th place finish out of 104 teams. Got the experience of a lifetime by getting to go to a Colorado Rockies baseball game and then playing against some of the best 12 year olds in the nation.
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