Firebirds 14U-Sable ended their fall season winning 18 of their last 21 games, capping it off with a Gold Bracket championship in the one-day Softball Nation Fall Shootout. The team went 4-0 for the day, outscoring their opponents by a combined 28-2. In the championship game, the Firebirds defeated the Hanover Hornets, 9-0. In the tournament, Kaylie DeChicchis went 3-0 in the circle, totalling 14.0 IP, 6 H, and 13 K. She didn't give up a single earned run. Natalia Rivera was one of many big bats, driving in 7 runs over 4 games.
Firebirds 14U-Sable played up this past weekend, and came home with the championship trophy in the USSSA Breast Cancer Awareness NIT 16U-B Gold Bracket division. The team went 6-0 over the weekend, outscoring their opponents 41-13. In the rain-shortened championship game, 14U-Sable defeated the Olney Cougars, 5-2. Kaylie DeChicchis posted a 1.37 ERA, with 14 strikeouts and only 2 walks, holding opponents to a .254 batting average over the weekend.
Firebirds 14U-Mrowka had a strong showing during bracket play on Sunday in the USSSA Breast Cancer Awareness NIT in Loudoun. They defeated the Bayside Blues and top-seeded Virginia Rebellion to advance to the 14U-C championship game. Unfortunately, the rains came and cancelled the final, so the Firebirds and Carmen Fusco ended up sharing the title. In the semifinal, Libby Morrison tossed three innings of two-hit ball, giving up just one run. She was supported by two-RBI games from Lauren Mrowka and Nichole Lopez.