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.
Five Firebirds teams competed in last weekend's USSSA Breast Cancer Awareness NIT, and all five posted strong finishes. Heavy rain forecast for Sunday put bracket play in doubt, but precipitation held off long enough to at least complete the semifinal rounds for each division of the tournament. By the time it was all over, all five teams had finished in the top 3:
Firebirds 12U-Palazzo finished 3rd in the 12U-C division.
Firebirds 14U-Mrowka finished as co-champions of the 14U-C division. The championship game was cancelled due to the rain.
Firebirds 14U-Sable won a rain-shortened championship game to take the 16U-B Gold Bracket title.
Firebirds 16U-Hardy-Kelley lost a rain-shortened championship game, after walk-off wins in two bracket games, to take second place in the 16U-Open division.
Firebirds 16U-Taylor took 3rd place in the 16U-B Silver Bracket.
The Firebirds have entered into a partnership with BSN Sports to launch a brand new 24/7 fan gear store. BSN Sports's extensive experience and network will also ensure quality and support for Firebirds uniform production and ordering. This is an exciting partnership that will provide a number of benefits to the Firebirds organization and families:
Firebirds Store: Firebirds fans can now order apparel, gifts, and accessories 24/7/365 from our new online store. There is so much to choose from! You want a hoodie? Scarf? Tumbler? Baby bib? We've got it all! Almost everything is customizable: You can change the color and choose from a number of logos and designs for most items. To celebrate the store's grand opening, get 20% off any order of $85 or more by using code AUGUST20 by August 31.
Uniform Store: At limited times, parents can purchase their uniforms and practice jerseys through special online sites. Incredible deals on New Balance footwear will also be available through the uniform store. (Coaches will still be able to order uniforms for new players at any time.)
Equipment: Coaches will be able to order just about any kind of equipment they need, and at excellent prices.
Giving Back: The Firebirds will receive 10% rebates on everything sold through our stores, which we will continually reinvest into new equipment and supplies to benefit the entire organization.
We're excited to welcome BSN Sports to the Firebirds family. If you have any questions, please contact your coach.