On Preakness Weekend, 12-Palazzo Wins the Black Eyed Susan
Firebirds 12U-Palazzo spent the weekend in central Maryland, winning all six of their games and claiming the USSSA Black Eyed Susan NIT 12U C championship. After leading most of the final game against the Langhorne Lightning, the Firebirds entered the fifth and last inning trailing 10-9. They scored two runs in the top and Maddie G. struck out the side on 11 pitches in the bottom to close out the game and capture the first place medals.
The top of the Firebirds order put up big numbers over the weekend. Leadoff hitter Mya C. went 11-16 at the plate and scored 14 runs. Baylee S. contributed 7 RBI while batting 10-16. Marina P. and Maddie G. contributed 10 and 9 RBI, respectively. Maddie dominated in the circle, allowing only 4 earned runs over 15.1 IP, while fanning 31.