2012 Twin City Fusion Game and Practice Schedule and Prior Results
Established August 2004
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Mon (6/1) - Practice at BHS. 6:00 p.m. until dark. If the girls have finals and need to study, please consider that as a priority!
Wed (6/3) - We lost our opponent on Wednesday. I am trying to find a replacement. If we don't have a game, we will have practice at 6:00. If we play, please have the girls at Champion Fields no later than 5:10 for warm up.
Thurs (6/4) - I am worried about this DH as well since the Bengals have some girls up on NCHS varsity, including one of their pitchers. I have an e-mail into their coach confirming the DH. Thursday is also the deadline to make hotel reservations for the two Moline Tournaments.
Sat (6/6) and Sun (6/7) - No changes for Twin City Classic at Champion Fields. First game at 11:30. Please arrive at 10:00 a.m. sharp for warm up. Links to pool play schedule and single elimination brackets are on the right under the heading 2009 tournament schedule.
Also, parents will have to keep score, announce and work the gate. We do not have many slots to cover so I am just going to assign the slots and send out the list. If you need to switch, you will have to do that on your own.
Fri (6/12) - Sun (6/14) - Portage, IN tourney. I received the double elimination brackets tonight. They are also linked on the right. Remember we have a 12:30 p.m. game on Fri (6/12) and then play again at 8:30. We start double elimination play on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Pool play results do not impact bracket play. See schedule for more info. BTW: Portage is not in the Eastern Time zone.
Questions, let me know. PLEASE check the website daily. Make it a part of your routine if you already have not.
On the other hand Olympia (Melissa Goembel & Alison Novakow) and Bloomington (Julie Herek) are still alive in the 2A and 4A playoffs.
Olympia run ruled St. Joseph-Ogden 11-0 in the championship game of the PBL Class 2A Sectional Championship at Paxton on Saturday. Oly banged out 15 hits and stunned the St. Joe team. Olympia will face Teutopolis at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Eastern Illinois University Super-Sectional at Charleston. Media Story: Pantagraph
Bloomington High School got revenge against Morton and won the Washington 3A Regional by a score of 3-1. Fusion Utility player Julie Herek started at SS once again for the Purple Raiders. Bloomington moves on to sectionals and faces Metamora on Wed. at 4:30 in Washington. Media Story: Pantagraph
Good luck girls!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Normal West Wildcats (4A) (Christina Pagan & Cassie Saufley) Defeated the host team Minooka Thursday (5/28) 3-0. Normal West plays Saturday at 10:00 am in Minooka against Normal Community.
Good luck girls!
Bloomington beat University High School 8-0. U-High ends the season 10-15. Danielle, Chloe and Jane played a good game defensively and so did Julie for BHS. BHS just hit the ball hard. Danielle pitched in relief and gave up 3 earned runs in 3 innings. Chloe, Danielle, Jane and Mia all released to the Fusion for practice!
The sectional game between Auburn and Williamsville has been postponed until today, Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Normal West also plays Thursday at 4:30 in Minooka vs. the host Minooka H.S. The winner plays NCHS on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Minooka.
The Pantagraph did a nice job of compiling everything.
BTW: The College Softball World Series starts today all live on ESPN. Four powerhouses playing in the evening session!
Game 1 at Noon - -Washington vs Georgia
Game 2 at 2 p.m. -- Missouri vs. Arizona St.
Game 3 at 6 p.m. -- Alabama vs. Michigan
Game 4 at 8 p.m. -- Arizona vs. Florida
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Olympia Spartans (2A) (Alison Novakow (top) & Melissa Goembel (bottom)) Defeated Central Catholic (16-0) and El Paso-Gridley (7-2) to advance to sectional play. Oly faces Monticello Wed night at 6:30 in Paxton. The winner will most likely play St. Joe-Ogden in the sectional championship at Noon on Sat. Charleston SuperSectional Bracket
Williamsville Bullets (2A) (Erica Jordan) Defeated Riverton (10-0) and Petersburg-Porta (6-0) to advance to sectional play. The Bullets (how long before this name is changed) face Auburn Wed night in White Hall at 4:30. The winner plays Sat. at 11:00 a.m. in White Hall vs. the winner of the Piasa/Edwardsville Lutheran winner. Edwardsville SuperSectional Bracket
U-High Pioneers (3A) (Danielle Warner, Jane McCullough, Chloe Hundman) vs. Bloomington Purple Raiders (3A) (Julie Herek) All four girls will start this contest scheduled for a rumored 6:30 p.m. in Washington since the Morton/Washington game has to be played first. BHS swept U-High back in April (2-1) and (5-2). See why these pics come in handy?!? The winner plays Saturday at 11:00 a.m., most likely against Morton. If Morton did not have the BNGSA to rely upon to develop talent, they would not be very good.Normal West Wildcats (4A) (Christina Pagan (left) & Cassie Saufley (right)) Start regional play THURS night in Minooka vs the host team. Game time 4:30 p.m. now since the NCHS/Bradley-Bourb game was rained out Tues night. Winners play Saturday at 10:00 am in Minooka. Could have Normal West vs. NCHS --Round #3 on Saturday!
Good luck girls!
This document will be posted on the BNGSA website since we have been designated as one of the BNGSA 16U lead teams for 2009. The plan is to have our roster available for college coaches who visit the BNGSA website. Before we go to Indiana I will need to get this down to two pages. But we have to follow the BNGSA format if it is to be posted on the BNGSA site. This is something big off of my list!
I have been messing around with Twitter. Follow me on Twitter and set yourself up to receive text messages or rss updates when I update this site. I can also update Twitter from my phone.
If we are scheduled to be at Champion Fields (practice, weekday DH, tournaments), you can call the Champion Fields hotline at 433-3434, Cat 4 for status. If Champion is closed, we cannot use the facility.
If all else fails, call me or text me! Technology is pretty cool.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Here is the practice deal. I have reserved BHS field on Tues 5/26, Fri 5/29 and Mon 6/1. For now plan on starting at 6:00 each of these nights as BHS might still need it after school for practice.
If you have not been released by your JV coach or you are still in the IHSA playoffs, you cannot come to practice. If you have finals next week I don't want you to come to practice on 5/26. I need those eligible at practice on 5/29 and 6/1. We have a lot to work on. Please respond in the comments to this post what practices you cannot attend or email me. I need to know so I can plan practice effectively.
Go Fusion! I am ready to watch us hit balls to the gaps and over the fence!
Friday, May 22, 2009
So, we will be leaving early in the morning on Friday June 12th. Please plan accordingly! Looks like we will have plenty of time to get checked into the hotel between games.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
BTW: The field umpire was the father of the Prairie Central pitcher. He even told the U-High bench who he was. That was pretty stupid.
Media Story: Pantagraph
Monday, May 18, 2009
Ridgeview plays Tri-Valley at 4:30 Tuesday night in LeRoy.
Other 1A scores - 5/18/2009 --- 1A Champaign Bracket
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The deadline for the special rate is Wednesday May 20th. Use the special web page to make reservation or call hotel at 913-253-3211. Reference our Group: BNGSA Fusion
Saturday - 6/6 - Field #8
11:30 A.M. BNGSA Fusion vs. Hitting Center (Sherman, IL)
2:30 P.M. BNGSA Fusion vs. AXA Force
7:00 p.m. BNGSA Fusion vs. BNGSA Angels 14
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Media Story: Pantagraph
EARNED RUN AVERAGE(Maximum 2.50, minimum 25 innings) T. Hinthorne (Tri-Valley) 0.23, J.Murray (Normal West) 0.29........., C. Hundman (U High) 2.13, H. Webster (Tri-Point) 2.21, K. Riddell (U High) 2.26, E. Hoelscher (Eureka) 2.45.
STRIKEOUTS (Minimum 40) S. Hintz (LeRoy) 209, H. Webster (Tri-Point) 207, R. Romshek (GCMS) 188, L.Cumbess (Normal West) 180, .........K. Riddell (U High) 67, Dinardi (Pontiac) 60, C. Hundman (U High) 58, K. Krause (Tri-Point) 52, D. Warner (U High) 49, C. Eeten (Eureka) 47.
All pitchers in the game were having trouble in the circle as it has sunk to more than a couple of inches below the level of home plate. Time to stop playing at Fairview Park. Fusion utility player Jane McCullough scored a run, hit a single and drew two walks. Danielle had 2 hits including a 2B to RF and knocked in a run for the Pioneers. Chloe went 1-4.
Media Story: Pantagraph
The Olympia JV team earned 2nd place while U-High finished 3rd.
U-High Varsity Results
5/7 - U-High beat Mahomet 7-0. It rained most of the game. It was an ugly experience. Fusion girls 0-5 at the plate. Media Story: Pantagraph
5/9 - U-High beat Pontiac in the semifinal 1-0 behind a 3 hit gem from Fusion pitcher Danielle Warner. A couple of great defensive plays sealed the shutout for the Pioneers in support of Danielle who walked none and struck out six. Fusion utility player Jane McCullough scored the only run of the game as she went 2-2 at the plate with a walk. Danielle added a hit for the Pioneers. Chloe was part of a game ending double play after U-High 2B Bailey Bottorff snagged a line drive with a runner on 2B. Media Story: Pantagraph - Pontiac Daily Leader (This paper does a nice job!)
5/9 - U-High lost to Olympia 10-0 in the Championship game. Fusion pitcher Chloe Hundman gave up 4 runs but who doesn't against the hitting machine that Oly is. Keri Leach, one of the area's best players, hit a 3-2 outside drop ball over the left field fence for a homer of Hundman.
Varsity Season Stats: Hitting - Pitching
Junior Varsity Notes
Mia Hartung is batting .350 (14-40). Mia has scored 12 runs, knocked in 7 and has stolen 9 bases. She has a triple.
JV Season Stats: Hitting - Pitching
Olympia JV Notes
The Olympia JV dropped a tough championship game 3-1 to a really good Pontiac squad. Fusion players Alison Novakow and Melissa Goembel both had hits for the Spartans. Pontiac has beat Oly twice in tourney championship games. No shame in that. Pontiac has pitchers at JV who are better than those at Varsity.
The JV has two losses, Erica pitched the Rochester game & Riverton games. The Rochester final was 21 - 0 and the Riverton game was over in 5 innings and the score was 3-2. The JV has only played 3 games since the U-High game.
FYI: Erica is working with the local softball program to teach a new generation of pitchers. She is having a good time. And she likes that they look up to her. She has also been asked to umpire during the summer. This is great! Always wonderful to give back!
5/4 - lost to Gibson City 10-8 in 12 innings. We scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings. Brigette played right field. 1 for 4 at bat off of power pitcher Regan Romschek.
5/5- lost to Leroy 7-2. Brigette pitched entire game, gave up two walks. She had a sacrifice bunt, double and a pop-out to left field against Pantagraph strikeout leader Sarah Hintz.
5/6- lost to Flanagan 4-3. Tie game going into bottom of 7th. She popped out twice, successful bunt to get on base.
5/7 - BEAT HEYWORTH 4-0. Brigette pitched entire game, gave up two walks. S he had 2 singles at bat. (1st varsity pitching win!) Good defensive team game.
5/8 - Played Tri-Valley and got second. Brigette had a walk, ground out and pop-out in the varsity game, but struck out twice in the JV game. She pitched one inning of the JV, played 3 innings at 1B.
5/11/2009 - Ridgeview lost to Fisher 6-1 last night at Tri-Valley in HOIC tournament. Brigette a double to left field.
Brooke Petersen - Tri-Valley
4/23 TV JV wins against Monticello - Brooke was 2 for 4.
4/28 TV JV wins against Lexington 7-4 - Brooke Petersen gets win pitching. She was 1 for 2, with single and RBI.
5/5 TV JV loses to Illini Bluff - 3-1. Brooke was 2 for 3. Two singles.
5/6 TV JV wins against Tremont - TV wins 6-2. Brooke was 0 for 2 - 1K, 1 dribbler.
5/7 TV JV ahead 2-0 against Gibson City when game called at top of 4. Brooke had a single and RBI. Game called during her 2nd at bat (in the pouring rain).
Great job girls. We have all kinds of pitching now!
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
STRIKEOUTS (Minimum 40)L. Cumbess (Normal West) 162; H. Webster (Tri-Point) 161; Sarah Hintz (LeRoy) 158; K. Leach (Olympia) 146; M. Nonnemacher (NCHS) 145; C. Kaminke (Woodland-F-C) 145; C. Hennigh (Fisher) 141; R. Romshek (GCMS) 138; T. Hinthorne (Tri-Valley) 136; J. Wheeler (Blue Ridge) 117; S. Rentmeister (Clinton) 112; M. McCready (Tri-Valley) 101; M. Fairchild (EPG) 95; E. Hoelscher (Eureka) 94; L. Stotler (NCHS) 80; D. Springer (Heyworth) 78; J. Murray (Normal West) 71; C. Hundman (U High) 56; A. Riordan (Streator) 54; K. Riddell (U High) 54; C. Eeten (Clinton) 43; K. Krause (Tri-Point) 43; C. Haines (Mahomet-Seymour) 42.
U-High was leading 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth behind Fusion Freshman pitcher Chloe Hundman when the Wildcats plated three runs to take the lead. After an infield single and a bloop hit to RF, Normal West had runners on 2B and 3B. On a grounder to 2B with the infield at medium depth, the fielder threw home with one out and a two run lead. The run scored leaving runners on 1st and 3rd. After the auto steal of 2nd base, a passed ball allowed the runner on 3B to score. The throw from the catcher to Chloe covering home ended up in the infield and the alert Wildcat baserunner scored the eventual winning run.
It is amazing how one fundamental miscue really cost U-High big time. An amazing turn of events. Can't give a good team any chances when they are trying to rally. Fusion Sophomore Mia Hartung had a couple of hits for U-High. Fusion teammates Christina Pagan and Cassie Saufley played good defensively at C and 1B respectively.
Monday, May 4, 2009
U-High took an early lead but Pontiac chipped away and tied the game in the top of the 6th. U-High took the lead for good in the bottom of the 6th as an RBI ground out from Fusion Freshman Chloe Hundman found the right side with a runner on 3rd and less than two outs. A single by Danielle Warner to right on two strikes put runners at 1B and 2B. A U-High bunt moved runners to 2B and 3B. Then U-High's Kelsey Wilson added another insurance run with an RBI single. Danielle's courtesy runner was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
Danielle came on in relief in the 5th. She was credited with the win. A leadoff triple by Pontiac in the top of the 7th made things interesting after an RBI single put the tying run on 1B. But Danielle bear'ed down and struck out the Pontiac 3 and 4 hitters to end the game. The big story for Danielle was a bomb to the RF fence for a stand up triple after a U-High runner was called out for leaving early. Her first triple ever.
Fusion Sophomore Jane McCullough played a flawless 3B in the flex spot for the Pioneers. U-High should be the #2 seed for the Corn Belt conference tournament this weekend in Rantoul. Everyone will be playing for the right to play Olympia in the championship.
Media Story: Pantagraph - Pontiac News Leader
Media Story: Pantagraph
Saturday, May 2, 2009
U-High plays Pontiac for a second seed in the Corn Belt tourney on Monday night at home.
Media Story: Pantagraph
By not calling illegal pitches does not do a young lady any favors in their development. Most of all it is not fair to the pitchers who have worked to do it right. It will be called in college and maybe in an important game!
I have seen the pivot foot lose contact continously, pitch after pitch with the pitching rubber once the hands come together. (Three different pitchers) I have also seen a pitcher move her hands and glove to the side during windup and never bring her hand and glove together for one second in front of her body for an entire game. So call it!
One thing I want to mention: The score of the JV game was NCHS 26 and BHS 1. Now, what was to be gained by running up the score to that level?
On a positive note, it is a 2400 step round trip walk from the NCHS parking to their softball diamond. Good stuff!
Media Story - Pantagraph
YouTube Video -- Is coming!