Team NC Baylog the NC State NSA Girls Fastpitch Champs
On June 18th and 19th, Team NC Baylog went 6-0 in the North Carolina NSA States Rock Hill event. This was the girls’ third straight North Carolina National Softball Association State Championship!
During their run, they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, Lady Lightning, Lady Blues and the Carolina Cardinals. Sarah Harkins hit a 3-run dinger. Overall, they outscored their opponents 55-10. I am so proud of them all.
Team NC Baylog is a special group of fastpitch softball players from around the Charlotte, NC area. Their love of the game and dedication to the sport showed during this tournament.
As a coach, I stress the skills of pitching, catching and playing great defense. I always keep all the players in a game, especially when they are facing tough pitching or the bats aren’t as hot as we’d like them to be. It fosters the team’s desire and commitment to achieve, no matter how hard the game gets. The lessons players learn throughout the season extends way beyond the field, as they learn how crucial teamwork is in the game of life.
The girls continue to develop as a team and are gaining a true understanding of picking each other up. It always seems as if a few are struggling at the plate, someone in the lineup is there to pick up the slack. That’s what makes this group so fun to coach.
Three from Team NC Baylog recently received NC All-District Awards. Congratulations to Madison Michael (Cox Mill), Gabby Baylog (Marvin Ridge) and Susie Borda (Charlotte Catholic) for being recognized for their outstanding achievements this year.
Next, we head to the Atlanta area for the Champions Elite Showcase and then to Orrville, OH for the Fire in the Sky event. After that, we head to Tallahassee, FL. Visit our website to stay up-to-date on where we are and how we’re doing: http://www.teamncbaylog.com.