By: Madison Feldhahn

The Top Gun Elite 20 Futures Spring Invite took place this weekend, preserving through the severe thunderstorms in the Kansas City area. The 12u and 14u tournament was played at Central Bank Sporting Complex and Mid-America West Sports Complex.

Games Saturday were cut short due to severe weather in the area.

Select Fastpitch Gamet had the best pool play in the 12u age group, finishing 2-0. Several teams finished pool play 1-0-1, including Select Fastpitch Heinrich, Team Kansas Brown/Hays, Select Fastpitch Carr and Nebraska Gold 12u Raabe.

There were several impressive victories throughout the weekend. Select Fastpitch Gamet defeated KC Rebels 2012 Coppage 12-0. KC Rebels 2012 Coppage beat Select Fastpitch Forsythe 9-0 and Select Fastpitch Jones defeated KC Rebels 2012 Coppage 13-0. Nebraska Gold 12u Raabe won 8-0 against Louisville Lady Sluggers Fryberger.

In 14u pool play, 4 teams went 2-0 – Iowa Aries Elite Ohorilko, Louisville Lady Sluggers VanBoxmeer, Select Fastpitch Adams, and Diamond Club TC. Synergy Gold Clurman 14u and Select Fastpitch Zagozda both went 1-0-1 in pool play.

The 14u age group had a few dominant victories. Select Fastpitch Reliford won 10-0 against Kansas Renegades Enfield. ROI Fastpitch Kessler bested Nebraska Gold Michaelis 12-0. Millard Fury Gold Sullivan beat Diamond Club Craig 14-0.

Bracket play started back up on Sunday morning after being delayed Saturday evening.

Nebraska Gold 12u Raabe came out on top in 12u bracket play. The team scored 24 runs in bracket play, while allowing just 8 runs against them. The team kicked off bracket with an 8-0 win against Louisville Lady Sluggers Fryberger. Nebraska Gold 12u Raabe topped Select Fastpitch Jones 3-1 to win their age group.

The 14u champion was Iowa Aries Elite Ohorilko. Their closest margin of victory was 5-2 over Kansas Renegades Enfield and their largest victory was 6-0 over Select Fastpitch Adams. The team scored 29 runs and had just 7 runs against them in bracket play. The team beat Select Fastpitch Reliford 7-1 to win the age group.

Thank you to all of the teams who joined us this weekend!

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