Fireballs burn bright in USSSA World Series

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Fireballs 14U pose with their third place trophy from the USSSA World Series softball tournament held in Gulf Shores, AL. (Photo submitted)

The Fireballs 14U placed third in the USSSA World Series softball tournament held this past week in Gulf Shores, AL. Teams from Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana were represented. The Fireballs started off 6-0 before losing their first game Saturday morning to Arkansas Boom. Dropping to the losers bracket they defeated Diamond Babes and Primetime before galling to Lady Bandits 99 to finish in third place.

Fireballs 14U is made up of eight school districts which include Trumann, Valley View, Jonesboro, Wynne, Harrisburg, Tuckerman, Naylor, MO and Poplar Bluff, MO. Team members include: Back Row (l-r) Callee Pickrell #10 (Naylor, MO), Jehlian Wright #18 (Harrisburg), Kaylea Roethlisberger #00 (Jonesboro), Head Coach Craig McDaniel (Jonesboro), Assistant Coach David Fagan (Trumann), Assistant Coach Shane Proffer (Jonesboro), Assistant Coach Charlie Wood (Jonesboro), Peyton Lace #77 (Wynne) and Shelby Sievers #20 (Poplar Bluff, MO). Front Row (l-r) Kori Wood #54 (Jonesboro), Macy McDaniel #5 (Jonesboro), Lexi Jackson #14 (Trumann), Caroline Proffer #11 (Jonesboro), Lilli Wray #6 (Swifton) and Anna Waleszonia #7 (Trumann). Not Pictured: Tess Boone #9 (Wynne) and Makenize Thomas #52 (Jonesboro).

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