Red Stick Sports 007’s win USSSA?world championship

Staff reports
The Red Stick Sports 007’s 12U team won the USSSA World Championship in Orlando, Florida. Shown from left, front row are: Taylor Tidwell, Madison Watson, Taylor Trabeaux, Mackenzie Andrews and Kourtney Gremillion; back row: Coach Noel Bonky King, Abbey Andermann, Mckenzie King, Rae’shaun Malancon, Toni Perrin, Coach Paul Dufour, Callie Roddy, Katelynn Mckenzie and Head Coach Nicole Patino Dufour.

The Red Stick Sports 007’s 12U team had a successful time at the USSSA World Series held in Orlando, Florida, during the week of July 23-30 at the Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.  

The 007’s turned in a dominating performance in their 12U bracket, comprised of 66 teams from around the country, in going undefeated for the week and capturing the title of USSSA World Champions for the 2011 season.

The girls defeated teams from Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Kentucky. They went 9-0-1 for the week by scoring a total of 64 runs and holding their opponents to a total of just 18.

The championship game pitted the 007’s against the Central Kentucky Bat Cats (a defending national champion) and went into extra innings with the 007’s taking the victory by a score of 2-1.

Each girl on the team contributed to the victorious outing. Tournament coaches voted ace pitcher Kourtney Gremillion and first baseman Mackenzie Andrews to the All Tournament Team.  

“Each player on the team played a role in these individual honors,”?said a spokesperson. “It took all 11 girls to get us to the point where our dreams did come true.”

The team was coached this year by Head Coach Nicole Patino Dufour and her assistants Noel King and Paul Dufour.  

For the entire season, the team had a combined record of 109 victories, 20 losses and five ties.