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Here’s our TLI for Monday, Mar. 23, 2020 …
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM PGF
Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) announced on Monday evening that it's recommending that its tournament directors "exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension of all tournament activities until no earlier than Thursday, April 30, 2020."
That means at least four more events have been postponed and are to be rescheduled:
- 3/27-3/29, Modesto, CA, 12U National Qualifier
- 4/4-4/5, Las Vegas, NV, 12U National Qualifier
- 4/18-4/19, Arizona 12U National Qualifier
- 4/18-4/19, North Texas 12U National Qualifier
The release went on to say: "It would be premature to make any decisions at this time concerning our summer events, including the PGF National Championships. All current information shows that the summer months should be safe, but PGF will monitor the coronavirus climate on a regular basis."
While the PGF National Board of Directors and staff feel that it is in the best interest of its volunteers and participant families to delay the tournament season until April 30, 2020, some independent tournament directors may still choose to continue running events.
"Premier Girls Fastpitch will not officially sanction any events, either owned or non-owned, during the suspended operations timeline, regarding the COVID-19 quarantine, without the expressed written approval from Dan Hay, President/CEO," the statement said.
"Should PGF determine that the recommended delay of the season will extend past April 30, 2020, we will provide timely notification and the information regarding the impact of such a delay."
14U CLUB SCOUTING REPORT
Extra Inning Softball has started rolling out the Extra Elite Eighty 14U Club Rankings, so let's take a look at Phil Brown's team ...
2019 fall record: 18-5 with wins over Georgia Impact Premier 05-Lewis, Birmingham Bolts 2024-Burns, Hotshots Platinum TN, Atlanta Vipers-Palazzo and FLorida Impact 04-Feldman.
2019 summer record: 36-19-3
Top finishes at major events: Placed in the top 16 at JO Cup in their first national event.
- Maddie "Shugg" Terrell (2023, C/1B, led MS in homers as a freshman and is catching the eyes of several top Power 5 colleges)
- Emory Donaldson (2023, MIF/3B/OF, a superb athlete with tons of range, speed, power and great glove)
- Addi Yates (2024, MIF/OF, has legit 2.6 speed and is a triple threat at the plate)
- Addie Keef (2023, OF/MIF, blazing speed as a CF and lead-off hitter with complete control of her bat)
- Kaitlyn Stinnett (2023, 1B/3B, a power-hitting corner that also has speed and a cannon for an arm)
- Zoey DeFoor (2024, MIF/OF, amazing glove skills, great range and very versatile)
- Maddie Hobby (2023, OF/2B, true team leader, super smart player at the plate and in the field)
- Avery Shambiln (2024, P/1B, big, strong pitcher, throws in low 60s with one of the best rise balls)
- Jenna Sims (2023, P/1B, a pitcher with great command of all pitches and can place anywhere. Throws in the high 50s with command of change-ups, screw, rise and curve)
- Ella Janish (2023, P/MIF, another top pitcher that can throw in the low 60s with great command)
- Jessica Gibson (2023, OF/1B, super strong athlete that can hit for a lot of power)
- Kennedy Oliver (2023, C/UT, a big bat and a good glove)
- Caley Wade (2023, OF/MIF, elite speed in the 2.6 range and great command of the outfield)
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