Friday | Triple Crown Southeast Nationals Roundup
Play continued at five softball complexes in the northern suburbs of Atlanta as the second day of the four-day Triple Crown Southeast Regionals continued in three age groups.
Four teams stayed in the Elite winner’s bracket, with games coming Saturday to determine who will have an easier path in Sunday’s Championship Bracket.
Georgia Impact Premier Caymol – The last game of the day to finish at Sharon Springs Park saw Georgia Impact Premier Caymol outlast Virginia Glory Christiansen-Mertz 9-6. Earlier in the day, Georgia Impact Premier Caymol edged Atlanta Vipers – Billings by a 2-1 score.
Tampa Mustangs – TJ – A one-run contest earlier Friday morning went for Tampa Mustangs -TJ over Gainesville Gold McFadyen, 4-3. In the afternoon contest, Tampa Mustangs – TJ took a 3-1 win over EC Bullets Thrash to lock in a spot against Georgia Impact Premier Caymol Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
EC Bullets 18 Gold – Schnute – Only two runs were allowed on the day by EC Bullets 18 Gold – Schnute. After a 9-2 win in Friday morning action, EC Bullets 18 Gold – Schnute earned a 5-0 shutout over Orion Hunter Elite 18U national.
Atlanta Vipers Gold 18U Holbrook – A 16-1 pounding by Vipers-Holbrook in the morning was followed by a 9-3 victory over Prospex Gold 18U in the afternoon contest. Atlanta Vipers Gold 18U Holbrook will face EC bullets 18 Gold – Schnute in the other winner’s bracket semifinal.
Tomorrow’s winners of the semifinal games will advance to a Sunday morning contest at 10 a.m., with that winner earning a spot in the championship game. Losing teams Saturday will have to work through the loser’s bracket for a chance to enter Sunday’s Championship Bracket.
Three of the four teams still alive in the Elite winner’s bracket had to get victories in one-run games in Friday in order to stay In the upper tier.
Atlanta Vipers-05 – Two one-run wins were on the docket Friday for Atlanta Vipers-05. After a 5-4 win over Mojo-Vickery in the morning contest, Atlanta Vipers-05 earned a 4-3 win over GA Impact 22 Schroyer.
Lady Dukes National 2022/2023 – Rabitsch – A noon contest on Friday saw Lady Dukes National 2022/2023 – Rabitsch earn a 2-1 win over Team Georgia 04 Payne. Immediately after on the same field, Lady Dukes National 2022/2023 – Rabitsch earned a Saturday contest against Atlanta Vipers-05 with a 5-1 win over Gorgia Impact Gold Caymol.
Atlanta Vipers-Palazzo – The only team not to need a one-run victory on Friday that’s still alive in the winner’s bracket, Atlanta Vipers-Palazzo took care of Chattanooga Cruisers 04 16U by an 8-0 score in Friday’s first contest. In game two, Atlanta Vipers-Palazzo topped EC Bullets Glenn 16U, 6-2.
Georgia Impact Premier-C Lewis – A pair of tough, one-run wins were needed for Georgia Impact Premier-C Lewis in Friday’s action. After a 4-3 win over Team North Carolina (Hynde), Georgia Impact Premier-C Lewis pulled out a 10-9 win in game two in the highest scoring game of the Elite Bracket. Georgia Impact Premier-C Lewis will face Atlanta Vipers-Palazzo in Saturday’s other winner’s bracket semifinal.
Saturday’s four semifinalists in the Elite Bracket will have two games to play on Saturday, with the winner among the four teams getting a slot in Sunday’s championship game.
MS Thunderbolts-Sheffield 2025 – The only team still in the winners bracket that had to play three games Friday, MS Thunderbolts-Sheffield 2025 started the day by topping Lady Dukes 14U Gold Lamar 7-1. After an 8-6 win over EC Bullets – Maher, MS Thunderbolts-Sheffield 2025 got a shutdown pitching performance for a 9-1 win over Fury Fastpitch 2024-Gooden.
Tampa Mustangs – The Tampa Mustangs scored runs early and often Friday. After a 13-2 win over Chattanooga Cruisers 06, the Tampa Mustangs pulled out an 8-6 win over Atlanta Vipers in the second contest. The win sets up a 2 p.m. game against MS Thunderbolts-Sheffield 2025.
Fury Premier 2024 – Sewell – The only team not to allow a run Friday, Fury Premier 2024 – Sewell picked up a pair of shutout victories, beginning with a 5-0 defeat of High Intensity Elite 14U Barnowsky. In the next contest, Fury Premier 2024 – Sewell shut down Tampa Mustangs – Viruet to the tune of a 2-0 final.
Birmingham Thunderbolts 07 – After a 7-3 defeat of Impact Gold 07 GA Friday, Birmingham Thunderbolts 07 got a strong pitching and defense display to hold down Atlanta Vipers Gold Harris for a 2-1 win to set up a contest Saturday with Fury Premier 2024 – Sewell.
Saturday’s Elite winner’s bracket games start at 2 p.m., with the two winners playing again immediately after to determine who gets a spot in Sunday’s championship game of the double-elimination tournament.