Judge Places 17th out of 90 Teams at ASA 12U Nationals
As a 12u team last year 12u Judge played on the national level with the best competition the ASA had to offer. They won an early fall bid to nationals and played up at 14u most of the spring and summer. They did enter the Colorado Classic and Colorado Sparkler winning the championship in the classic and taking 2nd in the sparkler. They came back to Illinois to play in the Chicago Metro and won the Championship going undefeated for the tournament. They played in Montgomery, Alabama in the USA/ASA national championship, and placed 17th out of 90 teams. They played against the number 1,3,10,and 12th ranked teams out of California throughout their campaign, gaining national recognition along the way. Now they are moving up to the 14u level, keep up the good work girls!
Judge 16u at ESPN Wild World of Sports
This November, the Hawks Judge 16u traveled to Florida to the ESPN sports for a very large late fall college exposure event. The event had some of the best known colleges in the country and allowed the Hawks to be seen by at least 50 of college programs.
The college programs that the Hawks made contact with are, Alabama, Alabama State, Arkansas, Boston University, Bryant University California, Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Colgate, Dartmouth, Elon Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State University, Francis Marion University, George Washington, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Iona, James Madison, Lipscomb, Louisville, Marshall, Mercer College, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Polk State, Princeton, South Alabama, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, St. Peter's College, Tennessee, U Mass, UAB, University of Albany, Utah State, Valparaiso, Villanova, Wisconsin
Overall it was a great event and allowed the Illinois Hawks to become better known to many colleges not just for the 16u Judge team, but for all our other teams in the future.
Illinois Hawks Findlay 16U win bid to ASA Hall of Fame Qualifier in OKC!
The Illinois Hawks Findlay 16U team took home the championship trophy at the Pekin ASA "February Shootout" and earned a bid to the ASA Hall of Fame Qualifier in Oklahoma City in June. The Hawks finished the tournament undefeated outscoring their opponents 30-7. The tournament featured twenty of the top teams in the area including teams from Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois. The Hawks beat the always tough White Sox Academy 11-1 in the semi-final and beat them again 4-1 in the final.
The Pekin tournament brought to an end a strong fall season for the Hawks Findlay team. Overall in the fall the team finished with a record of 31 wins and 7 loses. They ended the fall with an 11 game winning streak which also included a championship in the "Rumble in Rosemont" tournament in the new Rosemont Dome in January.
The Illinois Hawks May 10u take 2nd place at the Pekin Dome March Classic
On Saturday, the Hawks played the Havoc and won that game 12-5. Along with, the strong pitching of Jenna Judge and the hitting/base stealing of the rest of the Hawks, the team moved on to the next game.
The next game on Saturday was against the Chatham Heat. The Hawks had another strong showing, this time with their young Hawk pitcher, Ella Hoffman. She pitched 4 innings for the win, 11-7!! Larissa Ortiz’s homerun blew the game wide open for the Hawks to win their second game in a row on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Hawks faced the Glen Ed Sliders. Hawks impressively won that game 12-0, with the powerful pitching of Abby Dunning. Abby struck out 5 of the Glen Ed Sliders. The Hawks had 8 hits that game.
The Championship game was against the Milan Aces. Even with the combination of pitchers Kam Gonzales and Jenna Judge, the Hawks just didn’t have enough fire power this game to rise above the Milan Aces. The final score was 8-5.
All in all, the new Hawk 10u team played very well and showed that they belonged in the Championship!