After three days of softball, the 10U Red Riot captured the championship at the Murphy Candler All Star Showdown last weekend. Twelve 10U teams were entered from parks all over Atlanta as pool play began. The Red Riot entered bracket play as the 3 seed. In the first bracket game, NYO defeated the 6 seed Sandy Springs Storm 6-3 behind a fine pitching performance by Madison Hadley. In the semifinals, NYO hammered the 2 seed, Sandy Plains Express, 12-3 as the offense racked up nine hits. The finals against the 1 seed and host, Murphy Candler Cobras, was a fantastic game. NYO jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on a 2 out RBI from Cece Smith. Murphy Candler squeezed a run across in the third to tie the game 1-1. NYO immediately battled back behind a run scoring double from Susan Wiggers to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Murphey Candler had two more at bats but couldn't score against the tough NYO defense and the pitching of Sophia Mador, and NYO won the champioship game, 2-1. Mador was brilliant in the finals. She only gave up one hit and one walk while striking out nine in five innings.
Left to Right Kneeling - Cece Smith, Maddy Weinstein, Jordan Corley, McKenna Nilan, Madeleine Monde, Susan Wiggers. Standing - Madison Hadley, Ava Vinci, Lulu Castello, Sophia Mador, Stella Chartrand, Victoria Hadley. Coaches - Chris Monde, Will Rittenberg, Jeremy Mador, Stephen Weinstein.