12u Birmingham Giants Softball brings home Championship


Playing in their 3rd tournament of the spring the 12u Birmingham Giants softball team rolled off 4 straight to raise their season record to 11-1. In their first game of pool play, the Giants were matched up with the Swarm. Skylan Dyson allowed just 5 hits while striking out 2 and offensively the Giants received hits from Harper Riley (1), Kendall Burch (1), McKenzie Smyly (1), and Ralee Burgett (1)to lead them to a 4-3 win. In their second game of pool play Harper Riley scattered 3 hits while striking out 5 and 9 Giant hits from Kendall Burch (1), McKenzie Smyly (2), Alyssa Broome (2), Ralee BVurgett (2, 1 2B), Khloe Kennedy (1) and Haylee Gothard (1)led to the 7-2 win. The win seated the Giants first overall heading into bracket play.

In their first bracket play game, Kendall Burch and Skylan Dyson allowed just 1 hits while striking out w and offensively the Giants were led by Harper Riley (1), Kendall Burch (1), McKenzie Smyly (2 1 2B), Alyssa Broome (2, 1 2B), Khloe Kennedy (2), Haylee Gohard (3B) and Kylie Layton (1)as the Giants rolled to a 10-1 win and a birth in the championship game. In the championship game, Kendall Burch tossed the teams 3rd No Hitter of the season and struck out 7 over 4 innings and Harper Riley (2B), Kendall Burch (3B), Khloe Kennedy (1), and Haylee Gothard all had hits as the Giants again prevailed over the swarm 6-4 and became tournament champions for the second time this spring.