Edmonson Voice Sports:
ECHS Lady Cat softball varsity pitcher, Julie Norris, competed in Panama City Beach Florida last week at the USFA World Series with her travel ball team, WK Wildfire. Wildfire played in the 16u division against 21 A level teams from across the country.
Wildfire went undefeated throughout the tournament, until the championship game, where they lost by only one run to another Kentucky team, the Louisville Sluggers.
Norris is credited with 27.1 innings pitched across 4 wins, 1 loss, and 1 successful save. A save means she was brought in to pitch with a tying run at the plate and a full count. She struck that batter out on the first pitch and finished the next batter off in 5 pitches, saving the win for the Wildfire as time expired in the game.
Norris faced 108 batters, struck out ten, and threw 350 pitches. She only allowed 19 hits and 6 runs in the entire tournament, 5 of which were during the championship loss.
This is Wildfire’s first year in the 16u division. They plan on returning next year to the World Series in order to take home the championship trophy. You can follow Julie and the Wildfire from their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wkwildfire.