Sting Gold look for an even stronger 2009

High expectations were set for the Sting Gold by our very own players and staff. Everyone really believed that this was the year.
Softball experts, Tourney coaches and media in Oklahoma had all mentioned the Sting as one of the favorites for the ASA Gold title .
Only problem was that someone forgot to tell the other teams.
Everything was going good in the bottom of the second inning verse the So Cal Explosion. Leading 2-1 with 2 outs, the Sting committed 3 errors and had some drop balls in helping the Explosion score 5 runs.
Down 6-2 to start the 3rd, The girls battled and chipped away each inning scoring a run. In comes Hawaii bound pitcher, Stephanie Ricketts who was tremendous,throws a no hitter for the last 5 innings.
Sting batters knock out 3 pitchers to get to 6-5. The starting pitcher for Explosion re enters and shuts down Sting in the last 2 innings for a 6-5 Sting loss. The next game was against the Texas Impact Gold. Sting came out and played error free defense. Supreme play by Stanford bound Sarah Hassman, Fullerton bound Adri Martinez and Oklahoma star Chanae Jones and another stellar pitching performance by Hawaii bound Stephanie Ricketts. Down 1-0 off a solo HR by the opposing team, The Sting ladies answered every inning by getting players on base. As a matter fact, The Sting loaded the bases 3 times and threatened every inning except the 6th. 14 total base runners during the game and only 1 run to show for it. The Sting eventually lose the game 2-1 in 9 innings.
“On the field we might have fell well short of where we wanted to finish but the bigger goal was accomplished this season by having most of all the players on both Gold teams committ/sign to a University of their choice.” says Sting Asst.Coach Chris Rouppet. ” Our team will be stronger next season and we will sign or get committed the rest of the players and all our new ones”.Congratulations to everyone associated with the Sting Gold.