Congratulations to both Absolute Blast 14A teams on a great tournament at the ASA Seattle Metro 14A Championships this past weekend. After running through the rest of the field, the two AB 14A teams found themselves in the finals, against each other. Showing a level of dominance in this competitive tournament rarely seen out of a single program, both the older ’00 and younger ’01 AB teams defeated all comers on their road to the finals.
The ’01 AB team started bracket play by blanking the Elite Diamonds-Miles team 4-0, then took care of the Bellevue Blast ’00 team 18-8 before finishing off a tough Blaze Intensity team in a tight game 8-7, placing them in the finals. The ’00 AB team had the benefit of a bye in the first round, then showed their dominance in a win over the Acers ’01 team 14-0. In their semi-final game the ’00 AB team came up against rival LadyHawks-Hardy, defeating the Hawks handily, 16-6, and landing them in the finals against their ’01 colleagues. The championship game was a hard fought battle, going into the 5th inning scoreless. But in the end, the older ’00 team came out on top, 8-0.
The entire Absolute Blast program is very proud of the ’00 and ’01 teams and is excited about the future of the organization with two such strong teams at the 14A level. The future at AB is indeed bright. Congratulations to all the athletes, parents and coaches from the ’00 and ’01 AB teams. Go AB!