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Gold team participates in the Nationally-acclaimed Sun Classic held in Orlando, FL @ the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex
Nov 8, 2013, 5:26 pm

Greetings to all in the Cuda Nation, just wanted to report on the Gold team's trip to Florida and their participation in the Fall Sun Classic where there were hundreds of teams participating and over 250 college coaches in attendance.

 

The Barracuda Gold team ended up with a 3-2 record and enjoyed the presence of many college coaches at several of their games.

 

We started off the weekend on Friday morning at the ESPN fields and played a team from the Palm Beach Gardens area called the Gators.  Had a 2-2 game going into the 4th inning, but ran into a tough inning and ended up losing 10-3.   After this first game we had a one game break and then played a North Carolina-based team called the Lady Lightning.  We were shut out for the first time all fall and lost 6-0.  The Lightning outfield was about as fast as lightning as it seemed that everything we hit out there was caught on some very good efforts by their speedy outfielders.

 

On Saturday we righted the ship and went 2-0 against a Virginia team (Virginia Glory) and a New Jersey team (Witches Gold).  We had our bats warmed up for the Virginia team and won that game handily by a score of 10-2.   Against the Witches Gold we pulled out a come-from-behind victory, 4-3 and managed to get the game in just before the heavens opened up and rain-delayed the rest of the tourney that day.

 

On Sunday we ended on a high note against another New Jersey team (Cheetahs) and wallopped them by a score of 15-0.

 

Great 2013 season for the Gold team!!

 

We learned a bunch about the level of competition we need to prepare for at this tourney and we are looking forward to the 2014 Sun Classic!!