Athletics Mercado Price 14U team dominates 16U bracket at tournament

Team members
Team members: Front row (l-r): Alyssa P., Tyler P., Jocelyn G., Kylee F., JoJo P., Jax D.; Back row (l-r): Hazel L., Mia C., Bam G., Itzel H., Carleigh W., Giselle M., Reese D.

Athletics Mercado (AM) Price 14U travel softball team was invited to come play in the Triple Crown - Red, White & Blue tournament on June 25-26 in Irvine, Calif. They were provided an opportunity to play in the older age bracket - 16U level. Most of the Athletics Mercado team is comprised of rising sophomores with a couple of rising freshman. They played against many teams comprised of junior and senior high school/travel softball players. The Athletics Mercado team accepted the challenge and came home as champions.

Athletics Mercado pitchers were on fire that weekend. They pitched a total of six games and only three runs were scored against them that was coupled with a potent offense that scored 50 runs. The weekend helped the team prepare for two major tournaments, which they had to earn a berth into over the next month - the Triple Crown Nationals in mid July and the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series in early August. Currently, the Athletics Mercado 14U Price team is ranked 12th in the country.