18U-A Duluth Wildcats Earn National Championship Berth

Duluth Wildcats

The 18U-A Duluth Wildcats softball team has rightfully earned their spot in the ASA “A” National Championship. These girls have a very impressive record as they have accomplished this feat not once, but four consecutive years (2011, 12, 13 & 14) and finished the season ranked 33rd in the Nation the past 3 years. The Wildcats will compete next week in Montgomery, Alabama for the 2014 18U- A National Championship. These girls have worked very hard to get to this point in the season. The National Championship is the highest level of fast- pitch softball, and it is the girl’s equivalent of the Little League World Series.

The girls are coached by Head Coach, Mario Perrucci and Assistant Coaches: Steve Franks, Chuck Howard and Danny Pruett. Coach Perrucci commented on his team’s accomplishments by saying,” What I think is most special about our team’s accomplishments is that we have always been a Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation youth team. Most players, coaches and even teams leave their youth program origin when they reach the travel ball level and seek out independent teams/organizations usually outside of our County. I have had many girls that I coached from Pee-wee, play for me through 18U.”

Other Accomplishments:
2012 ASA 18U-A South East Regional Champion (includes VA, NC, SC, TN, GA, & FL).
2012 ASA 18U-A GA State Champion
2013 ASA 18U-A GA State Champion – Runner Up

Keep up the great work girls and Go Wildcats!

McKenzie Lewis, a graduate of Hebron Christian Academy and a Journalism student at Kennesaw State. She has been on her high school varsity tennis and basketball teams and the debate team.

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