Blaze 14-U

The Bemidji Blaze 14-U Black went 6-0 last weekend to win the title at the 15-team Ashley Abrahamson Memorial Tournament at Cloquet.

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Saturday consisted of four-team pool play. Bemidji won its opener 12-0 over the Duluth Red. Brianna Neumann fanned all six batters she faced in two innings. Monica Wittner went the final two and fanned four to complete the no hitter.

Bemidji had 12 with Neumann, Courtney Black and Sylvia Grimm all hitting home runs.

Bemidji then beat Grand Rapids 7-4 with Jess Yost going the route, fanning eight and walking one, allowing five hits.

The Blaze had eight, three by Black, including a triple. Hannah Neeland also tripled.

Bemidji completed pool play with a 19-0 rout of Proctor. Neeland pitched her first shutout facing only nine batters and fanning three.

Bemidji had 13 hits with Jasmine Yerbich getting three and Wittner adding a home run.

Sunday, Bemidji opened the Gold Division with a 9-1 win over Buffalo.

Yost picked up her second win with nine strikeouts and two walks. She fanned nine in her five innings and walked two with the lone Buffalo run unearned.

Bemidji had 13 hits with Wittner and Yerbich getting two.

Bemidji reached the final with an 8-0 win over the Minnesota Blast.

Neumann worked the first four and Wittner finished. Neumann had five strikeouts and two walks but allowed no hits. Bemidji had 11 with Black getting three and Neumann two.

The Blaze won the title 9-1 over Virginia with Yost going the distance, fanning 10 o on a three-hitter with one walk.

Bemidji had nine with Yerbich getting three and Grimm two.



Pool Play

Duluth Red 000-0---0

Bemidji 712-2---12

Neumann, Wittner (3) and Black, Hinrichs (3)

Grand Rapids 000-121---4

Bemidji 013-102---7

Yost and Black

Proctor 000--- 0

Bemidji 748---19

Neeland and Black, Hinrichs (3)


Buffalo 000-10---1

Bemidji 003-6x---9

Yost and Black

Mn. Blast 000-00---0

Bemidji 003-5x---8

Neumann ,Wittner (5) and Black, Yost (5)


Virginia 000-10---1

Bemidji 051-03---9

Yost and Black