Lake Crystal Area Fastpitch Final Weekend Recap
It was another successful weekend for the Lake Crystal Area Fastpitch teams! The local teams brought home two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place finish. Starting bright and early with an 8am Saturday morning game at Caswell Park for the Southern Star League Tournament, was the Lake Crystal 16/18 & under team with a 7-4 victory over Windom. Playing again right away was a tougher challenge against eventual champs from Sleepy Eye, losing 0-5. Moving to the losers bracket they would face New Richland, coming away with a 3-1 victory.
Next up on Saturday, both 14 & under teams were in action at Thomas Park. 14U Blue got past Minneota 10-1 and 14U Gray dropped a close one to Mankato Peppers Blue 5-8. In the winners bracket 14U Blue continued their hot hitting with 12-1 victory over Windom. While 14U Gray worked it's way through the losers bracket with two wins over Mankato Peppers White 11-0 and Waseca 14-3.
Sunday morning Lake Crystal 14U Gray were the early risers with the first game of the day at Caswell Park. Things didn't go the locals way, as eventual champs Sleepy Eye won 9-1. Next up was the 16/18U teams with a 9-0 win over New Ulm Blue. LC 14U Blue faced off against Jackson in an exciting game but fell 4-6 in a the final inning.
In St. James at the James Gang Fair Tournament, the Lake Crystal 10 & under opened play with a 14-1 win over Forest Lake. In their second game of the day, they would fall 3-10 to Cardinal Power out of Fairmont. LC 16/18U would then play Venom out of Dodge Center, losing 5-10 to end their weekend in 4th place out of 11 teams.
In St. James, the 10U team would pick up two more victories over New Ulm Blue 14-1 and host St. James 6-2. Which would get them 2nd place for the day.LC 14U Blue got past New Ulm Red Ravens in a close game 3-1 to move on the championship for a rematch against Jackson. On their 3rd game of the day, it was another exciting game with the Huskies, but the locals didn't have quite enough falling 3-5 for a 2nd place finish our of 13 teams.
It was a successful summer for the our local girls this season. It was nice to see all the support from parents/families and fans at the ballpark all summer long! Thank you to our local business's for their sponsorships! The future looks bright for Lake Crystal Fastpitch!
Registration is open for 2021 LCAFA Fall Ball!!
Teams will play doubleheaders in the surrounding and metro areas. First week of games is August 21-22,and last week is September 25-26
Age divisions are based on the player’s age division for next summer (2022)
More information is available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y4Buf86JrtWQUqf1sr87CtdVJhRR9reewT1CH8xxLys/edit
A number of LCAFA teams were in action again this past weekend! 4 teams competing in Fairmont, Mn at the Cardinal Power Fastpitch Classic, while 1 team was in Marshall, MN at the Southwest Slugfest.
In Fairmont, MN; Lake Crystal's 8 & under team saw it's first tournament action of the year, bringing home 2nd place with 2-1 record. Lake Crystal 14 & under Blue won the Consolation Championship with a 2-1 record, as did Lake Crystal 12 & under Gray. Lake Crystal 14 & under Gray went 1-2.
In Marshall, MN; Lake Crystal 16/18U took 4th place with a 2-1 record.
It will be another busy weekend July 17th & 18th; 10 & under will be in St. James at the James Gang Fair Tournament. Both 14 & under teams as well as the 16/18 & under team will be in Mankato for the Southern Star League Tournament.
16/18U starts the day at 9:30am at Caswell Park. 14U Gray plays at 11am on Saturday at Thomas Park at Mankato East High School. While 14U Blue will be at 12:30pm at Mankato Jaycee Park.
What a weekend, June 26-27 2021, for the LCAFA teams! 5 teams bringing home hardware; First Place 10U, 14U Gray and 16/18U, Second Place 12U Blue, Third Place 12U Gray and the final Sunday of our 8U program. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with concessions, field prep and donations! Thank you for adjusting your schedules after the well needed rain!
Also a big THANK YOU goes out to Katie & Tony Parsons for handling our 8U program this year and all the parents & players that helped!
Welcome to the 2021 Southern Star 12 & Under Tournament!
Hosted by Lake Crystal Area Fastpitch Association
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Any questions about the photos or ordering can be directed to SPX Sports directly.