2021 USSSA Women's Major
1st Place – T24/Proton/Broughton (FL-Major)
The 16 team USSSA Women's Major World Series was played in its entirety in the Space Coast Stadium September 30 through Sunday, October 3rd. The temp fences in the stadium were set at 290 feet. The higher seeds all advanced from the 1st round of the winner's bracket. In the "Round of 8" on Friday evening #3 seeded T24/Proton/Broughton (FL-M) shut out the Women's 'A' World Champion #6 La Famiglia Ladies/Easton/Riot (PA-A) 10-0 holding them to just 6 hits while Dara Toman, Stephanie Call, and Meagan Pearson all homered for T24. In the 2nd quarterfinal #5 Classic Glass/Easton/Dirty/Trojans (WA-A) trailed #4 Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (KY-A) 9-4 going into the top of the 5th when Classic Glass scored 9 runs on 10 hits to take a 13-9 lead and never fell behind again in a 16-12 victory. Classic Glass leadoff hitter Sierra Rodriguez was 5-5 with 4 runs scored in the win. In the 3rd quarterfinal #7 MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (NJ-M) broke a 12-12 tie in the top of the 7th with a 5 run inning and held #2 Lady SNI/Lazy Llama/DeMarini/LS (FL-M) scoreless in the bottom half to win 17-12. MPT was led by Megan Higginbotham, Haylee Leatherwood, Bernadette Tenuto who all had 4 hits and Higginbotham and Jenna Kreiser homered in the victory. In the last quarterfinal #1 Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (WA-M) out slugged Smash It Sports/Traders Reloaded (AR-A) 25-15 scoring in every inning and ending the game in the bottom of the 6th by the 10 run rule. Derby Girls were led by Fiana Finau who was 4-5 with 3 HR and 7 RBI. In the semifinals SIS/Derby Girls beat Classic Glass 14-5 and T24 escaped a 9-8 win over MPT to meet in the winner's final on Saturday night. In the winner's final T24 scored 2 in the top of the 6th to tie the Derby Girls 5-5 and scored 6 in the top of the 7th thanks in part to a big 2 run homer by Chelsea Showers to right center field and held on to win 11-9. Meanwhile in the loser's bracket Lady SNI won 4 straight games to make it to Sunday where they knocked off MPT Rentals 20-5 and then Derby Girls with 2 runs in the top of the 7th 15-13 to make it to the championship. In the championship Lady SNI forced the "if" game with a 6-3 win over T24 as Kylee Studioso went 3-3 with a homer and 3 RBI. In the final game Lady SNI had a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th when T24 scored the last 4 runs of the game getting one run in the bottom of the 5th and 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th on singles by Ashley Mack, Dara Toman, an RBI double by Stephanie Call, and a SAC fly by Meagan Pearson to take the lead. In the top of the 7th Lady SNI could muster just one hit and failed to score and T24 had a 4-3 win and their 4th USSSA Women's Major World championship in a row!!!
T24's Chelsea Showers hits a key home run in the winner's final victory over Derby Girls
2021 USSSA Women's Major World tournament bracket and results
2nd Place – Lady SNI/Lazy Llama/DeMarini/LS (FL-Major)
Lady SNI fought through the loser's bracket winning 6 straight to finish 2nd.
3rd Place – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (WA-Major)
4th Place – MPT Rentals/AOB/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)