Jacksonville Storm stripped of TC/USA National championship; ScrapYard Internationals and Glory Adkins declared 16 Open champions
The 16u Jacksonville Storm Girls Fastpitch Softball team was stripped of its National Championship within two hours after completion of the TC/USA Nationals 16 Open championship game in Cumming, GA., on July 12. Triple Crown Sports was contacted by team representatives following completion of the game notifying that they had played two age ineligible players in the semis and then one in the championship game. Both were over the legal age to play in this age group.
The ScrapYard Internationals and Glory Adkins Gold of Texas will be declared the Triple Crown USA National Champions in 16 Open. All other teams will move up one spot. The Storm will receive last place.
Triple Crown CEO Keri King and Executive Director of Fastpitch at TC Elliott Finkelstein have handed down the following punitive course of action:
This year’s Champions are as follows:
East Cobb Bullets-Schnute: 18 Open Champions
ScrapYard International and Glory Adkins Gold: 16 Open Champions
So Cal Choppers-Faucett- 14 Open Champions
The Triple Crown USA Nationals is one of the most highly regarded season ending Championships with more than 60 percent of the Top 50 Clubs participating based on USClubRankings.com.