By Spencer Wright
The Panel has deliberated and come to a decision: Cierra Risinger of the Austin County Blazin Angels 14U is the GameChanger of the Week. Cierra put in a dominating pitching performance in her tournament, leading her team to their first ever Tournament Championship. Living up to her idol Jennie Finch’s #27, Risinger won all four tournament games with one of the most absurd stat-line’s I have ever seen:
4 games. 4 wins. 5 H. 2 ER. 28:1 Strikeout to Walk ratio. 1 No-hitter.
Not only did she have a no-no early in the tournament, but in the Championship Game Cierra had a no-hitter going into the final half-inning. Instead of sticking with her dominant arsenal in going for the glory of the no-hitter, Sierra listened to her coach, giving up two hits on a pitch that she was still experimenting with. Putting long-term development over personal glory is the definition of a GameChanger. Congratulations, Cierra!
Jake Fredrickson – Seattle Select 13U Purple – Tossed a Perfect Game. 5 IP, 8Ks. Dominant.
Will Roehl – Hinsdale LL Cardinals – 2H, 1 run, 1 rbi, 1 BB, 3 IP, 4 Ks. But more importantly, after getting drilled by a comebacker in the last inning, finished the game getting the last two outs in 4 pitches. #WillPower