Sara Kinch (2020)
Athletics Mercado 16u (Minnesota)
Seeing the ball very well at the plate on Friday for Athletics Mercado was catcher Sara Kinch. Starting off the first inning of their first game on the day with a grand slam, she wasn’t stopping there. Kinch hit another home run to center at her second trip to the plate that game. Going 2-3 with a total of five RBI's, she also walked once and stole second on a fly foul ball to give her team a Friday morning victory.
Pitching 105 across the plate, Shelby Lowe had a great game in the circle. Striking out seven and only walking two, she threw 74 strikes throughout the game. Only one run was scored on the Birmingham Thunderbolts, with some outstanding defense shutting down every opportunity. Lowe stayed active on the rubber and led her team to a win and a chance to compete in the 16U Premier Championship.