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Steel Valley Storm beat The Mill Fastpitch Lakers 16U 8-4 on Saturday to punch a spot in the Platinum Bracket at the All Sanctioned World Series

Steel Valley Storm got on the board in the first inning when Lorelei Monk induced Christina Montgomery to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

Steel Valley Storm notched three runs in the sixth inning. Laci Jurus and Montgomery each drove in runs during the inning.

Gretchen Bartels got the win for Steel Valley Storm. The righty lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out five.

Monk took the loss for The Mill Fastpitch Lakers. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out one.

Steel Valley Storm socked one home run on the day. Bartels had a dinger in the first inning.

Gabby Goddard led Steel Valley Storm with two hits in three at bats.

The Mill Fastpitch Lakers collected eight hits on the day. Dathal Guzman and Miabella Collazo all managed multiple hits.

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Postgame Interview With Gretchen Bartels:

Postgame Interview With Christina Montgomery:


COLUMBUS OH-  Through the rain drops on a Saturday morning, the Steel Valley Storm found their second win of pool play in Columbus with a 8-2 win over the Lady Irish.

Gretchen Bartels continues to drive in runs at an impressive clip as she went 2-2 with 5 RBI on the day.  Olivia LaCivita went 1-2 with a RBI. Sophia Rivera also managed a RBI on the day. Ava Freeborough was never retired as she went 1-1 with a walk, and 2 runs scored.

Sophia LaCivita got the win for the Storm in the circle. She went 3 and 1/3 innings and gave up no earned runs on 2 hits. She struck out a pair.


COLUMBUS OH- After falling in their first game of the day, the Steel Valley Storm picked themselves up with an impressive comeback victory of the USSSA Pride Platinum team in a 6-4 win. The Storm scored 6 unanswered runs after falling behind 4-0 early.

Gretchen Bartels led the team in production knocking in 2 RBI on a 1-2 day. Maddie Wymer led in hits with a 2-3 effort collecting 1 RBI and a run scored. Gabby Goddard and Christina Montgomery both notched RBI as well. The biggest hit of the game came from Laci Jurus who broke a 4-4 tie in the last inning. It proved to be the game winning hit.

Leah Habeger got the win in the circle for the Storm as she threw 5 innings and gave up 1 run on 4 hits. She struck out 1, and avoided any walks.



Steel Valley Storm lost the lead late in an 11-9 defeat to Cannons on Friday. The game was tied at seven with Cannons batting in the top of the sixth when Alayna Henry singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Steel Valley Storm collected ten hits and Cannons had 11 in the high-scoring affair.

Cannons got on the board in the first inning. An error scored one run.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Steel Valley Storm tied things up at seven. Sophia LaCivita drove in one when she singled.

Steel Valley Storm tallied five runs in the fourth inning. The offense in the inning came from a home run by Gretchen Bartels and a double by Ava Freeborough.

Marissa Pine led the Cannons to victory in the circle. The pitcher went six innings, allowing nine runs on ten hits and striking out four.

LaCivita took the loss for Steel Valley Storm. LaCivita allowed ten hits and 11 runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out two.

Steel Valley Storm launched two home runs on the day. Christina Montgomery had a homer in the sixth inning. Bartels put one out in the fourth inning.

Steel Valley Storm collected ten hits on the day. Freeborough and Sophia Rivera all managed multiple hits. Rivera and Freeborough each collected two hits to lead.

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BOARDMAN OH- With a championship on the line, the Steel Valley Storm matched up with a familiar Ohio Monsters team. The Storm beat them in the semifinals in their last tournament, and took them down in pool play on Saturday. The Storm made it 3 for 3 on Sunday and earned another bracket championship on the summer with a 14-4 run rule win.

Christina Montgomery capped off an amazing day going 3-3 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.  Lilly Ditz also went 3-3 for the game including a triple and drove in 4 RBI.  Gabby Goddard went 1-3 with a RBI.  Gretchen Bartels smashed a RBI double to the gap to give her a 1-4 effort.

Sophia LaCivita pitched the Storm to a championship going 4 innings and giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits.

Postgame Interview With Christina Montgomery:

Postgame Interview With Lilly Ditz:

Postgame Interview With Sophia LaCivita:


BOARDMAN OH- In their last weekend out, the Steel Valley Storm won their bracket in their own tournament. After their 9-2 victory over Ohio Hurricanes- Green on Sunday in the semifinals, they secured their spot in another bracket championship.

Maddie Wymer was the big bay in this one, going 2-3 on the day with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Christina Montgomery continued her strong Sunday with a 2-3 day with 2 RBI.  Gabby Goddard was perfect at the plate going 1-1 with a walk, and a RBI.  Leah Habeger went 1-2 and added a RBI.

Gretchen Bartels got the win this time for the Storm in the circle. She went the complete 3 inning game and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 3.


BOARDMAN OH- After going 3-0 in pool play, the Steel Valley Storm came in to Sunday’s bracket play as the number 1 seed. It was time to earn it on the field.  They opened their run in the bracket with a 9-2 win over the Ohio Hurricanes-Orange.

Christina Montgomery broke out big time with a 4 RBI day.  She went 2-3 with a HR. Sophia Rivera also acquired 2 hits going 2-2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Ava Freeborough knocked in the other 2 RBI of the day going 1-2 with 2 runs scored.

Leah Habeger got the victory in the circle. She went all 4 innings that were played and only gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits. She struck out 4.


BOARDMAN OH- Steel Valley Storm did everything they could to take momentum in to bracket play Sunday with their last game of pool play.  The Storm offense continued to see the ball well as they rolled to a 12-5 victory to head in to Sunday with a 3-0 record.

Gabby Goddard made it a 4 RBI day with two more in this game to add to the two in the last. She went 1-2 this time around.  Christina Montgomery nailed down multiple hits going 2-3 with a RBI and a run scored.  Ava Freeborough also had a strong day going 2-2 with 3 runs scored. Olivia LaCivita had a pair of RBI. Sophia Rivera went 1-1 with a RBI.

Sophia LaCivita, and Leah Habeger split the 4 innings that were played. Habeger gave up 0 runs on 1 hit in her two innings and struck out a hitter. LaCivita was charged with 4 runs on 6 hits striking out 1.

Postgame Interview With Gabby Goddard:


BOARDMAN OH- It was a 8:00 start time for the Steel Valley Storm to open their Saturday. However?, they never needed a wake up call. The Storm barreled their way to a 12-3 win over the Ohio Hurricanes.

After her 4 RBI performance on Friday, Maddie Wymer backed it up with a 3 RBI game to open up Saturday play.  She went 2-2 with a run scored.  Gabby Goddard knocked in a pair of RBI going 1–1 with a walk. Sophia LaCivita also collected 2 RBI going 1-2 on the day.

Gretchen Bartels was rewarded the win in the circle. She went 2.2 IP and gave up 0 runs on 3 hits and struck out 1.


BOARDMAN OH- After a weekend off of softball, Steel Valley Storm returned to the field with a bang. On day one of pool play on Friday, the Storm rampaged to a 13-1 run rule victory over the Dream Crushers.

Maddie Wymer was the most productive bat of the night for the Storm. She went 2-3 on the day with 4 RBI, including the walk off double. She also scored 2 runs.  Raegan Cool was never retired going 1-1 with a walk, and a pair of RBI.  Leah Habeger was also perfect at the plate going 1-1 with a walk and a RBI.

Habeger pitched the Storm to a win in the circle as well. She went all 3 innings of the run rule game, gave up 1 run on 2 hits. She struck out 2.

Postgame Interview With Maddie Wymer: