North Glen Lady Nitros win U-16 World Series
By Robbie Levin
The 16-under North Glen Lady Nitros softball team concluded its summer campaign on a high note last weekend, winning the United States Specialty Sports Association Fastpitch 16-under “C” East World Series.
The Lady Nitros went 5-1 in the tournament in Salisbury, living up to their billing as one of the top “C” level teams in the country.
After losing their first game to the Mt. Vernon Magic, the Lady Nitros reeled off five consecutive wins, outscoring their opponents 33-12. Centerfielder Jessica Robinson (Glen Burnie) led the Lady Nitros’ offensive attack, racking up nine hits on the weekend. Catcher Deja Sutton (Chesapeake) chipped in four hits and five RBIs.
Coach Frank Davis said the team’s resilience after the loss to Mt. Vernon set the stage for a big weekend.
“I’m very proud of the girls and the parents,” Davis said. “After we lost the first game, there was nothing but positive from the parents. That was a big help.”
The Lady Nitros won three of the five major awards on the weekend: Sutton took home the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award, Robinson was named Defensive MVP and hurler Kate Dickinson (Old Mill) was honored as the tournament’s Outstanding Pitcher.
Dickinson pitched 31 of a possible 35 innings for the Lady Nitros, giving up no earned runs while striking out 24.
The Lady Nitros, who also won the Central Maryland League State Championships and the Maryland/Delaware State Championships this summer, will move into the 16-under B division in the fall.