Maple Grove pitching standout Sydney Smith officially wrapped up her prep career by winning the ASA/USA Junior Olympic Cup nationals in California July 31.
Maple Grove’s Sydney Smith (left) is pictured here with her Mustangs catcher Julia Cottrill, a soon to be high school freshman and the top young player in her age group.
The tournament was organized by the USA national team and the top 32 teams in the nation were invited to compete. With the national team coaches and the selection committee in attendance of all the games, Smith and her Wichita Mustangs team went on a 16-0 run through the tournament. In the championship game against EC Bullets-Schnute, Smith gave up only two hits, walked three and struck out three in a complete-game 4-0 victory. Smith pitched 28.1 innings for the Mustangs in the tournament and gave up just five earned runs for a 1.23 ERA. She also struck out 22 opponents.
Sydney Smith and her Wichita Mustangs team won the ASA/USA Junior Olympic Cup nationals in California July 31.
The national championship capped Smith’s outstanding prep career. Smith nailed down a fourth place finish at the 14U ASA nationals, was on the 16U PGF national championship team and now won the 18U ASA/USA JO Cup nationals and pitched every game but one. She will be heading to Louisiana State University this fall to being her collegiate career.
Congrats to Sydney and the Wichita Mustangs!
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