Moving Up the Charts… the 2022 Extra Elite 100 Rankings Continue with #’s 80-71

T-74-Lindsey Long, 1B, Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 Lindsey is a 6-foot power-hitting lefty first baseman from West Lafayette, Indiana who joined Ted Flannery’s Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 team at the end of 2018. The coach says “Lindsey brings even more power to an already potent line up and she will stretch defenses as no fence is too […]

2022 Extra Elite 100 Candidate

Lindsey Long… How Her Softball Journey Helped Her Find Her “Home” In Alabama As we get ready to release the updated 2022 Extra Elite 100 rankings, we will spotlight some talented freshmen who are ones to watch in their class. One of those is a player we’ve been following for a while and who is […]

BIRMlNGHAM THUNDERBOLTS – FLANNERY

Ted Flannery’s Thunderbolts 04 team has a nice mixture of experience and talent with the team’s strength being that it fields one of the frontline pitching staffs in the country. In the circle is a trio of 2022’s who are all Extra Elite 100’s: Alea Johnson (#11, LSIJ commit); Emmah Rolfe (#27, Auburn commit) and […]

Club Scene: Big Movement In the South as Two Top Teams Get Transfers

It may be the “off-season” in softball with the holidays coming up, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of action going on off the fields. Two of the top club programs in their respective age division–the Firecrackers-Sewell 16U team out of Georgia and the Birmingham Thunderbolts ’04 (14U)-Flannery team from Alabama–got significantly stronger […]

Local softball players advance to top travel tournament nationwide

A host of local softball players helped their summer travel teams qualify for the top tournament in the country. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A host of local softball players helped their summer travel teams qualify for the top tournament in the country.  Huntington Beach, California is the site for this year’s Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals. […]