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Tampa Blaze January 19, 2010  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   
12U Tampa Blaze Red
The 12U Tampa Blaze coached by Tony Moritz is now called the 12U Red Tampa Blaze. This year they were required to move up to the 12U Division and getting ready to start playing some tournaments.  They have signed up for the Future Stars program that starts in the next few weeks.  They will also be playing outside tournaments on the weekends that they are not playing Future Stars.  The girls have showed much improvement and hard work over the last few months and will come out strong in their new division. Lets all wish them luck.
 
Tampa Blaze January 16, 2010  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   
12U Tampa Blaze Orange – Ryan tryouts 1/17/10 and 1/24/10
The 10U Tampa Blaze coached by Ryan Gregory has decided to move up a year early and play 12U.  Their team is now called the 12U Orange Tampa Blaze.  We did end up losing a couple girls, but are on the road to filling a team.  Tryouts have been great with lots of players showing up with interest.  They will be holding tryouts and picking a team quickly.  If you are interested, please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  Please check out our website, Schedule page for tryout location and times.
 
Harold White New Director of Coaches  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   

January 14, 2010
We would like to announce that Harold White has taken the position of Director of Coaches.  Harold comes to us with an extensive background with Little League, All Stars and Travel Ball experience.  So, let’s all show our support and thank Harold for joining the organization.

 
Tampa Blaze November 24, 2009 Update  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   
On December 5th, our 18U and 12U Division will be playing in the Share the Joy – Toys for Tots Tournament presented by ISA at the Bartow 555 Complex in Bartow, Florida.  For the last 10 years ISA has done a Toys for Tots Tournament.  Players and Teams are encouraged to “Share the Joy” and bring unwrapped gifts to be shared with those less fortunate.  10’s of thousands of children have benefited from past generous tournaments.  We would love to see you out there to cheer our girls on and bring an unwrapped toy for the tots.  Visit our website at  www.tampablaze.com , SCHEDULE page for game times and out FIELDS page for directions.

 
Tampa Blaze November 22, 2009 Update  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   

The 12U Division played in the Batterball Turkey Fest this last weekend in Clearwater and came in 1st place in their division.  Big congratulations to all the girls.  Peyton Moritz hit 2 home runs in the same game.  Good job!!!  

The girls have been working extra hard on developing their skills.  They are practicing an awful lot and getting better with each turn of a corner.  Please feel free to view our website at  www.tampablaze.com and check out all our divisions and their accomplishments.  We are still looking for enthusiastic and dedicated player to join the organization.

 
Tampa Blaze November 9, 2009 Update  E-mail
Written by Mendee Jones   
The 12U Team played awesome this weekend and went undefeated until the championship game where we came up a little short in a 3 hour battle for the Championship Trophy. Finishing in second place was great, but I would like for everyone to know about a few girls who really have stepped up as leaders on this team....Peyton Moritz had two Home runs and Ashley White had a Home run as well. The offense was really going all weekend with several others hitting Doubles and Triples and supporting a very strong pitching performance from all our pitchers. The team is really getting stronger every week and I hope everyone notices the big improvement that we see. I am very proud of this team and they represented our Organization in a huge way this weekend.
 
Tampa Blaze Plays Sarasota at the NSA Spooktacular Tournament
Written by Mendee Jones   

On October 31st and November 1st our 10U team played their first tournament in Sarasota at the NSA Spooktacular.  They ended up taking 1st place in the Silver Bracket.  Congratulations go out to all players for giving their all.

At the same tournament, our 18U team placed 3rd in the Gold Bracket.  This was their first time being in the Gold Bracket and they did a great job.  So, more congratulations are in order for them as well.

    

 

 

 
Update - October 27, 2009
Written by Mendee Jones   
With another busy week behind us, our 10U Team held a fundraiser garage sale and walked away pretty happy.  They will be playing their first tournament this weekend in Sarasota at the Spooktacular Tournament.  This will be their first tournament game time.  It is a costume contest game and our players will be dressed up as little pigs and the coaches will be farmers.  The girls ought to have a great time.  Everyone keep them in your prayers that their first tournament goes well.
 
Tampaween Tournament
Written by Mendee Jones   

October 26, 2009
The 12U Division which played at the Tampaween Tournament in Tampa at the Ed Radice fields won best costume in their division, which they received plaques for and also took 2nd place in the 12U Division.  They were awarded plaques for that as well.  It was a dress up game on Saturday and they went as Oompa Loompa’s, the head coach was Willy Wonka and the assistants were dressed as the kids that got to enter the factory.  They had a wonderful time.

We must also congratulate Ms. Gunn for hitting the first home run with a grand slam, over the fence in the organization.  So, lots of praise goes out to her !!!  

 
Update - October 23, 2009
Written by Mendee Jones   
Coach Ray Stubbs of our 14U Division is still holding tryouts for the last remaining spots for his team.  For more information please contact Coach Ray at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Please visit our website for information and directions to all the fields: www.tampablaze.com
 
September 21, 2009 Update
Written by Mendee Jones   

With a very busy week behind us, we made it through.  As we all know the weather in Florida is not forgiving.  Our 18U Division had rainouts on Saturday and Sunday.  They were going along so good when the sky opened up and let us have it.  In a showcase tournament, it does not matter whether you win or lose your seed games, since you line order is drawn from a hat before elimination games begin.  We were lucky and drew 1st seed. 

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September 20, 2009 Update And Tryout Dates
Written by Mendee Jones   

Coach Ray Stubbs of our 14U Division has secured us a field at Sadie Park in Brandon.  This is a very nice facility that will give us the ability to hold more practice nights for all our teams.  He has announced that he will be holding tryouts on Sept 27th from 2-4:30 at Sadie Park, Oct 4th from 2-4:30 at Sadie Park and Oct 7th from 6:30-8:30 at our Thatcher Park field.  For more information please contact Coach Ray at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please visit our website for information and directions to all the fields: www.tampablaze.com

 
18U and 12U Divisions, 9/14/09
Written by Mendee Jones   

This week will be a busy week for our 18U and 12U Divisions.  They are scheduled to play in the "Michelle Smith Softball for Hearts" Tournament on September 19th & 20th, held in Clearwater. This tournament is a very special tournament.  The girls are looking forward to helping raise money for a great cause, while playing a sport the love.

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New 14U Head Coach, 9/11/09
Written by Mendee Jones   

We are proud to announce that Ray Stubbs has joined the Tampa Blaze Organization as our 14U Head Coach.  We believe he will be a great addition to an organization that has been growing since day one.  He has a very extensive record in coaching as well as playing sports himself.  Look for our postings on our website for tryout times and locations for his 14U team.

 
Director of Merchandise, 9/8/09
Written by Mendee Jones   

Please welcome Ms. Bonnie Gallops as our new Director of Merchandise.  She has a background of volunteer work with other organizations in this field and has stepped up to help us out. Thank you for all your time and effort Bonnie.

 
ISA World Series Warm-up Tournament
Written by Mendee Jones   

August 25, 2009
The 18U Division placed 3rd in the Bartow Bash Tournament held on August 22nd & 23rd.  They came out and played great this weekend.  They played 3 seed games on Saturday, which put us in a high bracket placement for Sunday.  They won their first elimination game on Sunday and lost their second.  

The weather held out for us on Saturday, but we were not so lucky on Sunday.  With a 2 hour rain delay, due to swamped fields on Sunday for our 12U Division, they lost their second elimination game.  This was only their second tournament and they played hard.

Congratulations goes out to all the Blaze players in each division !!!!

This coming weekend, August 29th and 30th, the 18U and 12U Divisions will be playing in the Fishhawk's "Swing Into Action" Tournament.  We are looking forward to seeing them on the field.

 
Tampa Blaze, 18U Division Tied For 3rd In The Silver Bracket
Written by Mendee Jones   

Congratulation to the 18U Division for playing hard this weekend. They tied for 3rd in the Silver Bracket on August 8th and 9th, in the NSA Mizuno Summer Championship Tournament.  Even though it was a very hot weekend, the girls played their hearts out and made all the coaches and parents proud.

We are getting geared up for the ISA Bartow Bash Tournament being held on August 22nd and 23rd in Bartow. Look for our 18U and 12U Divisions, they will be playing on that weekend.

 
Tampa Blaze Tournaments For August 2009
Written by Jeff Mars   

8/1/09
18U Tournament - Zephyrhills - Krusen Field
11:30 Blaze vs TB Velocity - Field 5
2:30 Blaze vs Monster - Field 1
4:00 Blaze vs Fury - Field 1

8/2/09
18U Tournament - Zephyrhills - Krusen Field

8/8/-8/9/09
18U Tournament - Mizuno Summer Championship - Clearwater

8/22-8/23/09
18U Tournament - August Bash - Bartow
12U Tournament - August Bash - Bartow

 
Tampa Blaze-First Place in the Silver Bracket in Twister Warm-up Tournament
Written by Mendee Jones   

Congratulation goes out to the 18U Division. They placed 1st in the Silver Bracket on July 18th and 19th, in the Twister World Warm-up Tournament.  Saturday was a beautiful day with 3 back to back games, winning 2 out of the 3. 

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Tampa Blaze In The ISA World Series Warm-up Tournament
Written by Mendee Jones   

Our 18U Division will be playing in Bartow this weekend, July 11th and 12th, in the ISA World Series Warm-up Tournament.  It will be held at Bartow 555 Park in Bartow, Florida.

The 18U Division will also be playing July 18th and 19th, in the Twister World Warm-up Tournament in Bradenton, Florida at the Palma Sola Park. Our times will be listed on our website as soon as we know when we are playing.

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The Tampa Blaze Travel Softball Organization
Written by Mendee Jones   

The Tampa Blaze Travel Softball Organization is a non-profit organization that was created for the sole purpose to provide an environment where girls can reach their full softball potential while developing into young women with strong character.  Teamwork, Commitment, Self Discipline, Hard Work, Sportsmanship and Respect are our main focus for all of our team mates, parents, coaches and volunteers.  We are looking for good players, with a great attitude, who are interested in taking softball to the next level.

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