2019-2020 Season Record 39-11
We are a, highly competitive, regionally based team of elite 2005& 2006 birth-year players with graduation years of 2023 & 2024. OC Batbusters Interthal 14U lay claim to a home turf area of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, including: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Canton, Youngstown and surrounding communities.
Our Success is built on a foundation of work ethic and attention to detail. Our goal is to physically and mentally challenge and prepare every girl on our roster for the next step in their softball careers and in life as well.
Batbusters - Only 14U team in PA or OH to win a PGF Tournament
OCBatbusters Interthal traveled to Medina Ohio to defend our Pinnacle Sports National Qualifier championship. For the third consecutive tournament Batbusters walked away undefeated champions, this time scoring 45 runs to 2 allowed. All phases of the game were working including 2 complete game shut outs and 4 home runs.
Batbusters raised our record to 32-9 for the season.
BACK to BACK! OC Batbusters Interthal traveled to Thiel College for their annual winter indoor tournament. We went 4-0 on the weekend and defeated a very stout Pittsburgh Spirit Premier Elite squad 13-4 in the championship game, bringing home 1st place hardware for two consecutive tournaments. Congrats to our girls as they continue to work and grow together as a team.
Batbusters raised their record to 27-9 for the season
Champions! Lady Irish Winter Slam - Toledo, OH.
While the OC Batbusters Interthal returned from Toledo undefeated(4-0) and tournament champions this weekend, we also came home with something even more important than hardware. We came home with a TEAM. Even though every girl on our roster is an individual rock solid talent, this weekend they exhibited the dedication, sacrifice and belief in each other to make a mortar bonding those rocks together and becoming stronger than the sum of the individual players. Great job ladies! Our coaches and parents all look forward to seeing your continued growth as we progress through this season.
Batbsuters defeated Wizards Havoc Gold 05 by a score of 7-4 to win the championship. #OCBatbusters raised their season record to 23-9 this weekend.
Even though it was cold, the Batbusters brought the hot bats to Tennessee for this national showcase. Our initial contest was a backyard brawl as the Batbusters bested the Lasers 11-4 featuring 5 extra base hits by the Batbusters to get us started.
Our next contest was a heavy weight matchup against vs the NC Bandits 05, after going toe to toe all day the Batbusters delivered the knockout blow in the last inning ending with a 4-3 victory.
For Saturday's final 8PM game, the sun set and temperatures cooled, and unfortunately It was the Birmingham Vipers who came out with the hot bats. Batbusters had seven hits in this competition but in the end could not string together enough timely hits to battle back, dropping our first game of the weekend 7-2.
Sunday served up the Sarasota Heat 05 and the Batbusters returned to form with 11 hits, 5 of them extra base hits, to run away with this one with a score of 7-3.
Our final game of the weekend was against the Indiana Fusion Elite 05. We tip our visors to this squad as they were able to slowly build a lead on the Batbusters. Unlike our PGF championship performance in Charlotte, the clock ran out in the bottom of the fifth with a runner on 2 and 1 out, preventing another last inning come back and the Fusion held onto this game by a score of 7-3.
Overall the Batbusters had a solid showing in front of roughly a dozen college coaches. Our record of 3-2 for the weekend earned us second place in our pool. Among the 15 very strong teams representing OH & PA at this National tournament, Batbusters can boast the 2nd best record out of 15 teams (tied with OH Stingrays).
Batbusters look forward to competing in our indoor schedule for the next few months.
Batbusters - Only 14U team in PA or OH to win a PGF Tournament
Batbusters travelled to the Charlotte Area, and just over the border to Cherry Hill, SC to test our resolve against some stiff PGF competition from the Carolinas. Batbusters walked away undefeated Tarheel Classic Champions defeating Team NC, NC Intensity, Smash-house, Carolina Cardinals.
In the Championship game we faced a very strong Smash-house team once again, successfully knocking in 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, for a 2-1 walk off championship game victory.
Our powerful offense kept on pounding the ball this weekend, and featured 4 OTF home runs.
With this Championship, Batbusters became the only team from PA or Ohio to win a PGF tournament this season.
8/17 - Batbusters Training Camp
Crown Point, IN
9/14 - "7 or 2" Hydro Warriors Fundraiser
New Middleton, OH
9/22 - PGF Super Select 76 Invitational
Grand Park, IN
10/12 - Diamond Chix Pumpkin Smash
North Ridgeville, OH
10/18 - PGF Tarheel Classic Fall Showcase
Rock Hill, SC
10/26 - Lasers Fall Showcase
11/2 - Scenic City Fall Showcase
11/23 - Lady Irish Winter Blast
12/8 - Thiel College
1/31 - Pinnacle ASA / USA National Qualifier
2/14 - 20th Annual Spano-Dome
USA/ASA Eastern National Qualifier
2/23 - Thiel College USSSA National Qualifier
PA - OH High School Softball Season
5/22 - "Lady's" Memorial Classic (16U)
6/6 - D1 Super Select Showcase
6/13 - Laser Nation by Invitation
6/27 - PGF Southern Showdown
7/2 - Fire In the Sky
7/10 - Stingrays Showcase
7/14 - PGF Southeastern Regional Championship
7/21 - USA Softball (ASA) Class A National Championship
We finished the World Series 9th out of 124 teams and our season record finished at 66-34-2.
While our season is over, Goodbyes were exchanged, and tears were shed, the friendships and memories of a very successful season will last for a lifetime. The foundation has been built and the future looks bright for this talented group of girls as we move into next season as an older 14U squad.
Batbusters travelled to Central PA - Maryland Border to play In the Memorial Day Madness tournament featuring over 150 teams from the East Coast Region.
For the fourth consecutive tournament no team was able to eliminate the Batbusters from bracket play as they shutout the 05 Maryland Heartbreakers 6-0 claiming the ‘Playback Championship’ and bringing home hardware for the 8th time this season.
Batbusters raised our record to 58-23-2
They did it again! For the third time in three weeks the only one who is able to eliminate the Batbusters from bracket play is Mother Nature.
Batbusters travelled to Penn State this weekend for the Happy Valley Spring Explosion finishing with a 4-2-1 record. Once again the Batbusters made it to the championship game only to have our first batter stranded on first due to heavy rain and hail. For the seventh time this year we took home more hardware. This weekend they were awarded second place based upon our performance leading up to the championship game.
Batbusters raised our record to 54-19-1 for the season.
This weekend, the Batbusters travelled to Cleveland, OH to play in the PGF Super Select Showdown. After dropping two close games to Team Long Island and NJ Pride in Friday pool play, the Batbusters battled for 18 hours through a grueling bracket schedule, facing top teams from New Mexico, Indiana, & Michigan(2) this weekend to survive bracket Saturday.
DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters remained in the hunt along with Beverly Bandits, KC Stealth, Michigan Legacy, Lady Lightning Gold, Delaware Cobras, Team Long Island, & Indiana Dreams.
Unfortunately mother nature would not cooperate and bracket finals on Sunday were cancelled and a champion was unable to be crowned. We were proud to represent our region as the only team from either PA or OH to not be eliminated in bracket play. The weekend was highlighted with a milestone in the form of a 15-3 victory over Motor City Madness, serving as our girls 50th win of this young season
Thanks to PGF & Jeff Macdonald for hosting a fantastic tournament.
Batbusters raised our record to 50-17 for the season.
Batbusters travelled to Youngstown, OH for YTown Mayhem Tournament this weekend. While the weather was uncooperative, our Thunder elite hosts were able to accommodate Saturday pool play before Sunday bracket play was washed out.
Our pool consisted of three of the toughest teams we may face all season. We opened with a 2-1 victory over Team 23 (Consisting of players from lasers, OH Hawks & OH Outlaws). Followed by a 5-1 victory over Total Sports(a mix of MI Finesse and Stingray players) and finally we capped Saturday with a 10-1 victory over OH Lightning (04&05)
Our 3-0 record this weekend was good for a #1 seed and a claim to a co-championship for this weekend.
Batbusters raised our record to 47-14 for the season
DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05 travelled to Canton, OH this weekend to play In the Hall Of Fame Classic. The Batbusters finished 6-0 on the weekend and defeated the Steel Valley Storm by a score of 10-2 to secure the our fourth Championship of the young season.
This was a true team effort with key contributions by the entire squad throughout the weekend. The offense was powerful and aggressive with 18 extra base hits and the pitching and defense were on point with not 1, but 2 complete game no-hitters.
Batbusters raised our record to 44-14 for the season with the championship.
Batbusters defeat Firecrackers to win it all!
Batbusters Earned a birth in this highly selective invitational by finishing as runners up in the Monster Bash North earlier this fall. Batbusters Travelled to Youngstown state for this tournament held in the Watts and Tressel Training Center. Batbusters battled hard all weekend and defeated the '04 PA Firecrackers by a score of 7-5 to win the Monster Invitational Championship.
Hit 2 Win!
Batbusters travelled to Cleveland Ohio for the Pinnacle Eastern National Qualifier where they were undefeated (5-0) on the weekend. In the Championship game they came out on the good side of an 11-9 offensive shoot out besting a very powerful the '04 WV Lady 'Eers. Special thanks to Coach Buckner for coining the phrase "Hit 2 Win!"
37 degrees and loving it!
The Michigan Legacy Tournament represented our first PGF sanctioned tournament of the season. The field of teams was comprised of our strongest competition to date, including 8 of the top 10 - 14U teams in the state of Michigan.
The Batbuster girls battled all weekend, facing adversity in the form of, <37 degree F temperatures, a broken bone, multiple injuries, more HBP's than the first 20+ games combined, lightning, rain, snow, hail and change of venues between outside dirt and inside turf between innings. Never wavering, the Batbuster girls walked away with a respectable 3-2 record for the weekend, securing signature victories over Michigan Finesse, Motor City Madness and Turnin' 2 each being storied programs within the state of Michigan.
Batbusters finished our fall season with a record of 17-9. We will head indoors for concentrated instruction, as we go #under construction in preparation of our upcoming winter & spring seasons.
DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05, returned to Youngstown, Ohio this weekend and once again came away with hardware finishing with a record of 5-1, Outscoring our opponents 45 runs scored to 6 runs allowed in 6 games.
In the championship game the batbusters battled for a full 7 innings against the 04 Valley Extreme-Buck, a perennial top 10 team in Ohio. Extreme narrowly escaped with a win by a score of 2-1.
Hitting once again highlighted the weekend with another offensive explosion averaging 9 hits per game, including 14 doubles and 1 triple. Check out our videos page to see #5's double to center which helped us to eliminate our new found rivals, the Ohio Lightning, in the Semi-Finals.
In addition to batting, our defense came alive highlighted by our pitching including a total of 6 allowed runs, 35 strike outs, and a complete game no hitter against the 04 Sandlot Sisters Express, one of the strongest 04 teams in the Akron area.
The DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05 raised their overall fall record to 12-4 this weekend.
DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05, traveled to Youngstown Ohio this weekend and came home with their first championship of this young fall season.
In the championship game the batbusters exploded with a 9 run - 4th inning to top an exceptional OH Lightning team by a final of 14-8. The bats were alive with an average of over 11 hits per game, including 10 doubles and our first OTFHR of the season. Check out our videos page to see #12's shot over the RF fence.
The DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05 raised their overall fall record to 7-3 with this win.
DeMarini Pittsburgh Batbusters 05 traveled to the Ohio - Pennsylvania Border to participate in "The Battle on the Border".
In doing so, they secured their first win in a Batbuster uniform, in their very first game, defeating the Ohio Warriors by a score of 10-3.
This season looks bright for this talented group of ballplayers!
7/19 - Fastpitch Showdowns World Series 9th out of 124 teams
7/1 - USA Elite Select Futures World Fastpitch Championship
6/29 - PGF Clemson Showdown
6/14 - Sheer Madness - College Showcase & National Qualifier
North Ridgeville, OH
6/7 - Laser Nation by Invitation
5/24 - Memorial Day Madness
5/18 - Happy Valley Spring Explosion 2nd Place
State College, PA
5/10 - PGF Super Select Showdown Bracket play rained out
North Ridgefield, OH
4/28 - Y-Town Mayhem 1st Place
4/13 - Hall of Fame Tournament 1st Place
3/9 - Youngstown State - Monster Invitational 1st Place
2/15 - SpanoDome ASA Eastern National Qualifier
2/2 - Pinnacle ASA Eastern National Qualifier - 1st Place
1/6 - Batbusters 1st Annual Akron University Round Robin - Undefeated
11/30 - BBFC Space Coast Experience
10/20 - PGF Legacy Fall Futures Invitational
10/13 - West Hills Pumpkin Smash
10/6 - Predators Friendly
Lower Burrell, PA
9/29 - Monster Bash North - 2nd Place
9/22 - 13U Throw Down - 1st Place
9/15 - Battle of the Border