Charlotte fuels Bomb Squad

Published 2:02 pm Saturday, August 17, 2019

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The Bomb Squad softball team, bolstered by several players from Charlotte County, swept the regular season and tournament titles of the Farmville Recreation Department’s Spring 2019 Adult Co-ed Softball League.
The league had seven teams and a 12-game regular season that began the week of May 12.

Bomb Squad Manager Casey Davis noted that each week, her team played a doubleheader against one team, and each week that opponent changed. Her team went 10-2 to clinch the regular season title.

Then in the league tournament, held July 18, the Bomb Squad went 2-0, defeating the Worsham Mini Storage team 27-7 to claim the tourney championship.

“I thought we did really well,” Davis said in an overall appraisal of her team, which finished 12-2. “Obviously some games we played better than others, but we were really consistent, and we had fun when playing, so that’s what makes it really nice too — you don’t have to win every game. Having fun and winning makes it even better.”
Her favorite week of the season came against the Smokin’ Aces team.

“We played two games and won both of them,” she said. “Both games were decided by less than four runs, so those were two really close games and two really competitive teams, so that was probably the most enjoyable week, not necessarily for winning but just overall competitive, good ballplayers on both sides of the field.”
What gave her team the edge in both of those contests?

“We definitely stay positive,” she said. “One thing our team does is we really talk to each other, and we really enjoy being on the field with each other, and we feed off of each other so much.”

The Bomb Squad team’s roster featured players ranging in age from teens to 40s.

“We have a really good team dynamic going on,” Davis said. “The youngsters listen to the older guys, but then the older guys, they feed off the younger ones too.”

Davis thanked Alyssa Armstrong-Duffey, for being the team’s bookkeeper, and Mike Adams and Charlotte County Farm Bureau, for sponsoring the team.