Perfect Game Softball Championship Report
Super 48 – 12B – presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods
Adair Park – Independence, MO
Two outstanding clubs met in the finals of the 2021 Super 48-12B tournament at Adair Park in Independence, MO on Sunday afternoon. The Capital City Crush 08 out of Jefferson City, MO, broke open a tight game with relentless offense, dominant pitching, and fundamentally sound defense, as they bested the Topeka, KS-based Midwest Power 09, by a final of 9-2.
Both the Crush and Power arrived at the final contest undefeated. The purple and orange clad Crush
had run roughshod over every opponent they faced in both pool play and in the early portion of bracket play. The MW Power was equally as impressive, as they rolled through pool play unscathed. Although they had to sweat through a couple of one-run victories in the quarterfinals and semi-finals, the Power remained undefeated as they made their way to the championship tilt.
Paced on offense by Brianna Brennake (2027, Jefferson City, MO) and tournament MVP, Annajo Hill (2027, Jefferson City, MO), the Crush was not to be denied. The Jeff City-nine outscored their opponents 52-1 in pool play. Their unrelenting and aggressive style carried over to the playoffs, as they poured it on, besting the opposition by a collective score of 36-7. All told, the Crush played eight games on the weekend, overwhelming the eight teams they faced by a collective score of 88-8.
Brennake put up some almost unheard-of numbers offensively. She hit.588 (10-for-17) for the tourney, with a .708 on-base percentage and an otherworldly 1.708 OPS. Her numbers included two doubles, a triple, and a home run. She drove in 11, scored 14 runs, and stole 12 bases for good measure. She was very worthy of the MVP consideration she received. Her Crush teammate, Annajo Hill was just a tick more impressive, however.
An athletically gifted and promising prospect, Hill shows advanced ability at the plate and on defense. All Annajo did for the weekend was hit a cool .600 (9-for-15). Her five walks added to her impressive .714 on-base percentage. The most deserving tourney MVP had two doubles, a triple, and two home runs that included a no-doubter in the championship game that cleared the left centerfield fence with room to spare. Her offensive display added up to a 1.981 OPS.
When the dust settled however, the star of the show for the championship club was, without question, their big-hearted primary pitcher, and tournament Most Valuable Pitcher, Sophia Voss (2026, Linn, MO). All the little righty did was go 3-0 on the weekend, pitching 30 nearly flawless innings. Voss did not allow an earned run, striking out 34 and allowing only 11 hits over the course of the tournament. She only walked eight. Her 0.63 WHIP is impressive for any pitcher at any level.
The runners-up also had a number of noteworthy performances and have nothing to hang their heads about. The Midwest Power club, like the Crush, is loaded with a number of players who will unquestionably impact the sport as their careers continue.
Acey Thompson (2027, Topeka, KS) paced the Power offense and did yeoman’s work in the circle as the Power’s number one go-to hurler. She posted a 2-1 record and pitched with great effort and focused energy throughout the weekend. She threw a solid 16.1 innings, striking out 16, while not allowing an earned run. She partnered with teammate Sydney Kirchoff (2027, Tonganoxie, KS) as they both hit over.500, with an on-base percentage of .600-plus and an impressive OPS of 1.300 collectively. Thompson, Kirchoff, and a number of other players from the MW Power, have great futures in the sport.
This weekend belonged to the many players on all the participating teams who performed with great effort and enthusiasm throughout the two days at Adair Park in suburban Kansas City. If this weekend is any indication, this summer promises to be filled with fun and entertaining, highly competitive action.
Congratulations to the 2021 Super 48-12B championship club, the Capital City Crush 08 from Jefferson City, MO. A hardy, well-done to the Topeka, KS-based, Midwest City Power 09, for playing extremely well in making it to the championship round. Collectively, both teams play at a level far exceeding their age and division. Many individuals, for both organizations, have a lot to look forward to as their careers continue.
– Jerry Miller
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CHAMPIONS – Capital City Crush 08
Runners-up – Midwest Power 09
MVP – Annajo Hill – Crush 08
MVPitcher – Sophia Voss – Crush 08