AFCS Team List is Filling up after PCFL Winter Championships

By jami

February 22, 2021 — The competition is heating up for this summer’s inaugural Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS) after 60 teams from the Pacific Coast Fastpitch League (PCFL) and five from the Heart of America Fastpitch League (HFL) punched their tickets in 2021. The PCFL hosted their first ever PCFL Winter Championships over a span…

February 22, 2021 — The competition is heating up for this summer’s inaugural Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS) after 60 teams from the Pacific Coast Fastpitch League (PCFL) and five from the Heart of America Fastpitch League (HFL) punched their tickets in 2021. The PCFL hosted their first ever PCFL Winter Championships over a span of five weekends qualifying teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. Some of the top ranked teams in the country battled it out to earn their berth including the Athletics Mercado, Batbusters Stith, Corona Angels Tyson, Firecrackers Brashear, Firecrackers Rico, Oro Valley Suncats, and USA Athletics in 18U Tier I and the Athletics Mercado, Corona Angels, Firecrackers Brashear, Firecrackers Holcomb, and So Cal Athletics Briggs in 16U Tier I.

The HFL hosted the Mid Atlantic Qualifier in February and qualified two teams in the 16U division and three teams in the 18U division including teams from the Finesse, Midwest Speed, Lady Lightning Gold, Virginia Glory and Turnin2 organizations.

The NEFL, TFL HFL, and SEFL hosted Fall Championships where teams earned AFCS Tier I and Tier II berths. All Leagues will continue to host qualifying events for the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions this spring and summer. To find your League’s next Qualifying event, visit your League website or our AFCS page.

The following 18U teams have earned the right to represent their League and compete for a National Championship in the 2021 AFCS. The 18U Tier I AFCS begins July 24, 2021 in Oklahoma City while the Tier II begins July 27, 2021. Tier II teams will have the opportunity to earn a Tier I berth in upcoming qualifying events.

Tier League Team Name Tier League Team Name
Tier I NEFL Conklin Raiders Tier II HFL Oklahoma A’s 18U Premier
Tier I HFL Aces Fastpitch National Tier II HFL Iowa Premier Gold 03
Tier I HFL Gametime Stars Premier Self Tier II HFL OK Bombers Gold Aud
Tier I HFL Iowa Premier Dickel Tier II TFL Premier Fastpitch Paulson 18U
Tier I TFL Texas Bombers Gold 18U Tier II TFL Illusions Gold National-Hoyt
Tier I TFL 18U Texas Glory Tier II TFL Louisiana Bombers 18U
Tier I TFL Texas Bombers Gold Nationals CTX Tier II HFL Bombers Gold National STX 18U
Tier I TFL 18U Texas Glory Gold Tier II HFL Excel Elite Menefee
Tier I HFL Williamsburg Starz Bunn Tier II SEFL GA Impact Premier Caymol
Tier I HFL Wichita Mustangs Tier II SEFL EC Bullets Prairie
Tier I SEFL Louisville Lady Sluggers-Huecker Tier II SEFL EC Bullets – Hecklinski
Tier I SEFL EC Bullets Schnute Tier II SEFL Team Kentucky Gold R/W
Tier I SEFL Lady Dukes Lamar Tier II PCFL PowerSurge Walling/Perez
Tier I SEFL Fury Platinum 18U Tier II PCFL Corona Angels Howard 18 Gold
Tier I PCFL USA Athletics 18 Gold Tier II PCFL OC Batbusters 18U Lara
Tier I PCFL Batbusters Stith Tier II PCFL Firecrackers Wallace 18G
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Rico Tier II PCFL West Bay Warriors 18 Gold
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Brashear Tier II PCFL Dirtdogs 18 Gold
Tier I PCFL Athletics Mercado/Smith Tier II PCFL Arizona Hotshots Gold – Davis/Downes
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Brashear/Smith Tier II PCFL Athletics Jendro Premier
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels Tyson 18U Tier II HFL Turnin2- Robeson/Long
Tier I PCFL Oro Valley Suncats – Judge Tier II HFL Virgina Glory Fastpitch
Tier I HFL LLG DPS Corn

The following 16U teams have earned the right to compete for a National Championship in the 2021 AFCS. The 16U Tier I AFCS begins July 25, 2021 in Oklahoma City while the Tier II begins July 28, 2021 in Oklahoma City. Tier II teams will have the opportunity to earn a Tier I berth in upcoming qualifying events.

Tier League Team Name Tier League Team Name
Tier I NEFL Empire State Huskies Tier II HFL Epic FP 04 Smith
Tier I HFL Iowa Premier National Tier II HFL Aces Fastpitch Black
Tier I HFL Tulsa Elite National 2023 Tier II HFL Iowa Premier 16U Gold
Tier I HFL Aces Fastpitch National Tier II HFL LLG Wools
Tier I HFL Hanover Hornets National Grizzard Tier II HFL LLG Nova
Tier I HFL Lady Lightning Gold Elite Tier II TFL Glory Adkins Gold 16U
Tier I TFL Prolific 16U Tier II TFL Illusions Premier Sessum
Tier I TFL Texas Blaze United Prinzo/Cain Tier II TFL Texas Blaze Gold 16U
Tier I TFL 16U Texas Glory Naudin South Tier II TFL Texas Blaze-KTX 16U
Tier I TFL Impact Gold National-Rodriguez Tier II SEFL Lady Dukes 16U Lamar
Tier I SEFL Tampa Mustangs Maguire Tier II SEFL Fury Platinum – Polk
Tier I SEFL Fury Platinum-Brown Tier II SEFL EC Bullets 05 Bilz
Tier I SEFL Louisville Sluggers 16u Murphy Tier II SEFL Fury Fastpitch Kropp
Tier I SEFL GA Impact Gold Caymol Tier II PCFL Explosion Sanchez Berouty
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels Slye Tier II PCFL American Pastime GOLD Velasquez/Farnworth
Tier I PCFL Athletics Mercado Greg/Tidd 16U Tier II PCFL 16U Corona Angels Howard
Tier I PCFL FC Brashear/Smith RB Tier II PCFL AZ Hotshots Zamora
Tier I PCFL Firecracker Hawaii-Hanawahine Tier II PCFL Batbusters – Serrano
Tier I PCFL LTG – Henderson/Lively Tier II PCFL Corona Angels FTS 16U
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Brashear Tier II PCFL AASA-Pikas
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Holcomb/Robinson 16U Tier II PCFL Breakers Labs 16U Vega
Tier I PCFL So Cal Athletics Briggs Tier II HFL Midwest Speed National Holt
Tier I HFL Finesse 16U Kish

 

The following 14U teams have earned the right to compete for a National Championship in the 2021 AFCS. The 14U Tier I AFCS begins July 26, 2021 in Viera, FL at USSSA Space Coast Complex while the Tier II begins July 27, 2021. Tier II teams will have the opportunity to earn a Tier I berth in upcoming qualifying events.

Tier League Team Name Tier League Team Name
Tier I HFL OK Athletics 2024 Madden/Clemmer Tier II HFL Aces 14
Tier I HFL Iowa Premier Tier II HFL Heartland Havoc 07
Tier I HFL Epic National 2024 Tier II HFL OK Athletics Premier Madden
Tier I HFL LLG Elite Futures Tier II TFL Hotshots Premier 2025 HTX
Tier I TFL Impact Gold National Hays Tier II TFL Illusions Gold National – Plocheck
Tier I TFL Impact Gold National – Smith Tier II TFL Diamond Fury Elite
Tier I TFL 14U Texas Glory Naudin Tier II TFL Texas Bombers CTX Gold 2025 – Villegas
Tier I TFL Riptide Tier II SEFL EC Bullets – Pace
Tier I SEFL Tampa Mustangs Viruet Tier II SEFL GBSA Lady Rays Scout Team
Tier I SEFL Fury Platinum 07 Sharpe Tier II SEFL Fury Platinum – Morrison
Tier I SEFL Tampa Mustangs Bo Tier II SEFL EC Bullets Grant
Tier I SEFL Tampa Mustangs Green Tier II PCFL OC Batbusters Lastrapes – Sasaki
Tier I PCFL OC Batbusters Stith Tier II PCFL Power Surge Walling Perez
Tier I PCFL Firecrackers Brashear Brunetti 2024 Tier II PCFL Firecrackers Witt
Tier I PCFL Athletics Mercado Valencia Tier II PCFL Corona Angels Vasquez Slye
Tier I PCFL Athletics Mercado 2024 Tier II PCFL Athletics Jendro/Messic
Tier I PCFL So Cal Athletics Siofele/Mulipola Tier II PCFL Athletics Mercado Walker
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels Tyson/Perez Tier II PCFL OC Batbusters Alvarez
Tier I PCFL USA Athletics Rogers/Mathis 2024 Tier II PCFL Firecrackers Kingery/Media
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels FTS

 

The following 12U teams have earned the right to compete for a National Championship in the 2021 AFCS. The 12U Tier I AFCS begins July 26, 2021 in Southern California while the Tier II begins July 27, 2021. Tier II teams will have the opportunity to earn a Tier I berth in upcoming qualifying events. (A backup location is planned in case California is not open this summer). Only the TFL and PCFL have hosted AFCS Qualifiers to this point. A total of 64 berths for each Tier are available through Qualifying events this Spring and Summer.

Tier League Team Name Tier League Team Name
Tier I TFL Texas Glory 2K26 Tier II PCFL Athletics Mercado RC 2026
Tier I TFL Texas Glory 2526 Tier II PCFL USA Athletics Ding / Uyeda
Tier I PCFL So Cal Choppers Franco Tier II PCFL OC Batbusters Hudson
Tier I PCFL OC Batbusters Glantz Tier II PCFL Sorcerer Yoder
Tier I PCFL Athletics Mercado Berni
Tier I PCFL So Cal Athletics Fitz/Briggs

 

The following 10U teams have earned the right to represent their League and compete for a National Championship in the 2021 AFCS. The 10U Tier I AFCS begins July 26, 2021 in Southern California. (A backup location is planned in case California is not open this summer). The PCFL was the first league to host an AFCS Qualifier. All Leagues will be hosting AFCS Qualifying events throughout the Spring. A total of 64 berths are available for the 10U AFCS.

Tier League Team Name
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels Dre
Tier I PCFL OC Batbusters Bracamonte/Juarez
Tier I PCFL Corona Angels May
Tier I PCFL StrikeForce Jensen

 

 

 

A total of 64 berths will be awarded at the Tier I division for 10U/12U/14U/16U/18U. A total of 80 berths will be awarded at the Tier II Division for 14U, 16U and 18U, and a total of 64 berths will be awarded to 12U Tier II. Learn more about the AFCS here or watch the AFCS promo video. The Alliance Fastpitch would like to congratulate all teams who have earned their berth to the inaugural Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS) and we look forward to the next teams earning their berth this Spring and Summer.

 

 

 

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