By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Coach:  Steve Haag Assistant Coaches:  John Gallagher, Neal Mooney, Brian Reed Left to Right, Back Row:  Caroline Evans, Jenna Harrington, CJ Haag, Erin Gallagher, Sophie Mooney, Dawson Horn, Cesyrea Cox Left to Right Front Row:  Haley Glass, Maddie Marchiando, Lauren Reed, Sara Beth Ratcliffe, Alexis Berry Not Pictured:  Sydney Reynolds

14U Atlanta Premier –Haag Travel Softball Team wins nationals

Gwinnett county’s 14U Atlanta Premier – Haag travel softball team recently won a berth to the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, California! PGF (Premier Girls Fastpitch) is considered the highest level, and the most competitive softball in the nation!

Last year over 200+ college recruiters were in attendance looking for athletes to play at the collegiate level. We are really excited and hope to represent the state of Georgia well. We will be there from July 18th through the 26th.

The team formed last August and have been working and playing together since that time. They practice as a team typically (2) nights per week, and then workout on their own, hitting, fielding, pitching and/or catching. They play tournaments 2 to 3 weekends per month between March and the end of July. A tremendous amount of effort has gone into this with a lot of blood, sweat and tears by each one of them. We primarily play in the ASA national qualifier tournaments, but we have played in some of the biggest tournaments in the southeast within other organizations: PGF, USFA and Camsports.

More information on the Atlanta Premier organization and the team can be found at: http://htosports.com/teams/?u=AtlantaPremier-Haag&s=softball&t=c Information on the PGF National Championships can be found at: http://www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com/tournaments-national-championships.php You can also follow their progress on Facebook on the team website: https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPremier2000