The Ray Seymour Invitational (RSI) is not just any ordinary youth softball event, folks. We’re talking about a showcase that honors the memory and legacy of the legendary Ray Seymour, the man who brought passion, talent, and dreams together on the diamond. Coach Ray, a College Softball Hall of Fame member and the founder of the Tampa Mustangs, left an indelible mark on the sport. Now, his daughter Sherrie Seymour Steeper and Honorary President Cathy Seymour continue to carry the torch, making the RSI a cornerstone in the fastpitch softball world. This event is all about celebrating a legacy of excellence, where young athletes can showcase their skills and pay homage to the man who made it all possible.
Below, we offer up our version of the events as they happened!
*Let me tell you, the 14U division was like a pressure cooker filled with some of the country’s best teams. The action was intense, the results were interesting, and, one team stood tall with a 5-0 record. That was SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Causey 2027 Premier.
Let’s break down the chaos that unfolded in each pool, starting with Pool A.
The Tampa Mustangs 09 Pynes proved to be a force to be reckoned with, going 4-0-1 and giving up a measly two runs. They were scoring runs left and right, tallying an impressive 30 runs throughout the tournament. These Mustangs were galloping towards victory, but they hit a roadblock when they tied with the Breakers Labs Keusch 1-1. Talk about an unexpected twist, folks!
The Santa Fe Inferno 09 Donalson also had a strong showing, finishing with a 4-1 record in pool play. Their only loss came at the hands of the mighty Mustangs, but their bats remained hot, and their pitching was solid. These Inferno players were leaving their opponents scorched and searching for answers.
Moving on to Pool B, the Santa Fe Inferno 09 Humphrey put on a show of their own, finishing with a 4-1 record. What made their games even more thrilling was that four out of their five matches were decided by two runs or less. Talk about nail-biting action, folks! Unfortunately, their only loss came in a close battle against the EC Bullets Cornett, falling 7-6. But hey, they brought the bats and made every game a heart-pounding spectacle.
*Oh, baby! The SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Causey 2027 Premier team was an absolute powerhouse this weekend, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record. These young ballers brought the heat with their bats, lighting up the scoreboard and scoring a boatload of runs. I’m talking about an average of nearly 9 runs per game, folks! These kids were swinging for the fences and leaving their opponents in awe. SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Causey 2027 Premier showed us that age is just a number when it comes to softball domination. Watch out, world, because these future stars are coming in hot!
Lastly, let’s dive into Pool C, where the EC Bullets 09 – Lyons made their mark with a 4-1 record. They were looking like an unstoppable force, but then Team North Carolina 2028 came along and handed them a 9-0 loss. Ouch! But hey, other than that misstep, their strong pitching served them well. The Bullets were firing shots and making their presence known.
All in all, folks, the 14U division at the Ray Seymour Invitational was a rollercoaster ride of excitement. It had its fair share of surprises, close battles, and a few bumps in the road for some of the top teams. But that’s what makes softball so captivating, right? You never know what’s going to happen next.
The 16U Division at the Ray Seymour Invitational was an absolute smorgasbord of talent, and let me tell you, folks, it did not disappoint! We had some serious ballers out there, with only three teams managing a perfect 5-0 record, and a whopping seven teams racking up four wins. Talk about a fierce competition!
Let’s break it down, starting with Pool A, where the Tampa Mustangs Bell put on quite the show. They finished with a 4-1 record in a deep pool, but unfortunately, they stumbled against the Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier 2025, falling short in a tough 4-3 loss. But hey, their bats were popping all weekend, and they made their presence known on the field.
In Pool B, the Rock Gold Premier – de Leon/Manetta continued to flex their muscles, finishing with a solid 4-1 record. Their only loss came against the Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier 2026 Thompson (3-1-1), a game where their opponents shut them down with a 3-0 victory. But hey, strong pitching and timely hitting kept them in the game and made them a force to be reckoned with.
Moving on to Pool C, the Williamsburg Starz Gold Bunn put on a stellar performance, finishing with a 4-1 record. Unfortunately, they dropped a game to Team North Carolina Bowman, but their strong bats contributed to their overall success throughout the weekend. These Starz were shining bright, folks!
Over in Pool E, the Impact Gold Premier 2025 Warrick came out of the chaos with a 4-1 record. They suffered a tough loss to the So Cal Athletics Marinakis/Kennedy 26 Premier, but they showed resilience and pulled out two impressive one-run wins on Sunday. Talk about clutch performances, folks!
Pool D was a tightly contested battle, with Louisiana Voodoo, Lady Gators Jackson 16U, Fury Premier, and Team NC Huffman all finishing with three wins each, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the very end.
In Pool F, the Central Florida Gold – Peterson almost had a perfect record at 4-0-1. They tied the Clearwater Lady Bombers 16u Gold in a thrilling 4-4 game. But hey, their pitching was strong, and they were a tough nut to crack on the mound.
The TN ILLUSIONS 2026/27 Martin also had an impressive showing, finishing with a 4-1 record. Their only loss came at the hands of the mighty Florida Gold, but they put up a ton of runs in their wins. These Illusions were tricking their opponents and leaving them scratching their heads.
Pool G was all about Unity Meadows/Johnson, one of just two undefeated teams in the 16U division. They flaunted a perfect 5-0 mark and allowed a minuscule four runs in five games. On the flip side, they put up an astounding 38 runs. Talk about a dominant performance, folks!
The SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Ammon SE 2025 Premier was the other team to post a perfect 5-0 record. They averaged a jaw-dropping 12.2 runs per game and their bats were hotter than the Florida sun in July. These athletes were swinging for the fences and leaving their opponents in awe.
The NC Challengers Premier Renzi finished with a respectable 4-1 record, with their only loss coming against the SoCal Athletics. Their bats were good, but it was their overall pitching that stole the show, allowing a grand total of zero runs in their four wins. That’s right, folks, they were shutting down their opponents faster than a broken-down roller coaster.
*In Pool I, The Texas Blaze 16u Johnson squad was an absolute force to be reckoned with at the Ray Seymour Invitational, posting a pristine 5-0 record. These Blaze showed us that they’ve got the clutch gene, winning all those nail-biting close games. Talk about nerves of steel, folks! Their pitching was as solid as a Texas oak tree, shutting down opponents left and right. And when it came to hitting, these gals had a magical sense of timing, delivering those crucial hits when it mattered most. The Texas Blaze 16u Johnson team proved that they’re a force to be feared, and they left a trail of defeated opponents in their wake.
The 18U Division at the Ray Seymour Invitational was an absolute firestorm of talent and competition. We had some serious heavy hitters out there, with two teams managing to keep a perfect 5-0 record, and a whopping six teams racking up four wins. These athletes were like fire-breathing dragons, ready to scorch their opponents and leave a trail of destruction in their wake.
Let’s dive into the action, starting with Pool A, where the Fury Platinum X Higdon put on a show. They finished with a solid 4-1 record, with their only loss coming against the Ga Impact Premier in a tight 3-1 battle. But hey, these Fury Platinum gals knew how to win those close games and had a balanced attack that kept their opponents guessing.
Over in Pool B, the Sparks Elite Ross/Stewart were an absolute force to be reckoned with, boasting a perfect 5-0 record. They continued to impress, folks! This was their second great weekend, and they made sure to let everyone know it. They outscored their opponents 34-2, leaving them in the dust and wondering what hit them.
In Pool C, the Santa Fe Inferno-Nowling put up a strong performance, finishing with a 4-1 record. Their only loss came against the mighty Unity 18u national Betsa/Hebert, but their pitching was as solid as a rock. These Inferno gals were throwing flames and striking fear into the hearts of their opponents.
The 18u Heartbreakers Gold National lived up to their name, folks, posting one of the two perfect 5-0 records in the tournament. They averaged over 8 runs per game, leaving their opponents heartbroken and in desperate need of a hug. And let’s not forget about their pitching, which was as strong as a bull on steroids. These Heartbreakers were breaking hearts and breaking records.
The Florida Gold Torres also had a great showing, finishing with a 4-1 record. Sure, they took a loss to the Heartbreakers in a lopsided 12-1 defeat, but their bats were alive and kicking, and their pitching was lockdown most of the time. These Gold gals were shining bright like, well, gold!
Moving on to Pool F, the Florida Power Black-Kaser put up an impressive 4-1 record. They dropped just one game to the Florida Thunderbolts 07 Gatewood-Breadmore in a 5-1 loss, but their offense led the charge with some big innings. These Power gals were electrifying the field and leaving their opponents in awe.
Last but not least, we have Pool G, where the Rock Gold Pierce rocked the competition with a 4-1 record. They had a close loss to the Florida Storm National Masso in a 6-4 battle, but they used a balanced attack to find success. These Rock Gold gals were rolling through their opponents like a boulder down a hill.
See you on the diamonds soon!
*Note some errors in Tourney Machine have been brought to our attention. We apologize in advance. We went off the results posted in tourney machine.