16U Russell's 3rd place finish is the highest finish of any Clovis Bullets team in any age division in the history of the organization!
After going 1-1 in pool play, 16U Russell got hot and rode a 3-game winning streak right into the finals of the winner's bracket where they met eventual tournament champions Indian Fastpitch. After that, 16U Russell lost a heartbreaker to eventual 2nd place finishers Rocky Mountain Thunder to take 3rd place.
Even though they didn't take first, 16U Russell should be extremely proud of their accomplishment. Finishing "on the podium" has never been done by any other Bullets team at the Western Nationals.