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2017 NCAA National Collegiate and espnW Softball Player of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Barnhill on her selection as the NCAA National Collegiate Softball Player of the Year, and following it up by being voted espnW Softball Player of the Year!!
 
What a special pair of awards for Kelly after all of the hard work she has put in over the last 10 years, and with her goal to pitch in the 2020 Olympics in Japan. She is on her way!
 
We are proud that Kelly is a four year alumni of the EC Bullets, and we wish her continued success.

 
Go Kelly…and Go Bullets!
 
Coach Greg        (Read More Below)    - or -  (Read More At ESPN.com)       (Read More At TeamUSA.org)

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2017 EC Bullets Notable Finishes


EC Bullets Schnute

3rd Place Finsh JO Cup


ECB Biele 16U

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ECB Caldwell

5th Place Finish ASA 16U Gold Nationals


ECB Pointer 16U

9th Place Finish Triple Crown Nationals
13th Place Finish JO Cup


ECB Mayfield 12U

3rd Place Finish PGF Nationals


ECB Maher 10U

Won Class A State, Both Fall & Spring

5th Place Finish USSSA Southeast Nationals


ECB Holcombe 9U

1st Place Finish USFA 9U World Series

BULLETS...News & Updates

Softball: East Cobb packing Georgia punch at IDT By Brad Cochi BoCoPreps.com

Georgia programs turning out as many top prospects as traditional powers in California, Florida

By Brad Cochi BoCoPreps.com
BOULDER — California-based organizations typically have ruled the summer club softball landscape with an iron fist. Georgia didn't get anything close to that level of competitive softball until the mid-1990s.

But the Georgia programs are growing in number and they feel like the product the state is fielding is catching up. At this week's Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament, the girls from down south are showing just how close they really are.

The East Cobb Bullets were the only 18U team that went 4-0 through Wednesday and Thursday pool play, including a 3-0 victory over the defending Premier Girls Fastpitch national champion So Cal Athletics. On Friday afternoon, they locked up a top seed in this weekend's single-elimination tournament with a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Intensity.

"Now there are two teams that have won a national title," Bullets head coach Greg Schnute said. "We've always been trying to compete with California because they're the best. They have 40 million people and we have less than 10. They have a much bigger pool to draw from and that's OK. But after California, it used to be Florida, Texas then Georgia. I think right now Georgia is number two."

Schnute founded the Bullets program 18 years ago in response to the Southeastern Conference announcing that it would adopt fastpitch softball for the 1997 season.

The East Cobb Bullets was the first Georgia organization to win an Amateur Softball Association 18U national championship in 2010. The Atlanta Vipers continued to put the peach state on the map by winning an ASA title of their own last summer. In the past several years, Schnute said college programs from conferences as far away as the Pac-12 have begun to recruit his players.

Undoubtedly one of the best pitchers in the country, pitcher Kelly Barnhill is a prime example of the class of softball player the Bullets have begun to produce over the past ten years. She will decide between Stanford and defending NCAA champion University of Florida within the next several weeks.

So far at the Boulder IDT, Barnhill has pitched in each of the Bullets' first five wins and allowed two earned runs in 26 innings.

"It's really exciting nowadays because you used to hear about how the California teams are so great," said Barnhill, who will graduate in 2015. "But lately the Bullets, the Vipers and the Georgia Impact have been getting better and better. We're able to compete on the national level with the California and Texas teams. It's really amazing."

Bullets outfielder Morgan Walters will play for the University of Missouri next season. After her team's performance in pool play, Walters said the Boulder IDT is a great arena in which the Georgia programs, and others from up-and-coming states, can show the nation that they're beginning to even the playing field.

"We're some of the best girls out of Georgia and we compete against each other all the time but it's a great opportunity to come out here and test ourselves against these really good teams," Walters said. "It's good for the softball world for teams to come out here and see how everyone is getting better."

The Bullets from East Cobb in north Georgia have been the best team in the tournament through three days. The state of Georgia's first national champion wont find an easier road to a Boulder IDT title when elimination play begins on Saturday.

"Once we get into single elimination, that's when the fun really begins," Schnute said. "That's why we come out here to compete. We want to be playing on Sunday afternoon for the championship."
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GIRLS FASTPITCH FINAL 2016 NATIONAL RANKINGS

18U
#6 National Rank - EC Bullets Schnute

16U
#1 (Tie) National Rank - EC Bullets Biele

Kelly Barnhill Selected as the 2017 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year

Kelly Barnhill
Women's National Team USA

Congratulations to Kelly Barnhill, EC Bullets Pitcher, for making the Women's National Team USA.

 

 


Kelly Barnhill: ALL-USA Softball Player of the Year

 

Read More about Kelly's selection as Player of the Year

 


Kelly Barnhill


Gatorade Player of the Year

 



Shemiah Sanchez

 

2015 Puerto Rican National Team Member

Congratulations to Shemiah Sanchez for her selected to the Puerto Rican National Team


18U EC Bullets Gold's
Shemiah Sanchez
Sporting an ECB helmet at the Puerto Rican Women's Team camp!

 


 


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