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Clearwater Lady Bombers-Softball
Clearwater Lady Bombers-Softball

HISTORY

The Clearwater Lady Bombers, incorporated as a Florida non-profit corporation, are a premier Ladies Fastpitch Softball organization. Our mission is to provide the finest teaching, opportunities, recognition, and competition required to attain college scholarships. The Lady bombers also teach teamwork, self respect, initiative, and the dedication required in today's world to succeed. Established in 1989, the Lady Bombers have won every major championship east of the Mississippi river. The Lady Bombers were the first non-Californian team to win an ASA 18u Gold Division bronze medal.

The Lady Bombers have fielded teams in the categories of 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u and competed in tournaments all over the United States. They have played under many of the various softball organizations including ASA, NSA, AFA, PONY, and ISA. The 18u Lady Bombers are the only team east of the Mississippi to win the Colorado Fireworks 18u tournament. In 1998, the 18u Gold Lady Bombers became the first team from Florida to qualify for the ASA Nationals. The Lady Bombers have a long tradition of excellence by placing in the top 5 at the ASA/NSA national tournaments from 1992 through 2007.

Over 230 former Lady Bombers have played or are playing softball at the collegiate level. Eleven Lady Bombers have been selected NCAA D1 All Americans and there are 13 collegiate conference MVPs. Kelly Kretchman, U Alabama, was selected for the 2000 Olympic team. Kellie Wilkerson, Mississippi State, played on the Jr. Olympic team. The 1997 through 2000 Florida High School Player of the Year were Lady Bombers (Kellie Wilkerson (2 years), Jenny Gladding, Claire Sua). The 2005 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year was Dani Hofer a Lady Bomber.

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