I started coaching fastpitch softball in 2000 at the rec league level and slowly started to learn the game of fastpitch softball after playing baseball my whole life all the way to the college into college. My first real introduction into travel ball came in 2004 and fro then on I was determined to run a team or organization that focused on the players learning the game the right way and developing a team first mentality. I coached in several organizations before starting my own organization that valued sportsmanship, honor and integrity and didn’t let politics stand in the way of the girls reaching their full potential.
I created the River City Outlaws in 2012 and struggled early on before solidifying things in 2013 when we made our 1st journey to the USFA World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida and finished 8th in the 12u division. We returned in 2014 in the 12u to win the first of back to back fastpitch softball National Championships in PCB. IN 2015 we moved up to the 14u division and won the championship again while having tremendous seasons all around with our 12u, 14u and 16u groups. IN 2016 we moved up again and finished 3rd in the 16u division solidifying our organization as a consistent contender at whatever events we played.
I couldn’t have started my own organization without my Mom and Dad helping us get started. Mom would make headbands and Dad would sell them at all our tournaments to help pay the bills early on and allow us to travel some as well as buy a trailer for the team to carry equipment to tournaments.
We lost Dad in 2017 and Mom 14 months later to the day in 2018 so I had this logo made up for the trailer to make sure no matter where the Outlaws travel to they will always be with us!
We consistently tell our girls that we win and lose with class. We don’t allow bush league tactics like stealing signs, distracting other teams or running out the clock. We play the game with honor.
We don’t skirt the rules or try and game the system. Our goal is to win fair and square. We ask a lot of our players and know that building character off the field is as important as the development on the field.
When we win or lose we know we’ve played the game the way it should be played. We don’t play out of the phone book. Don’t use girls for our own advantage. And we’re up front with parents, coaches and players.
I took some time off after the passing of my father but just couldn’t stay away too long. In the fall of 2018 I decided to fire things back up again and started with a first year 14u team hoping to build something again from the ground up. After an incredible first year, winning 8 tournaments and finishing 7th at the USFA World Series, our name was growing again and in the fall of 2019 we added a 2nd 14u team as well as a 16u team.
We’re looking to expand again in the fall of 2020 by adding potentially a 10u, 12u,, a 2nd 16u and an 18u team. But either way it goes the Outlaws name and organization are on the rise again and we’re looking forward to many more memories.