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Fastpitch Clinic***FREE ADMISSION***

The Nevada Lightning Fastpitch Organization is providing a set of two free Fastpitch Clinics for players age seven to fourteen during the month of February. This years clinic will focus on skills for the 7U through 14U players.

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12U Nevada Lightning ’05 Betker


Nevada Lightning ’05 Betker has qualified and earned a berth to USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championships, July 2018 in Kansas City, MO

The coaches of our NVL 05 team will strive to promote commitment, teamwork, sportsmanship, competitiveness, and respect for the game. Our NVL 05 team will promote our organizational core values both on and off the field, show respect to our opponents in both victory and defeat. We will strive to play our best as a team on the field and work hard to be outstanding citizens off the field. The players and parents have one goal: Each player playing high school varsity softball and being standout softball players!!

Nevada Lightning ’05 Betker Accomplishments

  • 2017 USA Elite Select National Qualifier – Champions
  • 2017 USSSA Diamond Classic Champions Gold Bracket
  • 2017 Stockton Softball – Runner-Up Silver Bracket
  • 2017 ASA/USA JO – Champions Gold Bracket
  • 2017 ASA/USA Spring Swing – Runner-Up Silver Bracket
  • 2016 USSSA Fab Five – Champions Gold Bracket
  • 2016 USSSA Summer NIT – Runner-Up Gold Bracket
  • 2016 ASA Capital Sports – Runner-Up Gold Bracket
  • 2016 USSSA Big League Dreams – Champions Gold Bracket
  • 2016 USSSA Red Rooster – Champions Gold Bracket
  • 2016 USSSA Hot Tamale – Runner-Up Gold Bracket

Coach Brad Betker is the head coach of the NVL 05 12U team. Brad brings thirty plus years of fastpitch coaching experience to the staff along with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the game, having coached at all levels, 10u through 18u college prep teams in both southern California and for the past 20 years here in northern Nevada.  His passion, attention to detail, and dedication have made him the all-time winningest coach in the history of the Lightning organization.  Coach Betker has sent scores of players to colleges all across the USA awarded millions of dollars in scholarships.

Coach Betker has made the dedication / commitment to these players and will be coaching this group all the way through 18 Gold & into college. We are all excited to watch these players and families grow together during the next 6 years. Brad will also handle manager duties for the team. Look out for this NVL 05 Betker team as big things are ahead for them!


Nevada Lightning 12U ’05 Betker

Please contact Coach Betker at 775-450-9000 or for information about the team or to arrange a tryout.

12U Lightning ’05 Betker – 2017/2018 Roster

  4  Angie Micone  2023  Left  Right  SS/OF/P
  7  Apple Acklin  2023  Switch  Right  1B/OF/P
  8  Josephine Koelewyn  2023  Right  Right  P/3B/OF
  9  Isabella Alosi  2023  Right  Right  2B/P/OF
 12  Sadie Fox  2023  Right  Right  C/OF
 13  Alena Johnson  2023  Right  Right  3B/1B/P
 15  Madison Breshears  2023  Right  Right  P/2B/OF
 25  Sharlee Jackson  2023  Right  Right  C/3B/OF
 29  Zadee Gitthens  2023  Right  Right  OF/2B
 32  Paige Pensotti  2023  Right  Right  3B/C/1B
 44  Sofia Mares  2023  Right  Right  OF/2B
 52  Avery Cordell  2023  Left  Right  1B/OF

12U Lightning ’05 Betker – Player Profiles

Alosi 2 Breshears 2
Apple Acklin
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Positions: 1B/OF/P
Class of 2023
Isabella Alosi
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: 2B/P/OF
Class of 2023
Madison Breshears
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: P/2B/OF
Class of 2023
Cordell 2 Fox 2 Gitthens 2
Avery Cordell
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: 1B/OF
Class of 2023
Sadie Fox
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: C/OF
Class of 2023
Zadee Gitthens
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: OF/2B
Class of 2023
Jackson 2    Koelewyn 2 
Sharlee Jackson
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: C/3B/OF
Class of 2023
Alena Johnson
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: 3B/1B/P
Class of 2023
Josephine Koelewyn
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: P/3B/OF
Class of 2023
Mares 2  Micone 2  Pensotti 2 
Sofia Mares
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: OF/2B
Class of 2023
Angie Micone
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: SS/OF/P
Class of 2023
Paige Pensotti
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: 3B/C/1B
Class of 2023

12U Lightning ’05 Betker – Winter 2017/2018 Practice Schedule

  • Sunday (indoors) 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM Bret’s Baseball and Softball Academy
  • Monday (indoors) Hitting Only 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Bret’s Baseball and Softball Academy
  • Tuesday (indoors) 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM Bret’s Baseball and Softball Academy  

12U Lightning ’05 Betker – Spring/Summer 2018 Tournament Schedule

Invitation Only – Two day 6 game scrimmages
January 20th – 21st
Rocklin, CA
USSSA Super Saturday
February 3rd
Sacramento, CA
USA Kick-Off / All American Identifier Tournament
February 24th – 25th
Lincoln, CA
USA St Paddy’s Day Blast
March 17th – 18th
Las Vegas, NV
PGF 1st to 3rd Bat Wars
April 7th – 8th
Stockton, CA
PGF 1st to 3rd Circle of Champions
April 28th – 29th
Manteca, CA
USA Elite Select
Bob Regpala Retirement / Memorial Day Shootout
May 26th – 28th
Stockton, CA
PGF 1st to 3rd Summer Slam
June 23rd – 24th
Stockton, CA
QUALIFIED 10/22/2017
USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championship
July 9th – 15th
Kansas City, MO

12U Lightning ’05 Betker – Coaching Staff

Coach Betker Nick Alosi Coach Arterburn 2
Head Coach
Brad Betker 
Assistant Coach
Nick Alosi
Assistant Coach
Danica Arterburn

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