18U Nevada Lightning ’00 Betker

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Brad Betker will be serving as the head coach of the NVL 00 18u team. Brad brings thirty plus years of fastpitch coaching experience to the staff. Coach Betker is one of the hardest working, most motivated, highly knowledgeable coaches you will find throughout the organization. Coach Betker has assisted over 100 players on to college, most recently as the head coach for the Lightning ’98 18U team where he assisted 10 girls to follow their dreams and play college ball in 10 different states . His passion, attention to detail, and dedication have made him the all-time winningest coach in the history of the Lightning organization. He has set the bar high for the rest of the Lightning teams, as many teams within the organization are attempting to replicate his model of success.

The team has one goal: Each player attending the college of their dreams playing college softball @ the highest level. The team will be participating in college preview / showcase tournaments assisting the girls in getting to the next level.

Practice will continue to be held indoors during the winter @ Bret’s Baseball & Softball Academy. Our current roster contains players from Bishop Manogue, Galena, North Valleys, Reed, Reno, and Spanish Springs High Schools with graduation dates from 2017-2020.

Please direct questions to Coach Betker at bradbetker@gmail.com or 775-450-9000.

Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker Team Shows Well In The Las Vegas USA Preps Tournament

The Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker team went 4-1 in the Las Vegas USA Preps Tournament over Martin Luther King weekend and has earned a birth to the USA Preps Nationals!  The team knocked out two Southern California Batbuster teams in the showcase and played competitively in all five games.  Numerous college coaches were in attendance.  This is a solid accomplishment by our girls and coaches!

Special Thanks To Jenna Christensen For Her Service To The Organization!

Jenna Christensen, a Fortuna High graduate,  will attend McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas.  She is still deciding on her major in college and will play NAIA Softball while attending McPherson.  Jenna is an outstanding hitter who will be an asset to the MchPherson program.  Throughout her time with the Lightning organization, she showed an ability to play multiple positions including catcher.  Her strength and softball IQ are her biggest assets which will help her make an immediate impact.

Congrats again to Jenna and her familiy!  We look forward to seeing her this summer as a guest player in some of our tournaments.

18U Lightning ’00 Betker – 2017 Roster

# PLAYER GRAD YEAR  BATS  THROWS POSITIONS
00  Shelby Marquardt  2019  Left  Right  OF/2B
2  Hailey Voyce  2019  Right  Right  2B/OF
3  Lanessa Romo  2018  Left  Right  3B/OF
4  Hunter Whitton  2019  Left  Right  OF/2B
 7   Courtney Huff  2018  Right  Right  SS/OF
9  Ellie Jackson  2020  Left  Left  OF
10  Hunter Travers  2020  Right  Right  C/3B/SS/2B
 12   Hailey Enriquez  2018  Right  Right  3B/OF
 13   Kilee Pender  2020  Right  Right  UT
 14   Alysa Micone  2020  Left  Right  SS/2B/OF
27  Hannah Blas  2019  Right  Right  RHP/UT
 32   Baileigh Loux  2017  Right  Right  C/SS/3B/OF
33  Madison Nicholson  2018  Right  Right  RHP/OF/1B

18U Lightning ’00 Betker – 2017 Players Stats

18U NVL ’00 2016 Player Stats
18U NVL ’00 2015 Player Stats

18U Lightning ’00 Betker – Player Profiles


Hailey Enriquez
Courtney Huff
Hannah Blas
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: RHP/UT
Class of 2019
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Hailey Enriquez
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: 3B/OF
Class of 2018
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Courtney Huff
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: SS/OF
Class of 2018
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Ellie Jackson
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Shelby Marquardt
Ellie Jackson
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Positions: OF
Class of 2020
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Baileigh Loux
Class of 2017
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Shelby Marquardt
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: OF/2B
Class of 2019
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Alysa Micone Madison Nicholson

Alysa Micone
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: SS/2B/OF/3B
Class of 2020
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Madison Nicholson
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: P/OF/1B
Class of 2018
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Kilee Pender
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: UT
Class of 2020
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Lanessa Romo Hunter Travers Hailey profile picture
Lanessa Romo
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: 3B/OF
Class of 2018
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Hunter Travers
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: C/3B/SS/2B
Class of 2020
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Hailey Voyce
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Positions: 2B/OF
Class of 2019
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Hunter Whitton
Hunter Whitton
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Positions: OF/2B
Class of 2019
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18U Lightning ’00 Betker – Spring/Summer Practice Schedule

  • Mondays 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Reed High School
  • Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Indoors at Bret’s Baseball and Softball Academy

18U Lightning ’00 Betker – 2017 Tournament Schedule

ASA USA Memorial Classic
May 27th – 29th
Sacramento, CA
ASA USA NAIA College Summer Explosion Showcase & College Camp
June 2nd – 4th
Sacramento, CA
Triple Crown Valley Invitational & College Camp
June 16th – 18th
Hillsboro, OR
ASA USA Summer Showdown
July 8 – 9
Roseville, CA
USA Preps 2nd Annual Elena Kramer Tournament & College Camp
July 28 –  30
Palmdale, CA

Continue to check back for additional tournaments

18U Lightning ’00 Betker – Coaching Staff

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Head Coach
Brad Betker
bradbetker@gmail.com 
775-450-9000
Recruiting Coordinator
Gary Marquardt
nevadalightning00@att.net
775-762-1245

 

18U Lightning ’00 Sends 2 Players off to College

Kayleen Garrick is continuing her education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts and will be playing softball for Head Coach Dani Bishop. Kayleen has been a member of our team for 4 years, the past two with Nevada Lightning ’00. We want to wish Kayleen the best of everything in  life and her pursuit of a degree in Secondary Education along with her softball career!!! You will be missed, not only as a player but team leader on and off the field!

Ashley Nicholson will be attending The University of Dallas in Irving, Texas to pursue a degree in Biology and continue her softball career playing for Head Coach Beth Krysiak. Ashley has been a member of our team for 4 years, the past two with Nevada Lightning ’00. Ashley has always demonstrated the best of everything in leadership and teamwork. The best to you in all that you do on and off the field!! Ashley we will all miss you!!

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