8U Maroon Reaches Championship in Coastal Classic
North Shore Girls Softball League’s youngest All Stars are loving the opportunity to keep playing ball and making a name for themselves in the process, winning four straight games before falling in the finals of the league’s May 18-20th Coastal Classic tournament in Carmel Valley. It was the second time in two weeks that the 8U Maroon team would finish a tournament in the runner-up position. In its Coastal Classic run, the team showed that its sound pitching and opportunistic offense and defense can get the job done in more than one way, notably including wins in a 10-8 shootout versus 4S Ranch in pool play and 5-3 rematch nail-biter in the semi-finals. The girls will look to build on their early success with a strong showing in this weekend's San Dieguito Memorial Day Tournament.
(l-r) Front Row: C. Giangiulio, K. Stroot, K. Newlander, J. Wagner, A. Chen, R. Hemmert; Middle Row: J. Clayton, R. Clayton, A. Meadows, J. Yao, R. Eastlack, I. Dieter; Back Row: Coaches Sean Clayton, Mike Hemmert, Bob Eastlack, and Manager Jon Newlander