(Youth1)- Teams from across the West and Midwest competed in State competitions to prove they belong in the World Series. Two main tournaments held this weekend were the California and Kansas State Championships, with teams competing to qualify for Series play and take home the Championship title.
California State Championships
The Twin Creeks Sport Complex was home to the 12UA and 14UA California State Championships in Sunnyvale, California this past weekend.
12UA California State Championship
Worth Storm 00 took 1st place in the 12UA division going 10-2. Managed by James Jiminez, the girls rallied to score an astounding 80 runs and allowed 58. Valley Stompers took 2nd place overall with a 6-3 record. Managed by Steve Renfro, the girls scored 48 runs. Both teams qualified for Series play. The final game saw both teams in a head-to-head battle with a final score of Worth Storm 00 2, Valley Stompers, 1.
14UA California State Championships
San Carlos Force took the Championship title for the 14UA division as they went 7-2. Managed by Christopher Joyner, the girls scored 56 runs and allowed 33. The California Gamers took 2nd place with an 8-2 record. Managed by Craig Slavsky, the girls scored an impressive 73 runs. Both teams qualified for Series play. The final game saw San Carlos Force outscore the California Gamers 10-3.
San Carlos Force California Gamers
Jessica Adair Angela Brazil
Brooke Bagot Clare Colson
Claire Casey Mackenzie Driscoll
Angelina Castillo enara Faleafine
Jennifer Donohue Tayla Franco
Sophia Fanucchi Mia Jones
Kelly James Julia Offutt
Kaitlyn Johnson Arianna Richwood
Jennifer Joyner Alexandra Shiffer
Lauren Racioppi Sara Slavsky
Alexa Sisneros Katie Terrones
Terez Touhey Maya Tuiasosopo
Kansas State Championships
The Mid American West Sports Complex in Shawnee, Kansas was home to the Kansas USSSA State Championships this past weekend.
10UA Kansas USSSA State
KC Core 01 took 1st place overall with an undefeated record of 4-0. The 10UA Champions are managed by Justin Corona and scored 21 runs, allowing only 4. KC Peppers took 2nd place with a 5-3 record. Managed by Mike Vaupel, the girls scored 51 runs. The teams battled it out for the Championship title, with a final score of KC Core 01 6, KC Peppers 1.
KC Core 01 KC Peppers
Logan Abernathy Karisa Boeschen
Kara Amos Sarah Conely
Ashley Bennett Mya Corrigan
Maddison Bishop Jessica Garcia
Piper Brown Jalyssa Martin
Audrey Corona Hannah Maurer
Savannah Everhart Haley McGriff
Avery Hobson Mya Navarro
Kaitlyn Kurtz Kaitlin Robinson
Madison McDaniel Kristin Ryan
Haley McGriff Torian Simpson
Izabella Medrano Elizabeth Vaupel
Chaise Miller Aubrey Weatherbie
12UA Kansas USSSA State
Wichita Thunder went undefeated to take 1st place and the title with a 4-0 record. Managed by Michelle Blaire, the girls scored 15 runs and allowed 6. KC Crunch 99 took 2nd place in the tournament with a 6-2 record. Managed by Bret Mason, the girls scored 27 runs and allowed 15. Both teams qualified for Series play. The final game saw the Wichita Thunder outscore the KC Crunch 99 with a final score of 7-3.
Wichita Thunder KC Crunch 99
Kassidy Blevins Autumn Avery
Kaylee Burnett Elise Byers
Sophia Cowden Marisa Davis
Loren Fiegel McKinley Jeanneret
McCallister Gowing Samariah Jordan
Emma Henning Morgan Mason
Taylor Powers Hayley McGhee
Madison Smith Grace Moore
Isabella Soliz Elissa Rohr
Callie Trevino Sirena Salazar
Written by: Stephanie Cronk
Sports Manager: Erika Yackulic
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