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Champions crowned at DYSA weekend finale

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Members of the Softball Slammers celebrate during their DYSA U10 championship victory on Sunday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | May 20, 2014 |

A good time was had by all as a terrific weekend of competition ended with three teams winning Davis Youth Softball Association titles at Playfields Park.

In the 8U division, the Emeralds took a 4-1 decision from the game Black Lightning.

A 10U championship thriller saw the Softball Slammers outlast the Hot Tamales, 16-9, to top a crowded division.

Meanwhile, the Tracker Jackers scored seven times in the third inning to get past the Giants, 14-9, for the 12U crown.

Here’s a look at all the tournament action, starting with the 12U division …

Tracker Jackers 14, Giants 9 — Layla Fitch hurled a complete game while striking out seven in winning the 12U flag. The two teams played their third game of the tourney.

Isabel Rubalcaba’s apparent double turned into a home run in the first inning, then was followed by Lauren Limburgh’s second-inning two-run double just before the entire Jackers’ lineup hit in the high-scoring frame.

Shaylor Swift doubled and Noa Lipson had a two-run single in the outburst.

In the fourth, Lauren Wilcox doubled and Courtney Rutherford had an RBI hit.

Swift’s neat fielding play cut short a Giants rally earlier in the game.

For the Giants, Cate Scheuring doubled, singled and drove in a run while Brooke Martin doubled.

Defensively, Gracie Hartsough, Lizzy Jones, Sophie Purves, Miya Johnston, Maya Nunes, Mei McConnell and Maya Wells all played well.

Tracker Jackers 11, Giants 10 — In an earlier win by the Tracker Jackers, Giant Cate Scheuring smacked two safeties while Lizzy Jones, Brooke Martin and Sophie Purves had key hits.

Giants 15, Blue Blizzard 3 — The Giants started the tourney with a big win as Gracie Hartsough tripled while Brooke Martin doubled and singled, Lizzy Jones and Sophie Purves each doubled and Cate Scheuring singled.

Giants 12, Tracker Jackers 8 — Gracie  Hartsough was on fire, blasting a single, double and triple, while Lizzy Jones doubled and singled.

Cate Scheuring knocked two singles, Mei McConnell and Maya Wells contributed at the plate and Maya Nunes and Mimie  Levallee were solid afield.

Softball Slammers (10U champs) — Among its five weekend games, the Slammers took 8-1 and 16-9 Sunday decisions from the Hot Tamales to finish off their championship run.

In their first game, a 9-8 extra-inning thriller against the Ninja Monkeys, Madison Martin swiped home to win the game.

A lead-off single by Emeline Wong and consecutive doubles by Lilianne Brush, Jordan Zuniga and Madison Rutherford fueled an early Slammer rally.

Chole Adams and Sophia Palomares added key hits later in the contest. Rutherford was masterful in the circle.

Two RBIs and a run scored by Sarah Griffiths and the performances of Alexandra Zurborg (3-for-3 with two RBI) and Zora Nichols (2-for-2 with two runs scored) paced the Monkeys.

Lindsay Taylor added a web gem.

In the Slammers’ 8-1 win over the Hot Tamales earlier in the tournament, Zoe West pitched all six innings for the Tamales, who scored their run when Olivia Warden doubled and Amara Sedeno singled.

Green Chili Peppers — The third-place 10U squad saw weekend hitting contributions from Grace Herringer, Carolena Morales, Grace Scheuring, Audrey Teresi, Anna Harrison, Makena Fix, Mia Mark and La’Siya Earnest.

One of Morales’ hits was a bases-loaded double, while Earnest had two triples (one with the bases full).

Paige Jenness, Sydney Eberhardt and Harrison were solid afield.

Pitcher Lily Gieschen fanned 35 in her four bracket-play outings.

In earlier 10U tournament play …

Mad Hatters 14, Siberian Tigers 13 — Mariah Ruiz gave up only one run in her time in the circle, while Alexa Folb and Alyssa Waterson combined on a game-ending web gem.

Mariah Ruiz homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Hatters, Maya Zingaro went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run while Collet Quaas, Waterson, Folb, Elian Enriquez and Carleigh Greenway all added to the plate power.

For the Tigers, Tara Reddy and Kristine Schmitz both went 3-for-3 and Katrianna Higgins was 2-for-3 with a triple.

Laura Osborne, Stevie Spencer and Reddy each scored twice and Olivia Tomasello, Heather Breckner, Libby Slater, Ziona Wells, Higgins, Schmitz and Erika Wenner (also 2-for-3) had one run apiece.

Spencer fanned three and Breckner was outstanding at first base.

Hot Tamales 8, Pink Peace Signs 5 — Zoe West and Alyssa Eisele shared the pitching duties as West, Lauren Lee, Olivia Warden and Veronica Roe each added two Tamales hits.

Lee and West scored twice.

The PPS power came from Sanne Dequine, Bella Hyder and Cate Fehrenbacher.

Emma Catacutan, Dequine and Jane Rauchway all flashed the leather and Hyder fanned eight.

Green Chili Peppers 12, Mad Hatters 11 — Alyssa Waterson doubled, tripled and drove in two for the winners.

Shelby Harry doubled with two RBIs and Eliana Enriquez swiped five bases, doubled, singled and scored twice.

Maya Zingaro, Annika Fisk, Ada Freese, Colette Quaas and Carleigh Greenway all contributed to the offense, while Ruiz pitched a gutsy five innings, fielding her position well and getting five strikeouts.

Ninja Monkeys 9, Siberian Tigers 7 — Halle Gabriel, Sarah Griffiths and Zora Nicholas each had key hits while Griffiths and Lindsay Taylor combined for the pitching win (fanning eight).

Zurborg and Dakota Banuelos were tough defensively.

Tiger Stevie Spencer struck out seven and went 2-for-3.

Tara Reddy, Heather Breckner, Kristine Schmitz and Katianna Higgins had important safeties with Olivia Tomasello, Schmitz, Breckner, Higgins, Spencer and Reddy excelling in the field.

Hot Tamales 9, Mad Hatters 8 — Sophia Leamy’s walk-off hit was the difference.

Pitcher Zoe West went four innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight in getting the win.

Brianna Schwarz had two hits and Olivia Warden doubled for the winners.

Hatters Alyssa Waterson, Eliana Enriquez and Mariah Ruiz drove in runs and Shelby Harry, coming off an illness, was stoic behind the plate.

Maya Zingaro and Colette Quaas had three steals each, Annika Fish added two and Ada Freese swiped a base. All four eventually scored.

Siberian Tigers 12, Pink Peace Signs 11 — Heather Breckner and Kristine Schmitz were 2-for-3 in the win.

Stevie Spencer scored the deciding run.

Katianna Higgins added a key hit with two runs apiece coming from Spencer and Tara Reddy.

Spencer, Breckner and Reddy were solid defensively.

Siberian Tigers 9, Pink Peace Signs 8 — Bella Hyder pitched well, turned in a web gem and singled and doubled for the Signs.

Emma Catacutan and Bella added runs batted in while Catacutan and Sanne Dequine singled.

Eden Dolanc and Jane Rauchway combined on two slick outs and Dequine made three unassisted putouts at first.

Ninja Monkeys 9, Green Chili Peppers 4 — Halle Gabriel was a one-girl wrecking crew as she singled and doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs for the Ninjas.

Olivia Johnson singled and scored twice and Alexandra Zurborg had an RBI.

Sarah Griffiths struck out six batters in the first three innings.

Hot Tamales 9, Softball Slammers 5 — In a scoreless tie after three innings, the Tamales took control with a four runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames.

Lauren Lee, Olivia Warden, Amara Sedeno, Briana Schwarz, Sophia Leamy, Zoe West and Veronica Roe all contributed timely hits.

Lee, West and Sedeno would each score twice as West and Slammers hurler Madison Rutherford each pitched well. West fanned 10 in four innings, giving up one hit and no runs.

Green Chili Peppers 10, Ninja Monkeys 5 — Two runs by Caroline Chilcott and RBI hits from Sarah Griffths, Lindsay Taylor and Gianna Cacciatorre led the Monkeys.

Taylor and Griffiths were tough in the circle.

8U title game

Emeralds 4, Black Lightning 1 — Winning hurler Tessa Schouten was brilliant, striking out seven in five innings of work.

Esha Kajley doubled and drove in two while Alessandra Trask scored twice (thanks, in part, to a double).

Ella Shorts had an RBI and triple and Ainsley Dinunzio singled and scored. Schouten added an RBI single.

Trinity Hart caught all five innings.

“I’d like to thank my assistant coaches Mike Trask and Pete Schouten for their help this season,” said Emeralds coach Chris Veilleix, who also wanted to “congratulate the whole team on winning the championship.”

Notes: Congratulations from The Enterprise on another terrific DYSA season. And thanks, too, to Jennifer Harrison (and her vacation replacement Carson Wilcox) for their effort in collecting game recaps.

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