North Shore goes to finals on Father’s Day

North Shore girls and their dads. From left: Mikaila and Es Reyes, Erin and Dave Vandertie, Chase and Kent Zapata, Ally and Scott Harvey, Carley and Kenny Sheppard, Morgan and John McIntyre, Christina and Alex Bragado, Maddie and Rich Ley, Sydny and Mike Poh, Lauren and Tim Scheg, and Nicole and Gary Anderson.

The 12U gold all-star team of the North Shore Girls Softball League made their dads proud on Father’s Day, as they made their way to the finals of the 19th annual Summer Heat Classic Tournament in Poway.

North Shore emerged from pool play to face the number-one seeded Clairemont team, the highest-scoring team in the tournament. North Shore was down by three runs early in the game, but continued to play stellar defense until their offense kicked into gear. Nicole Anderson went three for three at bat, hitting the game-winning, two-run home run propelling North Shore into the semi-finals against Peninsula.

“Nicole has driven the ball well this season, but that home run was absolutely uncatchable,” said North Shore manager Kent Zapata.

The semi-final game was a pitching and defensive game as North Shore pitcher Lauren Scheg held Peninsula scoreless until the final inning when they scored one run. North Shore was able to push across four runs, highlighted by Christina Bragado, who had a batting average of over .500 for the tournament.

“Christina put so much pressure on their defense with her speed,” added Zapata. “It’s what made the difference in that game.”

North Shore took on Bonita Valley in the championship game. It was the fourth time these two teams have faced off this season. Pitcher Maddie Ley limited Bonita Valley’s strong offense to only two runs in three innings. Ley had a 1.27 ERA for the entire tournament.
“Maddie had a great tournament, and was a big reason we were successful,” said Zapata. “She battled every pitch on the mound.”

The final game was close until the sixth inning when Bonita Valley scored four runs to take a 7-3 lead. North Shore was unable to catch up, finishing second in the tournament, but giving their dads an exciting Father’s Day.

Related posts:

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  2. 14-under North Shore girls play for title
  3. North Shore 12 Gold team captures district championship
  4. North Shore’s 10U Gold team heads to Western Nationals
  5. North Shore team ninth at nationals

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