North Shore 8U gold all-star team earns spot at state tournament

North Shore heads to States. Front Row: Anna Herrmann, Nikki Wood, Lauren Ziment, Keeley Ramseyer, and Lila Browne. Middle Row: Emily Bycott, Emily Krueger, Vivienne Franke, Jenna Remick, and Kate Mehta. Back Row: John Wood, Doug Franke, and Howard Ziment.

The North Shore 8U gold all-star team recently secured a spot at the state tournament by winning four consecutive games at the North County Girls Softball District Championships.

North Shore opened the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Ramona, then went on to beat Poway 6-5 in an extra-inning classic. The two teams battled throughout the game. In the top of the seventh inning, Poway was ahead 5-3. However, North Shore emerged victorious as they pulled off their biggest comeback of the season, thanks to RBI singles by Jenna Remick, Nikki Wood, and Lauren Ziment to win 6-5.

Defense was key, as North Shore beat Vista 4-2. In the second inning with North Shore ahead 1-0, a perfect relay from Emily Bycott in right field to Remick to Wood erased Vista’s tying run at the plate. Vista attempted a comeback late in the game, but North Shore played solid defense to earn a spot in the winners’ bracket.

A battle ensued between North Shore and San Marcos for a spot in the district finals and a berth in the State Tournament. North Shore pulled off a win to clinch both, thanks in part to a double play by Anna Herrmann, who caught a line drive to center field and then made a strong throw to first base in the third inning. Pitcher Vivienne Franke recorded her sixth strikeout of the game to preserve the 3-2 victory.

“We played our best game of the season,” said North Shore manager Doug Franke of the battle against San Marcos. “Vivienne was brilliant in the circle, we played outstanding defense, and we got base hits exactly when we needed them.”

San Marcos eventually made their way to the finals through the losers’ bracket. In Game 5 and Game 6, San Marcos beat North Shore 9-5 and 9-3 to take the District Championship.

“It was a great weekend for these girls,” said North Shore manager Doug Franke. “Their effort in the first four games was nothing short of phenomenal. We are excited to represent North Shore in the State Tournament.”

Whenever possible, North Shore’s 12U team, which also qualified for the State Tournament, was in the stands to cheer on the 8U team, as both mentors and fans.

“During the all-star season, these two teams have really bonded,” said manager Franke. “It was great to see the two teams celebrating together.”

Related posts:

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

Short URL:

Posted by Staff on Jul 15, 2011. Filed under Clubs, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • Rita Szczotka of La Jolla applies her business savvy to charitable causes
    Rita Szczotka graduated from Hoover High School in 1976. She was crowned Miss San Diego, Fairest of the Fair in 1977 and a runner up to the Miss California pageant that same year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from National University and San Diego State. After 20-plus years in the financial industry wor […]
  • House of Week; 8720 Cliffridge Aveneu
    A Perfect Blend of Luxury and Harmony 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,321 estimated square feet. State-of-the-art gourmet chef’s kitchen. Open and functional floor plan. High-end remodel. Wenge hardwood flooring. Air conditioning, custom paint, & home lighting automation. An expansive grassy & lush backyard. Spa-like bathrooms. Close proximity to beache […]
  • La Jolla Family Dentistry treats those with special needs and expert knowledge
    Special needs dentistry patients are a focus for Jana Osmolinski, DDS, at La Jolla Family Dentistry. Jana, a trained dental anesthesiologist, and her husband and partner, Eric Osmolinski, DMD, have worked as a dental team in town since opening newly renovated Draper offices in August 2013. […]