North Shore 8U All-Stars win District Championship

The North Shore Girls Softball 8U All-Star team clinched the North San Diego District Softball Championship in dramatic fashion on June 23 after a 7-inning game that was decided in an international tie-breaker over Rancho Bernardo.

With North Shore down by one run in the bottom of the 7th inning, Ashley Alarcon hammered a ground ball into the right field gap, driving in Claire Sefkow to tie the game.

With two outs, first year player Sarah Hathorn ripped a walk-off single to drive home Alarcon, who slid into home plate narrowly beating the throw to end the game 6-5.

Team Manager Andy Sefkow credited the win to extraordinary play from every member of the team, which was undefeated in the tournament. “I’m so proud of these girls.  They played their hearts out to win this championship.  Not only are these girls tremendous hitters and fielders, but great teammates as well,” he said.

Katie Rechs drove in a run in the 1st to tie the game 1-1.  North Shore took a 3-1 lead in the 2nd inning after the first of two doubles by Andie Gately, and RBI singles by first-time all-stars Sarah Hathorn and Anna Nichols.

The team lost the lead in the top of the 6th inning, but tied the game 4-4 on a two-strike, two-out RBI single by Claire Sefkow that scored Kyra Chan from 2nd base, sending the game to extra innings.

Rancho Bernardo retook the lead 5-4 in the top of the 7th inning after 2 bunts. But Kyra Chan, who pitched the entire game (13 Ks), struck out three players at the top of RB’s batting order to get her team back to the plate.  The ensuing two runs for North Shore clinched the District Championship.

The win represents the first District Championship for the North Shore Girls Softball League in the 8U division.

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