3 North Shore Girls Softball players to join teams at ASA Western Nationals


Three North Shore Girls Softball athletes have been selected by other teams in the county to compete in the ASA Western Nationals starting Monday, July 28, in Roseville. 10U Gold pitcher Katie W. will play for PQ Lightning, the All-Star team from Rancho Penasquitos. 10U Gold catcher

Jessie R. will play for Navajo, the softball league based in the La Mesa area. 10U Gold pitcher Anna H. will also play for Navajo. Rules of the Amateur Softball Association allow teams to add players to their roster since North Shore’s 10U team did not qualify for Nationals. “It was quite an honor for these girls to get the opportunity to play in Nationals,” said Randy Rechs, president of the North Shore Girls Softball League. “We also appreciate that these teams recognized the talent of our players, and we hope they help in any way they can.” North Shore teams faced Navajo and PQ several times during the All-Star season.

The athletes practiced with their respective teams over the past week. Their parents said the girls have been welcomed as friends and teammates. The trio will join North Shore’s 12U Gold team, which qualified for Nationals with strong wins at the state tournament in Lancaster earlier this month. For updates on their progress at the tournament, go towww.nsgsl.com or find North Shore Girls Softball League on Facebook.