North Shore 14U places 5th in state championship


North Shore’s 14U team finished in fifth place at the ASA State Tournament in Lancaster last weekend.

The girls won their first three games, beating Jurupa 16-0, Murrieta Valley 6-3 and a tough Simi Valley team by 4-3. They were eliminated after dropping close games to rivals Escondido and Alpine.

Manager Steve Walling said he was impressed by the strong team play the girls showed. “They really came together as a team and worked so hard to win,” he said. “I’m really proud of the way everyone performed.”

Their win qualifies the team to play in the Western Nationals Tournament in Prescott, Ariz., later this month, where they will face some of the best teams from the Western United States.

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