2 North Shore girls softball teams qualify for state championships


North Shore Girls Softball League’s 10U Gold team qualified for the State Tournament after finishing in third place in North San Diego County District Tournament this past weekend. The team began the tournament with two decisive wins, beating Rancho Bernardo 13-0 and Rancho Penasquitos 10-6. The team was eliminated from the tournament after losses to Carlsbad and Escondido, who won the District Championship.

Team Manager Andy Sefkow said he was proud of the team’s strong performance. “These girls worked hard all season to achieve one of their goals of being one of the top teams in the district and earning spot to compete for the State Tournament,” he said.

The team of 10- and 11-year-olds will compete in Lancaster from July 10-12 against some of the best teams throughout Southern California. North Shore’s 14U Gold earned a spot in the State Championships in Lancaster after their performance over the weekend. The team beat San Marcos to qualify, but were eliminated after losing two hard-fought games against Scripps Ranch and Escondido, losing by only one run in each game.

Team Manager Steve Walling said the 14U team proved they could be strong competitors. “The girls fought very hard against tough teams and proved they have the character to do what it takes to win,” Walling said.

The team will head to the State Tournament July 10-12.

Learn more at www.nsgsl.com.