PRLog - Aug. 7, 2014 - YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- The Placentia Yorba Linda Girls Softball Association (PYLGSA) has announced that players and teams came away victorious at the ASA Western Nationals held July 28 – August 3. The event was hosted by the Greater Sacramento Softball Association in Roseville, Calif. Despite temperatures that reached 115O, PYLGSA teams and individuals, were able to return home with plaudits and good memories, notes Denise Pool, PYLGSA President.
Forty two teams in the 10U division and 44 teams in the 12U division from California, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Hawaii competed in tournament play, team skills and individual competitions. With a final record of 5 – 2, the 12U PYL team placed 9th overall, while with a final record of 4 – 2, the 10U team placed 13th.
In the team skills competitions, PYL’s Calissa Stapp won for the fastest pitch in 12U at 55mph and Kaylee Barkely placed second in the 10U division at 50mph. PYL’s 12U “Around the Horn” throwing team of Eleni Cantonis, Sara Forgue, Kris Medrano, Sadie Pool and Calissa Stapp took first place with a time of 7.94 seconds. And in the 10U group, Kaylee Barkley won the base running competition with a time of 12.53 seconds.
Pool emphasizes, “Every PYLGSA player came away a winner. …each girl rooted for her team and her fellow athletes. They banded together and epitomized what PYLGSA is all about – friends supporting friends and the realization that team support is vital to every victory.”
About the PLYGSA
The Placentia Yorba Linda Girls Softball Association is based on the principle of creating a family friendly and enjoyable atmosphere for young girls to play softball. The league wants to expand their membership and promote softball in their local community.