The El Segundo 10U Gold All-Star Team is on a run and they’ve put in their work!
They’ve competed in eight tournaments so far (Camarillo, Santee, Laguna Niguel, Escondido, and La Mirada & Districts/States) and they’re now competing in the Western National Championship Tournament in Camarillo with their next game today at 2 pm.
The 10U Gold All-Stars is comprised of players from four 10U division teams here in El Segundo. Most teams in this Tournament draw from a league size of 8+ teams.
To get to the Western National Championship tournament, the 10U Gold All-Star team started their journey playing in a group of 13 teams in Districts and placed 2nd. They lost back-to-back Championship games against Torrance who hasn’t lost a tournament this year.
Their next journey landed them in Lancaster, CA, for the State Tournament which included playing four games in one day in 110-degree weather. That day started at 8:00 am for the girls and ended at 9:30 pm (with breaks in-between games). They finished the tournament with a 4-2 record.
El Segundo had three All-star teams this Summer – 8U All-Stars, 10U All-Stars, and 12U All-Stars. The 8U All-Stars and 10U All-Stars qualified for Districts and played in the State Tournament in Lancaster as well with each team finishing in the top six.
Western National Championships
The 10U Gold All-Stars advanced to the Western National Championships in Camarillo, CA, which started yesterday, August 2, 2018. The 10U Gold All-Stars started the tournament by beating an Orcutt 10U team 14-0 but lost their next game to tournament favorite Irvine 4-1.
This is a double-elimination tournament with the 10U Gold All-Stars now competing in the loser’s bracket. Their next game is today at 2 pm against the Oakland Vipers.
If the 10U Gold All-Stars win today they’ll play tomorrow against the Orangecrest 10U team – should they win against Orangecrest they could play up to 3 more games tomorrow and up to 5 more to win the Tournament with their first game against powerhouse Ventura.
Tournament: Western National Championship – 10u/12u B
Dates: July 30 – August 5, 2018
Location 1: Mission Oaks Park, 5501 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012
Location 2: PV Fields, 152 W. Park Court, Camarillo, CA 93012.
Eligible Teams: Teams must be registered with USA Softball and participate in their local Association Championships in order to be eligible for this event.
Good luck, 10U Gold All-Stars! El Segundo is proud of you!
(Many thanks to Coach T.D. Mayer for taking our call from the Tournament in Camarillo to give us an update on the 10U team!)
Players: Ace Anderson, Maggie Green, Jacynda Lindsay, Sienna Mayer, Kalista McMillon, Charli Pages, Vanessa Rodriguez, Hina Usuda, Taryn Walker, Allie Stevenson, Lily Moser, Ava King.
Manager: Eric Stevenson
Coaches: T.D. Mayer, Matt McMillon, Jim Walker, Rob Green
Torrance Tune-Up: May 18-20
Redondo Beach “War at the Shore” All-Star Tournament: May 26-29
8U – Runner-Up
La Mirada All Star Tournament: May 26-29
12U – Semifinalist
Camarillo “Jessica Mendoza” All-Star Tournament: June 1-3
8U – Champions
10U Gold – Semifinalist
Santee “Bring on the Heat” All-Star Tournament: June 8-10
10U Gold – Runner-Up
Laguna Niguel “Sea Country Classic” All-Star Tournament: June 15-17
8U – Champions
District Tournament: June 22-24
8U – Qualified for State
10U Gold – Runner-Up, Qualified for State
12U – Qualified for State
Escondido Freedom Tournament: June 29 – July 1
State Championships: July 6-8