The El Segundo Girls Softball 8U, 10U, and 12U All-Star teams are battling against 108-degree heat and 162 teams in Lancaster, CA, in the double-elimination USA Softball California B State Tournament.
This year, the 8U, 10U, and 12U All-Star teams qualified for the tournament – a feat very few leagues were capable of doing at this level of play (in fact, the highest level of play you can find in the Rec Ball world). According to league President Matt McMillon – “most leagues only qualified one or two of their divisions to make it to the tournament.”
Opening ceremonies kicked off last night, July 6, 2018, with each Gundo Girls team (and all 162 teams) being announced and receiving a gift. In tournament tradition, each of the 162 teams arrives donning costume attire – our Gundo Girls sported M&M costumes with their number and nickname on the back.
The 8U and 10U Gundo Girls both went 1-1 on Friday, July 6, 2018, with the 12U team losing a close one finishing 0-1.
no matter the outcome, we couldn’t be more proud of our ESGS players playing here and representing El Segundo.
Good luck, Gundo Girls! We’re all rooting for you here back at home! Learn more about El Segundo Girls Softball by visiting their website.
El Segundo Girls Softball 2018 All-Star Players & Coaches
Players: Kaitlin Crossett, Sullivan McLaughlin, Evelynn Swartzlander, Brooke Engelhardt, Nyla Cooley, Kathleen Lane, Breezy Laurent, Madeline Ferrier, Molly McAndrews, Brooklyn McKie, Sydney Neely, Ella Sabosky
Manager: Hank Crossett
Coaches: Deanna McLaughlin, Brad Swartzlander, Rick Engelhardt
Players: Ace Anderson, Maggie Green, Jacynda Lindsay, Sienna Mayer, Kalista McMillon, Charli Pages, Vanessa Rodriguez, Hina Usuda, Taryn Walker, Allie Stevenson
Manager: Eric Stevenson
Coaches: T.D. Mayer, Matt McMillon, Jim Walker, Rob Green
Players: Daniella Benjamin, Elissa Campos, Hailey Falkner, Ava King, Isabella Leguizamon, Finley McAndrews, Marilyn McCaverty, Lily Moser, Emma Stevens, Cadee Baird, Myleah Cooley
Manager: Jenny Connot
Coaches: Joe Benjamin, Jonathan McCaverty, Gerado Campos
Players: Sammie Kleiger, Alyssa King, Macey Cochran, Katie Mackechnie, Caroline Mackechnie, JuJu O’Brien, Leyla Harvey, Molly Myerchin, Hailey Wantz, Emily Hakanen, Maleah McCarther, Abigail Ouaknine
Manager: Jody Kleiger
Coaches: Bruce Cochran, Dan Mackechnie, Chris King, Steve Cleland