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Fallbrook Girls Softball makes history and is headed to Nationals

FALLBROOK − For the first time ever in Fallbrook’s history, the 14U All-Star softball team is heading to La Habra to represent their city in Nationals competing with teams from all over the country.

Last weekend, they played in the state championships in Lancaster, where they battled some tough teams to make their way to the top. Although falling short in their last game, they managed to place fifth in state for their division. The best part about the entire weekend was having other head coaches come up and say, “So you are Fallbrook; I don’t even know where that is, but I heard you are the team to beat,” or “I was watching the brackets from districts and it was Fallbrook that won,” “Oh, Fallbrook just won again," and “Wow, Fallbrook won another game.”

“I was skeptical about our endurance and if the girls could make it past Districts because honestly, we’re a young team, half of the team is made up of 11 and 12 year olds but here we are going to Nationals and it is the best feeling any coach can have,” said Vee Ivie, the head coach.

The girls have played their hearts out, cried many tears from getting hurt, and again left it all out on the field to prove to everyone why they are a force to be reckoned with. At the state tournament, the team played four games, scored 25 runs, a few being homeruns and one grand slam. Their battle against some tougher teams helped boost their confidence and helped them walk away with the wins. They had some amazing plays in the outfield, robbing girls of base hits and held teams from scoring runs.

The next challenge is the 14U ‘B’ Western Nationals in La Habra, on July 27 through August 1.


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