ESCONDIDO – The North County Winterball Tournament which took place at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Nov. 9-10, capped a winning fall season for Fallbrook Girls Softball 12U.
The 12 and under team defeated Carlsbad 10-1 and Poway 5-4 Saturday, Nov. 9. They defeated Tierra Canyon 4-2 Sunday to advance to the championship game versus North Shore where Fallbrook was defeated 5-17. With the loss, Fallbrook finished in second place in the 12U Gold Division – second overall among North County's best teams.
The tournament director noted that Fallbrook is seldom seen advancing this far in the Winterball Tournament and commended the team's pitcher Hana Winton and the team catchers Kailie Alles and Valerie Hernandez for their performances.
The team's Most Valuable Player was 12-year-old Hana Winton who had a stellar pitching season, striking out 42 batters in the four tournament games.
In the regular season, the team went 14-2 playing in mostly away games and was coached by Matthew Lerche, Frank Winton and Dan Allegro.
The spring softball season will start in February 2020 and is open to girls from ages 5-14. Registration begins next month in December.
Submitted by Fallbrook Girls Softball.