Two of the Turlock National Little League’s softball teams were crowned Section 9 champions in their respective age groups over the weekend. The two teams went on to compete at the NorCal State tournaments, but finished in fourth place in their respective age divisions.
The 10s kicked off the weekend off with a match against District 10 champion Madera Little League. The girls jumped to an early lead that never relinquished, eventually winning the game by a score of 6-2.
In their second game of the tournament, Turlock faced District 34 champs Sequoia National Little League. The game was an offensive shootout from the start, with Turlock eventually winning the scoring frenzy by a score of 28-11. The big win secured Turlock with the Valley section title.
The 12s achieved similar success over the weekend in Madera, where they played the hometown Little League squad in both of their games.
In the first game, Turlock was firing on all cylinders with an explosive offense and dominant pitching. After it was all said and done, they walked away with a commanding 10-0 victory over the District 10 champs.
The Turlock offense would once again achieve double digit runs in the rematch against Madera, grabbing 14. The 14 runs would keep a determined Madera team at bay, who came away with 8 runs of their own. The 14-8 win was good enough for the Turlock 12s to clinch their age group’s Valley section title and advance the to the NorCal State tournament.
Unfortunately for Turlock National Little League softball, all three age levels fell in their NorCal state tournament games, grabbing fourth place in the state.
Turlock National Little League president Regina Coletto explained that all three teams making it to the state tournaments is something all girls from each age group should be proud of.