LOS GATOS & CUPERTINO, CA, Oct 8 2017 – Under warm Fall weather in the South Bay, the Shockwave 12C and Quakes 14B teams placed 2nd and 1st in their respective Divisions at the 2017 Alexis Briski Memorial tournament.
The Shockwave 12C team coached by Dave Wurfer, Craig Johnson and Mike Bliss had a great run, going undefeated in Saturday pool play to earn a berth in the Gold Division. Then on Sunday at Blossom Hill Elementary they defeated the LGCS Magic 12-5 before dropping a close decision to Mtn Dream 9-11 in the championship game. The Fall 12C team is young, with 10 of the 13 players playing 12U for the first time and we look forward to more exciting tournaments from these girls.
The Fall Quakes 14B team coached by Dave Hu, Vince Lee and Oscar Bolanos earned a spot in the Bronze Division after losing to UC Fury and Pleasanton Phantom, the 2 teams which would eventually meet in the Gold Division final. Sporting pink jerseys on Sunday at Monta Vista Park the team rallied to beat SSJ Quicksilver 9-6 to make it into the Bronze Final, where they played their fellow 14B Quakes team coached by Chris Black, Jim Johnson and Steve Hisey. In a very close game, Molly Mobley’s 3 run triple in third inning helped to finally push the Quakes Hu team to an exciting 11-6 win. The combined teams then gathered at home plate for a combined cheer in memory of Alexis Briski, who in 2009 at the age of only 11 lost a tragic battle with cancer but whose story continues to inspire young softball players across Northern California.
Our thanks to LGCS for hosting the tournament, and congratulations to all the girls and coaches on a job well done this Fall!
WATSONVILLE CA, July 23 2017 – Several Shockwave and the Quakes teams closed out their summer campaigns under beautiful weather at the Strawberry Jam in Watsonville over the weekend.
The Shockwave 10B squad (Wurfer) took home the Silver Division championship. Going 1-1 on Saturday, the team took a 3-3 tie to the bottom of the 5th in Sunday game 1 and won on a walk off steal of home. They then won the championship in a 6-1 victory.
The Sunnyvale based Quakes 14B Caires team received the First Place trophy for the 14U Bronze Division. After going 0-2 on Saturday against the eventual Gold and Silver division champion teams, the Quakes came back strong on Sunday with a win over UC Fury and then a thriller 9-6 win over Hollister Heat in the championship game.
Congrats to all our Shockwave and Quakes teams on a great summer season.
Wess Jones Tournament, SOUTH SAN JOSE CA, July 9 2017 – The Shockwave 10C team is having a great summer under the leadership of Coach Tony Phillips.
On July 1, the 10U-C Shockwave earned their first win of the tournament season with a come from behind win over the Purple Trouble at the Foster City Softball tournament. In single elimination play, the team pulled off another come from behind against the LG Magic. Shockwave was behind the entire game until Lizet Salinas hit a bases loaded double to score three runs. Anya Lobo capped the win with a game ending double-play to seal the win. Shockwave advanced to the Silver Bracket Championship Game but came up short to Team Nitro.
This weekend at the the Wess Jones Tournament, the 10UC Shockwave entered single-elimination play with zero wins but went on to win a wire to wire victory over the Vipers. Kira Adams led all Shockwave hitters with four hits and six RBIs. With the win, the Shockwave advanced to the semifinals to play Synergy. The Shockwave played well but came up short to finish tournament play in 3rd place in the Silver Bracket.
Anna Jean Cummings Park, SOQUEL CA, July 9 2017 – Several Shockwave teams made the trek over the Santa Cruz mountains and were in action over the weekend at the Blast by the Bay tournament in Soquel.
The Shockwave 10B (Wurfer) team took the Gold championship, finishing 4-1 overall. They entered Sunday play as the third seed, and then took both games on Sunday including a come from behind in the championship for the trophy.
The Shockwave 12C (Johnson) team took the 12U Open Gold championship as well, going 5-0 for the weekend. The road included come from behind wins in the semi-final and championship games.
Congratulations to all our Shockwave teams on a job well done!
Twin Creeks, SUNNYVALE CA & Alden Oliver Sports Park, HAYWARD CA, June 25, 2107 – Shockwave 12B, 12C and Quakes 14B teams represented well at the USA Softball NorCal Championships.
Shockwave 12C posted a 6-2 record over the 3 day event in Hayward, placing 4th place and qualifying for the California 12C State Championship tournament in San Diego, CA.
Shockwave 12B also finished in 4th place, qualifying for the 12B Regional Championships in Portland Oregon.
In Sunnyvale, Quakes 14B finished in a tie for 7th place and qualified for the Western Regional Championships in Roseville, CA.
Congratulations to all three teams on their accomplishments.
Hayes Elementary School, SAN JOSE CA, June 11 2017 – Playing with a lot of heart and skill, the Sunnyvale Shockwave 12C team took first place in the gold bracket of the 2017 Twister Classic tournament. Out of a field of 11 teams, Shockwave posted a 5-1 record for the weekend, winning the Final game against San Carlos Force by a score of 9-4. Congratulations to the team on a great showing.
Bagby Elementary School, SAN JOSE, CA, June 9 2017 – the girls of the Shockwave 8C Blue under Coach Tommy Herrera received their first tournament hardware, taking home second place trophies at the Bagby Classic tournament last week. Congratulations on a job well done, and the first career trophy for players on the team.
Ortega Park, SUNNYVALE CA, June 5, 2017 – The Shockwave 12B Bernard and the Quakes 14B Caires teams are both off to a fast start of the 2017 travel season.
The Shockwave 12B team won 2nd Place in the Silver Bracket at the Tony Sanchez Memorial tournament in Santa Clara on May 28 in Santa Clara. They followed that up the next weekend in Scotts Valley, placing 2nd in the Alvin Scarborough Classic tournament.
The Quakes 14B Caires team took 2nd place at the Manzanita Mayhem tournament in Prunedale on May 28th. The following weekend they again took 2nd place at the Del Soderholm/Relay for Life tournament in Hayward.
Congratulations to both teams on a successful start to the season.
The Shockwave committee is happy to announce the 2017 Shockwave summer travel teams. Congratulations and good luck this summer!
|12U B – Bernard
||12U C – Johnson
||10U B – Wurfer
||10U C – Phillips
|8U C Blue – Herrera
||8U C Grey – Placentia