Fall Shockwave 12C and Quakes 14B Rumble At Alexis Briski

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!

Shockwave 10B and Quakes 14B Place at Strawberry Jam

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.

Shockwave Teams Roll at 2017 Blast By The Bay

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!

2017 Shockwave & Quakes Qualify for Regionals at NorCals

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.

Shockwave 12C Takes the Gold at 2017 Twister Classic

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.

2017 Shockwave 12B & Quakes 14B Off to a Fast Start

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.

2017 Summer Shockwave Teams Announced

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
Niti Bajaria
Morgan Curtis
Alyssa Delgado
Morgen Follmer
Marcella Fowlkes
Gaby Guerra
Amaya Moran
Destiny Salas
Lindsey Schulze
Arianna Umayam
Sadie Wiedlin
Mary Zimmer
Parnia Ayoubi
Naomi Chow
Jasmin Duong
Ashley Freitas
Isabella Grippo
McKenna Johnson
Kennedi Kuykendall
Celeste Leon
Katy Perry
Dana Perry
Lauren Shintani
Grace Townsend
Jacqueline Walsh
Shelby Apostolo
Bella Bliss
Mia Gonzalez
Jasmine Guerra
Julia Johnsen
Naleo Kelley
Rebecca Quinn
Jasmine Ramirez
Alexia Sanchez
Sangeeta Vaidya
Deni Wurfer
Rory Yau
Kira Adams
Sydney Bracken
Samantha Elarde
Peyton Hui
Dayoung Jung
Sania Khanzode
Natalie Kim
Anya Lobo
Leela Menon
Taylor Morrissey
Lillian Prion
Sana Ranganathan
Lizet Salinas
Kathryn Snow
Lilly Stephanos
8U C Blue – Herrera 8U C Grey – Placentia
Golden Beardsley
Samantha Bianchi
Jiyah Caban
Maddie Dhillon
Daphne Emmert
Cierra Hagan
Sydney Hansen
Serena Herrera
Ashley Holcomb
Annika Manjarrez
Juliana Miller
Kelsy Mock
Peyton Tsao
Tara Bryson
Camila Castorena
Lilly Markines
Makayla Mase
Abigail Min
Emm Placencia
Sophia Prion
Emma Salinas
Ileyah Sanchez
Camila Sanchez
Avana Vangipuram
Kiara Velasco
Hannah Woo
Emily Zhu

3A and 4A Division Player Evaluations Jan 28 Ortega Park

Hi SGSL 3A and 4A families,

It looks like we’re going to luck out with a stretch of good weather, so we’re planning on holding our player evaluations this Saturday at Ortega Park. The times for each division are as mentioned before;

  • Division 3A – 10:00 to 12:00
  • Division 4A – 1:00 to 3:00

Here’s what you need to know and do for the evaluation.

Arrival Time, Registration, and Warmups

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your division’s scheduled start time. Your first stop should be at the Snack Shack, to pick up your evaluation number and to confirm your registration details. We have a number of volunteers lined up to help with registration, but if everyone arrives 5 minutes before the start time, we’ll never get everyone processed. So, we suggest that you get there early, and use extra time before the evaluation to warm up. We’ll have balls and coaches there to help with warming up.

Jersey Sizing

There is one other important piece of information we need to get from you during the evaluation – your player’s jersey size. Each girl will be directed back to the Snack Shack during one point in the evaluations to try on jerseys to make sure we order the right size. Since sometimes players get lost or distracted between stations, please check with your player at the end to make sure she got her jersey sized. If she didn’t, stop by the Snack Shack and we’ll figure it out.

Pitcher Evaluations

Everyone who wants to pitch during the season should go through the Pitcher evaluation, which will be at the end of the evaluation schedule. Once we’ve finished hitting, we’ll start the pitchers warming up. Since we don’t have enough coaches to warm everyone up in a timely manner, we ask the parents to catch their daughters’ warmups. So, please bring a mitt (or a sibling who wants to catch) to the evaluations.

Conflicts and Makeup Evaluation

Finally, I’ve heard from a number of people who have conflicts on Saturday. If you haven’t yet told me about a conflict, please drop me an e-mail (PlayerAgent@sunnyvalegirlssoftball.org) to let me know. Every player needs to be evaluated, so we’ll hold a makeup session – probably on Monday – for those who let me know they can’t make it Saturday.

 

Thanks again for your patience with the weather, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Go SGSL!

Jeff Perry
PlayerAgent@sunnyvalegirlssoftball.org