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The 12U Warriors finished their Spring season taking yet another championship. This time going 5-1-0 in the Hayward NorCal ASA pre-qualifier, beating the San Jose Sting in the final.
We are so proud of these ball players!
The West Bay Warriors are looking for a 14U pitcher and a 16U pitcher and infielder to round out their summer rosters. If you think you have what it takes and are interested in working and playing hard, contact Ray McDonald at Coach@westbaywarriors.com or by phone at 650-477-0300
|1st to 3rd 'All American' Memorial Day Classic||Modesto CA||27-28 May|
|PGF Qualifier (16U)||Rio Rancho, NM||3-4 June|
|PGF Qualifier(14U)||Las Vegas, NV||3-4 June|
|PGF Qualifier (16U)||Fresno, CA||10-11 June|
|NorCal ASA Champrionships||Hayward, CA||16-18 June|
|PGF Qualifier||Portland OR||24-25 June|
|TCS Colorado Sparkler||Westminster, CO||26-29 June|
|PGF Nationals 12U (if qualified)||Huntington Beach CA||22-28 July|
|PGF Nationals (if qualified)||Huntington Beach CA||29 July - 4 Aug|
Coach Ray takes off his hat and scratches his head. 'I never thought in two short years we'd have grown into the solid organization we have today. We're well into the Spring season with the 12 and 14U teams playing great ball . Our high school players are rivals today but will all be back wearing green and gold this summer. With continued hard work, we'll make this our strongest season yet'
Who's ready to get dirty?
The 12U Warriors have made significant strides in their three short months together. All 19 girls on the roster have bought into the system and each other to fight and reach their goal of qualifying for PGF Nationals. They all dedicate the time, energy and commitment necessary to improve personally and collectively as a team. It is even more exciting to see this group taking the initiative to build strong team chemistry off the field, which is just as important in this game as taking 200 swings a day.
After going 5-0 in the Salinas PGF Civil War Invitational, we continued our winning streak to 9 games in a row this past weekend in Stockton until falling short to the Tennessee Mojo. Coaches and players alike took valuable lessons from the competition around them and cannot wait to get back to work this week before traveling to Las Vegas for the first qualifier of the season. The next four months will provide some exciting times for the youngest Warriors as we create a reputation for our fighting spirit and have a great time doing it.
This past weekend saw the West Bay Warriors competing in a field of 28 14U teams. After going 3-0 in pool play Saturday, the team earned the number one seed in the the D bracket. Beginning early Sunday the Warriors battled and won three straight games, defeating the So.Cal A's to earn the championship berth. The team went 6-3 against the Case Batbusters to take first place. "We met our goal of taking this tournament all the way to the championship. The girls were prepared and executed flawlessly on offense, defense, base running and pitching. I could not of been prouder of this team." said coach Ray
The 12U team made their first trip to Southern California. They played their hearts out still trying to figure things out going 1-2 on Saturday and getting defeated Sunday morning by the Ohana Tigers who were a very good team. "We look forward to getting back on the field and watching these Warriors get better and better" said Coach Kelly
The West Bay Warriors took on the Mid West last weekend at the 19th Annual St Louis Showcase. Playing hard and going 4-2-0, the 16U team generated a lot of interest by the many college coaches in attendance.
"Being a PGF Premier qualified organization got the respect of tournament director Pat Rice who took care of the Warriors" said Coach Ray, "I would recommend that tournament to anybody. Pat did an outstanding job with the fields, umpires, level of competition and college attendance. Add in the student-athletes focus, hustle and performance, it was a complete success and we look forward to going back there next year'.
Not wanting to miss the opportunity, the players made the most of the weekend by adding on campus visits to Purdue, Wash U and Notre Dame,....all in pursuit of taking their game to the next level.
Three Warriors teams took the field in the PGF Patriot tournament in Modesto this weekend. It's only been a few weeks since the end of the Summer season but it was clear both the players and the coaches were very excited to be back playing ball.
The 16U team went 3-1-1 in showcase format, already looking like a strong, well disciplined squad. 14U had a solid performance, taking second place against the Sorcerers. The 12U team played hard against some tough teams and got a taste of the level of competition they'll be facing this fall. Next stop Palmdale at the end of September.
The Bay Area is no stranger to the sport of girls fast pitch softball, with the regions’ clubs filling the rosters of many division 1 colleges nationally. In two short years, the San Mateo based West Bay Warriors is fast becoming one of the region's top competitive softball organizations, with their 14U team fresh off a week at PGF nationals in Huntington Beach, having competed with the best teams in the country.
Headed by Ray McDonald of the former West Bay Nuggets, and coached by several ex-division 1 collegiate alums, they have turned this group of scrappy players into national contenders. Building from an original roster of 8 talented but undisciplined players, the organization will host three teams this fall in the 12, 14 and 16U age groups. ‘Success is just a consequence of hard work and the kids desire to win when you've got the athletic talent' says Ray. ‘Make no mistake, we still have lots of work to do but with several regional tournament wins by the 12U and 14U teams this summer and our qualification for a PGF Premier berth, we are setting our sights on further successes and ultimately supporting these ladies dreams of playing college softball’
The West Bay Warriors will be hosting tryouts for the fall season on Sunday, 14 August in San Mateo. Online registration is open for all age groups.
This weekend saw the West Bay Warriors 14U at their best, going 5-1 to earn a Premier Berth to PGF Nationals. As a coach, you teach the game and get the reps in but it's the athletes who deliver. This weekend they did just that with solid fundamentals, teamwork and a strong desire to win. After a well deserved day off, we will be back hard at work, fine tuning our game so we're ready to play with the best in August.
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