Open tryouts every Wednesday at King Center in San Mateo from 4:00-6:00pm
All interested 8-12 year olds contact Kelly McDonald at 650-430-3973
Congratulations to 2022 graduate Megan Grant who has verbally committed to play for UCLA and head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez.
We're so proud of you Megan.
14U brought home another championship this weekend at the 2018 RUNS-N-ROSES Mother's Day Invitational in Long Beach, CA. Olivia Dinardo led the squad in batting again with a .667 avg on the weekend and Madi Truesdale was right behind her batting .636! Kate Heuser and Madi split the pitching load with 12 innings each - beating American Pastime-04 Velasquez, So Cal Athletics - NC, So Cal Storm, E1 Prospects - Delgado, So Cal Athletics - Limo, and American Pastime again in the championship. Alex Bunton and Megan Grant each had 2 HR's and Madi added a grand slam for 5 total HR's on the weekend. Kayla Chang (.588 avg) tied Dinardo for the team-leading 10 hits and led the team with 10 runs scored and 3 stolen bases.
The 12U Warriors are seeking out the best teams in the country in order to come out on top in Huntington Beach at the end of July. Our youngest group traveled to Detroit over the weekend and were introduced to the Midwest weather! The calm before the storm consisted of 2 pool play games versus the Lake Eerie Diamonds and Beverly Bandits. The girls went 2-0 until the rain, thunder, and lightning ensued. It was a great weekend of bonding for the girls and we can't wait to get back on the field at the 3rd Annual Athletics Mercado Invitational over Memorial Day Weekend.
Once again, the 14U Warriors have proven their relentlessness taking home 1st place after 5 games on Sunday in Lincoln, CA. This is the 3rd consecutive tournament that this team has reached the championship game in tournaments all throughout California. On Sunday, the Warriors took down Fresno Force, CA Breeze, CA Grapettes, and then Cal Nuggets and Nor Cal Firecrackers - Baisdon/Ludwig both by run rule. C/OF/IB Olivia Dinardo led the group hitting .600 on the weekend with 6 doubles and 13 RBI's while SS Megan Grant boasted a 1.174 SLG% with 4 HR's and 14 RBIs. Gabby Lee batted .462 with 7 stolen bases and 13 runs scored. P "BIG GAME" Kate Heuser went the distance (once again) pitching 4 games on Sunday and taking home the championship! Teams will be up against a lot of power and speed facing this group and Coach Ray is excited with the first qualifier in New Mexico only a few weeks away. "We are a durable organization. Whether we win or lose we will surely be back again tomorrow. Our focus is durability and of course swinging the bat 200 times a day, which all goes hand in hand."
Warriors reached the gold brackets' championship game at TCS April's Finest in Hemet, CA this past weekend. Kate Heuser pitched 24 innings on Sunday, losing a heartbreaker in the bottom of the 7th inning to Athletics Mercado/Greg. This is the second consecutive weekend the 14U spring team has played through 5 games on Sunday to reach the championship with dominating offensive performances to back up Heuser and Truesdale. Brooke Deppiesse had herself an outstanding weekend at the plate with multiple 4-hit games and coming up short 1 triple for the cycle in another. Talia Tokheim hit a walk off home run in game 4 versus Firecrackers - Venegas to punch the Warriors ticket into the gold bracket's championship game. Warriors beat Ruthless 14U, So Cal Athletics - Weekes, SOC Storm Perez/Ward, Fusion 04, Athletics Mercado 2023, Demarini Athletics, and Firecrackers-Venegas. We are very excited about the momentum this team is building and hope to see it continue this weekend at the Bash for Cash in Lincoln, CA.
The 12U Warriors will spend the rest of the Spring/Summer competing in Southern California, Detroit, Atlanta, and KC to prepare for the 2018 PGF Nationals. Coming off a top ten finish in 2017, this team will be led by returning 2023 pitcher, Ava Conti, and the seven 2017 12U veterans behind her. A big milestone for this team and organization is the opportunity to compete alongside the best travel softball organizations in the country at the Best of the West PGF Tune-Up! Thank you to the Firecrackers for putting together a competitive weekend of softball.
West Bay Warriors Megan Grant (2022) and Alex Bunton (2022) have shown why no team should be taking this 4-5 hitter combo lightly. The pair hit back to back home runs in 2 different games this past weekend in Stockton, CA. Alex has 6 HR's this Spring and Megan leads the team with 12. Megan Grant also leads the 14U Spring team with a SLG% of .928 with Olivia Dinardo (.667) and Alex (.625) rounding out the top 3. The team has 24 home runs on the year and we look forward to seeing these numbers grow throughout the Summer.
It all started three years ago with the original Warriors pictured to the right. Now the club is drawing national attention. Check out the article below from Extra Inning Softball. Thank you, Brentt Eads!
Way to go Warriors!
The West Bay Warriors include a strength & conditioning program with Fabian Melendez two days a week in Redwood City, CA. Fabian's @HeartHustleBoxing program has improved our teams tremendously and is instrumental to our success on the field. Keep up with our work outs on Instagram at @westbaywarriors_ & @hearthustleboxing!
The youngest West Bay Warriors have been awarded a returning berth to 2018 PGF Nationals in acknowledgement of their tremendous performance and 7th place finish at the 2017 tournament.
Even sweeter, their win at this past Fall's Phil Mumma Memorial tournament ensures their participation is paid in full.....
Way to work Warriors!
Since 2015, we have grown into the solid organization we are 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.
|TCS April Finest (12U, 14U)||28-29 April||Hemet, Huntington Beach CA|
|1st to 3rd, Bash for Cash (12U, 14U)||5-6 May||Lincoln, CA|
|PGF Midwest Championships (12U)||11-13 May||Detroit, MI|
|So Cal A's Invitational (14U)||12-13 May||Long Beach, CA|
|Atlanta Legacy Prospects (12U)||26-28||Gainesville, GA|
|PGF Qualifier (14U)||26-27 May||Albuquerque, NM|
|Memorial Day Classic (16U)||26-28 May||Roseville, CA|
|PGF Qualifier (14U if necessary)||2-3 June||Las Vegas, NV|
|Zoom Juniors (12U)||9-10 June||San Diego, CA|
|Zoom Into June (14U, 16U)||9-10 June||Hemet, CA|
Ray McDonald and his team of coaches have spent the last 3 years building a first rate fastpitch organizations that is rapidly earning a reputation on the California and National softball scene.
The West Bay Warriors now boasts teams in three age divisions 12U, 14U and 16U, all of which have competed at the National level this summer. The 12U team had a 7th place finish at PGF Nationals, earning them a returning berth to the 2018 tournament.
When asked what differentiates the Warriors from other fastpitch organizations, Ray doesn't hesitate. 'We're not afraid of hard work. We practice hard spring, summer and fall and it shows in our performance. Our players are solidly on the radar of several college programs and we should see the first of the Warriors commit to taking their game to the next level in the coming months. With the recent addition of a dedicated Warriors hitting facility and conditioning programs, we have seen improvements across the board in both offensive and defensive play, setting the stage for our pitchers. We're poised to make a splash in 2018 but could do with a couple of additional standout pitchers to round out our rosters for Spring and Summer.
We will field two 12U and 14U teams for the spring 2018 season. Our older players will join the ranks of their high school teams but continue their work with the Warriors on Sundays.
We look forward to 2018 and the continued success of the West Bay Warriors program.
No team deserved it more! The 12U team came close twice in previous qualifiers, narrowly missing the prize. They weren't going to let it slip away a third time......
Congratulations to coaches Kelly, Maia and the 12U players who played and won four games on Sunday in 95+ degree heat to earn their spot in Huntington Beach. It was a nail biting finish, taking the last game to an international tie breaker..
Congratulations to coaches Alyssa, Ali and the 16U team who went 5-2 in Fresno this weekend to earn a PGF platinum berth. It was an all round team effort with timely hitting and solid defense but it was Holly Fletcher who owned the circle, pitching a flawless game against the Sting to earn the berth to Nationals.
Coach Ray says 'Yet again this team has proved they've got what it takes to play at the highest level. I'm proud of their stamina and determination and am looking forward to seeing what they can do this summer'
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.
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.The San Mateo based West Bay Warriors is fast becoming one of the region's top competitive softball organizations.
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 6 talented but undisciplined players, the organization will host four teams 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 several PGF Premier berths, we are setting our sights on further successes and ultimately supporting these ladies dreams of playing college softball’
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