As we head into the final weekend Tourney before States, we are still reflecting on last weekend and how the BV girls really made a mark on the ASA circuit. When people talk about the BVGASA 10U gold team they don’t realize how much confidence these girls really have in themselves as we all saw once again at the District tournament in Santee. Beating tough teams is something the girls from BV do but add a little late game heroics and you have the making of some unbelievable finishes! Playing Santee which was perhaps an even match for BV that Sunday, came out to play and didn’t look like they were intimidated at all! In fact, the game was pretty one sided until it happened. Yes, another last minute run that put a stamp on this team’s presence!
Bonita Valley manages to get bases loaded with 2 outs in the last inning of the championship game when #52 steps up to the plate. This girl has seen more intentional walks than Albert Pujols lately.
She is up with bases loaded with the score at 5-3 Santee and 2 outs when for no reason the pitcher decided to throw her a ball in her comfort zone with a 3-1 count.. Really? Well, Miss Madie did what any power hitter would do in that situation and that was to wallop the ball over the center fielder to clear the bases... Guess what? Another walk off for Bonita Valley.
I have to tell you the elation we all had when we realized that ball was going over the fielders head was something of amazement and relief! From the look on the proud parents to the reaction of the girls and coaches was something that will be implanted in my brain for a long time to come…BV girls have the never say die attitude and you need that when playing this game. I just don’t know if the Parents can handle too much more of these games with an up and down emotional ride! I tell you what, with those kinds of finishes, it’s all worth it!
Great job ladies and let’s go get them at STATES next weekend! ..SoCalSports619