Mission Viejo Girls' Softball Team to compete for National Title
The Mission Viejo Girls’ Softball 14u "Illusion" team has made it through district championships; battled in 110-degree heat to advance through state championships; and is now heading to Northern California to compete for a national title beginning July 31.
The team’s road to the nationals was paved with success and victories at prestigious competitions. The girls play competitive fast-pitch softball with dedication, sportsmanship and a team spirit unmatched by others.
The team is managed by Kraig Kobayashi and coached by Pat Higa, Tom Reese, Eddie Reese, Faith Fuata, Kim Cass and Joe Ingardia.
Players are Desiree McGruder, Mikayla Collins, Trinity Brewer, McKenzie McCallop, Mayson Goodsell, Keila Kobayashi, Emma Cummings, Ashton Cortez, Taylor Reese, Cassie Reese, Isabelle Tolentino, Dublin Synnott and Rachel Coleman.
I was fortunate enough to meet one of the team, the pitcher, and lead batter.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL, AND BRING HOME THAT CHAMPIONSHIP