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Shockwaves finish third at Western Nationals

The Gresham 10U squad wins five straight elimination games


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Members of the Shockwaves gather in the pitchers circle during a tournament earlier this summer. The team finished with 61 wins. The Oregon Shockwaves out of Gresham finished a stellar summer softball run with a third-place finish at the ASA 10U Western Nationals last week in Medford.

The team finished with a 7-2 record at the tournament, winning five straight elimination games to reach the semifinals. The road ended with a 6-2 loss to the Artesia Punishers out of California.

The team allowed only eight runs during their five-game win streak in do-or-die games, and Alyssa Daniell hit two home runs for the tournament.

“It was awesome to see the girls battle,” coach Tracy Pemberton said. “They just never gave up, and a few of those wins didn’t come until the last inning.”

Team AB from Rancho Belago, Calif., won the tournament.

Look for expanded tournament coverage in our Tuesday, Aug. 6, print edition.



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