10U girls team wins tournament championship

The Ramona 10U team wins the silver division. Photo courtesy of Terra McCrory
The Ramona 10U team wins the silver division. Photo courtesy of Terra McCrory

At Ramona Girls Softball’s 22nd annual Valley of the Sun Tournament last weekend, the Ramona league’s 10U All Star team won the championship of the silver division, beating the Navajo team 13-11.

The tournament drew 39 teams, representing approximately 468 girls, from 11 different leagues: Ramona, Coastal Bay, Navajo, Lakeside, Imperial Beach, French Valley, Alpine, Fallbrook, Peninsula, 4S Ranch and Tierra  Canyon.

Ramona Girls Softball holds the tournament annually to raise money as it is a nonprofit organization.

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Tyler Dart slides into home to score a run in Ramona’s 10U team’s semifinal win against Fallbrook. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Teams were divided into two divisions — gold and silver. The following teams won championships:

8U Gold: Imperial Beach

8U Silver: French Valley

10U Gold: Navajo

10U Silver: Ramona

12U Gold: Navajo took first place

12U Silver: Navajo took first place

14U Championship:  Alpine

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Cece Cortez pitches for the 10U team. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

The tournament directors said they are proud of all the girls who participated,  fought hard and “played some great softball.”

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10U player Megan Waples hits a foul ball. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
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Parents break out in applause as a run is scored. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
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Cooking and serving hamburgers and hot dogs are Alan Kneeshaw at the grill, Christina Juarez and Alicia Juarez, right. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
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Olivia Rosenblum runs to first base. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
   
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