In Sparks, Nev., the Gilroy Chaos 10-and-under softball team
didn’t gamble, nor did it snowboard. The mission was to play and
take the 2005 Fall Round-up Softball Tournament in Sparks, which is
seven miles from Reno.
In Sparks, Nev., the Gilroy Chaos 10-and-under softball team didn’t gamble, nor did it snowboard. The mission was to play and take the 2005 Fall Round-up Softball Tournament in Sparks, which is seven miles from Reno. The Chaos girls earned the championship, outscoring their opponents 65-6 in six games, and still hold on to their No. 1 ranking in Northern California. The team was led by an explosive offense attack, dominate pitching and outstanding defensive plays.
Championship Game: Gilroy Chaos 9,
North Valley Rapids 1
After a stunning loss in Saturday’s Pool Play Bracket and getting the No. 2 seed for Sunday’s elimination bracket, the Chaos’ explosive bats rattled the hard-throwing pitcher of the undefeated top seed North Valley Rapids (5-0). In the bottom half on the first, lead-off hitter Casey Lester (3-3) started a rally with a hit. Following was Kaylana Mah’s (2-3) hit and slugger Ashlee Williams’ (3-3) triple, Shawnte “Big Dog” Garcia’s (2-2) base hit and Amber Gamboa’s double . The five consecutive hits would give the Garlic Girls a 4-0 lead at the end of the first inning. And the Chaos attack would continue. Gabby Solorio and Randi Rogers, who also singled, contributed to the offense. Sealing the deal on the mound was Celeste M. Jimenez, who pitched five complete innings with seven strikeouts, one allowed run and five hits. Aly Olvera, Alex Zamaripa and Rogers also provided a strong defensive performance while speedster Morgan Rogers’ pinch running lead the 9-1 first-place victory.
Gilroy Chaos 12,
Nor Cal Elite 0
Prior to championship play, the Chaos Girls found their revenge, facing off against the same pitcher who struck out five Chaos batters in two innings during Saturday’s loss. Nor Cal Elite, the team who beat the Chaos Gals in Saturday’s pool play event went with the same pitcher. But this time, the Chaos was ready. With the aggressive bats, the Gilroy Gals pounded the flame right off the ball. Mah struck again, hitting 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI’s. Randi Rogers was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI’s and Williams pounded two triples with three RBI’s. That would give pitcher Lester enough cushion to close the victory, pitching three complete innings, and allowing only one hit with four strikeouts in the shutout.
Gilroy Chaos 12,
Paradise Bobcats 0
In the first event of Sunday’s elimination bracket, the Gilroy Chaos 10U dominated. Jimenez was on the and pitched a perfect game, by not allowing a hit, run, or even a walk. She struck out eight batters in three innings. Also helping was Olvera’s spectacular backhand leaping catch in right field to rob the Bobcats of a potential home run. On the offensive side, Lester belted a triple with 2 RBI’s, Gamboa went 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s and Garcia was 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI’s.
For more information about this tournament you can log on www.gilroychaos.org.