Newly formed Silicon Valley Glory 14U place second at qualifier tournament

Back row, left to right: Maria Sandoval, Pati Soria, Nikki

The Silicon Valley Glory 14U softball team placed second in the USSSA State/World Series Qualifier tournament, which was held in Fremont on February 18-19. Having recently formed, the Gilroy girls were playing in their first tournament together.
Pitchers Mackenzie Holt, Maria Sandoval and Alexis Conlon threw well all weekend and were backed by reliable defensive play. In the semifinals, second baseman Nikki Villanueva hit a dramatic walk-off triple to seal the victory over the Central Coast Athletics, 5-4. However, the Glory lost the championship game to the NorCal Blast, 6-5.
“It was fun to watch these young ladies play so hard and achieve so much in their first tournament, especially when some have been involved in other sports and some have been coming off of injuries and have not had much time to practice,” manager Steve Ransom said.