Alex Morgan, one of the top stars on the USA women's world cup soccer team (who scored a goal in the semis and then scored the first US goal in this weekend's final against Japan), has been in the local news because she is from Diamond Bar. An article on the Diamond Bar Patch Website mentioned that she and her sisters had played softball and that their dad wanted them to continue in softball... One of our former DBGS Board members remembered her and found that she played DBGS until 12U and that her dad coached DBGS softball! In fact, Alex was a 12U all-star in 2000! More proof that DBGS girls are second to none!
Our 8U, 10U, and 14U All-Stars made their way to "C" District State Championships this weekend. Teams from throughout Southern California were there for opening ceremonies Friday night as each team was recognized and the girls took time to trade league pins. Our girls fought hard. Our 14U girls were able to hold off last year's champions until nearly the end and our 8U girls continued to dazzle with their amazing bats! Although the 8U girls played four friendlies, they won two, and tied one. Absolutely outstanding performance! It's been a banner year for Diamond Bar All-Stars! A special thanks goes out to the players, coaches, and supportive parents who made this a weekend to remember for our daughters.
Strength and speed training in Ontario is not beyond a team like our DBGS 10U All-Stars... Our friends at The Dugout in Ontario have terrific training facilities for pitching and hitting, but their new physical fitness section and trainers are terrific. Here's a sampling of our girls' adventure this morning.
The 2011 CSUF Titan Summer Softball Camp is coming up. This camp will cover all aspects of the game of softball. We will go over: hitting; defense (specific position play); base running (which includes sliding); the overhand throw; and the mental game. The campers will be participating in organized game play every day. We will be taking the campers to our pool on campus on Monday and Wednesday of the camp (so campers need to bring their swim stuff and prepare for fun!!) We will also be having guest speakers throughout the camp, so be prepared to meet some pretty amazing people. On the final day of camp—we will break campers into teams and play a small tournament. After lunch that day (which we will provide for that day only), we will have some “FUN” summer activities on the field. This is a camp for under high school age girls. REGISTRANTS WITH DBGS WILL RECEIVE A $50 DISCOUNT (TOTAL COST FOR THE WEEK IS $250). INTERESTED PARENTS SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL ASAP TO DBGS VICE PRESIDENT JEFF DEUTSCH FOR REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS AS THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION IS 7/11.
After beating Covina Hills in their 10am game this morning, DB had to be Covina one additional time for the championship. Although they were up 6-3 mid-game, Covina Hills came back to tie the game at 6-6. Overtime started with inning seven and it wasn't until a full NINE innings where complete that Covina Hills had squeaked by with a one run victory! This was an outstanding performance by our DB girls. Among the highlights was a blast by Hannah Becerra that carried farthest part of the field. Clearly a home run anywhere else, it was determined to be a ground-rule double after having been lost in the weeds! Congratulations to Covina Hills. Our 8U ladies will be make their next appearance in two weeks at the State "C" Tournament in Lancaster!
Our 10U ladies beat both Whittier and Covina Hills Saturday as they battled their way towards the Disctrict Championship. This morning they came up just short against Hacienda Heights. Their 3rd place finish earns them an admission to the State "C" District Championships in two weeks. Way to go DB "you know!"
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