By Zach Cavanagh
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SC Softball 14U Wins State Championship
The San Clemente Girls Softball 14U team posted a 6-0 record to earn the USA Softball Southern California State Championship on June 28 in Lancaster.
San Clemente dominated through the early rounds with a 7-0 win over Santee, 17-7 win over East LA, 9-3 win over Rancho Trabuco and 10-4 win over San Diego. For the title, San Clemente edged out two one-run wins over Upland, 7-6 in the winner’s bracket final and 10-11 in the championship game.
The San Clemente 14U team now moves on to the Western Nationals in Redding on July 23.
The 14U team is made up of Helena Araujo, Kyla Brown, Kate Dunbar, Hannah Eberle, Morgan Ivans, Leah Johnson, Ireland Lambert, Parker Lambert, Chloe Mills, Abby Rhoads, Tatum Salgado, Nora Thorlakson, Avery Wilcox and Savannah Wilcox.
The San Clemente 8U, 10U and 12U teams will play in the Regionals on July 12 in Lakeside.
Little League 8/9-Year-Olds Win District Title
The San Clemente Little League National team won the 8/9-year-old division District 68 championship on Tuesday, July 2 in Mission Viejo. It is the first 8/9-year-old district title for SCLL and the first district title at any level since 2015.
San Clemente posted a 7-2 win over Ladera Ranch American, 5-2 win over Ladera Ranch National and 15-2 win over Santa Margarita American to reach the championship match-up. Ladera Ranch National battled out of the loser’s bracket and beat San Clemente in the first game, 5-0. Ladera Ranch continue their push with a 4-0 lead in the final game, but San Clemente scored seven runs in the third inning and claimed the title with a 7-4 win.
Owen Goulet and Ryder Cesare each had 2 hits, Gavin Marshall hit an RBI double and George Burgess hit a two-run triple.
San Clemente National is made up of Goulet, Cesare, Marshall, Logan Dyer, Grant Neuhausen, Gavin Taylor, Riley Ferren, Kai Boehling, Weston Meinecke, Greyson McManus and Brody Sharp.
San Clemente moves on to the Section 10 tournament on July 13 in Huntington Beach.