The Santa Monica 1A All Stars won the National Bobby Sox Softball Championship of their division in Oahu, Hawaii. It was their second consecutive fast pitch softball title.
Hundreds of players ranging in ages from 5 years old to teens competed in various divisions. 24 teams from the mainland made the trek to take on the seven Oahu teams.
The tournament was hosted by the Mililani-Waipio Bobby Sox League. The governor of Hawaii and numerous other officials took part in the lavish opening ceremonies.
The 1A division Santa Monica All Stars of 7-9 year olds went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning 9-2, 11-3, 8-5 and 13-3 in the final game, defeating the host team, Mililani White.
Starting pitchers Jackie Carr and Caitlin Cavanaugh struck out numerous batters in three days of pitching, assisted by the stellar defense, aggressive baserunning and stealing and timely and powerful offense.
The team’s head coach is A.J. Juarez. Dave Carr and Dr. Alan Samuel are assistant coaches and Deana Cavanaugh is team manager.As happened last year, the team will be introduced on the field at an upcoming Dodger game.