Softball: National titles for two Clatsop Clash teams

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Aug. 4—Two Clatsop County youth softball teams scored national championships last weekend.

The "Clatsop Clash" softball teams competed in the North American Fastpitch Association Nationals in Newberg, a four-day tournament that included 27 12-and-under teams and 16 14-and-under teams.

It was a double-elimination tournament, but neither Clatsop Clash team lost a single game, both finishing 7-0.

The 12U team scored victories of 7-3, 12-1, 11-2, 8-2, 6-3, and the final two wins over the North Coast Merchants, 7-6 and 10-3.

Players for the 12U team are Allie Corder, Maggie Falleur, Mackenzie Haag, Olive Hopkins, Jahzara Marshall, Chloe Painter, Hadley Painter, A.J. Sterkel, Berkley Sturgell, Lila Thornburg and Gracie Walker.

The team is coached by Nicole Sturgell and Jennifer Haag.

Games involving the Clatsop Clash 14U team were not even close, with the Clash winning by scores of 13-1, 14-0, 18-3, 3-1, 9-2, 13-1 and 15-0.

Coached by Adam Svensen, Alina Hughes, Chris Corder and Greg Cameron, the 14U team includes Aryana Adams, Kate Barendse, Ella Brenden, Finley Cameron, Lyla Carlson, Carly Corder, Kendall Ewing, Augusta Hayrynen, Lili Miller, Cecilia Rodriquez and Hailey Svensen.