Sharks 12 and under team wins title
June 27, 2003
The Carson Sharks 12 and under softball team came back from the losers bracket to recently win the Susanville Summer Slam.
After losing to the Reno Predators 9-8, the Sharks won five games to take the title. The Sharks came back to beat the Predators twice, 4-2 and 16-9 for the title.
Cassie Vondrak was the winning pitcher in both games. In the 4-2 win, she struck out 14 and walked just one. Taylor Kerr was 2-for-4 with a triple, Allysia Owens tripled and Thera Frank was 1-for-2 with a double.
In the 16-9 win, Emily Tobias went 5-for-5 with a triple and a double. Frank, Katie McEwan and Tami Conn all had two hits and Kerr went 3-for-5 with a triple and a double. Vondrak struck out six in picking up the win.
After losing to the Predators, the Sharks beat Reno Fast Pitch 8-6. Vondrak struck out seven in the four-inning game for the win. Vondrak and Frank were each also 2-for-2.
The Sharks then beat Lassen 16-9. Owens was the winning pitcher while Frank went 3-for-3 with a double and Kerr went 2-for-3.
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The Sharks followed with a 10-3 win over the Winnemucca Gold Rush. Vondrak was the winning pitcher, Kerr was 2-for-4 with a double, Tobias went 2-for-4 with a triple, Conn was 3-for-4 and Krista Mattice went 2-for-4.
For the tournament, Vondrak went 4-1, with 33 strikeouts over 29 innings. Frank hit .625 with three doubles, Kerr hit .476 with two triples and a double and caught all six games, Tobias hit .500 with a triple and a double and Conn hit .529.
The Sharks also played outstanding defense with Hannall Shaw, Owens, Frank and Conn helping to lead the effort. The Sharks are 14-3-1 in three tournaments, finishing second in their other two events.