The Carson Sharks 14 and under softball team took second to the Spokane Villains in the 16 and under B division in last week's National Softball Association Western World Series at Sparks' Golden Eagle Regional Complex.
The Sharks were led offensively in the event by Morgan Kleine (.611, 11-for-18), Lindsey Ashbaugh (.522, nine RBI and a grand slam home run in the semifinals), Elayna Shine (.455, one homer), Lisa Yamamoto (.391, four homers), Taylor Rae Canfield (.391), K.C. Withrow (.353), Ashley Saarem (.333) and Breann Perry (.313).
The Sharks' pitching kept some of the top hitters on the West Coast off balance throughout the event. Ashbaugh established herself as one of the top pitchers in the event, allowing only 23 hits, striking out 33 and walking just six while facing 176 batters. Meagan Barrette kept the Sharks in the tournament by picking up two key wins.
The Sharks finished the spring/summer season as the top rated NSA 16 and under B team in the Western United States with 1,190 ponts and a 38-4 record. The Sharks begin their summer/fall season this weekend as they're playing up in the Amateur Softball Association 16 and under A event in Lake Tahoe.