Carson High’s Salciedo sisters, Douglas High’s Kizer win gold medal
Carson High softball players Jailene and Alex Salciedo returned from the annual North American Indigenous Games in the Greater Toronto Area with a gold medal.
The Salciedos, along with Douglas High player Taylynn Kizer, played for Team California in the annual event. They represented the Washo Tribe and Bishop Paiute Tribe.
The California team, based out of Morongo, won six straight games to capture the championship.
In pool play, Team California blanked Wisconsin, 11-0; shut out Manitoba, 7-0; pounded Alberta, 14-1; and topped Saskatchewan, 8-1.
In the semifinals, Jailene Salciedo blanked British Columbia, 13-0. Earlier, she no-hit Manitoba, striking out 12 of the 16 batters she faced. Her sister, Alex, was her batterymate in both wins. Team California beat Ontario, 12-2, in the championship game.
Kizer was the winning pitcher in the 14-1 win over Alberta.
The games featured 5,000 athletes representing each of Canada’s provinces and 13 regions of the United States.