The Alpine All-Stars softball team, named The Mighty Nine, a nine-year-old girls on the list, won nine of the state-level tournaments in Lancaster on July 11-12 after losing their first game. taking second place for the whole event while winning regional championships.
Out of 102 Southern California regional teams, Mighty Nin is now second in the Regions group, scheduled for July 23-25 in Sante.
Eight-year-old Presley Reyes, the youngest on the team, said: “We never give up, that’s why we win a lot.”
His mother, Kelly Reyes, said he had qualified for regional athletes after winning three of their four consecutive Lancaster games, so they spent Sunday “just wanting to have fun,” despite the high temperature և replacing players.
James Ameson Spencer’s short-lived mother, Brindy Spencer, said she watched the girls “shed tears” towards the end of Sunday after playing so many games in the heat.
“It was as if it was 102, 104 degrees in Lancaster, they were exhausted. They only had 15 minutes between games, և that last game they just played with heart. “They went to hold their little bats high. They were so tired, but you would smile at them. They would smile and then go back to the game. We would go on,” Spencer said.
Center Fielder Lexi Passinissi and her twin sister Second Baseman McKenzie Passinissi, both of whom և their father, Matt Passaniss, coached with Rob Spencer, Rem Jeremy Sterling and Clint Green, agreed that the most important thing was to keep trying.
“Never give up. You have to believe in yourself և keep trying. Play in the center field. You have to run on every pitch to see where the ball goes,” Lexi said.
He is looking forward to the “Regional” to be able to exchange contacts with other teams, to walk in the pre-tournament parade.
His sister, Kenzi, described the bubbles she gains from stimulation, saying that it is possible to keep going as hard as possible even when you lose because “you never know what might happen.”