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Rocklin Hype 12U takes second in state tourney

By: Staff report
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The Rocklin Hype’s 12U girls fast pitch softball team placed second in the Northern California NSA State Championships over the weekend at Rainbow Fields in Modesto. The Hype, who went 6-2, had to fight out of the loser’s bracket to earn the runner-up position. They played eight games in a just 40 hours and outscored their opponents 59-24. Rocklin topped the Valley Heat 9-1 in the opener Friday before losing to the Nor Cal Cruisers 5-4 Saturday to enter the loser’s bracket. Rocklin then won five consecutive games before losing to the East Bay Vipers 6-5 in Sunday’s championship game. Rocklin’s team is consisted of Abby Lund, Alanna Rainer, Ashley Sutter, Autumn Powell, Brynley Tompkins, Cali Lewis, Kayli Shaw, Kaylee Avila, Kaylin Mallery, Keri McClintock, Kylee Barnes, Kendall Chambers and Megan Mello. Sutter pitched the first game against the Valley Heat and allowed just one hit. She and Barnes both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as well. Mello, Shaw, McClintock and Powell led Rocklin’s offense throughout Saturday’s games. Rocklin beat the Cruisers 4-2 in its first game Sunday to reach the semifinals. Lund went 2-2 with four RBI while Rainer was 2-2 and scored twice. The Hype then topped the RR Gold 10-5 later in the day to reach the championship game as Chambers and Sutter were solid from the circle. Tompkins went 2-2 with two RBI. The Vipers scored five runs in the last of the sixth inning to top the Hype in the championship game. The Hype will head to Reno and Carson City Sunday to play in the NSA Western World Series National Tournament. The Rocklin Hype is a non-profit California Corporation offering competitive fast pitch softball for girls in the 14U, 12U and 10U age groups and plans of a 16U team this fall. For more information visit www.rocklinhype.org.