2008 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 3-10.
Champion – Gold Coast Hurricanes, Plantation, Florida
Runner Up – Corona Angels Tyson, Corona, California
When the Gold Coast Hurricanes 18U-Norman Gold team was in need of a lift recently in Altamonte Springs, Parkland’s Meghan King delivered.
King won three games, had a 0.88 ERA, and eight strikeouts for the Hurricanes, which won six consecutive games out of the losers’ brack-et, to earn a spot in the Amateur Softball Asso-ciation of America (ASA) Gold Nationals Soft-ball tournament last month in Oklahoma City.
Rylan Harvey, Dakota Villella and Gwen Svekis let their bats do the talking. Harvey fin-ished 12-of-24 (.500) with three homers and a double in elimination games. She also added seven RBI, while allowing no earned runs in seven innings pitched.
Villella, of Hollywood, was 11-for-23 (.478) with three RBI, including a two-run single in the sixth inning to defeat the Central Florida Hurricanes, 4-2, and advance to the losers’ bracket final.
Svekis, of Davie, contributed with a walk-off RBI single against the Gainesville Gold, who attempted to intentionally walk her. In the championship game, Svekis smacked a walk-off sacrifice fly against the Florida Select-Ritter team to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 win in eight innings to secure the berth.
Svekis added a double to her .381 bat-ting average.
As a reward for her stellar plays at third, Davie’s Christie Parsons batted .318 with a triple and three sacrifice bunts.
Managed by Jeff Norman, the Hurricanes became the seventh team from Florida to qualify for the ASA Gold Nationals’ 68-team field, joining the Gold Coast Hurricanes Cooper, Miami Stingrays, Gators Gold Flannery, Tampa Mustangs, Florida Storm, and Sarasota Heat.
Lending a hand in the Hurricanes’ 7-1 weekend was Rachael Imig, Kiersten Coffman, Amanda Penton, Chrissy Horton, Sam Sharkey, Jessica Matias, Kristen Scott, Sarah Angulo, Hailey Leonard, Kersten Legacki, Carly Comito and Stephanie Chaiser.
1. Gold Coast Hurricanes, Plantation, FL (7-0)
2. Corona Angels Tyson, Corona, CA (7-2)
3. AZ Hotshots Gold Gatti, Scottsdale, AZ (5-2)
4. So Cal Explosion, Tustin, CA (5-2)
5t. So Cal Athletics, Upland, CA (6-2)
5t. Shamrocks, Vienna, VA (7-2)
7t. Washington Lady Hawks D’Amico, Kirkland, WA (4-2)
7t. California Cruisers, Oceanside, CA (7-2)
9t. East Cobb Bullets, Stockbridge, GA (3-2)
9t. Kc Peppers, Olathe, KS (3-2)
9t. Atlanta Vipers Vallery, Atlanta, GA (3-2)
9t. Texas Impact Gold, Houston, TX (5-2)
13t. GA Elite, Douglasville, GA (3-2)
13t. O.C. Batbusters, Anaheim, CA (3-2)
13t. Sorcerer Gold Phil, Concord, CA (3-2)
13t. Valley Breeze, Woodland Hills, CA (4-2)
17t. MN Irish, Rosemont, MN (2-2)
17t. San Jose Sting, San Jose, CA (2-2)
17t. So Cal Diamonds, Newbury Park, CA (2-2)
17t. NW Bullets Gold, Beaverton, OR (3-2)
17t. Omaha Quakes Gold, Omaha, NE (3-2)
17t. Wagner’s Gold, Arnold, MD (3-2)
17t. So Cal Choppers, Valencia, CA (3-2)
17t. Worth Firecrackers, Huntington Beach, CA (3-2)
25t. Beverly Bandits, Orland Park, IL (2-2)
25t. Lady Sharks Gold Barrera, San Jose, CA (2-2)
25t. Sudden Impact Gold, Chappell Hill, TX (2-2)
25t. Texas Blaze Gold, Round Rock, TX (2-2)
25t. AZ Desert Thunder, Tucson, AZ (2-2)
25t. Cal Lite, Chino, CA (2-2)
25t. New Jersey Breakers, Monroe, NJ (2-2)
25t. Corona Angels Gold Adishian, Corona, CA (1-2)
33t. Katy Heat, Katy, TX (1-2)
33t. LA United, New Iberia, LA (1-2)
33t. OK Babes Gold, Midwest City, OK (1-2)
33t. Tulsa Eagles, Tulsa, OK (1-2)
33t. TX Travelers Gold Marks, Joshua, TX (1-2)
33t. Miami Valley Xpress, Xenia, OH (1-2)
33t. Oregon Silver Bullets, Aloha, OR (1-2)
33t. Polar Crush, Ashby, MA (1-2)
33t. So Cal Pumas, Ventura, CA (1-2)
33t. St. Louis Chaos, St. Louis, MO (1-2)
33t. Texas Express Gold, Katy, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Glory Gold Shelton, McKinney, TX (1-2)
33t. Texas Magic, Missouri City, TX (1-2)
33t. Washington Ladyhawks Miller, Puyallup, WA (1-2)
33t. Atlanta Vipers Gold Seamon, Marietta, GA (0-2)
33t. Colorado Stars Gold Hayner, Golden, CO (0-2)
49t. Combat Panthers, Newbury Park, CA (0-2)
49t. East Coast Elite, South Plainfield, NJ (0-2)
49t. Florida Gold, Pembroke Pines, FL (0-2)
49t. CA Grapettes Gold, Lodi, CA (0-2)
49t. GT Shockers, Beaumont, TX (0-2)
49t. GA Fire 18 Gold, Roswell, GA (0-2)
49t. Georgia Blitz, Tyrone, GA (0-2)
49t. Indiana Magic, Rochester, IN (0-2)
49t. Michigan Finesse, Sterling Heights, MI (0-2)
49t. Oklahoma Attack, Bixby, OK (0-2)
49t. SD County Breakers, Carlsbad, CA (0-2)
49t. Team North Florida, Wewahitchka, FL (0-2)
49t. Texas Fusion, Irving, TX (0-2)
49t. Texas Storm Demarini, Pearland, TX (0-2)
49t. Tulsa Shootout, Broken Arrow, OK (0-2)
49t. TX Eclipse Gold, Hockley, TX (0-2)