Steal Breeze 10-unders ranked No. 1
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.
Petaluma’s Steal Breeze 10-under fast pitch softball team has pitched and hit is way into the No. 1 ranking for its age group by the NORCAL American Softball Association.
The Petaluma team ran its summer record to 26-2 with six wins in last weekend’s Rohnert Park Tournament. The Breeze defeated the Rohnert Park Storm, 14-1, in the championship game.
Ava Chabot pitched a five-inning no-hitter to help Petaluma start the tournament right with a 6-3 win over the Santa Rosa Victory. She struck out 12.
Jaden Krist went three-for-three to lead the Steal Breeze at the plate. Presley Ruoff ripped two hits, including a double, and Erika Stromberg slugged a double.
Krist did Chabot one inning better in the Breeze’s second game, no-hitting San Bruno, 5-0 in a six-inning game. She struck out 14 and missed a perfect game by the margin of a single walk.
Ruoff continued her hard-hitting ways, going three-for-three. Krist had two hits, including a home run. Indya Smith slugged two hits and Chabot and Stromberg each had one.
Petaluma gave up its only hit of the round-robbin portion of the tournament to the Marin Tremors, but Mandy O’Keefe still pitched a one-hitter in a 12-2 win.
Angelina Scaccalosi had two hits to lead the Steal Breeze at the plate. Krist, Smith, Madison Pappenhausen, Chabot, Stromberg and Lilly Catarzoli each contributed hits to the victory.
Chabot pitched a five-inning shutout as the Breeze began single-elimination play with a 9-0 win over the Berkeley Sting. She fanned 11 and allowed just one hit.
Scaccalosi tripled and singled to lead the Petaluma offense. Krist and Chabot each had two hits and Ruoff, Smith, Stromberg and Catarozoli contributed one each.
Cami Ayers made a great throw from deep left field to cut down a runner at third base trying to stretch a double into a triple.
Krist pitched Petaluma to a 5-1 win over San Bruno in the semifinal game, allowing just one hit in five innings with 11 strikeouts.
Krist led her team at the plate with a double and a single, while Ayers also went two-for-two. Other hits came from Scaccliosi, Ruoff and Chabot.
Krist beat the Storm in a dominating performance in the championship game, striking out 16 while giving up only two hits.
The Steal Breeze really unleashed a hitting assault in that game, ripping 19 hits. Scaccliosi went five-for-five and Krist, Smith, Stromberg, Catarozoli and Ayers each had two hits. Pappenhausen, Ruoff, Chabot and Olivia Thomas all had hits.
Ruoff was the tournament’s Most Valuable Hitter, while Krist was the Most Valuable Pitcher.
Steal Breeze coach Jim Krist noted the job left-handed Smih did as a fill in catcher when the team’s top two receivers became ill because of the heat and the play of Thomas who then took over at first base.
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