By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
By shutting out Montana on Monday, July 24, 2017, the Mill Creek Little League 12U Softball All Stars are heading into the Western Regional Quarterfinals as the number one seed in the San Bernardino championship tournament.
The Mill Creek 12-year-olds took the lead early in the game with Deirdre Delgado driving in a run with a first inning single. They put the game away by scoring four runs in both the third and fourth innings.
Mill Creek had ten hits, with ace pitcher Simone Williams holding Montana to a single hit and no runs in four innings. She struck out six batters in the process.
In a Facebook post after the game Mill Creek Manager Daryl Stevens commented, “Just an overall great effort… Simone was pitching great. The girls were playing awesome defense. They turned a double-play. We talked before the game about setting the tone for the rest of the tournament, once we get into single elimination. We wanted to come out and make this a highlight game at 7:30 tonight and show everybody what we’ve got… Everybody contributed in hitting and it was a fun game to be part of.”
Mill Creek’s next game is against Alaska on Wednesday evening, July 26th, at 7:30 pm.
Alaska beat Montana 1 to 2 on Tuesday morning, July 25th.
Check out the Mill Creek Little League Facebook page where you can see updates on the team’s progress.
Let’s all wish them the best!
Statistics for this article provided by Game Changer.
Mill Creek Little League Softball 12U All Stars in San Bernardino. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Little League.
Mill Creek Roster:
- Heleina Ah-Loe C, 3B.
- Rachel Andrzejewski 2B, OF.
- Annie Coe 1B, OF.
- Macie Dean 2B, SS.
- Deirdre Delgado 1B, OF.
- Avery Hare OF.
- Alexis Jolivette OF.
- Avery Olson OF.
- Alexis Sicairos C, 3B.
- Lily Tarbox OF.
- Lauren Whitley P, SS.
- Simone Williams P, OF.
- Kalia Zellmer 2B, OF.