SMOKE News for 2014
SMOKE 10U Champions in Pleasanton!
The Livermore Smoke 10U Fall Travel Ball team won the USSSA Kickin-It Fastpitch Softball tournament the weekend of September 20 at the Pleasanton Sports Park. It was the first tournament of the Fall season and the girls hit the ground running. Going 3-0 on Saturday and winning two games in "Walk-off" fashion, Smoke 10U earned the #1 seed for elimination Sunday.
The girls from Smoke won their Semi-final and Final games convincingly over San Jose and Milpitas, outscoring their opponents 21-11. Great pitching and powerful hitting was the theme of their victories.
Players: Amie Dempsey, Terra Hatcher, Audrey Sweet, Jordan Duarte, Lindsey Wilson, Hannah Temple, Kaitlyn Aguilar, Makayla Munoz, Miranda Peters, Alizabeth Ruiz and not pictured Emma Hatcher
Coaches: Elvis Aguilar, Terry Wilson and Dan Ruiz
SMOKE 10U & 8U Champions in Tahoe!
The Livermore SMOKE 10B team went 5-0 in Tahoe and took 1st place. The girls scored 68 runs and only gave up 11 runs over the five games. On Saturday, Breanna and Kendall pitched back to back perfect games with a lot of help from their defense. Everyone on the team also contributed at the plate. Top row: Coaches Dan, Aaron, Gary, Tim, Manager Craig. Middle row: Erin, Iliza, Kendall, Skylar, Katie, Haiden. Front row: Sarah, Keana, Raegan, Zoey, Breanna, Caitlyn.
The Livermore SMOKE 8U Summer Travel Ball team played inspired softball the entire weekend. With a tough pool play schedule on Saturday, we managed to go 2-1, beating Novato Heat and the Vallejo Hurricanes while losing a tough late afternoon matchup to the Pleasant Hill Panthers. On Sunday the girls from Livermore managed wins against the Rohnert Park Rebels and Pleasanton Phantom and found themselves once again matched up against the Pleasant Hill Panthers in the Championship Game. SMOKE would not be denied in this tough game, coming from behind twice to win the game in 6 innings by a score of 3-2. Great pitching, timely hitting and an unbelievable double play to end the game secured the Championship.
Players: Kaitlyn Aguilar, Audrey Sweet, Alizabeth Ruiz, Miranda Peters, Sierra Black, Delilah VanderBeek, Jayden Morton, Autumn Johnson, Sophia Raridan, Lauren Melton, Sydney Aguilar, Hannah Temple, Maliah Castro and not pictured Maggie Robinson
Coaches: Dan Ruiz, Rudy Peters, Steve Black, Manger-Elvis Aguilar and not pictured Christina Raridan
Thanks to our SMOKE 2013 sponsors for supporting travel ball!
- McCarthy Granite
- Vigilant Solutions
- Rockin' Jump
- Bay Area Crating Services
- Matthew Goff
- Air Systems
- All Star Sports
- Weaver & McCartney
- John G Maze
- Aloha Products LLC
- Apex Advisory Group
- Michael V Greci DDS Inc
- Livermore Tennis Club
- Melos Pizza
- Amos Productions
- Lance Cavalieri Jewelers
- Fantasy Sound Event Services
- Livermore Police Officers Assoc
- Dr JL McCallister DC
- Three Foxes, Inc
- Precision Auto Repair
- Valley Medical Oncology Consultants
- Tarantino Real Estate
News for 2013
SMOKE 10B went 5-0 to win the Outwit Outlast Outplay tournament in Hayward.
SMOKE 10B win the Silver bracket of the Monster Bash tournament in Fremont.
The Smoke 8U "B" team were a force to be reckoned with over the past weekend at the Wes Jones Memorial softball tournament in San Jose. Playing 6 games in 2 days, Smoke's opponents were taken by storm when faced up against Smoke's pitchers. In a total of 67 batters to come up to bat, 56 of them got struck out. The batters who were able to create a little spark off their bats were only to be met with trouble from Smoke's defense, who allowed just 8 total runs to score.
Smoke's hitters sent a major shockwave thru their opponents, scoring 42 runs, making this tournament Smoke's best hitting and pitching performance to date.
Pictured from left to right:
Top row: Coaches Steve Johnston, Mel Herrera, Kim Hood, Elvis Aguilar and Brian Rapp
2nd row: Marissa Herrera, Delaney Johnston, Dakoda Hood, Skylar Jester
3rd row: Lexi Dimas, Emma Hatcher, Emily Aleman, Raegan Chioino
bottom row: Maggie Robinson, Kaitlyn Aguilar, Alizabeth Ruiz, Taylor Rapp
The LGSA Smoke 8U "B" team were on FIRE, bringing home the 1st place title at the Campbell Crush Butterfly Classic tournament the weekend of June 29-30. Smoke went 3-0 in pool play on Saturday, not allowing a single run to score, earning them the #1 seed position going into bracket play on Sunday. Smokes first game on Sunday would be against the #4 seed, MVLA Nova. From the first pitch down to last out, this game was a nail biter. Each team had strong hitting and played tough defense and at the end of 5 innings the game was tied 4-4, sending it into extra innings. Smoke would prevail 6-5 in 7 innings. The Championship game vs. Scott's Valley Trouble would end with a score of 1-0 in Smokes favor, crowning the girls 1st place champs out of 12 teams. Great Job Smoke!!!
Pictured from top, left to right: Coach Melanie Herrera, Coach Kim Hood, Head Coach Elvis Aguilar, Coach Steve Johnston, Coach Brian Rapp.
2nd row: Skylar Jester, Kaitlyn Aguilar, Alizabeth Ruiz, Dakoda Hood.
3rd row: Marissa Herrera, Maggie Robinson, Raegan Chionio, Taylor Rapp, Emily Aleman.
Bottom row laying down: Emma Hatcher and Delaney Johnston.
Not pictured: Alexis Dimas
Congratulations to the SMOKE 10B team for winning the PGF Summer Bash Tournament in Sacramento!
Top row: Amanda Ludwig, Bianca Pahler, Hannah Whitelock
2nd row: Gretchen Krenz, Haiden Arruda, Maddie Hanson, Kelly Lineweber, Sarah Kerling
3rd row: Kendall Waugh, Carlie Spruiell, Breana Cason, Larry the Lobster
Missed: Emma Duckworth