2018 Campbell Crush B Teams
Girl Power! Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball League Has Three Teams Finish in Top 2 at USA Softball Northern California Championships
(Campbell, CA) Three teams from Campbell Girls Fastpitch softball finished in the top two out of 20 teams at the Northern California Championships at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale on June 24.
Campbell Crush 10 and under “B” Blue team won the championship for their age division in a nail biter, beating out the San Mateo Slammers 7-6. .
In the 12 and Under B division, Campbell had two teams reach the championship game. The Campbell Crush Blue team defeated Campbell Crush Red 10-4 to take the championship.
All three teams will now move on to the USA Softball Western National Championships, July 30 through August 5 in Camarillo, California.
Sabrina Lochner, league President, stated, “"We're extremely excited and proud of all of our teams. In addition to continuing our history of success, these girls truly embody the values of positive spirit, work ethic, and determination that are at the core of Campbell Fastpitch Softball.”
Two other teams from Campbell also qualified to move on to the California State Games in San Diego on July 12-15. Campbell Crush “C” 10 and under team placed 7th and the Crush eight and under team placed 9th, earning them a berth to the State Games.
The teams are managed and coached by all parents and family member volunteers who give their time and money to coach these girls.
About Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball:
Softball in Campbell and West San Jose, started in 1974 with Campbell Bobby Sox and evolved to the formation of Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball in 2005.
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball has the goal of teaching girls aged 5-13 life lessons in competition and teamwork, while learning the fundamentals of softball and developing valuable relationships that last a lifetime.
The league is one of a few outdoor sports organizations in the local area that focuses on empowering girls through teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and confidence. The league typically has over 200 players and is an entirely volunteer managed, 501 (C) non-profit. The parent volunteers provide their time to improve, manage and maintain our league at Forest Hill Elementary School.
Heide Hughes, Lauren Lochner and Harry Grover
Thanks to a generous donation from Heide Hughes and Harry Grover, our fields have new signs. Heide and Harry are the proud grand-parents of CGFS player, Lauren Lochner. They noticed our field signs for Shannon and Nelson were starting to show their age and wanted to provide new ones. They were able to get a discount of cedar wood from Economy Lumber in Campbell. Harry then designed the signs and then did the rough cuts at The Tech Shop. He then brought the signs home for detailed carving and finishing. Harry says, “The signs should last until Lauren’s grand-daughters play softball here.” The signs were installed on Sunday. Thank you to Harry and Heide for their donation in helping improve our fields.