The French Valley Softball program left an impressive mark across the valley with all-star showdowns, tenacious attitudes and a State Title.
The French Valley 10U softball team had an amazing season. Team Legacy certainly defined their athleticism throughout the summer with an overall record of 25-1. Wins at the Capo Coastal Classic, FV Wine Country Classic, and the Santee Bring the Heat Tourney helped set the tone for their summer as they rose to the top in all three of these season matches.
After their warm up tournaments, Team Legacy went undefeated in their ASA District Games. Team Legacy won their first game against Glendora, 8-0 and in their following games against Lake Elsinore Gold and Rialto they won 4-0 and 6-1. In the Championship game against Glendora once more, they took the win with a 10-1 victory.
This historic French Valley softball team only lost one game during their States Championship tournament. They started off with a very convincing 15-0 win against San Marcos Silver. French Valley then beat La Canada 4-2, Brea 10-5, Palos Verdes Gold 8-3, and Mission Viejo 4-0. These victories brought Team Legacy to the winner’s bracket. Their first and only lost came against La Canada, but because French Valley was in the winner’s bracket, La Canada had to face them again if they wanted to win the overall tournament. The French Valley Legacy made history and defeated La Canada 8-3 in the Championship game earning the title of 10U State Champions.
Aside from the 10U Softball team, the French Valley division overall had an All-Star season worthy of applause. The French Valley 12U team continually improved every tournament. Each girl on the team was first year All-Stars and over the course of the summer they built up their teamwork and refined their technique to ready themselves for hopeful spots on next year’s team.
The 8U team gave each of their opposing teams a run for their money as well. Although they never won any tournaments, they proved to their fans that they stuck together as a team and never gave up.
More info on the French Valley Baseball and Softball programs can be found at www.fvbsa.org.