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Softball: So Cal A’s Invitational Preview (6/12/18)

Stanford-commit Sydney Steele of So Cal Athletics-Richardson. Photo/So Cal Athletics.

Seventeen of the top club teams in the nation will descend upon Orange County for the So Cal A’s Invitational, which is presented by PGF, from Friday-Sunday at Harvard Park in Irvine.

For most of the teams, it’s their first chance to play together since the high school season concluded. It’s also their first chance to see how they stack up against the best teams in the nation as they embark on the summer season, which culminates with the PGF 18U Premier Nationals from July 21-27 in Orange County.

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There are five Gatorade State Players of the Year, the National Player of the Year and 19 PGF High School All-Americans that will be playing at the So Cal A’s Invitational.

The PGF High School All-Americans that will be in action are Megan Faraimo and Madison Huskey of Corona Angels-Tyson, Kelli Godin of So Cal Athletics-Richardson, Colleen Sullivan of OC Batbusters-Stith, Brooke Vestal, Grace Lyons and Anna Vines of Firecrackers-Rico/Weil, Jazmyn Rollin, Larissa Cesena and Brittany Allen of Explosion-Denio/Jackson, Shea O’Leary and Ally Shipman of So Cal Choppers, Jasmine Sievers and Rachel Cid of Cal Cruisers-Sievers, Lexie Blair of Jersey Intensity-KOD, Skyler Shellmyer of Beverly Bandits-Conroy, Lou Gilbert of DeMarini Aces, Kasey Simpson of Texas Glory and Skylar Wallace of Georgia Impact-Lewis.

Faraimo was the Gatorade National Player of the Year and California Player of the Year, the Firecrackers have Ali Kilponen, the Gatorade State Player of the Year from Colorado, the Bandits have Sydney Supple, the Gatorade State Player of the Year from Wisconsin, and Georgia Impact has Karley Heath, the Gatorade State Player of the Year from South Carolina, and Kelley Lynch, the Gatorade State Player of the Year from Georgia.


Northwestern-recruit Sydney Supple of Beverly Bandits-Conroy. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

2018 SO CAL A’S INVITATIONAL


AT HARVARD PARK, IRVINE, CA, JUNE 15-17


POOL A


So Cal Athletics-Richardson

Beverly Bandits-Conroy

Lady Lightning Gold-Corn

So Cal Choppers

Jersey Intensity-KOD

Cal Cruisers-Sievers


UCLA-bound Megan Faraimo of Corona Angels-Tyson. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

POOL B


OC Batbusters-Stith

Georgia Impact-Lewis

Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier

Explosion-Denio/Jackson

PA Chaos


POOL C


Corona Angels-Tyson

Firecrackers-Rico/Weil

Texas Glory

DeMarini Aces

AASA-Merrida

Irvine Sting


Oklahoma-commit Zaida Puni of OC Batbusters-Stith. Photo/Craig Takata.

SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, JUNE 15


Beverly Bandits-Conroy vs. So Cal Choppers at Field 5, 9 a.m.; OC Batbusters-Stith vs. PA Chaos at Field 3, 9 a.m.; Firecrackers-Rico/Weil vs. Demarini Aces at Field 7, 9 a.m.;

So Cal Athletics-Richardson vs. So Cal Choppers at Field 5, 10:50 a.m.; OC Batbusters-Stith vs. Explosion-Denio/Jackson at Field 3, 10:50 a.m.; Corona Angels-Tyson vs. Firecrackers-Rico/Weil at Field 7, 10:50 a.m.;

Lady Lightning Gold-Corn vs. Beverly Bandits-Conroy at Field 5, 12:40 p.m.; Georgia Impact-Lewis vs. PA Chaos at Field 3, 12:40 p.m.; Demarini Aces vs. Texas Glory at Field 7, 12:40 p.m.;

So Cal Athletics-Richardson vs. Cal Cruisers-Sievers at Field 5, 2:40 p.m.; Explosion-Denio/Jackson vs. Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier at Field 3, 2:40 p.m.; Corona Angels-Tyson vs. Irvine Sting at Field 7, 2:40 p.m.;

Jersey Intensity-KOD vs. Lady Lightning Gold-Corn at Field 5, 4:30 p.m.; Georgia Impact-Lewis vs. Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier at Field 3, 4:30 p.m.; AASA-Merrida vs. Texas Glory at Field 7, 4:30 p.m.;

Jersey Intensity-KOD vs. Cal Cruisers-Sievers at Field 5, 6:30 p.m.; AASA-Merrida vs. Irvine Sting, 6:30 p.m.


SATURDAY, JUNE 16


Alabama-bound Skylar Wallace of Georgia Impact-Lewis. Photo/Carlos Arias.

So Cal Athletics-Richardson vs. Beverly Bandits-Conroy at Field 5, 8 a.m.; Irvine Sting vs. Corona Angels-Tyson at Field 3, 8 a.m.;

Jersey Intensity-KOD vs. Beverly Bandits-Conroy at Field 5, 9:50 a.m.; AASA-Merrida vs. Firecrackers-Rico/Weil at Field 3, 9:50 a.m.; Georgia Impact-Lewis vs. Explosion-Denio/Jackson at Field 7, 9:50 a.m.

So Cal Athletics-Richardson vs. Lady Lightning Gold-Corn at Field 5, 11:40 a.m.; Irvine Sting vs. Texas Glory at Field 3, 11:40 a.m.; Georgia Impact-Lewis vs. OC Batbusters-Stith at Field 7, 11:40 a.m.;

Jersey Intensity-KOD vs. So Cal Choppers at Field 5, 1:40 p.m.; AASA-Merrida vs. Demarini Aces at Field 3, 1:40 p.m.; Explosion-Denio/Jackson vs. PA Chaos at Field 7, 1:40 p.m.;

Cal Cruisers-Sievers vs. Lady Lightning Gold-Corn at Field 5, 3:30 p.m.; Corona Angels-Tyson vs. Texas Glory at Field 3, 3:30 p.m.; Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier vs. OC Batbusters-Stith at Field 7, 3:30 p.m.;

Cal Cruisers-Sievers vs. So Cal Choppers at Field 5, 5:30 p.m.; Corona Angels-Tyson vs. Demarini Aces at Field 3, 5:30 p.m.; PA Chaos vs. Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier at Field 7, 7:30 p.m.

Single-Elimination Bracket Game at Field 5, 7:30 p.m.; Single-Elimination Bracket Game at Field 3, 7:30 p.m.; Single-Elimination Bracket Game at Field 7, 7:30 p.m.


SUNDAY, JUNE 17


Single-Elimination Bracket Games

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