The Half Moon Bay 10-and-under Waves softball team took the long road to win the Silver Bracket championship at the Billie Sue Father’s Day Tournament on Sunday. The team battled through three games in the blistering Sunday heat to take home the hardware.
After a mixed bag on Saturday, the Waves roared to life, winning their first Sunday game against the Sting Hornets when Pitcher Ruby Hourani threw a no-hitter. The final score was 22-2. The Waves scored 17 runs in the first inning.
The Waves then squeaked out a win over the San Mateo Slammers, 14-13.
After sending the Slammers packing, the Waves faced off against the Belmont Blast in the championship game. The Waves took the lead for good, scoring 10 runs in the fourth inning.
Several players collected multiple hits. Taelor Johnson had seven singles and a double on the weekend. Tessa Deeney recorded four singles and a double. Indie Glafkides had four singles and two doubles. Charlotte Vreeburg had seven singles.
The 14-and-under Waves didn’t fare as well, losing all four games played over the weekend.
That said, coach Callie Pacheco-Barkley says she is seeing improvement on the softball field. She singled out Kira Gangi, who pitched the majority of the innings in the losses. Anneka O’Brien caught all four games. And the big hitter for the weekend was Yulianna Gomez, who hit .600 on the weekend. Taylor Micallef recorded three singles and a double in the games.
This week, the Half Moon Bay Girls Softball League games resume on Saturday with the Colts taking on the Livewires on the Half Moon Bay High School freshman field and the Kittens squaring off against the Coasters on the varsity field. The games begin at 9:30 a.m.