West U Softball: Rapids Win Houston ASA Metro All Star Championship

June 21, 2012

Father’s Day was celebrated in high fashion for the WUSA 12U Rapids dads as the team took top honors at the 12U Houston ASA Metro All Star Championship Tournament at Burroughs Park, June 15-17, in Tomball.

Rapids team members are Gracie Burns, Sophie Clayton, Courtney Dart, Eliana Lerner, Corinne Mercado, Sydney Moore, Peggy Polydoros, Sydney Pulaski, Haley Strickland, Ariana Via, and Olivia Yee. Manager is Kenny Mercado, and Assistant Coaches are Adam Pulaski and George Polydoros.

The Rapids went undefeated in six games played over three days. The tournament was interrupted on Saturday with thunderstorms that drenched the players, fans, and fields. Games resumed on Sunday morning with a shortened bracket, making the winner of the winners’ bracket- the tournament champion.

On the way to the title, the Rapids met up with the WUSA 12U Surge for an exciting, come-from-behind win in a second tie-breaking inning. The Surge finished strong with a 4th place finish in the
thirteen-team field.

By winning this tournament, the Rapids qualified for the ASA Southern Nationals Championship Tournament in Lawton, Oklahoma in August. However, due to the players’ camp and vacation schedules, the Rapids will finish their summer season with tournaments in spring and Spledora during the last two weekends in June.

WUSA, one of the state’s largest girls youth softball associations, began in 1979 and has grown to involve more than 500 girls from ages 5 to 14. WUSA is an all volunteer Association including a board of directors and woman’s auxiliary.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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