The Wellington Wild Silver fast-pitch softball team recently won the Independent Softball Association state championship in the 10 and under division. The two-day tournament concluded in Tamarac on June 23.
The Wellington team also won two other regional tournaments this summer and will compete for the national title at the USSSA World Series, which begins July 20.
The team went undefeated in the ISA state tournament. The Wild gave the Palm City Cruisers a tough loss in the first elimination game. They defeated the Cruisers 2-1 in a defensive battle, during which Alexis Mobilia allowed only two hits and struck out 12 batters. The game was decided by a long home run by Isabella Marshall, which scored two runs in the fourth inning.
“These girls love this game,” Team Manager Ron Mobilia said. “We practice hard, and it shows when they go out on the field. This group of girls has bonded so well that I know they will all be friends for a long time to come. Ultimately, the friendships that they develop and the experiences that they share together is what is most important in any team sport.”
Mobilia also led the team to victory in 2012 at the USSSA State Championship. Tryouts for the the team’s 2014 season will be held in August and will be open to girls born in 2001, 2002 and 2003. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOVE: Carolina Vallejo, Bree Hockett, Jordyn Maybrown, Nicole Gumula and Mia Corcoran; middle row: Alexis Mobilia, Abby Klan, Ashley Mobilia, Danielle Deaton and Isabella Marshall; back row: coaches Charlie Gumula, John Vallejo, Ron Mobilia, Rick Klan and Brett Maybrown.