LANCASTER, Calif. --- One of eight teams from California in the 11 team field, the Nor Cal Heat (Manteca, Calif.) Women’s Class B fast pitch team collected the 2005 National title, August 11-13, in Lancaster, Calif. The champs recorded a 5-1 overall record thanks to five first-team All-Tournament players, including batting champion Jaisa Creps. In its six games the Heat turned it on outscoring opponents 46-13.
A 16-0 dominating opening game win against NW Wildfire (Hayden, Id.) got things going and continued with another shutout performance in game two over San Diego Elite (San Diego, Calif.) (8-0). Meeting their foes from the south, Nor Cal soon defeated the Condors (La Crescenta, Calif.) 4-2 in its first of three eventual meetings.
The Heat continued to blaze through the opposition with a 12-5 thumping of Cal Goldrush (San Mateo, Calif.) before meeting the Condors again in the final on Sunday. Pushing the “if” game after a 3-2 Condors rally, Nor Cal buckled down taking home the championship trophy with a 4-3 victory in the final game.
Judy Hornsby (third base), Yasmin Mossadagi (outfield), Mindy Cowles (utility),
Jaisa Creps (catcher), and Megan Roark (pitcher) represented the Heat on the first team All-American selections, while Michelle Beach (second base), Jackie Gerhke (shortstop), and Michelle Bochenski (pitcher) received second-team honors.
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