Arizona Thundercats take 3rd at USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup

(Team Photo)

USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup
July 23-29: Perris, California

The Arizona Thundercats took third place in the 16U Division of the USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup held at the Big League Dreams complex in Perris, California last week. The team is coached by former University of Arizona standout Laura Espinoza Watson.

Yannira Acuna, Salpointe
Kristiana Watson, Amphitheater
Mariah Santillan, Canyon del Oro
Gwen Mikkelsen, Casa Grande
Diana Montano, Salpointe
Faith Orton, Amphitheater
Danielle Ochoa, Pueblo
Savannah Bejarano
Gabby Romero, Thatcher
Kristin Fifield
Alexis Hamilton
Naja Hill, Empire
Giselle Tapia


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