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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:42 PM

Girls' 1908 10U Softball Team to Play First Tournament

Girls' 1908 10U Softball Team to Play First Tournament
Fallon 1908 Fastpitch 10U girls’ softball team. Photo by Alisha Carrasco.

The Fallon 1908 Fastpitch 10U girls’ softball team is set to play their first tournament over Memorial Day weekend in Fernley. The tournament will take place at the Out of Town Park, with games beginning Saturday morning. The team, coached by Chris Cline and Brett Wickizer, will face off against the NV Hotshots from Minden, the NV Sharks from Carson City, and the Fernley Blaze. Three pool play games are scheduled for Saturday, followed by 2-3 bracket games on Sunday, leading up to the championship. 

The team has 12 tournaments scheduled for the season, from May to November, with tournaments in Carson City, Gardnerville, Fernley, and the Reno/Sparks area. 

Alisha Carrasco, a parent of two team members and vice president of the nonprofit Fallon 1908 Fastpitch Travel Club, explained that the 1908's offer a more competitive level of fastpitch for Fallon girls competing against local travel teams in Northern Nevada and Northern California. The year-round team practices during winter when they are not actively competing. 

“We have an established 10U team and are adding on an 8U summer team and 12U summer-fall team,” stated Carrasco. “If we can find the coaches, we'd be more than happy to include older ages, which is what we get a lot of inquiries about.” This is the 1908's second year as an established organization, and they hope to continue providing this opportunity to local girls through the years and grow softball in Fallon. Carrasco said the club encourages all their girls to play and support the Churchill County Youth Softball Association (CCYSA). 

Several community members have contributed to fundraisers, making tournament softball possible for local youth girls. The 1908 10U team would like to express their gratitude to their sponsors: The Sons of the American Legion Post 16, Centerline Company, Panelized Structures, Premier Design & Build Group, New Millennium, Pizza Barn, Alston Construction, Benhams Diesel, Carniceria Mendoza, Brad Stokes State Farm, Marshall’s Septic, La Fiesta, Tedford Tire & Auto Services, J&K Llamas, Sheldon’s Pest Management, Hiskett & Sons, Hotwire Electric, LLC, Julio’s Mexican & Italian Restaurant, and Cheek Construction. 

The CCYSA is headed by Dustin Prinz, who serves as president. Alisha Carrasco is vice president, Katie Wickizer is treasurer, Lyndsey Cline is secretary for 10U, Kara Tippet is secretary for 12U, and Brittany Deems leads the fundraising committee. 

The organization is also seeking 12U athletes for the older girls’ teams and is preparing to start an 8U team. CCYSA is proud to offer a competitive level of softball to the area’s young athletes.