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The Redding Riptide Girls 18U Softball Program looks forward to a busy month this October 2012. The Riptide kicks off the first of three college showcase tournaments in Stockton, California, hosted by the Grapettes on the weekend of October 6 and 7. These contests promise to have competitive brackets, talented players, some committed to colleges and others looking to get signed.
After that it is off to Medford, Oregon, one of the biggest fall college showcase tournaments on the west coast the following weekend. This tournament, known as the 2012 Valley South College Exposure fills quickly with teams from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California.
Not to be outdone, the prestigious fall showcase in Roseville, California promises to attract the top talent in the sport, interested schools and coaches from all levels. This final tournament, the Heartland Series, is well known for its tough brackets, great defensive play and top pitching.
Head Coach Don Wolfe stated "We are looking forward to competing in the fall season, and are excited about facing teams from other areas. We have had a successful summer season and hope to continue with our momentum this fall".
The Redding Riptide 18U is a competive fast pitch softball team featuring players from six different high schools in Northern California. Head Coach Don Wolfe can be reached at 530-510-7524 and Assistant Coach Mike Ursitti at 530-510-3797.
Oct 2, 2012 - Redding Riptide Finishes 2012 Summer Season On Top
REDDING, CA — The Redding Riptide 18U Girls Fastpitch organization ended its summer season with a huge sweep of all other teams in the Davis Capitol Sports Association ASA tournament Aug. 5.
The Riptide rolled through the weekend, playing 5 games, outscoring their opponents 56 runs and allowing none throughout the contests. As if that statistic were not impressive enough, the scrappy Riptide players only committed one error all weekend.
Top hitters for the weekend were Kiana Wolfe, 13-17, Bryanna Wolfe, 10-14 and Kodi Stamps 5-8. The entire team batting average for the weekend was just above .500. Combined with a stellar defense, the weekend was a special event in the player's careers, one they are sure to remember for quite some time.
"it was a great team effort, all the hard work at practice really showed this weekend", Coach Don Wolfe stated. "Our pitching was superb and the defense really backed them up". Assistant Coach Mike Ursitti commented "The players set goals this summer and truly grew as a team, their relationships on and off the field has really contributed to their success.
Redding Riptide had a tremendous summer season, finishing with a record of 22-7-1. They won two tournaments and placed second in another. They were also undefeated in the Redding Summer Sizzler series for the third straight year.
Top batting averages for the season were Kiana Wolfe, .493, Andrea Davis, .458, Kelsey Haigh .386, and Bryanna Wolfe, .377. Taking the rest of the August off, the Riptide will resume its fall season in September highlighted by playing in 3 college showcase tournaments this year.
We congratulate and wish good luck to the Riptide players moving on to college teams and look forward to their continued success.
"Our strength has always been our diversity, said Coach Wolfe. This summer's team consisted of players from 6 different high schools, including Shasta, Enterprise, Foothill, West Valley, UPrep and Paradise. Andrea Davis, the lone player from Shasta College added another higher level to the mix".
The Redding Riptide wil be holding a fall tryout in the near future to replace those players leaving for college this semester. For more information, contact Don Wolfe at 530-510-7524.
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Jun 20, 2011 - Weekend Update 6-20-2011
Nice job Riptide Girls, you worked really hard this weekend and battled throughout each and every game! Next week, Sacramento, don't forget practice this week is Tuesday and Thursday, game night is Wednesday.
We will let you know Tuesday night what time we are playing on Wednesday. Heal up, you have a day off, some of you suffered some pretty good bumps and bruises. Way to adjust to the teams we saw the last two days! Each week you are getting better and better.
Practice tonight, 6-8. We are working on base running, hitting, and pitching. Weather has broken, high will only be 98. Nice, cooler workout. See you there!
Summer Sizzler Sweep Last Night!
Riptide played a double header of sorts- some of the team was out of town and we had some fill ins. First game was a win against the Rapids, great game. The second game was against the Siskiyou Heat 18U team. Great game, we ended with a win, 7-1.
Great Weekend Girls, nice showing at home this last weekend! We took second place in the 16U Division. What a championship game! A true shootout, there were 27 runs scored in the final, both teams battled right to the end. Hats off to the Rapids, they did a great job.
Riptide, you were flawless in beating the Sutter team to make the final round, you have truly shown the heart and toughness that it takes to complete a game and never let up.
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