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APL ALL-STAR SOFTBALL TEAMS SELECTED

Bubba Nickles to play in All-Star Game!

By Patrick Lujan

The inaugural APL Women’s Fastpitch All-Star Softball Game is going down this Friday night at 7 pm at the Guerrero Field in Paseo.

Bubba Nickles will be playing Friday in the APL All-Star Softball Game

The highlight of the game will be softball star Bubba Nickles, who will be playing in the game. Bubba will play half the game with one team before switching over to the other dugout to play for the other team. Expect Bubba to do a little pitching for both sides as well.

The teams were drafted by the league coaches and will be wearing UCLA Bruins colors. Southern led all teams with eight selectees followed by the Nationals and Warriors with seven each. The Islanders have six players in the game while the Dreamers and Panthers have four apiece.

Here is the list of All-Stars

TEAM BLUE

Siani Benavente (IF), Southern #00

Narissa Blas (IF), Islanders #6

Sirena Cepeda (IF), Nationals #13

Tiana Chaco (OF), Dreamers #14

Chondra Crump (OF), Islanders #42

Nicole Cruz (P), Warriors #22

Olivia Iriarte (IF/OF), Islanders #8

Meagan Maratita (IF/P), Nationals #11

Jeraila Martinez (OF), Southern #10

Ashley Mendiola (P), Nationals #15

Brielle Meno (IF), Southern #21

Colleen Quinata (IF), Nationals #3

Maynesha Quintanilla (OF), Warriors #1

Meilani Quintanilla (IF), Warriors #2

Tomisha Roberto (IF), Dreamers #9

Juliana Santos (P), Warriors #24

Joshlynn Taimanglo (OF), Warriors #23

Brittney Tenorio (IF/OF), Dreamers #5

COACHES: Russell Maratita, Nationals; Mike Perez, Dreamers/Warriors; Dave Cruz, Islanders

TEAM GOLD

Jasmine Balajadia (IF), Southern #7

Jessilyn Balajadia (IF), Southern #8

Kaitlyn Blaz (OF), Islanders #6

Lexi Blyth (OF), Panthers #20

Sherika Cabrera (IF), Nationals #12

Ciara Cali (IF), Islanders #17

Loulana Diaz (IF), Nationals #21

Joleen Escobar (OF), Panthers #13

Tomisha Fejeran (IF), Southern #14

Pillar George (P), Islanders #2

Savanah Grant (IF), Dreamers #88

Ashley Hocog (IF), Warriors #10

Kalanie Martinez (OF), Nationals #20

Vanesha Naputi (OF), Southern #18

Janise Quintanilla (P), Panthers #1

Amanda Rios (OF), Panthers #9

Kassandra Sanchez (P), Southern #11

Ali Rivera (OF), Warriors #18

COACHES: Jesse Balajadia, Southern; Benjie Pangelinan, Nationals; Rodney Gumataotao, Panthers

SOFTBALL CLINIC ON THURSDAY

Bubba Nickles will be holding a softball clinic at Guerrero Field from 1-5 pm on Thursday.

Stations will include pitching, catching, hitting, infield and outfield play.

Registration begins at 12:30 pm with a fee of $25 per person. Each paid participant will receive gift certificates from sponsors such as Shell, Mighty Purple, Ajisen Restaurant and KFC.

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QUICK HITS

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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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