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6/5/2013 7:28:00 AM
ASA softball girls will close out season on June 22
Intensity catcher Katelyn Kendrick tags Dynamite’s Alyssa Silver for the first out of the inning.Review/Geri Kinsley
Intensity catcher Katelyn Kendrick tags Dynamite’s Alyssa Silver for the first out of the inning.

Review/Geri Kinsley
Review/Geri KinsleyIntensity pitcher Morgan Williams warms up to start her third inning pitching against the Dynamites.
Review/Geri Kinsley

Intensity pitcher Morgan Williams warms up to start her third inning pitching against the Dynamites.
Geri Kinsley
Special to Review

As many people in Chino Valley headed out of town or to other activities for the Memorial Day three-day weekend, the ASA Softball girls were playing fast pitch softball. This year's league has changed its format and is staying in Chino Valley full time.

"The parents seem to like staying in Chino without traveling into Prescott to compete," said league president and head coach of 12 and under Intensity team Jennifer Smith. "We practice and play here in Chino Valley 100 percent of the time. All games are played at the community center softball diamond. We're working to build up our local Chino Valley league with more girls. This year we've increased our numbers by 25 percent."

The ASA softball girls are improving their skills each time they take the field while having a lot of fun and building lifelong memories.

"We seem to have a lot of new girls that have never played before this season," said Smith. "We have a little 9-year-old on our team that amazes me. Her name is Alyssa Gutierrez. She's playing on the 12 and under Intensity team with her big sister. Gutierrez helps out at second base and in left field and by hitting the ball."

Age groups for the ASA Chino Valley league range from 4 to 18 years old.

"We do have one 3-year-old helping out and learning so she can be ready to go next year. She is especially cute when she hits the ball. She runs back to the dugout," said Smith.

The Chino Valley ASA Girls' Softball teams will play their last games Saturday, June 15, and will end their season with closing ceremonies at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 22.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Article comment by: To Jennifer Smith

Believe me, Nobody is jealous of you. Even though you started your own league you still relied on little league to help you. Self praise is an evil thing!

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Article comment by: asa money

I just think everyones concerned where the money went!! The girls were promised trophies and way after the season was over they were handed tiny medallions in place. And no one has still yet received the t-shirts all the girls were promised. Hopefully there's a big discount when sign up occurs again... if anyone will even sign up again....for the t-shirt the parents paid for last sign ups that the girls never got! It's sad because it should be all about the girls.

Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Article comment by: Jennifer Smith

There is a reason why Little League doesn't have girls softball anymore. All the girls left and joined ASA because they were not happy with LL. If Little League had treated the girls right in the first place there would have have been no reason for me to start this league. In our second year we had 108 girls and LL had 0. I must be doing something right. Jealousy is an evil thing

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Article comment by: Unbelievable Disorganization

I am amazed that the review is posting praise for this Asa league. There are only 2 teams and they play each other 2 times a week for the whole season. I think this town needs to come together and get a well organized league for our children to grow and develop in. Can someone please stop praising the poorly organized and uninformed? Bring the girls softball back to little league...

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