The summer season came to a close Aug. 2 for the Seaside Kids’ 10U softball team, which took part in the North American Fastpitch Association nationals tournament in Newberg.
After going 0-2 in pool play, Seaside faced a tough lineup of teams in bracket play over the weekend at the Darnell Wright Sports Complex.
Seaside lost pool play contests to Canby (9-4) and Silver Fox Fastpitch (14-10).
That led to a first round game in the championship bracket against No. 1 seed Wilsonville.
Tied 5-5 after one inning, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth inning on its way to a 17-5 win over the Gulls.
Allie Corder and Araya Edwards each had a double for Seaside.
The Seaside Kids bounced back with their lone win of the tournament, an 11-10 victory over the Gresham Rise.
In the 8 a.m. start Aug. 1, Seaside trailed Gresham 3-0 early, but the Gulls scored one run in the second, as Jahzara Marshall singled and later scored on a grounder by Taylor Betts.
Seaside grabbed a three-run lead in the bottom of the third.
After two walks, Mackenzie Haag scored on a passed ball and Olivia Morse came in on a double from Lila Thornburg to tie the game.
Thornburg scored on a passed ball, which was followed by singles from Sophia Saso and Edwards, and Corder brought everybody in with a home run to center field for a 6-3 advantage.
Gresham countered with five runs in the top of the fourth for an 8-6 lead, before the Gulls scored twice in the bottom of the inning, in which three players reached base on dropped third strike pitches.
The Rise tacked on two runs in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough, as Seaside scored three in the bottom of the fifth.
Haag had a leadoff single and scored on a base hit by Thornburg; Saso reached on a catcher’s interference call; and Corder singled to bring in Thornburg with the tying run.
With two outs, Gracie Walker reached on another dropped third strike pitch, scoring Saso with the game-winning run.
In their final game against the Yamhill Tigers Rage, Seaside trailed 8-2 after two innings, and never recovered.
Yamhill scored five runs in the third and two in the fourth on its way to a 15-6 win.
Thornburg was 2-for-2 and scored twice, while Saso had a double and also scored two runs, and Corder had two RBIs for the Gulls, who finished the season 5-12.
The team, sponsored by Seaside Kids Inc., was coached by Chris Corder and assisted by Forrest Betts, Nicole Sturgell, Emma Taylor and Nate Saso. Team members included Taylor Betts, Allie Corder, Edwards, Haag, Maple Jackson, Marshall, Lily Morris, Morse, Lauren Rahl, Sophia Saso, Berkley Sturgell, Thornburg and Walker.