Top row left to right:  Coach Nick Wilczynski, Jessica Snider(Rancho Penasquitos/Westview), Lala Ruiz(Temecula), Michaela Long(Scripps Ranch), Bri Parkes(Poway), Makayla Martin(Serra Mesa), Sarai Nui(Serra Mesa), Skylee James(Rancho Bernardo), Coach Kailey Balzer, Coach Loren Balzer

Bottom row left to right:  Tristan Carapella(Poway), Molly Campbell(4S Ranch), Emily Wolking(Carmel Valley), Amber Davis(Ramona), Bailey Hawke(La Mesa), Cassidy Clough(Clairemont), Natalie Peters (Rancho Penasquitos)

“The Next Level (TNL) 14U Gold” — a travel softball team with players from Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, 4S Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos — won the ASA So Cal 14U State Championship.

The team went undefeated in the winners’ bracket, taking eight straight games at the June tournament in Lancaster, Calif.  By winning the championship, the team qualified to play in the ASA National Championship Tournament in Midland, Tex. this summer.