Congrats Kendall & Kambree!
Kendall and Kambree Strasburg were among elite company in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma at the end of June. The twelve year old twin sisters were selected to participate in the USA softball All-American games. Just three hundred and sixty girls nationwide were selected to play in the tournament.
Their team was made up of fifteen girls from Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Region 9 East Team had an uphill battle because they faced teams that had been playing together all year when they met for the first time in Oklahoma City.
The teams played at the USA hall of fame complex including the “big field” where the national team plays, and where the college world series is held. Kendall loved facing great hitters as a pitcher, some of the twelve year old girls were bigger than her dad she said.
Region 9 had a tough draw in their first pool game facing the returning champions from Texas. Their second pool game was in hand when they gave up a 3-1 lead in the last inning losing 4-3. The next day after a severe thunderstorm delay the team fell to a team from California ending Region 9’s tournament.
“My favorite part was competing against the best girls in the nation and making lifelong friends. We text each other almost everyday,” Kambree said. The sisters have been playing softball for five years. They moved from Lehi to North Ogden three years ago. Both girls play on Utah Nemesis Elite and want to thank their coaches Sid and Michelle Spohn, Rick Quin, Kendall’s pitching coach Mattie Snow, and their hitting coach Vicky Galasso.
The two also travelled to Phoenix in February and tried out for the USSSA All-American team and were selected for the 12u Far West American team. Their friend Ellie Nelson, also from North Ogden, was a direct select for the Far West 11u Team. The three of them will travel to Viera Florida at the end of July to play a tournament at the Space Coast Complex.