Guava Jam softball club captures Hawaii’s first ASA Championship Cup

Guava Jam Softball Club // Courtesy: Janelle Saneishi
Guava Jam Softball Club // Courtesy: Janelle Saneishi

IRVINE, CA – The 50th state was well represented in Irvine, California Monday, as the Guava Jam Softball Club became the first Hawaii team to take home a title in the prestigious Championship Cup ASA Softball Tournament in California, claiming the 16 and under division beating the Firecracker-Flores club, 5-2 in the Final.

The 12-member Guava Jam team is lead by head coach James Millwood and assistant coaches Stan Cabanas and Jensen Kim. During the school year, team members also play on various high school softball teams, including Mililani, Leilehua, Maryknoll and Kamehameha.

“I’m proud of the girls and the way they played throughout this tournament,” said head coach James Millwood. “Their hard work and dedication helped them be the first Hawaii team to ever win this tournament.”

The Champions Cup is an elite fast-pitch softball showcase held annually in Irvine, CA. Their website says the “best of the best are accepted by invitation and/or requests to participate from teams who are registered American Softball Association with top national or local rankings, past success in tournaments, and/or are often referred and recommended by college coaches to attend.”

For more information on the ASA Championship Cup: http://www.championscup.org/

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