Notebook: Carda, USA Softball to play at Raley Field Thursday | Sports – California News

Notebook: Carda, USA Softball to play at Raley Field Thursday | Sports – California News

A terrific brand of women’s softball is coming to Raley Field Thursday when Team USA will take on a team of current and former Sacramento-area all-stars. The games will begin at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m. with an autograph session to follow. Tickets are $25 and parking is free for the event.

Former Pleasant Grove High School pitcher Ally Carda, who went on to four great seasons at UCLA, is about the only local player on Team USA. She graduated from college in 2015, spent last season as a coach at Cal Poly, but has stayed active in the sport. She’ll likely pitch one of the games and play first base in the other for Team USA.

A former Cal Bear, Valerie Arioto, is also a member of Team USA.

A couple Elk Grove-area women will play for the Sacramento All-Stars. Danielle Henderson, who played at Sheldon and then at Cal, is now an assistant coach at Pleasant Grove H.S. Morgan Lamb, who played for Elk Grove H.S. and is currently playing at Boise State, will also be on the Sacramento All-Stars. 

A softball youth clinic earlier in the day is reportedly now sold out, as is a VIP Meet & Greet on Wednesday night.

Laskin qualifies for U.S. Amateur

University of Arizona golfer and Elk Grove resident David Laskin was a co-Medalist Monday in the regional qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club. This means he’ll be competing in the U.S. Amateur Championship Aug. 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. 

His sister Emily, who will be a senior at University of San Francisco, was recently named to the Women’s Golf…

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