4 Gilbert little league teams head to state tournament

GILBERT, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Some major talent is coming out of Gilbert as four softball little leagues make it to the state tournament.

The East Valley city's mayor proclaimed Tuesday "Softball Little League Day", because the league is celebrating a big 10-year anniversary with the teams heading to state.

The league's president, Angie Davidson, said she couldn't be more proud of them.

"Momentous occasion, we celebrated ten years this year, and then to finish it with four teams going to state is amazing, and I couldn't have asked for a better year a better season and it's just amazing," said Davidson.

The teams make up of players ages eight to 16, and they have been practicing since January. Manager Bret Armstrong said he sees improvements in the girls each and every day.

"When you're practicing every day and putting the time and effort in, you see each and every girl has made strides in their own individual way," said Armstrong.

So what makes an 11-year-old like Kaitlyn Robison show up in the triple digit temps every day?

"Knowing that you can get better at what you do and what you like," said Kaitlyn.

Senior league player Hailey Brisbon said she feels lucky to be a part of this league, adding they couldn't do it without the support of their amazing community.

"It's really awesome. I feel like it's like family, and it's like a good bond, and I just really love it out here," said Hailey.

Gilbert Softball Little League