First published in the May 5 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Mayfield Senior varsity softball team picked up a 10-0 Prep League victory over visiting Polytechnic in its regular-season finale last Wednesday.
Freshman Kennedy Taylor allowed two hits and four walks with a pair of strikeouts over three innings. Freshman Jenna Domingo picked up the win after tossing two hitless and scoreless innings with a pair of walks and three strikeouts. Madilyn Domingo collected a base hit and four RBIs, senior Jamie Pernecky doubled and scored three runs, junior Francesca Agliolo tallied a base hit and a run scored, and senior Emily Vargas produced an RBI and a run scored. Seniors Caitlin Dopudja and Maria Dilbeck each scored twice, while freshman Jaz Johnson scored once
The Cubs, who finished third in league with an 8-4 record (14-8-1 overall), will open their CIF-SS Division VI postseason run by visiting Redlands Adventist Academy in a first-round matchup on Thursday, May 5, at 3:15 p.m. If victorious, Mayfield will advance to meet either Katella High of Anaheim (16-7 overall) or Lakeside High of Lake Elsinore (7-8 overall) in a second-round game on Tuesday, May 10, at 3:15 p.m.
Mayfield previously lost a league game at Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia, 6-2, on Friday. Freshman Penelope Pegram collected two base hits and an RBI, Pernecky and Madilyn Domingo each doubled and Johnson tallied a base hit. Dopudja and Dilbeck each scored once, while Vargas notched an RBI.
Mayfield collected its third straight victory by downing Chadwick School in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 16-4, in a league game. Madilyn Domingo produced a double, three RBIs and a run scored, while Pernecky added a base hit, three runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Johnson scored three runs, and Vargas and Penelope Pegram each produced a pair of runs scored and an RBI. Taylor and Dilbeck each scored twice, while the former added two stolen bases, and freshman Peyton Pegram scored once. Jenna Domingo earned the win, tossing six innings while allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits with three strikeouts.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
Saying the Tologs have enjoyed a dominant season might be an understatement. FSHA concluded the regular season as back-to-back Sunshine League champions with a 6-0 record (16-8 overall) while outscoring their league opponents 102-5 in those six games.
Flintridge Sacred Heart will open the CIF-SS Division V postseason by hosting Sacred Heart of Los Angeles (6-9 overall) in the first round on Thursday, May 5, at 3:15 p..m. If victorious, the Tologs will either meet Walnut (16-10 overall) or Cobalt Institute of Math & Science Academy of Victorville (8-7 overall) in the second round on Tuesday, May 10, at 3:15 p.m.
In their regular-season finale honoring its senior, FSHA picked up a 7-0 league victory over visiting Immaculate Heart High of Los Angeles last Monday. Senior Victoria Ramirez pitched a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk while going 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored on offense. Senior Maddie Napierala collected a base hit, an RBI and a run scored, while senior Lola Low and junior Marie Milton registered a base hit and a run scored. Sophomore Abigail Blea tallied a base hit, senior Caitlin Cruz produced a run scored and an RBI, and senior Olivia Ocon scored once.
FSHA traveled to Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia for a nonleague doubleheader recently. The Tologs won the evening matchup 8-1 behind strong offensive outputs and great pitching. Sophomore Isabella Guerrero tossed five innings, allowing one earned run on six hits with four strikeouts while scoring once on offense. Senior Faith Blea finished 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored, Napierala doubled with an RBI and a run scored, and Ramirez doubled and scored once. Marie Milton added a base hit and a pair of RBIs, sophomore Megan Milton produced a pair of base hits, a run scored and an RBI, and freshman Ava Nawrocki notched two hits and two runs scored. Low registered a base hit and a run scored, junior Meghan Garrity tallied a base hit, and junior Cameron Bender had an RBI on a sacrifice fly out.
Ramirez helped lead the Tologs to a 2-0 victory over Rio Hondo Prep to open Saturday’s doubleheader. She pitched a complete game shutout, allowing two hits and one walk with nine strikeouts while adding an RBI on offense.
Marie Milton finished 3-for-3 with a run scored, Megan Milton collected a pair of base hits and a run scored, and Napierala added two base hits and an RBI. Nawrocki tallied a pair of base hits while Guerrero had one hit.
In arguably their most dominant victory of the season, the Tologs won a lopsided league game at Marymount High of Los Angeles, 25-1. Junior Ellie McCarthy led the offense by going a perfect 4-for-4 with a team-leading six RBIs and four runs scored. Marie Milton also had a fine afternoon at the plate, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three runs scored and five RBIs. Nawrocki went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBIs and three runs scored, while Ramirez finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored. Guerrero tallied a base hit, three runs scored and an RBI, Garrity collected a base hit, a run scored and two RBIs, and Bender registered a base hit and a run scored. Ocon and Blea each produced a pair of runs scored and an RBI, while junior Cassie Huston posted a run scored and an RBI. Megan Milton scored twice, senior Jessie Mysza and junior Charlotte Taylor each scored once, and Low recorded one RBI.
FSHA dropped a nonleague game at La Cañada, 5-3, as Nawrocki and Ramirez each doubled and scored a run. Napierala went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Blea had a base hit.
The Lancers won their fourth straight game by crushing host Pomona Catholic, 24-4, in a Camino Real League game last Thursday.
Zoe Thomas belted a home run, a pair of triples and two base hits, while Tati Pisa blasted a pair of home runs and added two base hits. Emily Lavin produced a pair of doubles and a base hit, Matea Cepielik tripled and Amber Hernandez finished with three base hits. Talia Ettinger doubled, Bella Ferrari added a pair of base hits and Reagan Bean notched a base hit.
The visiting Lancers previously routed St. Genevieve High of Panorama City, 15-4, in a league game last Wednesday. Ettinger recorded a triple and two base hits, while Pisa, Cepielik and Hernandez each posted three singles. Thomas nearly hit for the cycle with a triple, a double and a base hit, Lavin registered a double and a pair of singles, and Bean and Ferrari each had a base hit.
La Salle scored double-digit runs for a second straight game by defeating visiting St. Genevieve, 10-1, in a league game last Tuesday. Pisa nearly hit for the cycle by logging a triple, a double and a single, while Ettinger doubled and added a pair of base hits. Ferrari collected a pair of doubles and a base hit, Thomas produced two doubles, Hernandez and Cepielik each doubled and added a base hit, and Lavin finished with a base hit.
The Lancers, who finished third in the league with a 5-3 record (7-8 overall), will open their CIF-SS Division VII postseason run by visiting the Archer School for Girls of Los Angeles in a first-round game on Thursday, May 5, at 3:15 p.m. If victorious, the La Salle would advance to meet either Bethel Christian High of Riverside (13-4 overall) or Big Bear (13-12 overall)
The Wolves concluded the regular season by losing to visiting Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia, 9-3, in a Prep League game last Tuesday. Flintridge Prep finished sixth in the league standings with a 3-9 record (14-13-1 overall).
The Wolves dropped a nonleague game to visiting Alverno Heights Academy of Sierra Madre, 13-1. Flintridge Prep was previously shut out by visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 10-0, in a league game. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Tigers lost a Prep League game at Palos Verdes Chadwick, 11-4, in their regular-season finale last Thursday. Westridge wrapped up the regular season fifth in the league standings with a 4-8 record (4-9 overall).
Junior Soleil Ybarra base and sophomore Ada Newton each had a base hit and a stolen base, senior Sonaya Vazquez-Wright and freshman Ellie Lin-Stevens each posted a base hit, Lilah Rangel walked three times and freshman Rysie Ybarra walked once. Westridge was also shut out by visiting Chadwick 6-0 earlier last Tuesday. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The visiting Tigers were previously shut out at Providence High of Burbank, 14-0, in a league game as freshman Reed Dietrick recorded the lone base hit for Westridge
The Panthers were shut out 10-0 by host Mayfield Senior in the Prep League finale last Wednesday, April 27. Visiting Poly was previously edged at Chadwick School of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 1-0, in a league game last Monday.
The Panthers had several individual highlights despite finishing last in the league standings with an 0-12 record (1-16 overall). Senior captain Chize Obgugo registered team-highs in batting average (.478), runs scored (six), hits (11), doubles (three) and triples (two). Junior Kiara Engstrom posted a .360 average with second-best marks in hits (nine) and triples (one) while tying sophomore Willa Bortz for the team lead in RBIs (two). As a pitcher, Engstrom struck out 50 batters in 23.2 innings of work.
The Minutemen finished the regular season with a 16-4 Olympic League loss at Village Christian High of Sun Valley last Thursday. Maranatha also suffered a 13-1 league loss at Heritage Christian High of Northridge last Tuesday after being shut out by visiting Village Christian, 9-0, in a league game on Monday, April 25.
The Minutemen collected a 17-2 victory at Mountain View Christian of Las Vegas. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook. Maranatha finished last in the league standings with an 0-8 record (2-9 overall).