Local Softball Squads Conclude Postseason Play

(Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK) - The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy varsity softball team includes Charlotte Taylor (front, from left), Marie Milton, Meghan Garrity, Lola Low, Meaghan Coyle, Maddie Napierala and Megan Milton. Back: Isabela Guerrero, Cameron Bender, Cassie Huston, Gianna Candelora, Victoria Ramirez, Faith Blea, Olivia Ocon and Ellie McCarthy. Not pictured: Ava Nawrocki.

First published in the May 19 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy varsity softball team suffered its first shutout of the season to visiting El Toro High of Lake Forest, 6-0, in a CIF-SS Division V semifinal game on Saturday.
Junior Marie Milton collected a double while senior captain Victoria Ramirez, senior Maddie Napierala and freshman Ava Nawrocki each produced a base hit.
The visiting Tologs edged Fillmore, 5-4, in a quarterfinal game last Thursday. Ramirez, who blasted a home run, drove in a pair of RBIs and scored twice, pitched a complete game to earn the win, allowing four earned runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
Marie Milton tallied three doubles and a run scored, Napierala finished with three base hits, and junior Meghan Garrity produced a base hit and two RBIs. Sophomore Isabella Guerrero had a base hit and an RBI, while sophomore Megan Milton scored twice.
FSHA defeated host Walnut, 6-2, in a second-round matchup last Tuesday. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. She also pitched a complete game in the circle, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Milton blasted a solo home run of her own, while Napierala finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Garrity and Megan Milton each produced a base hit, an RBI and a run scored, senior Faith Blea tallied a base hit and a run scored, and Guerrero notched a base hit.
The Tologs took care of business in their CIF first-round opener by crushing visiting Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, 13-0.
It was another strong offensive effort by FSHA, which managed to post a crooked number in all four innings before the game was called in the fifth due to the 10-run mercy rule. The Tologs chased Sacred Heart’s starting pitcher in the bottom of the second after jumping out to a 5-0 lead.
“We got the hits when we needed to; we are a pretty good offensive team when we are focused,” head coach Kirk Nishiyama said. ”Every level, we are going to get better and better teams. If we stay focused, we have a chance.”
The offense certainly has been locked in over the past five games, as FSHA has won each of those contests while outscoring opponents 55-2 over that span.
Ramirez earned the win after completing five innings while allowing four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. She also added a pair of base hits, two RBIs and a run scored on offense. Meanwhile, Napierala collected three hits, three RBIs and a stolen base.
“Victoria wasn’t at her best today; she struggled, but she fought through it and she made the pitches when she needed to. There was a lot of traffic, but she got the big outs when she needed to,” Nishiyama said. “Maddie is one of our best hitters. She’s our four-hole because she can drive in runs. We set up our lineup to get runners on base for Victoria and Maddie.”
Marie Milton registered a base hit, three runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base, Garrity went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs, and Megan Milton produced two hits, three runs scored and a stolen base. Senior Olivia Ocon tallied a base hit, three stolen bases and two runs scored, Blea had a base hit, two runs scored and a stolen base, and Nawrocki posted a base hit, an RBI and a stolen base.
The Tologs concluded their season as undefeated Sunshine League champions – their third consecutive league title – with a 6-0 record (19-9 overall).


The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ softball team includes Madilyn Domingo (front, from left), Jenna Domingo, Kennedy Taylor, Jaz Johnson and Afton Copeland-Spiegel. Back: Penelope Pegram, Maria Dilbeck, Jamie Pernecky, Chloe Clawson, Peyton Pegram and Sasha Gracia.

The Cubs saw their terrific season end after falling to visiting Katella High of Anaheim, 3-1, in a CIF-SS Division VI second-round matchup last Tuesday.
It was a close battle but a two-run sixth inning gave the Knights all the offense they needed, while Mayfield could only muster one run in response.
Freshman Jenna Domingo, who finished with a base hit at the plate, was tagged with the loss after pitching a complete game, allowing three runs (just one earned) on four hits with three strikeouts. Senior Maria Dilbeck tallied a base hit, a stolen base and a run scored, junior Francesca Agliolo produced a pair of base hits and senior Jamie Pernecky registered a base hit.
The visiting Cubs previously dominated Redlands Adventist Academy, 15-0, in a first-round game. Jenna Domingo twirled a complete-game one-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts over five innings to earn the win. She also registered a pair of base hits, four RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs scored on offense.
Freshman Kennedy Taylor finished 3-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two stolen bases and a run scored, Pernecky posted two doubles and three runs scored, and freshman Jaz Johnson went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Senior Emily Vargas doubled and added an RBI, Dilbeck registered two base hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, and freshman Peyton Pegram recorded a base hit and a run scored. Sophomore Madilyn Domingo notched two runs scored and an RBI, while senior Caitlin Dopudja and Agliolo each scored once.
Mayfield concluded the season third in the Prep League standings with an 8-4 record (15-9-1 overall).


The La Salle College Preparatory varsity softball team includes Reagan Bean (front, from left), Talia Ettinger, Bella Ferrari, Amber Hernandez and Tati Pisa. Back: Zoe Thomas, Mia Ocampo, Emily Lavin, Jayden VanMeter, Matea Cepielik and head coach Deborah Wilder.

The Lancers were ousted in their CIF-SS Division VII first-round game at Archer School in Los Angeles, 15-5.
Tati Pisa blasted a home run, Zoe Thomas registered a double and a triple, and Bella Ferrari, Reagan Bean and Amber Hernandez each notched a base hit.
La Salle concluded its season tied for second in the Camino Real League with Serra High of Gardena (5-3 records) while finishing with a 7-9 overall record.