Cox’s Walk-Off Home Run Propels La Cañada into Quarterfinals

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Freshman Devyn Cox hit a walk-off home run to give La Cañada a 1-0 victory over Maranatha in a second-round playoff game on Tuesday.

After six scoreless innings against visiting Pasadena Maranatha in a CIF Southern Section Division 5 second-round game, a calm, collected Chuck Gunter told his La Cañada High School softball team to not change its approach at the plate.
“We were hitting line drives and they just made their plays,” Gunter said. “Eventually, you hope one of those go through.”
Freshman Devyn Cox got one past everyone in the bottom of the seventh inning, belting it over the left field fence to give the Spartans a 1-0 victory over the Minutemen in a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday.
“Our coach kept telling us to keep hitting the ball hard and eventually you’ll make a run scored,” Cox said. “I honestly was looking for a ground ball to just get on and let my teammates score me, but that’s what happened.”
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NCL Senior Presentation Ball

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Debutantes presented at the Glendale Area Chapter of National Charity League’s 2018 Presentation Ball Saturday night include (front row, from left) Rebecca Klein, Julianne Lauenstein, Kamryn Creighton, Emily Clarkson, Holly Stoner, Melissa Klein, Kelly Steele, Katherine Smersfelt, Saira Singh and Lindsay Skarupa. Back: Eleanor Fausett, Abigail Frederich, Averi Suk, Olivia Strauss, Sarah Ann Settles, Georgia Cervenka, Chloe Kerstein, Leah Nagel, Emma Aitelli, Ella Romero and Isabela Apodaca.

La Cañada Closing In On League Championship

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La Cañada’s Meghan Henry (4) is greeted by her teammates as she steps on home plate after blasting a solo home run during a 15-0 victory over San Marino on Tuesday. The Spartans improved to 8-0 in Rio Hondo League play.

La Cañada High School varsity softball coach Chuck Gunter is always challenging his team, and it was no different against a struggling San Marino squad on Tuesday.
“We working different things for different games,” Gunter said. “Yesterday, we spent a lot of time working on something that I wanted the girls to do well. Continue reading “La Cañada Closing In On League Championship”

La Cañada Passes First Big League Test

With only two seniors graduating from last year’s third-place squad, Monrovia entered this season as the La Cañada High School varsity softball team’s biggest challenge in the Rio Hondo League.
“Approaching a game like this, we just had to win every inning to win the game,” said LCHS pitcher Holly Stoner. “That’s how we came into it. We were excited for this game, especially because it was our first league game at home.” Continue reading “La Cañada Passes First Big League Test”