Bulldogs Eliminated in 2nd Round, 7-3

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Freshman Belinda Lujano bunted and later scored on a single from teammate Elizabeth Zamora in the fourth inning against the Saints.

By Nathan Cambridge

Burbank Leader

The Burbank High softball team advanced past the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs without ever setting foot on the diamond. The Bulldogs’ opening opponent, Coast Union, had forfeited due to a lack of players. 

So, for all intents and purposes, the Bulldogs’ postseason journey began in the second round by hosting Oxnard Santa Clara.

As it turned out, it was also where that journey came to an end. The Bulldogs were never really able to break through against Saints’ pitcher Mia Guerrero and fell, 7-3, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 5 second round playoff game Saturday afternoon at Maxam Memorial Park.

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Bears Edged in Opener; Burbank Advances By Forfeit

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Olivia Kam (pictured in a game earlier this season) belted a double and drove in two runs in the Bears’ 5-4 loss at Temple City in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs.

By Austin Green

Burbank Leader

Burroughs High School dropped its CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoff opener, 5-4, at Temple City on Tuesday, as the host Rams edged the Bears in a hard-fought game. 

With the game tied at 4-4 and a runner on third in the bottom of the sixth inning, Temple City got a two-out bloop single to fall into left field and take the lead for good. 

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Help Kids Round First with Equipment Donations

Photo courtesy Mark Miller
An impressive haul of equipment was donated just one hour into the first local drive for Helping Kids Round First, which was held at the La Cañada Baseball Softball Association tryouts in January. Another equipment drive is scheduled on Picture Day on March 10.

If someone in your household plays youth baseball or softball, there’s probably a new bat in the family this season — and an old bat that’s not much use anymore. Continue reading “Help Kids Round First with Equipment Donations”

Year in Review: Sports Highlights

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The fall athletic season began with controversy but ended on a positive note for the La Cañada High School varsity football program. Former Los Angeles Loyola running back Drake Beasley transferred to LCHS during the summer but was ruled ineligible to play by the CIF Southern Section, but second-year head coach Ryan Zerbel didn’t allow that to become a distraction as he guided the Spartans to a 6-4 season, including stunning 28-13 victory over rival San Marino in the final week of the regular season, snapping a five-game losing streak over the Titans.

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La Cañada Remains Perfect; FSHA Wins 3rd Straight

The La Cañada High School varsity softball team kept its perfect Rio Hondo League record intact with an 8-1 victory over visiting Temple City on Tuesday.
The Rams challenged the Spartans early with a run in the top of the first inning, but La Cañada (16-4 overall record, 11-0 in league) responded by getting on the board in the bottom half of the frame and an additional four runs in the second.
Ace pitcher Holly Stoner held Temple City at bay and helped the Spartans win their fifth consecutive win. The junior went the distance and allowed an unearned run on seven hits and struck out six. Continue reading “La Cañada Remains Perfect; FSHA Wins 3rd Straight”

Spartans, Rebels Softball Win Big

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson The La Cañada varsity softball team shut out visiting South Pasadena, 10-0, last Friday to remain perfect in Rio Hondo League play.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
The La Cañada varsity softball team shut out visiting South Pasadena, 10-0, last Friday to remain perfect in Rio Hondo League play.

The La Cañada High School varsity softball team blanked visiting rival South Pasadena, 10-0, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
The Spartans, guided by second-year head coach Chuck Gunter, improved to 10-3 on the season, including a perfect 6-0 record in Rio Hondo League play.
La Cañada, which has won 15 consecutive Rio Hondo League games dating back to last year, will travel to Temple City this Friday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Spartans, Rebels Softball Win Big”