First published in the April 9 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
The Crescenta Valley High School varsity softball team edged visiting Glendora, 2-1, in a nonleague game on Wednesday.
Pitcher Perri Derian recorded four strikeouts and allowed five hits in a complete-game victory. Isabelle Jamgotchian finished 2-for-3 with a home run, Lily Hinkle produced a base hit and a run scored, Mila Reddy, Alexa Johnson, Lauren Curtis and Haley Krohn each registered a base hit.
The Falcons were previously edged by Fairfax High of Los Angeles, 2-1, in the Village Christian Spring Fling tournament last Saturday. Jaiden Sabelis allowed two earned runs and four hits over six innings with 10 strikeouts. Johnson went 3-for-3 at the plate, while Curtis and Hinkle each tallied a base hit.
The Falcons shut out Chavez High of San Fernando, 8-0, in the first half of a doubleheader last Saturday as Derian allowed four hits over six innings with five strikeouts. Jamgotchian went 2-for-4 with a home run. Hinkle collected three base hits, while Johnson logged a pair of base hits. Anais Ochoa, Curtis and Reddy each produced a base hit.
CVHS routed visiting Muir High of Pasadena, 20-0, in a Pacific League game last Thursday. Hinkle, who finished 4-for-4 at the plate, tossed a one-hitter with six strikeouts over four innings, while the offense produced 18 hits as a unit. Jamgotchian and Sabelis each tallied three hits, while Derian and Sophia Kupperstein finished with two and one base hits, respectively.
The second-place Falcons (14-8 overall record, 6-1 in league) will have an opportunity to cushion their lead in the standings when they visit Burbank in a league game on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:15 p.m. CVHS edged Burbank, 2-1, earlier in the season.
The visiting Nitros tied a nonleague game at Gabrielino High of San Gabriel, 7-7, in a nonleague game on Monday. Sophomore Jazmin Combs collected a pair of base hits and a run scored. Seniors Kacey Martinez and Lesly Escobar each tallied a base hit and a pair of runs scored. Junior Bella Romero produced a base hit and an RBI, and freshman Natalie Minkler had a base hit. Senior Christine Raj notched one RBI, while seniors Patty Ramos and Angie Leos scored once.
The Nitros previously won the back end of a doubleheader against Castaic, 12-6, in the Village Christian Spring Fling tournament last Saturday as Martinez led with a pair of base hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Combs doubled with a pair of RBIs and a run scored.
Escobar tallied a base hit, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored. Minkler and Raj finished with two and one base hits, respectively. Senior Yara Shoora stole a base and scored three times, while senior Janelle Marquez, junior Desiree Guzman, sophomore Jocelyn Castaneda and freshman Jade Marquez each scored once.
Glendale was no-hit by Whittier in a 9-0 loss in the Spring Fling tournament on Saturday, April 2. The visiting Nitros previously collected a Pacific League victory by defeating Pasadena, 11-7, last Thursday. Guzman paced the offense with a pair of base hits, three runs scored and two RBIs. Martinez doubled with a pair of runs scored and an RBI. Escobar registered a pair of base hits and a run scored, Minkler tallied a base hit and two RBIs, and Janelle Marquez had a base hit and an RBI. Ramos scored three runs, while Leos and Romero each scored once.
The Nitros (4-13-1 overall, 3-4 in league) will visit La Cañada for a nonleague game on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m.
The Tornados remained winless in Pacific League action after falling to visiting Burbank High, 13-1, last Thursday. No individual statistics were reported to the Glendale News-Press.
Hoover (0-7 overall and 0-7 in league) is scheduled to host Glendale in a league rematch on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. The last meeting between the two schools resulted in an 11-5 Glendale victory.