First published in the April 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
Starting pitcher Perri Derian helped lead the Crescenta Valley High School varsity softball team to a 7-0 Pacific League victory at Burbank on Tuesday. She tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing three hits and one walk with six strikeouts. After yielding a lead-off walk, Derian settled in and retired the next 10 batters in order before allowing Burbank’s first hit in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Center fielder Lily Hinkle led the offense by finishing 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored while making a diving catch to end the game. Meanwhile, first baseman Haley Krohn tallied a base hit and three RBIs. Second baseman Mila Reddy added a base hit and an RBI, while catcher Isabelle Jamgotchian and right fielder Anais Ochoa each collected a base hit. Hayley Neale scored three runs and left fielder Jaiden Sabelis posted a run scored and an RBI. Third baseman Megumi Ono walked once and scored a run while designated hitter Alexa Johnson scored once after reaching on a hit-by-pitch.
The Falcons (15-8 overall record, 7-1 in league) are scheduled to visit Arcadia in a crucial league game on Tuesday, April 19. CVHS and Arcadia are tied for first place.
The Nitros were edged by visiting Hoover High, 5-4, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday. Glendale previously competed in the Spring Fling Tournament last Saturday but was swept in both matchups.
In the matinee game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Nitros lost to Venice High of Los Angeles, 17-2, as freshman Natalie Minkler collected the lone base hit. Sophomore Jill Develos and freshman Jade Marquez each scored once, while the former added a stolen base. The Nitros were no-hit by La Cañada in the front end of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Glendale also dropped a nonleague game at Westridge School of Pasadena, 4-3, in extra innings. Senior Christine Raj went 2-for-3 with a triple and a pair of RBIs, while junior Bella Romero added a base hit and a run scored. Senior Patty Ramos tallied a base hit, while senior Destiny Contreras and junior Natalie Leos each scored once. Meanwhile, Minkler allowed four earned runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings with three strikeouts.
The sixth-place Nitros (4-17-1 overall, 3-5 in league) will host Muir High of Pasadena in a league game on Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m.
The Tornados collected their first win of the season by edging visiting Glendale, 5-4, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday, April 12. No individual statistics were reported to the Glendale News-Press.
Hoover (1-7 overall and in league) is scheduled to host Pasadena in a league game on Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m.