The Glendale High School varsity softball team defeated host Pasadena, 10-5, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Junior Maria Guerra went 4-for-5 with three runs while sophomore Natalie Minkler went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Senior Desiree Guzman went 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three RBIs and two runs, junior Faith Alvarez went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI, and junior Jazmin Combs went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Senior Maily Navarrete had a hit and an RBI while senior Carla Luna scored once.
The Nitros defeated visiting Oakwood High of North Hollywood, 7-4, in a nonleague game last Friday as Navarrete stole the show on senior night. This was Navarrete’s first year playing softball as she joined the team in honor of her mother and she recorded a single in her lone at-bat against an Oakwood pitcher that struck out six of the seven batters she faced.
“It was one of those tearfully magical moments,” Glendale head coach Jack Monroe said.
Minkler, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, went the distance and finished with seven strikeouts in the circle.
Guzman recorded a hit, three runs and a walk, sophomore Jade Marquez tallied a hit and a run, and freshman Rachel Francis finished with a hit and an RBI. Combs registered a hit and two walks while Alvarez had a base hit. Junior Chloe Dobie scored twice and stole a base, senior Sammy Maylad collected an RBI and two walks, and Luna scored once.
Glendale previously suffered a 9-6 league loss against visiting Muir High of Pasadena as Guzman slugged a solo home run and scored an additional run. Minkler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Combs recorded a triple and two RBIs, and Marquez, who walked and scored once, pitched a complete game with a pair of strikeouts. Guerra tallied a hit, a run, a steal and a walk, Alvarez registered a hit and a walk, and Francis had a base hit. Luna and Maylad scored once while junior Phoebe Antonio walked once.
The Nitros concluded the regular season fifth in league with a 3-16 record (7-17 overall).
The Falcons were shut out by visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 12-0, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Senior Lily Hinkle recorded CV’s lone base hit, senior Hayley Neale and junior Haley Krohn each walked once, and sophomore pitcher Carley Mulcahey had four strikeouts over five innings in the circle.
Third-place CVHS (13-9 overall, 5-3 in league) hosted Arcadia for its regular-season finale yesterday; the game ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. The CIF-Southern Section playoff brackets will be released today at 10 a.m.
First published in the April 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.