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August 12, 2004
The La Crescenta Dirt Devils finished participation in their first ever Amateur Softball Association of American 16-and-under Class B Fastpitch Western National Championship last Saturday in Springfield, Mo. Playing in the Killian Softball Complex, the Crescenta Sports Association representative was eliminated from tournament play one day early with an 8-7 loss to the Tremors from Sikeston, Mo. in a second-chance bracket contest. Last Friday, the Dirt Devils, which is composed of players who live in the La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose and Glendale areas, blanked the Salem, Ore. Venom, 8-0, in a second-chance bracket game.
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July 16, 2009
The La Cañada Flintridge (LCF) U16 softball team finished fifth out of 18 teams in the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) “B” State Championship, held in Palmdale last weekend. The team is comprised of juniors and sophomores from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Flintridge Prep and La Cañada High School, who joined together shortly after the conclusion of CIF playoffs in May to extend their competitive softball season. After finishing second in the North Torrance 15th annual Summer Slam tournament, LCF took second place in the ASA “B” Western District tournament held in Oxnard, however shortstop/pitcher Stephanie Bathke broke her wrist in a base-running mishap, ending her season on the field.
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July 26, 2007
A pair of local athletes are preparing for the upcoming Amateur Softball Association national softball finals. La Crescenta's Madeline Velasquez and Megan Martin of La Cañada, along with their So Cal Fury teammates begin competition on July 30 in the 14-and-under travel ball division of Junior Olympic competition. Last year Fury captured the national crown at the 12-and-under level, gaining the team a berth at this year's 14U tournament. The teens depart for host city, Normal, Illinois, in hopes of reaching the championship game scheduled for August 5. Velasquez, the Fury centerfielder, plays for Village Christian High School in Sun Valley.
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July 5, 2007
La Cañada's 12U-Gold softball team qualified to play in the California State Games (Junior Olympics) with a fourth place finish out of 13 teams at the Amateur Softball Association's Southern California Western District tournament. On July 13, the team will travel to San Diego for the Regional "C" level championship tournament with teams from all over California. The event includes participating in opening ceremonies at Qualcomm Stadium with 25,000 other young athletes across many different sports.
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June 28, 2007
La Cañada's 12U-Gold softball team placed second out of 16 teams in the Carpinteria Beach Classic tournament this past weekend, losing 3-2 to West Valley Red (Gold) in an exciting championship game. Catherine Horner's double followed by a Lauren Cox home run gave the Spartans a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but West Valley scored three in the fourth playing outstanding "small ball" with three infield hits. In four tournaments entered, La Cañada has made it to the championship game every time with two first place and two second place finishes.
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July 8, 2004
The La Cañada 12 and under softball team participated in the Amateur Softball Association's Western District Tournament held in Moorpark, June 24-26. The team defeated Santa Paula, 12-4, for their first victory of the tournament season. The offense broke through and the girls pounded out 10 hits, including bases clearing doubles by Kaitlin Fuelling and Megan Lane in the third inning. Every player either had a solid hit or scored a run in the victory. Ruth Barber made a nice running catch of a ball hit to left field while Alex Antonoplis pitched a solid game, striking out five.
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July 21, 2005
When the random bracket drawings were released for the 10 and under division of the recent Amateur Softball Association Western District tournament at Santa Paula, it was quickly apparent that La Cañada's two 10 and under teams would play each other if they both lost their first games. That scenario ultimately played out. In its first game, the 10 and Under Gold Team faced off against San Clemente, taking a 1-0 lead when Campbell Owen bunted for a single, stole two bases and was singled in by Catherine Horner, who went 3-for- 3 at the plate.
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July 1, 2004
La Cañada's 10U tournament softball team faced Moorpark's Gold and Blue squads, as well as Montebello, in the sixth annual June Jamboree tournament in Moorpark on June 19 and 20, and won two of its three games. In its first tournament game of the summer, the Spartans faced defending champion Moorpark Gold, and were the victims of a 9-0 perfect game. Outstanding defense and pitching by Moorpark resulted in no La Cañada batters reaching base. Lizzie Miller pitched well for La Cañada, allowing six hits and one walk in five innings.
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July 19, 2007
La Cañada's 12U-Gold softball team ended its tournament season with a remarkable show of strength and endurance to finish second in the Amateur Softball Association's Pacific Regional Championship Tournament at San Diego. In the three-day double-elimination tournament, sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, La Cañada entered the loser bracket in the second round but responded by winning six consecutive games ? including four wins in back-to-back time slots on the final day to take the silver medal.
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By Timithie Gould | June 28, 2007
La Cañada has experienced a love-hate relationship with softball in recent years, with the high school team ranging from league champ to bottom of the barrel. But one youth girls' team is setting out to rekindle the town's lost love of the game. The La Cañada Junior Baseball and Softball Association supports the 12-and-under Gold softball "tournament" team among a handful of other similar junior-level teams, consisting of the best 8-to 14-year-old players from the organization's regular season.
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July 16, 2009
The La Cañada Flintridge (LCF) U16 softball team finished fifth out of 18 teams in the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) “B” State Championship, held in Palmdale last weekend. The team is comprised of juniors and sophomores from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Flintridge Prep and La Cañada High School, who joined together shortly after the conclusion of CIF playoffs in May to extend their competitive softball season. After finishing second in the North Torrance 15th annual Summer Slam tournament, LCF took second place in the ASA “B” Western District tournament held in Oxnard, however shortstop/pitcher Stephanie Bathke broke her wrist in a base-running mishap, ending her season on the field.
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August 12, 2004
The La Crescenta Dirt Devils finished participation in their first ever Amateur Softball Association of American 16-and-under Class B Fastpitch Western National Championship last Saturday in Springfield, Mo. Playing in the Killian Softball Complex, the Crescenta Sports Association representative was eliminated from tournament play one day early with an 8-7 loss to the Tremors from Sikeston, Mo. in a second-chance bracket contest. Last Friday, the Dirt Devils, which is composed of players who live in the La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose and Glendale areas, blanked the Salem, Ore. Venom, 8-0, in a second-chance bracket game.
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