TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs, Burbank in Pacific League preliminaries: While most of the area athletes are getting ready for the league finals Friday, a few locals have already secured league championships.
One varsity event and a host of freshman-sophomore event finals were held last Friday at Glendale High.
In the girls' varsity long jump, Paris Vaughn of Burroughs High won a league championship with a 16-foot-10 effort. Her effort qualifies her for next week's CIF Southern Section prelims.
Also making the postseason with a second-place effort was Indians' Shannon Kermah with a 16-4 mark.
In frosh-soph finals, Burbank's MacGuinness Huntley won a title in the boys' long jump (19-0 1/4 ), Burroughs' Brandon Jimenez took the boys' high jump (5-4), Burbank's Bruce Lee and Jimenez tied for the boys' shot put title (41-3) and Hannah Park of Burbank won the girls' discus (80-3 1/2 ).
In other top-three results, Kristen Fregoso (Burbank) was third in the girls' 3,200 meters (12 minutes, 42 seconds), Paris Armelin (Burbank) was second in the girls' long jump (14-11), Steven Girod (Burbank) was second in the boys' long jump (17-11 3/4 ), Nick Coauette (Burroughs) was second in the boys' high jump (5-2), Pamela Aleman (Burbank) was third in the girls' discus (69-2 3/4 ), Ermar Cruz (Burroughs) was second in the boys' discus (95-2) and Jimenez was third in the boys' discus (93-6).
SOFTBALL Burbank 10, Glendale 0: The Bulldogs stayed in second place in the Pacific League with a win at McCambridge Park on Monday. Burbank (17-5, 9-1) had 12 hits in a game that was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Village Christian in El Segundo Tournament: The Crusaders placed fifth in the event Saturday.
In the first game, Burbank resident Emily Seidel struck out 16 to help lead Village Christian to a 1-0 win against Torrance.
Rebecca Gieske scored the winning run on an errant throw.
In the second game, the Crusaders downed Marymount, 5-3, in eight innings.
Seidel delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Resident Tori Valdivia knocked in Seidel for an insurance run. Valdivia was two for four with a run batted in.
Village Christian 6, L.A. Baptist 0: Burbank resident Emily Seidel struck out 13 to post a complete-game win to help lift the Crusaders to an Olympic League victory Friday.
Providence 14, Buckley 6: The Pioneers pushed across 11 runs in the first four innings to earn a Liberty League win Thursday at Olive Park.
Gian-Mari Llaguno came within a home run away from hitting for the cycle as she had a single, a double, a triple, for two runs batted in. She also stole two bases. Andy Rubalcava had two hits, including a triple, and four RBI and Natalie Ficocelli, Amber Bartmus and Brownyn Steward all had two RBI each.
Faith Baptist 5, Providence 3: Pioneers' Caitie Guttry hit a two-run homer and Amber Bartmus hit a solo shot April 27 in a Pacific League loss at Olive Park.
Burroughs junior varsity 17, Pasadena junior varsity 0: The Indians remained unbeaten on the season and perfect in the Pacific League with a win Monday on the road.
The victory improved first-place Burroughs to 17-0, 9-0.
Aubrie Bogle threw a one-hit shutout in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Bogle went the distance, strickling out six and walking one.
Kristin Nunn and Victoria Santos led the hitting attack with two hits and three runs batted in each.
Burroughs junior varsity 11, Hoover junior varsity 1: Pitchers Haley Schulman and Aubrie Bogle helped lead the Indians to a Pacific League victory Thursday.
The game was halted after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Schulman pitched the first three innings and struck out nine of the 10 batters she faced. She did not allow a run or a hit, and the only baserunner reached on an error. Bogle pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two.
Kristin Nunn led the offensive attack with three hits, including a two-run triple. She also scored three runs and drove in two.
BASEBALL Burbank 18, Muir 0: The Bulldogs rolled to an easy victory Friday in a Pacific League game on the road.
The Bulldogs (12-11, 6-3 in league) exploded for 12 runs in the first inning.
The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The winning pitcher was Chase Mersola (4-3), who had nine strikeouts and no walks in four innings. Greg Koll came in for one inning of relief, striking out two as the hurlers combined on a no-hitter
Dylan Mersola was four for five with a triple with three runs scored and three runs batted in. Chase Mersola was two for four with a double and two RBI.
Hoover 6, Burroughs 4: The Indians fell Friday in a Pacific League game at Hoover.
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Burroughs in Crescenta Valley Tournament: The Indians played well and captured the championship of the event Saturday at Crescenta Valley High.
Burroughs' Tyler Yanez was voted the tournament's most valuable player and teammates Nick LaFrance and Lucas Yanez were all-tournament picks.
In the final match, the Indians (20-6) defeated Village Christian, 25-15, 25-23.
Burroughs downed San Marino in the quarterfinals, 25-22, 25-16, and Garey — ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division IV — in the semifinals, 25-15, 23-25, 17-15.
In the opening rounds of the event Friday, the Indians beat Montebello, 25-14, 25-15, St. Francis 25-20, 25-13, and Temple City, 25-23, 25-20.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun