Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 30, 2022 
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April 28, 2022 –Sierra Madre Girls Softball Association’s 
Spring Season Tournament kicked off on 
Thursday, April 21. The two week, double-elimination 
tournament will culminate in championship 
games for each division and closing day ceremonies 
at Heasley Field on Sunday, May 1. And before we 
know it, we’ll be back on the field for the Fall 2022 
season, which will kick off with evaluations in late 
August. Registration will open in mid-July at smgsa.

Recent game highlights include: 


April 21 – Baby Yodas 9 vs. Pink Lightning 4Pink Lightning fought hard against the Baby Yodas. 
Natalie Miranda pitched a great game and Sarah 
Bates once again showed off her arm at catcher. 
Sage Cramer had a big game knocking in 3 runs 
with a bases loaded single. 

April 22 – Killer Bees 12 vs. Dark Tigers 0Killer Bees coasted to their first playoff win powered 
by 11 hits and the 12 runs. Molly Stearns was 
3 for 3 with 4 RBIs while O.Medrano, M. Gomez, 
And M. Liang all contributed with two hits each. 
Olivia pitched a 2 hit shutout with 8 Ks. 

April 24 – Flaming Hawks 9 vs. Pink Lightning 7Melanie Figueroa had a double and 2 RBIs, Sarah 
Bates had a triple and 2 RBIs, Natalie Miranda had 
a double and an RBI, and Ava Smith also had two 
RBIs. Sage Cramer also stood tall in the batters box 
with 2 hit by pitches. Nobody is tougher than Sage! 

Pippa Novak, Paris Idu, Maddy Loera, Abigail Sánchez, 
and Nala Saunders all played hard in their last game of the season and did their best to try and get one last 


April 22 – Killer Crocs 6 vs. Lady Bruins 3The entire Croc team played great. Lydia Gotlieb pitched all four innings, struck out 11 batters, and gave up only three 
runs. Way to Go! Maddie Lencioni and Lillian Dawkins made amazing plays in the field to save multiple runs. Alexis 
Marino played outstanding defense at catcher the entire game, and every Croc hitter had meaningful at-bats! Great 
job everyone! 


April 22 – Kryptonite 4 vs. Caution 5While it was a tough game for Team Kryptonite, defensively they had two beautiful double plays in Playoff Game 3. 
Kaleigh Dermody, at 2nd base, scooped up a ground ball and was able to tag the runner occupying 1st on the way to 
2nd. She then threw the ball to Jadyn Shaver at 1st base, making an out just before the runner was safe at the bag. In the 
following inning Kaleigh Dermody caught an in-field fly for an instant out on the player at bat. She then immediately 
threw the ball to the 3rd baseman Gabby Peraza for an out on the runner who didn’t tag up before heading home. On 
the offensive side, the highlight came when Mia Estrada hit a Home Run clean into right field. This brought in herself 
and the two runners already occupying bases bringing the team’s final score to 4 runs. Although Team Kryptonite lost 
4-5 against Caution, it was a great game and the girls had good plays. 

April 24 – Kryptonite 4 vs. Cobra Kai 14Kryptonite took the field in Playoff Game 6 against season-long rivals, Cobra Kai. Caitlin Dermody pitched a six-
inning game battling in the heat of the sun. On the defensive side, center fielder Saija Baldrica knocked down a ball 
and made a cannon throw to her cutoff, 2nd baseman Kaleigh Dermody, who shot the ball over to Gabby Peraza at 
3rd base. This relay of throws was made just in time to tag out the batter who hit that rocket straight into center field. 
Batting highlight goes to Izabelle Rodriguez aka “Izzy”. Going almost all season not really hitting, she managed to hit a 
line drive into right field, making it her best at bat all spring CONGRATULATIONS, Kid! Though Kryptonite battled 
through this game, they unfortunately lost 14-4, making it their last game of the season. 

Sierra Madre Girls Softball Association offers girls ages 5 to 14 from Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena, Altadena 
and surrounding communities the opportunity to develop softball skills and good sportsmanship in a positive 
environment. For more information, visit and follow SMGSA on Facebook @sierramadregirlssoftballassociation 
and Instagram @smgsa. 

Russ Meek, SM Girls Softball President 
626.827.5011 / 



NOLAN C. is a versatile force on 
the Rockies this year. This is his 
first Little League season. No-
lan’s focus at practice and games 
has helped him excel at first base, 
pitcher or whatever position he 
plays defensively.. He has caught 
on to coach pitch and hit several 
balls into the outfield already. No-
lan always has a pleasant attitude 
and is a good role model to the 
younger Rockies! 
NICOLAS C. made three outs in 
a single inning at first base. He’s a 
great lefty batter who’s developing 
into a power hitter. Most impor-
tantly he’s having fun and he’s a great 
Brandon T. is such a dynamic player 
and gives his all at every practice and 
game. His positive attitude and hus-
tle make him a great asset to the Mets 
roster. He cheers for and encourages 
his teammates. Recently, Brandon 
started pitching and through hard 
work continues to get better every 

MAYA D. is a dynamo that keeps 
the team on their toes! Maya 
brings joy and silliness to every 
game. Over the past 7 years, Maya 
has developed into a consistent 
hitter - facing down the pitcher 
with confidence and a disarming 


JAKE S. led the SM Dodgers 
on April 23 going up against 
the PSW Yankees. Jake had 
an excellent performance, 
pitching 3 1/3 innings, 10 
strikeouts, and only allowing 
one hit. Jake’s pitching 
overmatched the opponent. 
The Dodgers ended up winning 

OWEN W. is a dedicated SMLL player 
who works hard at every practice and 
game! He has participated in the most 
practices on the team. He has laser focus, 
working hard to perfect his mechanics. 
On the field, he supports his 
team by talking to his teammates before 
and during games. He was the first player 
of the season to earn the game ball. 
His determination is inspiring! 


LUCAS A. always comes to practice and 
games with a great attitude and desire to 
learn. His work ethic has been paying off 
and in the last game he had 2 hits and 2 
RBI’s. Off the field in the dugout, Lucas 
cheers for his team and is ready when 
needed! His positivity and encouragement 
to always have fun makes him an invaluable 
player for the Royals! He is a joy to 
coach and a friend to everyone. 

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