Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 12, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 12, 2022 
Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 12, 2022 

Fall Softball Highlights – Sierra Madre Girls Softball’s Fall players advance their skills at Heasley 
field, while the league’s “Select” Teams battle elite competition all around SoCal. 

Brooke Arellano, SMGSA’s youngest Pink Gemstone at only 6, got her very first hit today! So much joy and excitement as she charged to 
first base - way to go Brooke!! She was inspired to join the SMGSA family by watching her older sister Emma Arellano and cousin Ella 
Stone play. 

11/23 Raptors @ Red Wrecking Balls: This game was full of big plays and special 
moments! Top of the 1st inning, with her twin sister Kylie on third, 6 year old 
Jamie Chong of the Raptors got her first hit ever, and later that game she got on 
base again and scored her first career run! For the Red Wrecking Balls, Addison 
and Emilia each had RBIs in the 1st inning, with Bella hitting a line drive 
to bring in 2 more. Emilia ended the Raptors’ 2nd with an amazing tag at home, 
allowing Alyssa to take the plate and promptly hit a double to drive in Piper, as 
their go-ahead run. For a spectacular end to the game, Alyssa made the RWB’s 
first double-play by catching a fly ball at shortstop and then alertly throwing to 
3rd base. 

On 11/4, the Red Wrecking Balls (RWB) faced off with staunch competitor, the 
Trouble-Makers, whose fierce hitters scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings. Great 
defense from many positions held back this attack, including Kira Mekin, Isabella 
Frayeh, Amia Macias, Hannah Skinner, Emilia Turnquist and Piper Hendrich. 
The Red Wrecking Balls would answer back with impressive offense from 
Gloria Brusseau, Skinner, and Arnerich, and alert baserunning by Macias and 
Schulman. This clash of 8U future starts ended in an inspiring 9-9 tie! 

Playing out in San Dimas, the Sierra Madre 8U Select Wolfpack claimed 2 blowout 
victories during their final regular season weekend. Petra Bragiel struck out 
5 strikeouts in 2 shutout innings against the Wildcats, and Kira Mora threw out 
a runner attempting to steal 3rd, with Mikayla Tejeda applying the tag. Mora, 
Maddy Liang and Olivia Loya led the offense as the Madre Wolfpack ran up 

11 runs against the Wildcats. In the 
second game against Pasadena, Tejada 
and Maddy Liang combined for 
9 strikeouts on the mound, while Bragiel, 
Tejada, Liang and Molly Stearns 

led a victorious offense. These wins placed Madre 
Wolfpack as a top seed entering this 

week’s PLAYOFFS! 

SMGSA’s 10u Select Baddies cruised to 

a first round 12-2 victory vs. Upland Select. Raqui 
Pagan pitched a one hitter through 4 

innings while striking out 6, while Maddie Lencioni 
and Raqui Pagan each had 2 RBI hits. 

Dalia Medrano led the team with 2 monstrous triples, 
driving in 3 more Madre Baddies to 

seal the victory. 

Up at the 12U Division, the Poison 

Apples and “Chaos” have both put up victories in the 
last 2 weeks versus the strong Pasa

dena team. Lilian Dawkins has been a force for the 
Apples, both behind the plate and hit

ting deep shots against the Heasley wall. For “Chaos”, 
Audrey Tan, Christina Koroghlian, 

Jaden Shaver and Sofia Martinez led their squad to a 
victory against the visiting Select team 

from Monterey Park. Guest pitcher Quinn Sullivan 
has also joined from 12U Selects with 

dominant performances. 

Also at 12U, Pink Fury dazzled their 

Heasley crowd with a 10/23 victory against Pasadena. 
Paloma Moon struck out six in only 

three innings, supported by great catching by Melaina 
Martinez. Martinez and Emily 

Lencioni each dominated on offense, including bases-
clearing double in the fourth inning to 

end the game. Andrea Li, Evan Cuento, Annabelle 
Guzman, and Valerie Garcia all added 

outstanding at-bats, but the play of the day was on 
defense, when a relay to home (Lencioni to Cuento to 

Martinez) caught a Pasadena player 
trying to complete a homerun. 

Pink Fury played another strong 
12U game on Sunday 11/6 versus 
the always tough Poison Apples. 
Paloma Moon pitched another 
five masterful innings, and Evan 
Cuento made two outstanding defensive 
plays to help keep the game 
close. For the Apples, guest pitcher 
Zoe Parisi filled up the strike zone 
and stimulated impressive defense 
to hold the Pink Fury at bay, with 
multiple great plays from Gabby 
Peraza (SS) Saija Baldrica (C), and 
June Meek at first base. For the 
Fury, Emmi Salonen was the offensive 
star of the game, clubbing her 
first homerun which was the walk-

off winning run. 

About SMGSA: Sierra Madre Girls Softball Association offers local girls ages 5 to 14 the opportunity to grow their 
softball skills, confidence and good sportsmanship in a positive environment. For more information, visit 
and follow SMGSA on Facebook @sierramadregirlssoftballassociation and Instagram @smgsa. 

KEY CONTACT: Russ Meek, SM Girls Softball President 626.827.5011 / 

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