Pemberton hits grand slam as Warren routes Lynwood

DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' softball team currently has an overall record of 9-6 and league record of 2-1. The Bears are in second place in league and are climbing up the C.I.F. Division III rankings.The lone league defeat of the Bears came at the hands of cross-town rival Downey, 4-3, in 10 innings at Warren several weeks ago in the league opener. The Bears responded from that defeat against Downey with a 17-0 win over Mayfair and a 26-0 five inning mercy rule defeat of Lynwood on Tuesday. In the Lynwood game, former Griffiths Indian standout Whitney Pemberton crushed a grand slam to lead the Bears. Warren will host Paramount on April 19 and will play at Gahr on Tuesday. The much anticipated rematch against Downey will be held on April 26. The Bears will be participating in the La Mirada Tournament this weekend and will be playing St. Paul and Mira Costa. Coach Starksen said that all of her players are playing well right now and that she is pleased with their effort. Starksen also said that the San Gabriel Valley League is very competitive this year and it will be a tight race to see who claims the league title. It will certainly be interesting to see how the Bears finish their season and perhaps make another run deep into the C.I.F. Division III playoffs.

********** Published: April 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 01