DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' softball team currently has a 22-6 overall record and finished their league season with a 9-1 record.The Bears finished tied for first place with cross-town rival Downey but earned the number one S.G.V.L. seed due to their second round of league play victory over Downey. The Bears finished their league season on a high note with a 12-inning 4-3 win against Paramount at Paramount on May 8 and a 10-0 victory over Gahr at Warren on May 10. Warren opened their 2012 playoff run with a first round win against Oak Park at Warren 6-0 on May 17 and followed that up with a 9-2 victory against Harvard-Westlake at Harvard -Westlake on Tuesday. In the Harvard-Westlake game, Tina Iosefa drove in three runs and Justene Reyes added a three-run double in the fifth inning to secure the win. The Bears played South Torrance on Thursday, May 24, in the Division III quarterfinals (score unavailable at press time). The Bears were seeded 10th in the Division III playoff bracket. Coach Starksen maintains that everyone is playing well on her squad and this is a big reason why the Bears are playing so well as the playoffs roll along. Coach Starksen believes in playing one game at a time and for her team to play within themselves. Coach Starksen sees many good teams in this year's playoffs with Chino Hills being the top seeded team and perhaps the team to beat.
********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06