DOWNEY - The Downey Calvary Chapel softball team currently has an overall record of 17-4 and a league record of 5-0.The Lady Grizzlies have simply dominated their Alpha League competition and have yet to be challenged. Marshall is in second place at 3-3, Paraclete is in third place at 2-3, the Archer School for Girls is in fourth place at 2-3 and Viewpoint is in fifth place at 1-4. The Lady Grizzlies are fine tuning themselves for another run at the C.I.F. Division VI title. The Lady Grizzlies were the Division VI champions in 2011. The Lady Grizzlies defeated the Viewpoint Lady Patriots at Viewpoint 6-0 on 4/18, defeated the Archer School for Girls Lady Panthers at Columbus 10-0 on 4/22 and defeated the Paraclete Lady Spirits at Paraclete 11-2 on 4/30. Downey Calvary Chapel will finish their league schedule by traveling to Marshall to play the Lady Eagles on 5/3, by hosting Viewpoint on 5/7 and then will host the Archer School for Girls at Columbus on 5/9 in the regular season finale for both schools. Coach Osburn and his team are very much looking forward to getting back to the C.I.F. Division VI championship game after injuries got in their way last year. With the big three of seniors Larissa Petikoff (Colorado State), Bridget Castro (Utah) and Sydney Colenzo (Cal State Fullerton) playing at their best, the Lady Grizzlies will be very difficult to beat. Things are getting ready to heat up in the C.I.F. Division VI softball playoffs.
********** Published: May 2, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 03