Grizzlies fall in quarterfinals

DOWNEY â?? The Downey Calvary Chapel softball team saw their season come to an end last Thursday against Aquinas in the quarterfinal round of the C.I.F. Division V playoffs.The Lady Grizzlies finished their season with an overall record of 22-5 and a league record of 8-0. The Lady Grizzlies are the 2013 Alpha League champions. The Lady Grizzlies defeated Lompoc 6-0 in their first round matchup on 5/16. The Lady Grizzlies then defeated Marlborough 4-0 on 5/21 in their second round game. The Lady Grizzlies then played Aquinas (25-2) in their quarterfinal game last Thursday. The Lady Grizzlies came up short and fell to defeat 5-3, thus ending their season. Aquinas scored two runs in the first inning while DCC did not score. The score at the end of one inning of play was 2-0 Aquinas. Neither team scored in the second or third innings. The score at the end of three innings was still 2-0 Aquinas. Aquinas did not score in the top of the fourth inning and DCC pushed across two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to even the score. The score was tied 2-2 at the end of four innings of play. Aquinas answered back in the top of the fifth inning and scored two runs. DCC did not score in the bottom of the fifth inning. Aquinas took a 4-2 lead after five innings of play. Aquinas added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning and took a 5-2 lead. The Lady Grizzlies did not score in the bottom of the sixth inning. The score at the end of six innings of play was 5-2 Aquinas. DCC pushed across one run in the bottom of the seventh inning but that was all the scoring the Lady Grizzlies could manage. Aquinas held on for the 5-2 win. Aquinas won their semifinal game against Northview 9-1 on Tuesday and will now play Montebello in the Division V championship game. The Lady Grizzlies will lose standout seniors Larisa Petakoff (Colorado State), Sydney Colenzo (Cal State Fullerton) and Bridget Castro (Utah) to graduation.

********** Published: May 30, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 07