Foothill-Tujunga won the District 16 All-Star Major Division (11- and
12-year-olds) and advanced to the Division 3 Tournament for the fourth
The 9- and 10-year-olds advanced to the Section 2 All-Star Tournament,
losing to eventual f7 stao7 te runner-up Monte Vista, and the Junior
team (13- and 14-year-olds) won its second straight District 16 title and
fared well in the Section 2 All-Star Tournament.
The following is a recap of the local youth softball season:
Three local teams -- Foothill-Tujunga, Glendale and Crescenta Valley
-- participated in the District 16 All-Star Tournament.
Foothill-Tujunga's offense obliterated opposing pitchers, scoring 14 or
more runs in three games. Foothill-Tujunga, coached by Rick Wright,
posted a 19-3 victory against CV to win the District 16 tournament.
Foothill-Tujunga was led by pitcher Amy Bishop, who tossed a perfect
game and struck out all 12 batters in a 14-0 win against CV in a
winner's-bracket final game at Scholl Canyon on July 13. Bishop shined
again in the opening round of the Section 2 Tournament at Granada Park in
Alhambra, striking out 13 batters, but it wasn't enough as
Foothill-Tujunga fell to Monte Vista and pitcher Shawna Wright, who
struck out 16 in a 2-0 victory.
After winning three straight games in the second-chance bracket,
Foothill-Tujunga's season ended with a 12-0 loss to Monte Vista in the
Chelsea Barone, Lainey DePompa and Brittany Wright were the offensive
stars for Foothill-Tujunga -- which outscored its opponents, 58-23 --
during its eight-game run.
MAJOR SOFTBALL (11- AND 12-YEAR-OLDS)
The Foothill-Tujunga All-Star team won the District 16 and Section 2 All-Star tournaments, scoring 10-or-more runs in four of the six games.
Coach Jim McGivney's squad finished 6-2 in the postseason.
It advanced to the District 16 championship game with an 8-4 victory
against CV on July 13 at Scholl Canyon. Becky Lockhart picked up the win,
striking out four and allowing two earned runs in a complete-game effort.