GLENDALE — For four seasons, the Foothill All-Stars softball squad has become quite accustomed to the rigors of the Section 2 Tournament. But after prevailing against Mission Hills on Tuesday, the group of Glendale girls and their coaches are venturing into unknown territory.
"Whole new experience coming up," Foothill co-Coach Todd Fabian said.
After three previous summers of coming up just short of winning at the Section 2 Tournament, the Foothill Major Softball All-Stars triumphed on Tuesday, defeating Mission Hills, 3-1, to move on to today's Southern California State Championships. They will face the Section 9 champion at 5:45 p.m. at Veterans Field in Colton.
"They're ready," Fabian said. "I really think the more games they play, I think the better they get."
Sitting at 6-1 in All-Star play, Foothill won three straight games in the Section 2 tournament to stave off elimination and claim the title after breezing to the District 16 title. The team is keyed by a core group that also dominated en route to a Tri-Cities title as part of Foothill Giuseppe's and has advanced to four straight Section 2 Tournaments since the 9-10 level.