Bears Fall to Temple City in Semifinals

Photo by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader | The Burroughs High School varsity softball team, which reached the CIF playoff semifi nals, includes (front, from left) Kaynan Chrysikos, Mia Ramirez, Kelsey Acosta, Arley Pena, Gizelle Rangsiyawong and Phoebe Spangler. Back: Rachel Little, Kiley Christopher, Isabella Scozzola, Gigi Garcia, Stevie Dabbadie and Laurel Piper.

First published in the May 21 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burroughs High School varsity softball team was ousted from the CIF-SS Division IV playoffs after falling to visiting Temple City, 7-2, in a semifinal game last Saturday.

Junior Rachel Little was perfect at the plate for the Bears, finishing 4-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI, while senior teammate Gigi Garcia went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Senior Kiley Christopher registered a base hit and an RBI, senior Isabella Scozzola, junior Stevie Dabbadie and sophomore Gizelle Rangsiyawong each had a base hit, and senior Arley Pena scored once.

The Bears concluded their season with a 22-10 overall record after finishing third in the Pacific League with an 8-5 mark.


The Bears shut out host Yorba Linda in a CIF quarterfinal game last Thursday. Garcia finished 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, Rangsiyawong went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Scozzola tallied a double, an RBI and a run scored. Christopher collected a pair of base hits and an RBI, Little base recorded a base hit and an RBI, and sophomore Mia Ramirez had a base hit and a run scored.