Burroughs, Providence Compete in Postseason

Burroughs High School senior Stevie Dabbadie racked up 13 strikeouts over 13 innings to help the Bears beat Chino and Buena in their first two CIF playoff games. - Photo by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader

The Burroughs High School varsity softball team picked up a 10-2 victory over visiting Chino in a CIF-Southern Section Division IV second-round game last Tuesday.

Sophomore Chloe Centeno went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, three RBIs and two runs while sophomore Alyssa Morales went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Senior Lilly Lewis went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, junior Alyssa Rosales went 2-for-3 with a double and senior Rachel Little went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Senior Stevie Dabbadie, who had a double and two runs, allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts over six innings in the circle while junior Emerson Coblentz pitched a perfect inning of relief. Junior Gizelle Rangsiyawong and freshman Karlee Earl each recorded a hit and a run while junior Skylar Vanole scored once.

The Bears previously blanked visiting Buena High of Ventura, 6-0, in its CIF first-round game as Dabbadie pitched a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts, one hit and one walk. Lewis finished with a triple, an RBI and a run while Centeno tallied a double, two RBIs and a run. Rangsiyawong produced a hit, an RBI and a run, Little and Morales each recorded a hit and a run, Earl and Rosales each tallied a hit and an RBI, and freshman Neyla Cervantes scored once.


The Providence High School varsity softball team includes (listed alphabetically) Mia Allinson, Isabella Barton, Ariana Benito, Belen Benito, Valentina Clemons, Gloria Galindo, Rachel Handy, Delailah Lopez, Breanna Pelaez, Malia Rode, Olyvia Rutter, Grace Workman and Sofia Yakushi – Photo courtesy Manuel Travieso

The Pioneers lost to visiting Santa Paula, 5-2, in a CIF-Southern Section Division V game last week. Providence concluded its outstanding campaign as undefeated Prep League champions with a 12-0 record (20-6 overall) while outscoring its league opponents 144-15.

Head coach Manuel Travieso said it best — the Pioneers had “a very special season” scattered with individual highlights.

Junior Breanna Pelaez broke San Dimas’ Ariel Shore’s 2009 CIF-SS single-season record with 80 stolen bases in 25 games. Pelaez’s three steals in the final game of the regular season propelled her past the previous record of 78. Pelaez was selected first-team all-league and finished the season with a .562 batting average, a 1.141 OPS, and team-best marks in runs (53) and hits (45).

Sophomore Delailah Lopez was the league’s MVP after posting team-best marks in batting average (.573), OPS (1.499), RBIs (38) and home runs (four). Meanwhile, junior teammate Olyvia Rutter was the league’s Pitcher of the Year after compiling a career-best 1.77 ERA with 102 strikeouts and an 11-3 record over 87 innings. She racked up 10 complete games, including three shutouts, while holding opponents to a .208 batting average.

Junior Grace Workman, who was selected second-team all-league after posting a 2.73 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 43.2 innings, twirled a 13-strikeout perfect game against Faith Baptist of Canoga Park on April 3. She committed to continuing her academic and athletic career at Westcliff University in Irvine.

Sophomore Valentina Clemons had a career game against Fairfax High of Los Angeles on April 19 when she tossed her first career no-hitter while racking up 16 strikeouts. Sophomore Gloria Galindo earned first-team honors while juniors Malia Rode and Belen Benito were second-team selections.

First published in the May 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.