The South Pasadena Majors All-Star Softball team captured the Little League District 18 championship on Thursday, June 27, at Orange Grove Park, defeating South El Monte Little League, 18-4. The team had advanced to the championship game by defeating the same team from South El Monte earlier in the week, 6-0.
With their district title, the South Pas girls advanced to the Section 3 All-Star Tournament beginning June 29 in Azusa, but they fell short.
The girls lost Saturday to LaVerne Little League (District 20), 4-0, defeated Baldwin Park Little League (District 19), 15-0, but were eliminated Monday, losing to LaVerne, 3-0.
“We were the last softball team from South Pasadena still playing in the All-Star tournaments,’’ coach Kurtis Kan said.
Pictured are, front row: Juliana Mostert, Emma Becerra, Anaya Quinonez. Back row: Daphne Malatesta, coach Kan, Sydney Lee, Jolene Wu, Rysie Ybarra, Annika Selsby, manager Oscar Anguiano, Danielle Fong, Audrey Anguiano, Natalie Kan, Chloe Phe, Andrea Becerra and coach Robert Mostert. Photo courtesy of Alberto Ocon