Burroughs’ Stevie Dabaddie pitches a complete game one-hit shutout over Buena Bulldogs
Fresh off a co-league championship season, The Burroughs Bears continued to roll behind senior Stevie Dabaddie’s pitching and a six-run third inning to knock out the Buena Bulldogs in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 softball playoffs on Friday afternoon. Dabaddie pitched a complete game shutout, going seven innings with 6 strikeouts and only two baserunners allowed - one on a hit and one on a walk. “I thought it was a solid win,” said Bears coach Doug Nicol. “I would like for us to be more consistent with our bats, we held back a few innings and got all of our runs and hits in one inning.” He went on to praise Dabaddie’s performance in the circle while also commenting that she has a lot of experience in the playoffs from her junior year last season.
The Burroughs offense finally got on board in the bottom of the third inning, as Gizelle Rangsiyawong drove in Alyssa Morales to get the scoring started for the Bears. Chloe Centeno drove in two more runs to make it a 3-0 game. Alyssa Rosales, Lilly Lewis, and Karlee Earl all had two-out hits to keep the offense going, which resulted in a 6-0 lead for the Bears.
The defensive play of the game occurred in the top of the 6th inning when Burroughs outfielder Laurel Piper recorded an assist with a strong throw to get Bridget Rodriguez at third base from left field as she tried to go for a triple.
Buena pitcher, Divina Miranda, went six innings for the now-eliminated Bulldogs allowing six runs on seven hits with no strikeouts. Burroughs will host Chino in the second round on Tuesday, May 9th at 3:15 PM after they won the coin flip to determine the host of the contest. As usual for Bears home games, it will be hosted at Olive Park, field number 3.