Burroughs mercy rules Glendale 14-1


The John Burroughs Bears bounced back from a 13-5 loss to Camarillo last Wednesday with a 5-inning mercy rule victory over the Glendale Nitros by a final score of 14-1. The Bears put up 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to secure the blowout victory. Glendale entered the contest following a 17-5 victory over Pasadena on Wednesday, March 27th. This was a makeup game from Thursday, March 28th due to Glendale having transportation issues.

The Bears had a 4-run bottom of the 1st inning with Chloe Centeno, Phoebe Spangler, and Alyssa Rosales collecting RBIs to help Burroughs jumpstart the offense. Centeno drove in the game’s first 2 runs, followed by Spangler’s RBI triple and Alyssa Rosales’s sacrifice fly. Later, Karlee Earl made it a 5-0 game, driving in Alyssa Morales with an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Six more runs were added to the board with Alli Cortez, Chloe Zavala, Lilly Essaakhanian, Gizelle Rangsiwayong, and Chloe Centeno all contributing to the offense in the home half of the 3rd inning with RBIs. Cortez and Zavala had singles while Gizelle Rangsiwayong drove home Zavala on an RBI groundout with Cenento following up with another single, driving in 2 more runs.

Three more runs were added in the bottom of the 4th inning with Sophia Rangsiwayong driving home Spangler to push the score to 12-0. Chloe Zavala later hit a bases-loaded 2-run RBI single to cap the scoring for the Bears and made the score 14-0. Glendale’s only score came in the top of the 5th inning when Chloe Dobie drove home Carla Bedolla with a 2-out RBI single to make the score 14-1 in the top of the 5th inning. Jade Marquez grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the game.

“A game like this, with Glendale being down by a lot, helped our pitchers get reps in the game,” said Bears coach Doug Nicol. Nicol stated that the top of the lineup was fantastic and will need that to be successful in the playoffs since the top of the order can set the tone then will be good.

Burroughs improves to 16-4 overall and 4-0 in Pacific League play and are tied with Crescenta Valley for first place in the Pacific League standings, while Glendale drops to 6-11 overall and 1-3 in Pacific League play. Burroughs will play a marquee Pacific League showdown with the Crescenta Valley Falcons on Tuesday, April 9th. The next time they play a home game will be against crosstown rival Burbank on Wednesday, April 17th at 6 p.m. The contest against Burbank will be senior night, with a pregame ceremony honoring the class of 2024 prior to the first pitch which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Glendale will take on Leuzinger on April 4th at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale with the first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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