Crescenta Valley's Yzaguirre gets All-CIF softball nod

In putting together a banner season, which included batting a remarkable .800 in the Pacific League, Jessica Yzaguirre received plenty of postseason recognition.

The Crescenta Valley High senior outfielder put up some stellar numbers and was selected the Pacific League’s co-Player of the Year.

Yzaguirre picked up another accolade Monday, as she was selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Division III first team after the CIF office released its lists for all seven divisions.

“She put together such an amazing season,” Crescenta Valley coach Amanda Peek said. “She came in to the season very focused and took it upon herself to be a leader since she was just one of two seniors on the team. A lot of the younger players were always looking up to her.

“She evolved with the bat and in the field. She turned out to be a very big part of the team.”

Yzaguirre helped Crescenta Valley split the league championship with Burroughs, marking the first time the Falcons won a league title since 2011.

Yzaguirre, who will attend Mercy College, had 36 hits and struck out just once in 45 at-bats during league play. She registered 23 runs, 17 runs batted in while usually batting second. Yzaguirre collected eight extra-base hits to finish with a .843 on-base percentage and a 1.089 slugging percentage in league.

Crescenta Valley finished 21-8-1, 12-2 in league. The Falcons defeated Paso Robles in the first round of the playoffs for their first playoff victory since 2014 before succumbing to Los Altos in the second round.

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