Silverman to Miss Rest of Season

Times Staff Writer

Beth Silverman, a junior pitcher with a 35-0 career record at El Camino Real High, has been dismissed from the squad for the remainder of the season, Coach Neils Ludlow said Thursday.

"Beth will not be playing with us this year because of irreconcilable differences and problems that haven't been totally resolved," Ludlow said. "Hopefully, we can get everything worked out in the future and I'd like to plan on her being back with us next year."

Silverman was unavailable for comment.

Ludlow told his players of the decision after Thursday's 9-2 nonleague victory at Westchester. In that game, freshman pitcher Cari Silverman, Beth's sister, picked up her first victory as the Conquistadores (4-0) extended their winning streak to 60 games, longest in the state.

Silverman has not played since March 11, when she reportedly cursed at a teammate during a nonleague game at Newbury Park. After the game, Silverman's teammates complained about the pitcher's attitude. Ludlow gave Silverman a "leave of absence" from the team until a final decision was reached.

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