Four Flintridge Sacred Heart softball players earn All-Mission League honors

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FOUR TOLGS NET POSTSEASON AWARDS

A quartet of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball players recently received All-Mission League accolades.

Sumner Hanula and Kelly Jacobs were named to the first team, while Kaitlin Powers and Stasia McGregor received nods to the second team after the Tologs finished 11-12-1 and 3-7 in league for fourth place.

Hanula, a senior shortstop, supplied plenty of power for Flintridge Sacred Heart. Hanula batted .529 (36 for 68) with three home runs and 33 runs batted in. She collected seven doubles and four triples and stole 12 bases. Hanula also scored 28 runs and finished with an .882 slugging percentage.

Jacobs, a senior center fielder, hit .346 (27 for 78) with four triples and seven stolen bases. She drove in 14 runs and scored 18 times.

“Sumner had a great year and was clearly our best all-around player,” Flintridge Sacred Heart Coach Kirk Nishiyama said. “We had her in the middle of the lineup and she delivered plenty of times.

“Kelly was our leadoff hitter who could get on base and set the table. The plan was to get her on and have Sumner get her in.”

Powers, a sophomore third baseman, batted .427 (32 for 75) with 11 doubles, 18 runs and 25 runs batted in. McGregor, a junior catcher, batted .368 (21 for 57) with eight doubles, 14 runs and six runs batted in.

SCHRAER PICKS UP LEAGUE RECOGNITION

It proved to be a tough season for the St. Francis High baseball team, but it did have a bright spot in senior outfielder Anders Schraer.

Schraer earned a spot on the All-Mission League second team after leading the Golden Knights in four separate categories. He batted a team-high .397 (27 for 68) with 17 runs batted in, 19 runs and 12 stolen bases. He finished with a .943 fielding percentage.

The Golden Knights finished 6-19, 1-11 in league for last place.

PAIR OF REBELS GET ALL-LEAGUE NODS

Wins were hard to come by this season for the Flintridge Prep softball team, as it went 1-18 and 0-12 in the Prep League for last place.

However, Flintridge Prep did get another quality season from senior shortstop Ashley Kim en route to receiving All-Prep League first-team accolades.

Kim, a four-year starter, batted a team-best .404 (23 for 57). She led the team with three home runs, eight doubles, three triples, 21 runs and 25 runs batted in.

Flintridge Prep Coach Julie Mejia said Kim stood out in each contest.

“Offensively and defensively, she was our leader,” Mejia said. “She made the tough plays in the field and was a force to be reckoned with at the plate.”

Flintridge Prep junior pitcher Drew Montgomery earned a spot on the second team.

Montgomery batted .362 (21 for 58) with six runs batted in and 20 runs. In the circle, she finished 1-14 with a 6.85 earned-run average. Montgomery struck out 54 in 112 2/3 innings.

ADDITIONAL HONOR FOR ZAMUDIO

Glendale Community College track and field standout sophomore distance runner Grace Zamudio enjoyed a banner season, winning a combined nine championships. Three of them came at the Western State Conference championships, where she captured the 10,000-, 5,000- and 1,500-meter races, leading to her being named the conference’s female athlete of the year.

She then accomplished the feat at the Southern California Championships in Lancaster before winning all three events at the California Community College Athletic Assn. Track and Field State Championships in San Mateo.

In the conference race in the 1,500, Zamudio clocked a school-record time of 4 minutes 28.86 seconds. She ran 18:07.10 to win the 5,000 and 39:32.04 in the 10K.

Glendale college Coach Eddie Lopez was named the conference’s men’s coach of the year after leading the Vaqueros to their first conference championship since 1989.

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