La Salle’s Allie Forillo flirted with a perfect game until the seventh inning. That’s when St. Monica’s Jackie Dansky, the penultimate batter and a substitute in the game, drew a walk to end Forillo’s bid for perfection. She got the next batter to pop up, ending the game and giving the Lancers a dominating 9-0 win over St. Monica in the Camino Real League opener Thursday afternoon at Latter Day Saints Church in Pasadena. It’s really been two great days of softball for me. First, I got to see Arcadia and Maranatha battle in an intense nonleague game Wednesday, and now La Salle. I asked Forillo how important was it for the Lancers to make a statement in the league opener. “It was really important because we wanted to show how good we really are,” she said. “We had redemption on our mind because of the way we played in the Duarte Tournament.” Forillo struck out 15 batters. She also went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to help her cause. La Salle takes part in the High Desert Tournament beginning tomorrow. They’ll spend the night and play a doubleheader Saturday before coming back that night, and return again Monday to finish the tournament. I’ll be off Friday and through the weekend. (I’m running on fumes after covering Pasadena boys basketball throughout the playoffs; covered their last four games in seven days and traveled over 700 miles in that run. It was fun, but also exhausting). I’ll post some threads Friday and Sunday to let you guys have at it, and we’ll get right back into it in full strength next week when Keith Lair also returns.
THURSDAY’S BOX SCORE
Camino Real League
La Salle 9, St. Monica 0
St. Monica 000 000 0 — 0 0 3
La Salle 103 203 X — 9 11 0
Alex Wolansky and Alex Villa; Allie Forillo and Stephanie Ferri
3B: Katie Smither (LS); 2B: Colleen McWilliams (LS); RBI: McWilliams (LS) 3.
Records: St. Monica 4-1, 0-1; La Salle 3-2, 1-0