By Steve Ramirez
The Glendora Lassie League 12-and-under all-star softball team has been money in July, and now they need some to continue its winning ways.
The Lassies, who will compete in the American Softball Association Western Nationals next week in Peoria, Ariz., is holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday at Clubhouse 66 restaurant in Glendora from 8-11 a.m. The team is seeking donations of $5 or more. Clubhouse 66 is located at 1200 E. Route 66.
The team has been solid in recent weeks, sweeping four games in the ASA North East District title in late June before finishing second at the ASA Southern California State championship tournament earlier this month. The team has been led by catcher Jadan Gonzalez and pitchers Maddie Hul and Katie Greep.
The Lassies, after going 4-0 to win the North East District tournament in Jurupa Valley, faced elimination twice on the final day in the state tournament before winning back-to-back games to advance to the championship game. They eliminated four district championships en route to their second-place finish.
Gonzalez caught all nine games in the tournament, including three on the final day. Second baseman Cerina Martinez started two game-ending doubleplays. Allison Brashear led the team in RBIs.
Eight of the 13-girl team have played with each other since they were 8-years-old. As 10-year-olds, they were the first Glendora team to win a district title.
The Western Nationals are scheduled for Wednesday through Aug. 4.