Emergency sirens pierced an otherwise serene Friday evening at Lacy Park last week, but the recognizable sound existed to bring attention to the conquests authored by three of the town’s softball teams rather than point out illegal activity.
The teams marched through the Virginia Road entrance, accompanied by friends and family members, and were then acknowledged by the City of San Marino for their exemplary performances in postseason play this past summer.
San Marino’s Juniors and 8-10-year-old All-Star softball teams won the 2021 state championship and the 10-12-year-old All-Stars won the sectional title in a banner year — literally — for the sport.
Teams took turns on the stage that had been erected for the city’s Lacy Park Summer Concert Series. San Marino’s Community Services Department unfurled a banner — emblazoned with the names of each player and coach — which remained on the stage throughout the evening.
Photos by Mitch Lehman