Things are heating up in local high school softball. Here's a peek at some notable girls varsity softball games on the calendar from in and around Long Beach, selected using data from high school sports site MaxPreps.
Lakewood vs. Woodrow Wilson
The Lakewood Lancers (24-3) have a conference game against the Woodrow Wilson Bruins (14-10) at home on Thursday, April 18. The contest will take place at 3:15 p.m. at 4400 Briercrest Ave. in Lakewood. Lakewood boasts a 11-0 conference record, and the visiting Woodrow Wilson girls are 7-3 in conference play so far this season.
Long Beach Poly vs. Millikan
On Thursday, April 18, the Long Beach Poly varsity Jackrabbits (7-9) have a home conference game against the Millikan Rams (15-10). Catch the action at 1600 Atlantic Ave., starting at 3:15 p.m. Long Beach Poly has a 4-5 conference record, and the visiting Millikan girls are 8-2 in conference play so far this season.
Cabrillo vs. Compton
On Thursday, April 18, the Cabrillo Jaguars (1-13) will meet the Compton Tarbabes (1-12) in a conference game on their own turf. The first pitch is set for 3:15 p.m. at 2001 Santa Fe Ave. Although Cabrillo has a 1-7 conference record, the Compton girls have yet to win a conference game this season.
Compton vs. Millikan
On Friday, April 19, the Compton varsity Tarbabes (1-12) have a home conference game against the Millikan Rams (15-10). Catch the action at 601 S. Acacia Ave. in Compton, starting at 3:15 p.m. The Compton girls have yet to win a conference game this season, and Millikan is 8-2 in conference play this season.
Rosary Academy vs. St. Anthony
On Monday, April 22, the Rosary Academy varsity Royals (9-15) have a home tournament game against the St. Anthony Saints (14-6). Catch the action at 1340 N. Acacia Ave. in Fullerton, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Gardena vs. Rancho Dominguez
On Tuesday, April 23, the Gardena varsity Panthers (6-6) have a home conference game against the Rancho Dominguez Lobos (3-8). Watch what happens at 1301 W. 182nd St. in Gardena, starting at 3:15 p.m. While Gardena has a 1-5 conference record, the visiting Rancho Dominguez girls are 2-4 in conference play so far this season.