Crescenta Valley baseball stays hot with an 8-2 win over LA Canada
The Crescenta Valley Falcons baseball team hosted the LA Canada Spartans in a non-league contest on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. The Falcons were able to stave off a late comeback from the Spartans with a big 6 run inning in the bottom of the 6th to secure the win. Crescenta Valley has now extended their winning streak to seven.
The Falcons were able to catch an early spark from sophomore first baseman Dashiell Schultz, with a double in the bottom of the 2nd inning against fellow sophomore, left-handed pitcher, Carson Kelly of the Spartans. Junior outfielder, Jake Rendon brought Schultz home with an RBI single. He was able to bring himself home due to a wild pitch from Kelly after stealing 2nd base, giving Crescenta Valley a 2-0 lead.
Senior right-handed pitcher Nico Terenzi of Crescenta Valley, took command of the mound with 5 scoreless innings and a strikeout to close the 5th inning. The Falcons were tested at the top of the 6th inning when Spartans senior and captain Alex Diga was able to get on base from being hit by a pitch from Terenzi. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Josh Proctor of LA Canada doubled, bringing senior pinch runner Dennis Landon to third. Landon later scored on a groundout RBI followed by Proctor capitalizing off of a Falcons error, tying the game 2-2.
Crescenta Valley withstood the adversity of the top of the 6th inning and responded with a 6 run bottom of the 6th inning. The Falcons were able to take advantage of two key errors from LA Canada along with 4 hits in the inning to secure the lead for good. Crescenta Valley head coach Phil Torres was pleased to see his team’s composure in the 6th inning, “They did a good job. No one panicked. They just kept hitting away and then we had a big inning.” Terenzi was able to finish the job at the top of the 7th with a 2nd strikeout as the Falcons won 8-2. Terenzi finished with 71 pitches, 1 earned run, 4 hits allowed, and 2 strikeouts.
Crescenta Valley’s win brings their record to 14-4 overall, still maintaining an undefeated 8-0 league record within the Pacific League. LA Canada falls to 6-10 on the season with their third consecutive loss. The Falcons also continued their winning ways with a win in a non-league tournament contest against Canyon High School on Thursday afternoon. They host league rival Burbank on Tuesday, April 11. The Spartans look to regroup when they travel to Pasadena High in a non-league contest on Friday.