Seven Run 6th inning propels Crescenta Valley Baseball to a 10-3 Win over Burroughs
The Burroughs Bears faced the Crescenta Valley Falcons on Friday afternoon in the second contest of a home-and-home set. The Bears fell 2-1 on Tuesday night at Stengel Field in Glendale California. They entered the second game determined to get revenge on the Falcons, but Crescenta Valley pulled away with seven runs in the 6th inning on their way to a 10-3 win.. Connor Campbell, CV’s starting pitcher, had a fantastic day on the mound. He pitched seven innings for the complete game win, and held Burroughs in check, even with recording just 2 strikeouts.
Burroughs got the scoring started when Zamora drove in Nate Chapman on an error by Dashiell Shultz for the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning. The Bears used four pitchers in the game, and they largely kept the Falcons at bay. Lucas Beltran started the game and was followed by Sebastian Zamora, Kenny Montgomery and Christian Perez in relief.
CV was held scoreless for the first four innings of play, finally breaking through in the top of the fifth inning. Jake Deno hit the game-tying single with two outs in the top half of the inning. Tyler Garland, Nico Terenzi, and Dashiell Schultz all drove in runs for the Falcons in the sixth inning to break the game open, as they knocked off Burroughs with the final score of 10-3.
With the loss, Burroughs drops to 11-10 overall and 7-5 in Pacific League Play and remains in third place. Crescenta Valley remains in 1st Place improving to 20-4 and 12-0 in Pacific League Play. Phill Torres shared his thoughts on the team’s 10-3 win over Burroughs, “I thought the kids did a great job, we had a hard time scoring in the first couple innings, but Lucas Beltran did a great job keeping us off balance, we got a couple of bunts down in that inning, and aggressive base running plays that opened the game up.” He also praised Connor Campbell’s stellar outing on the mound.
Burroughs Head Coach Matt Magallon reflected on his team’s loss to CV, “One inning we didn’t weather the storm, and it showed our youth and inexperience, with a guy like Phill Torres who’s is a legend in our league and does a fantastic job with CV’s Baseball program and his guys didn’t falter but exposed our young guys, and that’s baseball.” He also said that Lucas Beltran had a great performance on the mound today and admits that he competes really hard but the team just had to make plays behind him.
Next up for Crescenta Valley is a 2 game home-and-home series against Arcadia. The first leg of the matchup is on Tuesday, April 25th at Arcadia High School with first pitch scheduled for 7 PM. The return contest will be on Friday, April 28th at Stengel Field also at 7 PM. These games will decide who will finish first in the Pacific League, with the losing team taking second place. Burroughs will play its 2-game series with Burbank on the same days, as Tuesday’s Game will be at John Burroughs High School at 6:30 PM with pre-game Senior Night activities pregame for the JBHS Baseball Seniors. Friday’s game will be at Burbank High School with Senior night activities pregame for the Burbank High School Baseball Seniors.