First published in the April 2 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
In a game where two undefeated Pacific League teams met on the diamond, only one could walk away happy.
That honor went to the visiting Crescenta Valley High School varsity baseball team, which edged Burbank, 2-1, on Wednesday behind a complete-game performance by senior Jameson Ferraro. He finished the evening by striking out nine batters while allowing only four hits and one earned run while collecting a base hit and an RBI at the plate.
Junior Nico Terenzi tallied a double, an RBI and a pair of walks for CVHS, while senior teammate Kris McCollum recorded a base hit and a run scored. Senior Zack Petersen and sophomore Jacob Deno scored and walked once, respectively.
The Falcons (7-0 in league, 13-4 overall record) registered their seventh consecutive victory while remaining tied with Arcadia (7-0 in league) atop the standings, earning a one-game advantage over third-place Burbank in the process.
Crescenta Valley previously defeated visiting Muir High of Pasadena, 3-1, in a league game last Friday. Senior Luke Steele produced a triple, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base, while Ferraro finished with a base hit and a stolen base. Petersen collected a pair of walks, stolen bases and run scored, Deno notched an RBI, and senior Noah Shorkey, junior Tyler Garland and freshman Chris Torres each walked once.
The Falcons are scheduled to Sierra Canyon High of Chatsworth in a nonleague game on Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m.
The Nitros collected their first Pacific League win by narrowly beating visiting Muir High of Pasadena, 6-4, on Thursday.
Junior Levi Valadez pitched six innings with three strikeouts while allowing five hits and two runs to pick up the win. Junior Frankie Malagon and senior Danny Villela finished with two and one base hits, respectively.
Glendale was shut out 4-0 by visiting Arcadia in a league game last Friday. Senior Milan Bugarin allowed five hits and three earned runs over five innings with four strikeouts while taking the loss. Meanwhile, Villela and sophomore Matthew Vega each registered a base hit.
The Nitros (6-7 overall record, 1-6 in league) are scheduled to visit Pasadena High in a league game on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m.
The Tornados remained winless in Pacific League action by falling at Pasadena High, 11-0, on Wednesday.
Hoover previously suffered a 9-2 league loss at Burbank last Friday. Senior Tony Torrez was a bright spot out of the bullpen, striking out eight batters over 3.2 innings while allowing three hits and one unearned run. He also finished with a pair of hits and a run scored at the plate.
Senior Ethan Tobey collected a base hit and a run scored, juniors Jose Mendez and Brandon Piehr each tallied a base hit, and junior Matthew Romero notched an RBI.
The Tornados (1-9-1 overall, 0-7 in league) are scheduled to host Southwestern Academy of San Marino in a league game on Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m.