(Arcadia) – For the third consecutive season Arcadia was crowned champs of the Pacific League with an impressive 8-1 win over Crescenta Valley.
K.J. Edson allowed one run on three hits while striking out five Falcons for his tenth win of the year.
George Papavasiliou put the pressure on Crescenta Valley early with a three-run homer to right field in the bottom of the second inning. The homer followed consecutive hits by Erik Trask and Gary Huang.
Edson’s only blemish came in the third inning as Ted Boeke reached on an error and scored on a ground out by Cole Currie to cut the Apache lead to two.
Arcadia answered in its bottom-half of the third as Haram Park benefitted from a base on balls and Brendan Campbell singled to score Park after a wild pitch. Campbell scored on Huang’s second single of the game to highlight a two-run inning.
The Apaches put the game for good in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-out rally. Back-to-back singles by Brandon Benson and Tyler Dominguez kept the inning alive. After a wild pitch, Park singled in both Benson and Dominguez to give Arcadia an 8-1 lead.
With one final inning remaining in its hopes to get back in the game against the Apaches, Crescenta Valley went quietly in its top half of the seventh as Kyle Murphy flew out to right. Kyle Pomeroy grounded out to David Dominguez. The only hint at a comeback from the Falcons came from Boeke who ran to first after a third strike went wildly to the back stop. Cam Silva ended the game on a strikeout.