Baseball Roundups: Gabrielino, El Monte, Arcadia all Win

Jonathan Sanchez and the Eagles have a three game lead in the MVL

By Corey Kwok
Wednesday 4/25

Mission Valley League
Gabrielino 6, Rosemead 0
Recently crowned ESPN Cal-Hi Sports athlete of  the week Angel Acosta dealt his fourth complete game shutout and double-digit strikeout game in a row (fifth of this season in both categories) for Gabrielino in a 6-0 win over Rosemead in MVL action. Acosta struck out 11 and was pinged for just two hits, while going 2 for 4 at bat with two runs.
Gabrielino’s offense was led by Lorenzo Mena as he went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a pair of doubles. Also contributing was Frank Gonzalez (2/3, 2 RBI) and Johnny Moreno (2/4, run, RBI).
The Eagles now have a three game lead and can possibly clinch at least a share of the MVL title this Friday when they go for a season sweep at home vs. El Monte, provided Arroyo beats Mountain View and Rosemead beats South El Monte.
Meanwhile, the Panthers (4-6 in MVL), who dealt the Eagles’ lone MVL loss this campaign in round one, dropped into a fourth place tie with El Monte.
El Monte 2, Arroyo 1
Johnny Alvarez and Guillermo Silva accounted for the runs early on as El Monte held off Arroyo.
Josh Morales reached in all 3 appearances, going 2 for 2 at the plate with a walk for the Lions, whose pitcher Manuel Santa Cruz went the distance walk-free for one unearned run and six hits.
Sierra League
South Hills 10, Ayala 1
After winning four tight games in a row by a combined 12-5 score, South Hills pulled away in droves early before cruising to a 10-1 win over Ayala. With the win, the Dawgs (13-6, 7-3) now have a two game lead in an otherwise chaotic Sierra League with five to play. The others (Chino Hills, Charter Oak, Damien, Claremont, Ayala) are a mere two games apart.
Ty France laid the first strike beating a throw on a sharp shot to third that drove in Danny Sheehan. However, the throw hopped onto right field, allowing C.J Saylor to score and France moved to second. After Mike Dlugos singled and stole second to put runners on second and third, Jonathan Ayala sent both to paydirt by singling straight up center. He later stole a run to make it 5-0 in the first.
In the third, Saylor and France each batted in a run in via long mid-infield pull and a sac-flyout before a relay on Dlugos’ second hit, flown onto left, slipped by the cutoff. The ensuing throw home was also botched by the catcher, allowing for a 8-0 South Hills lead. Isaiah Gonzales delivered a run via airmail to left while an RBI single from pinch-hitter Sergio Perez-Loa rounded out the scoring.
The Bulldogs notched their lone score in the third when Rudy Casarez scored on an outfield miscue on Vahn Bozoian’s fly to left.
Adrian De Horta started for the Huskies but left with a no-decision after completing only three innings. Mark Segobia then closed with four nearly-flawless shutout innings for the win, with the lone interruption a base hit by Robert Longtree. The final six outs unfolded easily for SH, as all were infield pop-ups.
Pacific League
Arcadia 18, Muir 6
Arcadia scored in every stanza of a mercy-shortened rout to complete the season sweep of Muir.  Erik Trask (1 RBI) and David Dominguez (2 RBIs) both went 3 for 4 while Gary Huang (2/4, run, 3 RBIs), Troy Resch (2/2, triple), and Justin De Le Guerra (2/2, double, 2 RBIs) all had two hits apiece.
Apache pitcher Nick Sergi (2 runs, 5 hits, 4 Ks) swept as well to earn another win over the Mustangs.
Muir, led by Nico Gooniesz Resendiz (double) and Marcus Hampton (2 RBIs), offered a mild bid with a four run surge in the fifth and final inning.
Pasadena 5, Burroughs 3
Brian Blackburn (2 RBIs) and Devin Dixon (RBI, double) both drove in runs and went 2 for 3 at bat as Pasadena prevailed over Burroughs 5-3.
Patrick Saucedo, going the distance, gave up 3 runs over 6 hits while walking one and striking out 4 for the Bulldogs.
Mayfair 7, Bellflower 0
Jordan Aboites dealt a complete game six hit shutout with 8 Ks for Mayfair in a 7-0 blanking of Bellflower. The ‘Soons remain undefeated in Suburban league play at 7-0. Omar Moncayo hit 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs while Kyle Carpenter batted 2 for 4 with an RBI and a triple to the hinterlands.

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