By Corey Kwok
Friday May 11
Crescenta Valley 7 Arcadia 0
CV dealt a crushing blow to end Arcadia’s three year reign in Pacific with 7-0 shutout. Kyle Murray served 61 of 98 pitches for strikes while allowing two hits and striking out nine in a dominant complete game gem.
Troy Prasertsit went 2 for 3 with a walk and 3 RBIs while Cam Silva, batting out of the ninth spot, was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice bunt, double, and two RBIs.
Arcadia’s only hits in the game were a 2-out single by David Dominguez in the second and a one out base hit to right from Brendan Toy. The Apaches will enter the playoffs as either a second or third place team as they fell and matched Burbank’s Pacific tally of 10 wins and 4 losses.
Burroughs 2 Burbank 0
Pasadena 4 Muir 0
Pasadena’s pitching dispatch of Andrew Phillips and Brandon Cox both finished strong on the hill to combine for a shutout and overcome a host of opportunities by their crosstown rival Muir.
Phillips, hit only twice, posted eight strikeouts in his first three innings and served up a tailor-made double play to finish off his 10 inning allotment for the week in the fourth.
PHS got all it needed with three runs in the third and one more in the sixth to eek out the win.
However, with Burroughs’ win over Burbank, Pasadena’s postseason hopes will hinge on the CIF playoff drawings next Monday and whether they’ll get an at-large berth.
Glendale 4 Hoover 3
Glendale rallied to draw even with Hoover in the seventh and had two outs against them when Jason Marquez singled in Sean Harris for the Nitros’ walkoff victory. Harris had earlier broken a scoreless tie with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.