Knights Tighten Grip on MVL

Ivan Ortega (right) celebrates his inside the park home run that ignited Arroyo.

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Arroyo scored all six of its runs in the fourth inning and made them stand up in a 6-4 win over El Monte Wednesday on its home field. With the victory the Knights improved to 8-1 in the Mission Valley League and moved two full games ahead of the Lions.

Arroyo fell behind 2-0 after El Monte came up with two in the third but then turned it around with six in the fourth. In the fourth Jason Rios walked and two batters later Aaron Martinez singed to load the bases. Ivan Ortega then ripped a line drive that found the gap in right-center field. By the time the dust had cleared four runs had crossed the plate including Ortega who put an exclamation point on the inside the park home run with a headfirst slide.

Alexander Peterson threw a complete game to notch the victory.

The Knights added two more when Felix Perez singled and scored on a double by Oscar Hernandez. Hernandez then cruised home on a base knock by Jarin Pinuelas.

El Monte came up with two more runs but still fell a couple bucks short against Arroyo hurler Alexander Peterson. Peterson went the distance throwing 109 pitches to pick up the victory.

El Monte drew first blood in the third inning. Nomar Perez reached on an error and scored on a triple by Joseph Herrera. Johnny Gaytan’s double to center plated Herrera.

Herrera started for the Lions and worked three scoreless innings before being relieved by Sergio Gonzalez in the fourth.

While Arroyo has just two league games remaining, El Monte has four left including three in league.

Joseph Herrera tripled in a run and then scored a run for El Monte for an early lead.


7 Comments to "Knights Tighten Grip on MVL"

  1. sport man's Gravatar sport man
    April 23, 2019 - 1:58 am | Permalink

    Many principals and district administrators ONLY care about test scores on Common Core! And they are very ignorant of the FACT that playing sports can teach student/athletes a heck of a lot of life skills.

  2. sport man's Gravatar sport man
    April 17, 2019 - 1:20 am | Permalink

    South=the last basketball coach coached for many years. It is not that he don’t want to coach at SEM ; he is not coaching anywhere. Coach Escamilla was a very successful football coach; and very consistent success players had.. But many coaches have other important stuff in their lives and that is one huge reason they stop coaching. If I were SEM’s administration I would try to stimulate Escamilla to return to coaching=the problem is that many administrators do not give a ‘feces’ about their student/athletes having success in sports. some administrator are ‘intimidated’ by very very good football coaches because they become so popular

  3. Facts's Gravatar Facts
    April 15, 2019 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Because they have a sloth of a principal who sit on her butt and gives 0 F**ks about the kids.

  4. South's Gravatar South
    April 12, 2019 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    We fired our coach with two weeks left in the season. The reason is because our parents think that the kids are better than their record. In order to please the parents the district and principal agree to let the coach go. What a mess, just finish the season and than let him go. The blind leading the blind. I don’t think South El Monte has any on campus coaches anymore. I know the football, basketball, and baseball coaches are off campus coaches. The ex-football coach, ex-basketball coach, and ex-baseball coach teach on campus, but they don’t want to coach at South anymore. Why??????

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 11, 2019 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Let baseball have their moment! SGV baseball talent is far better than SGV football talent.

  6. @FBFan's Gravatar @FBFan
    April 11, 2019 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    There is less talent around the area than ever before. Few high schools still have plenty but many have fallen off. Let see the true capabilities that coaches have within their high schools.

  7. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    April 11, 2019 - 8:37 am | Permalink

    Why the crickets? What’s going on with football???

    Where the SEM people at complaining about Gallardo?

    Where’s Friday Knights boasting and complaining about EM’s transfers?

    Where’s the Spathias fan club?

    Where’s the Jude fan club?

    Where’s the analysis of some 7 on 7 that happened at Arroyo that won’t have any relevance to the season?

    Where’s the guy over exaggerating about the talent of some kid in Montebello or Pico?

    You guys are losing it!

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