First published in the April 21 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The visiting La Cañada High School varsity baseball team shut out Alhambra, 12-0, in a nonleague game on Saturday as freshman Josh Proctor blasted a three-run home run.
Despite winning 6-3, the visiting Spartans later forfeited a Rio Hondo League game at South Pasadena played last Friday due to a CIF-SS Article 1500. Pitching Limitations Rule violation. Freshman Carson Kelly, who pitched five innings in a 13-inning marathon at Monrovia, logged an additional five innings at South Pas before returning to the mound for a sixth inning. South Pas head coach Jaime Garcia immediately protested the game after Kelly recorded his 31st out of the calendar week and the result was changed late Tuesday evening. According to the CIF rules, a pitcher may only register thirty outs and/or three pitching appearances in the same week, which LCHS violated to constitute a forfeit. Senior Ryan Kiessling and freshman Leon Chen each produced a pair of runs scored, while senior Timmy Park and junior Ethan Geller each registered a run scored.
La Cañada tied host Monrovia, 1-1, in a league matchup after the game was called in the 13th inning due to darkness on Tuesday, April 15. Sophomore Hayden Dancsecs recorded a base hit and an RBI, while Chen, Proctor, Kiessling and senior Kasey Koehler each notched a base hit. Kelly allowed two hits and four walks over five shutout innings with one strikeout, while senior Adam Geller, who registered a base hit at the plate, allowed one unearned run on two hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over six innings. Senior Brandon Cho held Monrovia scoreless over his two innings of work, allowing a base hit and a pair of walks with three strikeouts.
The fourth-place Spartans (12-7-1 overall record, 2-6-1 in league) will host Marshall High of Pasadena in a nonleague game on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m.
The Wolves hit a bump in the road after dropping two games in as many days. Flintridge Prep recently lost a nonleague game at Beckman High in Irvine, 6-2, on Saturday as the Wolves were limited to only four hits.
Juniors John Kully and Max Brunngraber each collected a base hit and a run scored, while senior Nathan Park notched a base hit and an RBI. Junior Graham DesHotel tallied a base hit, and freshman Will Koh produced an RBI.
Flintridge Prep was edged at Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia, 9-8, in a Prep League game last Friday. Park finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, while senior Nicholas Gonzalez collected three hits and a pair of RBIs. Senior Dominick Schraeder doubled with a pair of RBIs, DesHotel tallied a base hit and two runs scored, and senior Spencer Seid produced a base hit and a run scored. Freshman Calvin Chen had a run scored and an RBI, Brunngraber scored twice, and senior Diego Ynzunza scored once.
For the second time in back-to-back starts, Seid twirled Flintridge Prep’s third no-hitter as he struck out six batters and walked three over five innings. He also produced a run scored and an RBI on offense to help the Wolves defeat visiting Rio Hondo Prep, 10-0, in a league game last Wednesday. The Wolves had never thrown a no-hitter before this season during head coach Guillermo Gonzalez’s 10-year tenure, according to the skipper.
Nicholas Gonzalez led the offense, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, senior Josh Beserra tallied a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, and DesHotel went 2-for-2 with a triple and a pair of RBIs. Brunngraber posted a double with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Schraeder scored once.
Flintridge Prep (16-6 overall record, 7-2 in league) owns a comfortable two-game lead over second-place Pasadena Poly in the league standings. The Wolves will visit Chadwick School of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in a league game on Thursday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m.
The Golden Knights were edged by visiting Valencia, 2-1, in a nonleague game on Monday.
Despite being stuck with the loss, senior Robbie Rivera tossed six strong innings, allowing two unearned runs on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Junior Joe Krasnowski pitched a perfect inning of relief with one strikeout.
Senior Quinn Deitch finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, senior Alejandro Ramirez, sophomore John Calmette and freshman Jordan Lewallen each registered a base hit, and senior Miles Leyva scored once.
SFHS (4-8 overall, 3-12 in league) will visit St. Bonaventure High of Ventura in a nonleague game on Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.