Village Christian Prepares for Double Header

By Brandon HENSLEY

The Village Christian baseball team is 10-4 after a 6-5 win on Wednesday over Villa Park. The team will play a double header on Saturday against South Pasadena at South Pasadena High School.

The Crusaders are 2-2 in the Olympics League, currently behind Heritage Christian ad Maranatha. Their next league game is on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. against Heritage Christian, at Tujunga Little League Field.

According to, Village pitcher and infielder Tobais Plotkin leads all players in league with a .629 batting average, with one home run. Teammate Danny Veloz has a .577 average. Max Blessinger, a Rosemont Middle School alum who plays for Maranatha, is third with a .529 average. For pitching, Plotkin is second in league with a .49 earned-run average. Teammates Aiden Holly (.50) and Eric Oseguera (1.47) are also in the top five. Oseguera, a power pitcher, is fourth with 31 strikeouts.

The Crescenta Valley baseball team is tied for first place in the Pacific League with a 3-0 record, along with Burroughs and Arcadia. The Falcons decimated Hoover High School 15-0 on Tuesday. Trevor Beer (at right) pitched a perfect game in the five-inning win. Vincent Parrot had a home run. Last week, the Falcons swept Pasadena, 7-1, and 8-3. The next game for the Falcons is against Hoover on Friday at Stengel Field at 7 p.m. They’re at Burbank High School on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Crescenta Valley softball team is off to a strong start, as the Falcons beat Glendale in a five-inning, 12-0 victory. Alyssa Hernandez had three doubles and three runs batted in as CV improved to 3-0 in the Pacific League, and 14-1 overall. CV has its eyes on the league championship, which it shared with Burroughs last season.