The CV baseball team has regrouped well since its loss April 9 to Burroughs High School. The Falcons defeated Glendale Wednesday night 5-3 at Stengel Field, and previously won against Pasadena 7-0 April 12.
Those wins move CV to a 13-6 overall record, and 5-1 in the Pacific League. The Falcons stay tied for second place in league. Burbank is also 5-1 and first-place Burroughs is 6-0.
It was rough in the first inning against Glendale. Pitcher Bryan Wang gave up three runs on two hits, but his Falcon defense didn’t do him any favors, committing two errors (CV committed two more before the game was over).
CV got a run back in the bottom of the first inning, and tied it in the third. With the bases loaded, Austin Brines’ sacrifice fly scored Wang from third, and Nolan Rea’s single to right field brought home Michael Russo.
CV took the lead in the fourth when Glendale pitcher Daniel Choi’s pitch got by catcher Thaddeus Wilson, and Joe Torres scored.
Choi went 5 1/2 innings, giving up five runs and six hits. Wang went four innings, giving up two hits. Ted Boeke came on in relief and walked a couple of batters, but the Nitros were essentially shut down after their three-run first inning.
Sophomore pitcher Brian Gadsby was excellent against Pasadena last Friday, throwing a complete game shutout. He gave up four hits and struck out seven batters.
The Falcons have won eight out of their last nine games. They host Arcadia on Friday at 7 p.m.