By Brandon HENSLEY
The Falcon baseball team continued its winning ways Tuesday night as CV won 4-3 against Pasadena in an extra-innings affair at Stengel Field. In the bottom of the 10th, Brett Klein came up with runners at first base and second base. Klein hit a ground ball to the Bulldogs’ first baseman, whose throw to second base hit the runner. The ball bounced away, giving Adrian Damla, who was on second when the play began, to come all the way around to score the winning run.
The Falcons are now 19-3 on the season, and 8-1 in the Pacific League. They previously beat rival Arcadia 9-0 on April 24. The team scored seven runs in the first inning, more than enough for ace pitcher Brian Gadsby, who gave up just two hits in the shutout. CV has given up just nine runs in its nine league games. Burroughs is the only team to beat the Falcons so far, and even that was a 1-0 decision.
It looks to be a fight between the Falcons and Indians for the league championship. The teams play each other Friday night at 7 p.m. at Stengel Field. The winner will be in the driver’s seat for the title. After Friday, the Falcons travel to Glendale to take on the Nitros on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Photo by Drew ARREDONDO