By Brandon HENSLEY
The students at Crescenta Valley High are enjoying spring break this week, while the athletes on the baseball team are continuing their solid play. The Falcons’ varsity baseball has won the first three games of the Babe Herman Tournament at Stengel Field, and played in the championship game on Wednesday against Birmingham High School.
The wins have bumped CV’s record to 9-4 overall. They defeated Rancho Cotate 12-4 on Saturday, Granada Hills 2-1 on Monday, and Redlands 5-4 on Tuesday. The boys will play a double header against Mater Dei on Saturday in San Diego. Game times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In the Pacific League, the Falcons are 4-0. They beat Pasadena 4-1 on March 15 after beating them previously on March 12, 6-1. The next game for them in league is on Tuesday at Hoover High at 3:30. The regular season will go to April 26, when CV will play at Arcadia at 7 p.m. The Falcons have won league the last three years, and were a CIF quarterfinalist last season.
In the recent win vs. Pasadena, CV got RBI hits by Issa Sung in the first inning, and Coly Rees in the fourth. Pitcher Noah Maddox went the distance, allowing five hits and one earned run.
In softball, the Lady Falcons are led by power pitcher Dee Dee Hernandez, who helped her team dominate the Pacific League competition so far. The Falcons have shut out Pasadena, Glendale and Burroughs. They’ve had tougher games against non-league teams, like San Marcos and Downey, but have still mostly come out on top. CV is 11-2-1 overall, and 4-0 in league.
The Falcons host Burbank on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and then are in Arcadia next Thursday at 6 p.m. Arcadia is 3-0, right behind CV in the league standings.
Aside from Hernandez, an All-League pitcher who is only a sophomore, the team is led by seniors Kristy Taix, Ryan Eldred, Alyssa Hernandez and Peyton Hause.