By Hanna WRIGHT
As of Tuesday, the Crescenta Valley High School softball team is 7-0 in the Pacific League. Last week, the Falcons beat one of their toughest competitors, Arcadia, 2-0, and easily defeated Hoover on Tuesday to stay in first place in the Pacific League.
The Falcons began the league season with a bang, beating rival Burroughs in a 9-0 shutout game at home. The team allowed no runs to score against them despite some close calls. Shortstop Alyssa Hernandez secured the shutout when she made a diving catch, with bases loaded, tagging out the base runner allowing the Falcons to escape the inning with zero runs scored against.
This year, the team is a powerhouse with an abundance of talent from the freshman class. Freshman Devon Medina has made her presence known and, with little effort, found herself comfortable with her teammates.
“I can honestly say I’ve never felt so confident playing with a team before,” Medina recalled. “I know that if I don’t get the job done, someone will be there to pick me up every single time.”
The close bond the team shares is seen on the field as team members remain undefeated as it enters the last few games of the season.
The Falcons will take on Pasadena at 3:30 p.m. at home today, Thursday, and Burroughs at Olive Park on the Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.