"The Falcons are one of the best, if not the best, team in our league year after year," said Mustangs coach Michael Blades. "Definitely not a team we wanted to face with a three-game losing streak going in."
The Falcons (9-2, 6-1 in league) came off a huge league victory against archrival Arcadia, whom they shut out 5-0 last Friday.
Like how they beat the Apaches, the Falcons backed up solid pitching with good hitting.
Kris and Lon Kauppila, Chad Nacapoy, Micah Dunham, Daniel Oh and Dustin Emmons all got in the mix, picking up hits and scoring runs.
"We got some good pitches to hit, and we did something with it," Emmons said. "We were real pumped after beating Arcadia, so the momentum just carried on."
The Mustangs (3-9, 1-5) could not get it going from the outset. By the third inning, the game was slowly but surely getting out of reach, as the Falcons kept producing runs while the Mustangs were struggling to get runners in scoring position.
After a heartbreaking 14-12 loss to the Hoover Tornadoes March 23, the Mustangs offense has struggled managing just one run in its last two games.
"Seems like we left our bats at Hoover," Blades said. "We gotta get out of this funk."
Crescenta Valley will play in Ventura, Chula Vista, and Corona before resuming the league season against these same Mustangs April 24 at Pasadena.
"We're playing really well right now," Falcons coach Phil Torres said. "The key is to be consistent.
"Our goal is to win league like it is every year."