GLENDALE — With their backs against the wall, the San Gabriel Valley 16-18 All-Stars responded with two victories on Monday evening to arrive in today's title game.
Having fallen against host Watsonville in their opening game of the tournament, the SGV All-Stars staved off elimination with a 2-0 win against Northern California to start Monday before finishing the night with an impressive 9-1 win over Central California in the loser's-bracket final of the Babe Ruth 16-18 Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament.
"The kids really played well today," said SGV Coach Phil Torres, who's also the Crescenta Valley High baseball coach.
SGV plays Watsonville at 5 p.m. today and should it win would force an if-necessary game shortly thereafter.
SGV wasted no time in jumping on Central California in the night cap, scoring two runs in the first, three in the second and two more in both the third and fourth.