Mulcahey, CV mow down Indians

Baseball: Mulcahey, Prasertsit, Murray go yard in Falcons' 10-0 Pacific League rout of Burroughs

Mulcahey also fans 10.

April 02, 2011|By Grant Gordon,
  • CV's Troy Mulcahey pitches the ball during a game against Burroughs at Stengel Field on Friday.
CV's Troy Mulcahey pitches the ball during a game… (Cheryl A. Guerrero,…)

NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Perhaps expecting a Pacific League dogfight, the Crescenta Valley High baseball team instead used Friday night to put forth an impressive display of power in every facet of the game.

Buoyed by a dominant start on the mound from Troy Mulcahey and a powerful, yet patient team performance at the plate, the Falcons ran roughshod over visiting Burroughs, making quick work of the Indians to the tune of a 10-0 win in five innings.

"It feels great," said Mulcahey, who went the distance on the mound, striking out 10, and also hit one of three Falcons home runs. "Coach has been psyching us up for this game cause last year they beat us at home.

"I tried to shut them down. The guys in the clubhouse said you shut them down, we'll take care of the rest. That's what they did."

The Falcons (9-1, 4-0) stumbled in a 5-2 loss last year against the Indians, but this season's Burroughs squad (7-3, 2-2) could never recover after a six-run first inning by Crescenta Valley essentially put away the game early.


"It was a great win," said Falcons junior Troy Prasertsit, who went three for three with three runs scored and another driven in on a second-inning solo home run. "We took great at-bats today.

"We got on them the first inning and we didn't want to stop there."

Winners of nine straight, the Falcons, currently ninth in the CIF Southern Section Division II rankings, saw Mulcahey (3-1) set the tone early on. He allowed just one run, one walk and hit one batter over the course of the abbreviated shutout performance.

"[His performance] was great," Prasertsit said. "He threw strikes and had our defense on their toes all game."

Mulcahey gave up a two-out single up the middle in the first, but then induced a one-pitch flyout to follow. His only other patches of mild unrest came in the third and fourth innings. In the fourth, the leadoff man reached on the Falcons' only error of the game and Mulcahey hit the next batter. But the junior fireballer beared down and got two strikeouts to follow before picking off the batter at first to end the inning. In the third with two outs, Mulcahey walked Ryne Kahikina after a marathon 12-pitch at-bat. Mulchaey promptly struck out the next batter, though.

Kahikina also got the start on the mound for the Indians, but didn't make it through the first as one of three Indians pitchers used on the day.

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