NORTHEAST GLENDALE — A shaky beginning didn't discourage the Crescenta Valley Triscenic Minor Baseball team one bit in the District 16 Tournament of Champions title game Thursday night at Babe Herman Field.
Rather, Triscenic answered Crescenta Valley Foothill Athletic Club's four-run opening salvo in the bottom of the first inning and took the lead back immediately in the top of the second. The exciting high-scoring action that followed was certainly give-and-take, but never back-and-forth as far as the scoreboard, as Triscenic refused to surrender its lead en route to an 11-7 victory.
"It feels good to win," said Triscenic's Sammy Klein, who pitched 4 2/3 innings with three earned runs allowed to pick up the win and also had a three-run triple in the second inning that sparked the team's comeback. "[Our defense] was really good. At first we were kind of struggling a little bit, but then we came through."