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CV gets some Major revenge

July 16, 2012|By Grant Gordon

With a berth in the Section 2 Major Baseball All-Stars championship on the line and revenge to be had, Crescenta Valley faced off with Quartz Hill on Sunday evening.

“They were excited to get them in a rematch,” Crescenta Valley Coach Mike Vinceri said. “They played really, calm solid ball.”

At the plate, Scott Vinceri belted a second-inning grand slam that paved the way for CV’s 9-4 win over Quartz Hill on Sunday evening at El Dorado Little League.

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“Scott’s grand slam was huge in the sense that it was against their ace pitcher,” Mike Vinceri said.

In addition, Jett Costibolo also went deep, hitting a solo home run, while Jaimy Blank went two for three with a two-run single.

In addition to the hit parade, Crescenta Valley also received a solid pitching performance from the combined arms of Blank, Vinceri, Matt Brunner and Justin Parrott, who teamed up to limit Quartz Hill, which eliminated CV last year.

“It was a really good pitching performance by all four to hold a really good offense to four runs,” Mike Vinceri said.

Blank also cut a runner down trying to score when he tossed him out from left field. It was one of a slew of defensive gems, which also included plays by Brian Erickson and Vinceri, according to Coach Vinceri.

“We got  a chance to [avenge] ourselves,” Coach Vinceri said.

Crescenta Valley will await Quartz Hill or San Marino, who play today, in a 5 p.m. championship game on Tuesday.

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