Crescenta Valley High alumna Erin Ashby, Stanford go down swinging in Nebraska


Former Falcons wrapping up seasons on diamond.

May 22, 2013|By Grant Gordon,
  • Stanford University's Erin Ashby, a Crescenta Valley High alumna, finished her sophomore season hitting .291 in 58 starts. She tallied 19 runs, 16 extra-base hits, including six home runs, and 35 runs batted in. (Courtesy of Stanford Athletics)
Stanford University's Erin Ashby, a Crescenta…

The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Erin Ashby (Crescenta Valley High, 2011) Stanford softball sophomore: Despite a performance in which Ashby drove in a pair of runs and tallied a pair of hits, Stanford stumbled against host Nebraska, losing, 10-5, to the Cornhuskers on Sunday in the final game of the NCAA Tournament’s Nebraska Regional.

Stanford went 2-2 in Lincoln, Neb., defeating Tulsa, 4-2, on Friday and Northern Iowa, 4-1, on Saturday in its second game of the day. But it lost in two outings to Nebraska.

Ashby also had a pair of hits and a run scored against Tulsa in the opener.

While Stanford finished 39-21, Ashby finished her season with an impressive line. She hit .291 in 58 starts, mostly as the team’s designated player. She tallied 19 runs, 16 extra-base hits, including six home runs, and 35 runs batted in.

John Salas (Crescenta Valley, 2009) Cal State Northridge baseball junior: Having been a reliever throughout most of his days at Crescenta Valley and then at College of the Canyons, Salas took on the same role to start with the Matadors.


But Salas has worked himself into the role of starter lately, and an effective one at that.

Salas has thrown a pair of complete games, his last coming May 12 against UC Santa Barbara, in which Northridge won, 7-1. Salas struck out six, walked one and allowed five hits. His last start came Sunday at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as he was dealt a loss. He lasted five innings, giving up four runs on six hits in a 7-2 defeat.

On the season, Salas has appeared in 20 games, with 12 starts and has a 4-6 record. In 76 1/3 innings, he’s struck out 50 batters and walked but 12, while accumulating a 3.30 earned-run average.

The Matadors, who sport a 31-23 record with a 15-9 Big West Conference mark, wrap up the regular season with a three-game homestand against Cal State Fullerton.

Troy Mulcahey (Crescenta Valley, 2012) Fullerton College baseball freshman: Fullerton’s quest for a California Community College Athletic Assn. championship came up just short on Saturday with a loss to a familiar foe.

In a battle between Orange Empire Conference foes, it was Cypress, which finished fourth in the conference won by Fullerton, which won state glory.

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