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Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Star baseball falls in opening Section 2 tournament

July 13, 2013|By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com

It didn't start way the Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Star baseball team would have hoped, but it will fight to see another day in the Section 2 tournament.

After winning the District 16 championship, CV ran into a strong Quartz Hill squad that held it to one hit in a 9-0 victory at the Palmdale Little League Field.

“We faced a team that's just a higher caliber with some pitching the likes we hadn't seen before,” CV Coach Kevin Deitch said, “hopefully, we won't see again unless we see them in the championship. They're a solid team.”

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Quartz Hill got going immediately with a run in the first inning. It added four more runs in the third to cushion its advantage. Crescenta Valley’s lone hit came on a single from Rowan Respicio to break up a no-hitter in the sixth.

“We were in trouble from the get-go because they were throwing harder than we were,” said Deitch, whose team wrapped up the District 16 title after winning consecutive games over Foothill, capping it off with a 14-12 win July 9. “They were hitting the ball. We didn't play poorly, sometimes you just run into a team that's that good. That's what happened tonight. ”

Crescenta Valley will resume play in the double-elimination tournament against Arcadia at 4 p.m. Sunday.

“It's just baseball, sometimes this happens,” Deitch said. “You have to come back and play the next day.”

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