“We have to go look at the league book,” Crescenta Valley skipper Phil Torres said. “I don’t know if it’s a tie and we start all the way over again because it’s a tie or if we pick up where we left off. I don’t know if this is a rain delay or a tie. I don’t know.”
Crescenta Valley (13-7 overall, 6-1 in league) entered Friday in a three-way tie with Arcadia (12-7, 6-1) and Pasadena (15-4-1, 7-1), which now sits alone in first after a 6-0 win over Muir on Friday.
“I’m going to take a drive over to my office and take a look at the constitution,” Arcadia Coach Nick Lemas said. “I’m going to call [Arcadia athletic director] Ryan Press and see what’s going on.”
While Friday’s fate was left in the air, Torres wasn’t pleased his team was in extra frames to begin with.
“We had a lot of opportunities tonight and we had a lot of bad at-bats, especially from older guys with guys in scoring position,” Torres said. “No one is happy over here.”
Crescenta Valley finished two for 12 with runners in scoring position with three RBI. Overall, the Falcons placed a runner in scoring position in five of eight innings.
The Falcons trailed, 4-3, heading to the top of the sixth, but rallied when Joe Torres walked and then advanced two bases on a throwing error that put runners on the corners with one out.
Crescenta Valley’s following batter, Bryan Wang (one RBI and run), then plated Torres on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second with two outs on a stolen base.
Unfortunately for the Falcons, they did not pick up Wang at second, as starting pitcher Ryan Tuck coaxed an inning-ending strikeout.
“We didn’t take advantage tonight,” Wang said. “We shouldn’t have even been playing extra innings. We just didn’t get the big hit.”