July 13, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan Much to the displeasure of those who were hoping for a quick one at Montrose Park on Friday, the Burbank Major Baseball All-Star team avoided the mercy rule in its second-chance bracket game against Vaquero. Down by 11 runs with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, the 11- and 12-year-olds staved off elimination for at least another inning, thanks to a two-run home run by Austin Holgate. But all that did was delay the inevitable, because there would be no stopping Vaquero on this day. Jim De La Torre's squad collected 12 hits and benefited from eight errors to post a 12-5 victory.
March 27, 2009
Suffice it to say they?re good. Crescenta Valley beat Arleta in both games of a double-header on Wednesday, 13-0 and 14-3. In the first game, CV pitcher Heather Bacon pitched a perfect game through five innings, with nine strikeouts, before the game was called due to mercy rule. Stephanie Ziemann had a home run with five RBIs. In the second game, Crescenta Valley repeated the mercy rule behind Kali Cancelosi?s strong pitching. Delaney Gay went 2-for-3 with a home run. The Falcons are now 11-1 on the season, 2-0 in league; their lone loss came last week to Fullerton, 3-2, in the High Desert Classic.
July 26, 2003
Babe Ruth 13s open tourney with win The La Crescenta Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Star baseball team saw its offense sizzle in the Arizona heat. La Crescenta finished with 13 hits Thursday to earn a 15-1 win against the Tucson Alley Cats in an opening-round game of the Pacific Southwest Regional in Surprise, Ariz. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. La Crescenta, which captured the Southern California State Tournament on July 18, played Northern California champion Antioch in a winner's-bracket contest Friday night.
May 5, 2007
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Right now, it's hard to fathom that the Crescenta Valley High baseball team has actually lost a Pacific League game this season. But the Falcons did — way back on March 23. Since then, they've been unbeatable to the tune of 14 straight victories overall and eight in a row in league after Friday afternoon's lopsided 11-1 triumph against host Hoover that ended after five innings due to the mercy-rule. "It starts in practice, we work hard in practice and it's starting to show in games," said Falcons shortstop Kris Kauppila, who went two for four with two runs batted in and a triple on Friday.
August 10, 2000
Peter Samore GLENDALE -- Though a 10-0 loss to Tualatin City, Ore., brought the Foothill-Tujunga major softball all-stars' season to an end Wednesday at Alderwood Park in Alderwood Manor, Wash., the team can reflect on the success it enjoyed this summer. For the third straight year, Foothill-Tujunga emerged as the State champion and, this year, came within one game of the World Series in Portland, Ore. The 11- and 12-year-old all-stars from Tualatin City ended the Western Regionals Tournament in Alderwood Manor, Wash.
June 26, 2000
Sang Lee Police 6 2 6 1- 15 13 1 Cal Moving 0 0 0 0- 0 2 2 Game called after four innings, 10-run mercy rule Police IP R ER H BB K Crum 3 0 0 1 0 4 W. Hoy 1 0 0 1 0 1 Total 4 0 0 2 0 5 Cal Moving IP R ER H BB K Dickson 1 6 3 3 5 1 Reyes 3 9 8 10 1 2 Total 4 15 11 13 6 3 WP- Crum (9-1) LP- Dickson (0-1) S- W. Hoy 2B: P- Crum 3, Adrian, Denny, Oh, Turley 3B: P- Denny SB: P- Turley 2, Adrian MONTROSE PARK -- Although California Moving had all of its players Saturday afternoon, in a sense, it was still short-handed, in a sense.
July 14, 2001
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan MONTROSE -- Money! Chad Nacapoy collected a whole lot of it Friday for his performance in a Little League District 16 Major Baseball All-Star Tournament contest. The 12-year-old catcher, who receives $20 per home run from parents Rob and Violet, hit three tape-measure blasts and drove in eight runs to lead Foothill to an 18-0 victory against the Jewish War Veterans in a second-chance bracket game at Montrose Park. The game was called in the fourth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
July 14, 2004
Vahan Shakhbandaryan The inaugural if-necessary title game Tuesday at Pacific Park left the Jewish War Veterans' team wondering where its offense went. Facing a tough opponent, JWV had trouble connecting with the ball, as Crescenta Valley rolled to a 12-0 victory. Coach Jeff Ward's 11-year-old District 16 All-Star champions sealed their win by mercy rule in the fifth inning, holding off all of JWV's advances. -- BOX SCORE -- -- Cres.
June 17, 2005
The MJB Flooring Ligers, coached by Dino Magallon, Mike Bako, and Max Dragovich, finished a remarkable season by capturing the 2005 13-year-old championship banner. They finished the regular season with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses. Both losses were against a very well coached Trojans team. In the first round of the playoffs, Bennet Koss hit a towering home run over the center field fence to lead MJB to a 9-0 victory over Home Sales. MJB and the Trojans faced each other in the semifinal game, and MJB came away victorious by a score of 11-0.