July 11, 2012
It was a banner evening for Glendale Angelenos pitcher Thomas Korn, who flirted with perfection in Wednesday evening's California Collegiate Summer League baseball game. Korn, a former Pasadena High standout, tossed 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before surrendering consecutive hits in an Angelenos 4-0 victory over the SoCal Halos at Stengel Field. The incoming York College of Nebraska senior struck out 10 batters before being taken out and replaced by relievers Julian Jarrard and Michael Noteware.
May 9, 2012
With last year's historic squad having won the Western State Conference before advancing all the way to the state tournament, the 2012 Glendale Community College baseball team inherited a lofty standard of success, even though it featured few holdovers from its predecessor. The Vaqueros lived up to the expectations and effectively maintained Glendale's status as a contender, as the team is currently back in the playoffs. They also brought home the program's second straight WSC South Division title and reaped the rewards when the all-conference team was released recently.
February 24, 2012
CRESCENTA VALLEY COACH: Phil Torres, 15th year. LEAGUE: Pacific LAST SEASON: 23-5, 12-2 in league for second place. Lost in first round of Division II playoffs to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 6-3. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Troy Mulcahey, senior, pitcher/outfielder; Elliott Surrey, senior, pitcher/first baseman; Kyle Murray, senior, pitcher; Troy Prasertsit, senior, outfielder; Cole Currie, junior, shortstop/pitcher; Ted Boeke, soph., shortstop/third baseman; Terry Ha, junior, outfielder; Cam Silva, senior, catcher.
March 1, 2007
CRESCENTA VALLEY COACH : Phil Torres, 10th year. LEAGUE : Pacific LAST SEASON : Went 22-5, winning the Pacific League title and advancing to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. PLAYERS TO WATCH : Dustin Emmons, senior, pitcher/infielder; Chad Nacapoy, senior, catcher; Kris Kauppila, junior, shortstop; Kam Krise, senior, pitcher/first baseman; Drew Elliott, junior, pitcher/infielder; Travis Feldman, junior, infielder/pitcher; Micah Dunham, senior, second baseman/pitcher; Chris Johnson, senior, outfielder.
March 2, 2007
Crescenta Valley is looking forward to a winning season from their boys' baseball this year, with several players returning from last year's Pacific League No. 1 squad. The team finished at 12-2 for league play under the direction of Head Coach Phil Torres. TEAM SNAPSHOT COACH: Phil Torres, 10th year. LAST SEASON: Went 22-5, winning the Pacific League title and advancing to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dustin Emmons , senior, pitcher/infielder; Chad Nacapoy , senior, catcher; Kris Kauppila , junior, shortstop; Kam Krise , senior, pitcher/first baseman; Drew Elliott , junior, pitcher/infielder; Travis Feldman , junior, infielder/pitcher; Micah Dunham , senior, second baseman/pitcher; Chris Johnson , senior, outfielder.
May 24, 2012
Cory Popham and KJ Edson came to the Glendale Community College baseball team in hopes of eventually working their way to the NCAA Division I level. Both pitchers didn't take straight routes to GCC, though. Popham transferred from Occidental College and Edson was originally committed to play for the University of La Verne before switching to GCC about two weeks before the school year. Popham and Edson realized their Division-I dreams, as Popham signed his national letter of intent to play for the University of Pacific next year and Edson did the same for the University of San Francisco.
June 8, 2000
Peter Fuertes GLENDALE -- On paper, the St. Francis High baseball team looked as good as any in the area. But when you're in the Mission League, home of powerhouses such as Crespi and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame highs, the competition can be murderous, as the Golden Knights found out, finishing with an 11-11-1 overall record and 4-7-1 in league. Nonetheless, there were still outstanding performances turned in by Golden Knight individuals, and they were recognized by their league peers.
July 2, 2004
Most kids never get the chance to pitch in a youth baseball championship game. In one week last month, 12-year-old Benjamin Slyngstad pitched in two championship games and won both of them. He was the winning pitcher for the Mighty Drillers in the Crescenta Sports Association Bronco Division final played last week and on June 15 he was the winning pitcher for the Mariners in the La Canada Junior Baseball Softball Association Bronco Division title game. The feat is unique in recent memory and Slyngstad may lay claim to the title of the best 12-year-old pitcher in the Crescenta-Canada Valley He pitched more than 130 innings and struck out more than 250 batters.