Glendale Community College 7, College of the Canyons 4: A season ago, Glendale and Canyons were battling for the Western State Conference East title and the teams were back at it Saturday at COC with the Vaqueros (18-5, 3-1 in conference) rallying to pull within a half-game of first-place Canyons (11-9, 4-1 in conference).
Defending conference champion Glendale trailed, 3-0, after the first inning but used a two-run third and a three-run fifth to vault ahead.
Frank Garriola led the way at the plate with a home run, double, two runs batted in and three runs scored. Bruno Teramoto also had a dinger, John Malott had two hits and an RBI, Cristian Montes had a hit, walk and two RBI, Grant Mona had two hits and a run and Thad Wilsonhad a hit, walk and two runs.
On the mound, Marco Quintanar got the win, as he recovered from allowing three unearned runs in the first stanza to finish with 5 1/3 innings pitched, seven hits allowed, one walk and two strikeouts. James Giambalvo got the long save, throwing 3 2/3 innings with three hits and one run allowed and two strikeouts and one walk.
GCC has won four in a row.
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Glendale Community College at Northridge Invitational: Alejandro Ambrossio won the 3,000-meter race at the Cal State Northridge Invitational. Ambrossio won by nearly 15 seconds.
Paulo Vazquez finished third in the 1,500 meters in 4 minutes 0.52 seconds.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Glendale Community College at Northridge Invitational: Leana Setian (10 minutes 38.46 seconds) and Giselle Masedo (10:41.77) finished second and third, respectively, in the women's 3,000-meter race at the Cal State Northridge Invitational.
Nona Boyajyan took second in the women's 800-meter race in 2 minutes 22.69 seconds.
Angelica Salas finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:14.30).
Crescenta Valley 7, Merced Golden Valley 0: Drew Atherton twirled six scoreless innings with four strikeouts, no walks and one hit allowed en route to the victory on Saturday night at Stengel Field in a Babe Herman Tournament opener.
Scott Vinceri had a pair of strikeouts in an inning of work to complete the shutout for the Falcons (7-1), who have won five in a row.
Max Meyer had four runs batted in, a triple and a double and Trevor Beer and Kewin Ledesma had two hits each, as well. Jake Schaffer and Anthony Russo also drove in runs.
La Cañada 4, Glendale 3: Deadlocked at 3 following the first inning, the Nitros and Spartans didn't settle things until La Cañada won in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning in Friday night's nonleague game at La Cañada High. Glendale dropped to 0-7 with the loss.
Daven Eidem went the distance, throwing 6 1/3 innings with eight hits, two walks and four runs allowed with three strikeouts. Jacob Rangel had two hits and a run scored, Andrew Tinoco had a hit and a run batted in and Nolan Wong had a hit and two walks.
Damien 10, St. Francis 4: Tough times continued for St. Francis, which dropped to 0-7 with Friday's loss at Arcadia County Park.
Nolan Shwery had two hits for St. Francis, which allowed just four hits to Damien, but its pitchers walked 12 and hit three batters.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 6, Victor Valley 2: With a pair of nonleague wins on Saturday, the Tologs continued a sensational start to the season as they improved to 8-1 and have won five straight games.
In a 6-2 win over Victory Valley, Payton Tomkins had three hits and two runs batted in and Amanda Ramirez had two hits.
In a 12-0 win against Fairfax, Cate Ziegler hit a grand slam.
On Friday, FSHA defeated Pasadena Poly, 14-4, and Ziegler had four runs batted in and two hits. Alli Lombardo had three hits and two RBI.
Mayfield 15, 12, Hoover 6, 4: The Tornadoes opened their season Saturday at home and lost both games in a doubleheader.
Fulton 4, Holy Family 3: The Gaels dropped to 0-5 on the season, but played far and away their closest game thus far and all their previous losses had been by at least 10 runs.
Crescenta Valley at Dos Pueblos Tournament: The Falcons (8-2) lost to Palisades on Saturday, 2-0, and defeated Antelope Valley, 2-0.
St. Francis at Dos Pueblos Tournament: The Golden Knights lost to Laguna Beach and Oak Park on Saturday in tournament action, losing each match in two games. St. Francis is 2-6.
Le Lycee 3, St. Monica Academy 2: The Crusaders lost on the road Thursday in an International League match, 25-10, 20-25, 20-25, 25-11, 15-9. St. Monica fell to 1-4, 0-4 in league.
Armenian General Benevolent Union 3, Glendale Adventist Academy 2: The Cougars lost their Independence League home match on Wednesday, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12.
GAA dropped to 4-1, 2-1.
Glendale 16, Peninsula 6: The Nitros won on Friday at home to improve to 6-3.
Crespi 10, St. Francis 5: The Golden Knights lost a Mission League match Friday at home and fell to 3-4, 0-2 in league.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at De La Salle Invitational: Fiona Mass finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes 2.12 seconds in Saturday's invite.