Falcons open Babe Herman with walk-off win

BASEBALL

Crescenta Valley 5, Santa Monica 4: Crescenta Valley opened up play in the Babe Herman Tournament late Saturday night with a walk-off win, as Kyle Pomeroy came through with a two-out game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Cole Currie.

It was the Falcons' 10th straight win, as they improved to 10-1.

Elliot Surrey turned in a stellar overall performance, pitching five innings, allowing one run and three hits, while striking out nine. At the plate, he went four for four with three doubles and three runs batted in.

St. Francis 15, Serrano 2 (five innings): Ryuta Iguchi earned the win on the mound for the Golden Knights (7-5) in a Chino Tournament contest on Saturday, backed by an offensive explosion that included home runs by Jeff Garavaglia (three for three, four runs batted in) and Anders Schraer (three for four, four RBIs).

David Hubinger was two for three with three RBIs for St. Francis.

SOFTBALL

Crescenta Valley 4, Savannah 2: Helene Cook went six innings in the circle to get the win for the Falcons on the final day of the Savannah Tournament on Saturday.

Jessica Morena, Hannah Cookson and Erin Ashby all had two hits for Crescenta Valley (11-3).

Earlier Saturday, the Falcons defeated Village Christian, 2-1, in eight innings in a pitchers' duel between Ashby and Burbank resident Emily Seidel.

Ashby went the distance for the win, allowing no earned runs and striking out eight, while Seidel paced Village Christian with 15 strikeouts.

Cookson had a triple and scored a run and Claire Ortiz drove in a run for Crescenta Valley.

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Flintridge Sacred Heart 113, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 61: The Tologs won 10 of 11 events on Thursday to pick up their first Mission League win of the season behind double-winners Katie Altmayer, Emily Balog and Meg Ryan.

Altmayer won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute 59.83 seconds and took the 100 butterfly in 1:01.46, both of which were CIF consideration times.

Balog won the 200-individual medley in 2:18.35 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.80, while Ryan was victorious in the 100 freestyle (56.49) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.93).

Other winners for the Tologs (3-2, 1-1 in league) were Eva Dulcich in the 50 freestyle (26.52) and Hannah Walleck in the 500 freestyle (5:42.67).

Ryan, Balog, Altmayer and Dulcich won the 200-medley relay in a CIF-consideration time of 1:56.44 and the same quartet captured the 200-freestyle relay in a CIF-consideration time of 1:02.93.

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