Flintridge Prep 2, Mayfield 2: In the midst of an arduous and puzzling stretch of the schedule, the Rebels were tied at home on Saturday morning in an important Prep League tilt.
After playing a 7 p.m. match on Friday night against first-place rival Pasadena Poly and losing 1-0, Flintridge Prep (11-2-3, 3-2-2) took on Mayfield at 11:30 a.m.
“They were so exhausted,” Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez said. “They’re just spent. Yesterday just took a lot out of them.”
Katherine Pinney and Kaitlyn Kelleher scored goals for a Prep squad that was without a handful of starters and came back from a 1-0 deficit, but relinquished a 2-1 lead.
The schedule does no favors for the Rebels in the last week of the season, either, as they must now face Webb on Monday and Mayfield again on Tuesday and finally Westridge on Thursday, as Prep, despite being ranked third in CIF Southern Section Division III still must clinch a playoff spot.
Glendale Community 9, El Camino Real 1: Keaton Leach pitched five innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and striking out four in his Vaqueros debut to nab his team’s first win of the season.
GCC (1-1) also got two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief from St. Francis product Tei Vanderford, who struck out two.
At the plate, Oscar Tinjaca continued his hot start with two hits, two runs and two runs batted in. Sergio Plasencia (RBI, run), Edgar Montes (run) and Julian Jarrard (two RBI) also had two-hit days.
The Vaqueros were set to face Mt. SAC later Saturday.
GCC opened its season Friday with a loss at Rio Hondo, 6-5.
Jay Sheeley’s Vaqueros’ debut saw him go three for five with a pair of RBI and runs, while hitting a home run. Austin Walker also had three hits and two runs, along with a RBI. Pepe Marques had three hits, as well, with a run and RBI. Tinjaca had two hits and a RBI.
Angel Rodriguez got the start and a no-decision, allowing three runs and five hits through five innings of work.
Santiago Canyon 12, Glendale Community 2 (six innings): Just like last season, a loss by the host Vaqueros at the Glendale Tournament at the Glendale Sports Complex has them in position to win the tournament.
GCC (2-2) lost in the quarterfinals Saturday, but Santiago Canyon cannot return to Sunday’s semifinal round, so the Vaqueros will advance and have a chance to repeat as champion after last season’s win, which also saw them advance after a loss as a team dropped out.
Amanda Carriedo had a double and a run in the game and Jena Kaser had a sacrifice fly.