With a berth in the Section 2 Major Baseball All-Stars championship on the line and revenge to be had, Crescenta Valley faced off with Quartz Hill on Sunday evening.
“They were excited to get them in a rematch,” Crescenta Valley Coach Mike Vinceri said. “They played really, calm solid ball.”
At the plate, Scott Vinceri belted a second-inning grand slam that paved the way for CV’s 9-4 win over Quartz Hill on Sunday evening at El Dorado Little League.
“Scott’s grand slam was huge in the sense that it was against their ace pitcher,” Mike Vinceri said.
In addition, Jett Costibolo also went deep, hitting a solo home run, while Jaimy Blank went two for three with a two-run single.
In addition to the hit parade, Crescenta Valley also received a solid pitching performance from the combined arms of Blank, Vinceri, Matt Brunner and Justin Parrott, who teamed up to limit Quartz Hill, which eliminated CV last year.
“It was a really good pitching performance by all four to hold a really good offense to four runs,” Mike Vinceri said.
Blank also cut a runner down trying to score when he tossed him out from left field. It was one of a slew of defensive gems, which also included plays by Brian Erickson and Vinceri, according to Coach Vinceri.
“We got a chance to [avenge] ourselves,” Coach Vinceri said.
Crescenta Valley will await Quartz Hill or San Marino, who play today, in a 5 p.m. championship game on Tuesday.