There are highs and lows for a starting pitcher, but the reward can be gratifying.
Taking the mound may have seemed strange for Crescenta Valley High’s Kyle Pomeroy, who hasn’t pitched since his freshman season.
This didn’t pose a problem for the senior last Saturday, who struck out 10, while allowing two hits over five innings as the Falcons pushed aside Glendora, 11-3, in the third-place game of the Glendora Tournament.
Troy Prasertsit had three hits in four at-bats and drove in four runs for Crescenta Valley (3-1), while Kyle Murray contributed three hits.
In other action Saturday, Flintridge Prep left six runners in scoring position and fell to Duarte, 8-7, in the title contest of the Duarte Tournament.
Kyle McDonald’s three hits (one double) and two runs batted in, along with Royce Park’s two hits and two RBIs paced the Rebels (3-1).
Ventura posted a 6-5 victory over St. Francis in an Easton tourney match when a runner was out at the plate in the seventh inning as Pete Hofman’s bases-loaded single brought the Golden Knights (3-2) within one run.
St. Francis was led by J.P. Nolan’s three hits, and David Hubinger (hit) drove in two runs.
On Thursday, CV shut out La Serna, 4-0, in a Glendora tourney game on the strength of Troy Mulcahey’s no-hitter across five innings. Mulcahey also bashed two home runs and drove in four runs.
Brandon Van Horn had two RBIs for St. Francis against Burroughs in an Easton tourney game at Jackie Robinson Field, and eased out a 5-2 win.
Jason Marquez helped pitch Glendale to an 11-1 triumph over Bellarmine-Jefferson in a six-inning affair.
Marquez gave up four hits and one run, while Daniel Aragon (two hits) drove in two runs, and Evan Martin and Dylan Howard each added two hits.
The Nitros earned a 4-3 victory over visiting La Canada on Tuesday as Mark Garcia scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.
Garcia was safe on an error, moved to second base on a sacrifice, and third on a hard smash that was misplayed.
Glendale (1-0) managed three hits, and all of its runs were unearned, as Aragon (no decision) went six frames, fanning six, walking three and surrendering nine hits.