By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor
Don’t look now but there is a five way tie for first place in the Pacific League after just three games. Burroughs pulled off the upset, if you really want to call it an upset, knocking off defending champion Crescenta Valley, 1-0, on Max DeAmici’s walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Meanwhile across town, Pasadena shutout Burbank, 7-0.
On a balmy day at John Burroughs, the Indians rained on CV’s parade behind an outstanding pitching effort from Thomas Wilson (7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts), a solid defense that produced four double plays, and timely hitting to offset the talented arm of UCLA-bound and CV ace Brian Gadsby.
Gadsby had a no-hitter through five innings before the Indians struck for two singles in the sixth. No damage was done until Burroughs’ final at-bat. After Max Haddad walked, Tyler Lewis reached first on a fielder’s choice and subsequently stole second base. With one out and a 1-2 count, DeAmicis crushed a ball to deep left field scoring Lewis and setting off a wild celebration.
Wilson (4-0) threw 86 pitches en route to winning his fourth straight decision. His era is a miniscule .43.
Burroughs improved to 12-4 overall while the Falcons fell to 13-3.
After the game, the John Burroughs baseball twitter account said it all:
“Every player who has ever worn a Burroughs Baseball uniform is proud of you today. Not one player backed down or showed any hesitation #23=1”
“Enjoy this win tonight but remember we have to get back to work tomorrow. As Yoda once personally told me, ‘One game does not make a season.’”
Is Yoda the “real Yoda” or is Yoda the “Scott Muckey?” Hmmmm. Here’s what we do know so far-
Crescenta Valley beat Pasadena who beat Burroughs who beat Crescenta Valley. Pasadena beat Burbank who beat Arcadia. What’s next?
April 24 can’t come soon enough!