Friday, March 28, 2008
Crespi Wins National Classic
In a showdown of two California teams that dominated their competition in the Anderson Bat National Classic, it was Crespi that emerged the victor in the Championship game held at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night. The score was 7-2.
Crespi Carmelite College Prep as they are formerly known averaged over 7 runs a game this week and on the mound, used a mixed bag of off-speed, JV call-ups and a Kent Tekulve like throwback submarine pitcher to baffle opposing teams hitters. Orange Lutheran entered the contest as ranked number 1 in the Orange County Register poll and scored an average of 13 runs over the three days. But, Thursday night was a different story for the Lancers as the Celts E.C McSweeney got the start and allowed only two runs on the night.
Suprises of the Week
Other than the surprising dominance of Crespi, we were a bit suprised by how Calvert Hall played this week. As of Thursday night, they had yet to win a game. St. Johns started off well, but dropped their final two games. Cottonwood from Utah didn't seem to have the arms to keep them in games and went 1-3 as did 10 time Tennessee state champ Christian Brothers. Aptos played well enough, but came away with two wins and two losses.
The consolation scores were:
Cottonwood, UT (1) vs James River, VA (7)
El Dorado, CA (2) vs Vista Murrieta, CA (3)
Yucaipa, CA (5) vs Esperanza, CA (7)
Christian Bros, TN (0) vs Bishop Amat, CA (10)
Seminole Ridge, FL (5) vs St. Johns, DC (2)
Aptos, CA (4) vs Jupiter, FL (6)