The No. 1 ranked team in the latest CIF-SS Division 1 poll traveled to play a program with just one win in 2021.
It seemed like a mismatch.
And it was.
Ayala got six scoreless innings from starter Thomas Cerecedes and cruised to an 8-0 victory at Colony to stay atop the Palomares League standings.
Cerecedes scattered three hits, walked one and struck out five.
Trent Merrill came in and closed out the victory with a perfect seventh inning in relief, including a strikeout.
Nathan Valdivia got the loss.
Valdavia went 6 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs (four earned) on eight hits.
He walked three and struck out one.
Jacob Badawi singled twice and scored a pair of runs.
Cole Koniarsky singled twice, doubled, drove in two and scored a run.
Mateo Matthews hit a three-run shot for the Bulldogs.
Ryan Moreno singled, doubled and drove in a run.
Win: Thomas Cerecedes
Loss: Nathan Valdivia
HR: Mateo Matthews (A)
2B: Cole Koniarsky (A), Ryan Moreno (A)
Wednesday’s Palomares League Scores:
Ayala 8, Colony 0
Claremont 5, Glendora 2
Alta Loma 6, Bonita 5
Palomares League Standings:
Ayala (10-1 overall, 4-0 in league)
Bonita (6-2, 3-1)
Claremont (7-8, 2-2)
Alta Loma (2-7, 2-2)
Glendora (5-6, 1-3)
Colony (1-9, 0-4)
Friday’s Palomares League Schedule:
Bonita at Ayala
Claremont at Colony
Glendora at Alta Loma
Thanks to Mrs. Masucci for the photos:
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