Thomas Cerecedes Shuts Down Colony Bats & Mateo Matthews Hit 3-Run Shot in Ayala’s 8-0 Victory

Apr 22 2021 04:11:46


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.

Box Score:
A: 2-0-0-1-2-0-3-(8)
C: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)

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: