Los Angeles CES dominates Arleta for div 2 crown

LACES celebrate after defeating Arleta in LA City Division II baseball championship at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles. LACES won 7-1. (Photo by Michael Yanow for fi360 News)

Los Angeles, Ca – Los Angeles CES rode the arm of Finn Starzyk, a 6-foot-6 junior pitcher to 7-1 victory over Arleta for the Los Angeles City Division II Championship at Dodgers Stadium.

Arleta the 14 seed rolled its way to the championship game even defeating No 2 seed Locke. The dream season ended with Starzyk giving them more than they could handle at the plate.

“I realize we’re playing at Dodger Stadium and that’s something special, but it’s still 60 feet, 6 inches to the mound,” Starzyk said. “It’s still 90 feet bases and we’re just playing another baseball game. And after that first batter, I got the nerves out of my system and went out and pitched like I know how to do.”

With the victory LACES claimed it’s fourth CIF title and first Division II title.