Northridge City Little League: NCLL News

Monday, July 21
Northridge City reaches division final!

Northridge City’s 10-under all-star baseball team advanced to the Division 3 North final with a 4-2 win Monday over Tustin Western at JM Park in Lompoc.

Northridge City (8-1) will face Moorpark (8-1) or Tustin Western at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Moorpark remained alive, defeating Glendora American 8-7, setting up a rematch with Tustin Western — following a 19-6 loss Sunday — at 6 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 22
Northridge City and Moorpark to square off in division final!

Max Martin and Will White combined on a strong pitching effort Monday for Northridge City’s 10-under all-star baseball team in a 4-2 victory over Tustin Western to advance to the Division 3 North final at 6 p.m. tomorrow against Moorpark (9-1) at JM Park in Lompoc.

Moorpark defeated Tustin Western 9-7 on Tuesday to reach the final.

Northridge City (8-1) took a 3-1 lead in the third and added an insurance run in the fifth when Joseph Newman got hit by a pitch, Matthew Uytioco and White singled, with Travis Spranger delivering a sacrifice fly to center. White, Samy Toven, and Drew Gustafson had hits to grab a 1-0 lead in the second.

Friday, August 1
Northridge Little League All Stars Capture District and Sectional Crowns
2014 9-10 Allstars

(As seen in the Valley Voice)

The San Fernando Valley has always been a hot-bed of baseball talent, producing

players with names like Drysdale, Yount, Elway, Braun, and Stanton. The recent

performance of Northridge City Little League’s 9 and 10 year old all star baseball

team is continuing this rich tradition of competitive valley baseball, having captured the

District 40 Championship and the Section 2 Championship banner.

The team has developed the nickname of “Cardiac Kids”, given their propensity of

winning games in a come-from-behind fashion. The boys faced fierce competition at the

District 40 level, but prevailed over teams from Pacoima, Sherman Oaks, and Encino

(3x). Dominant pitching performances from Max Martin, Drew Gustafson, Josh Reyes,

and Will White, and clutch hitting from Zach Romero, Joey Newman, Travis Spranger,

and Matthew Uytioco led the way for “The Kids.” The scrappy bunch was also aided by

stellar defensive performances by Brandon Garfinkel, Tyson Mallas, Indiana Wijay, and

Sammy Toven.

The path to victory through Section 2 wasn’t easy either. The boys from Northridge

played strong teams from Quartz Hill and Crescenta Valley, but won the Sectional title in

three straight games. It marked the first time in four years that a team from Northridge

City Little league captured a Sectional Title.

The team is skippered by Jack Gustafson, who is assisted by his coaches, David

Mallas, Phil Romero, Matty White, and team mother, Teri Gustafson. Northridge should

be proud of these volunteers who have brought two Championships to our community,

while providing endless hours of fun and memories to our young boys.

It was a great season, ended only by their losses at Lompoc for the So Cal North Sub

Division III Tournament.

Saturday, July 19
Division 3 North opener at JM Park in Lompoc

Joseph Newman’s walkoff single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Zach Romero and lifted Northridge City’s 10-under all-star baseball team to a 2-1 victory Saturday over El Segundo in the Division 3 North opener at JM Park in Lompoc.

Romero hit a two-out triple for Northridge City (7-1), which tied it in the fifth when Matthew Uytioco and Will White singled, with Indiana Wijay’s sacrifice fly scoring Uytioco.

Northridge City plays Tustin Western — a 19-6 winner Sunday over Moorpark (7-1) — at 6 p.m. today. Moorpark takes on Glendora American, also at 6 p.m. today.

Monday, July 14
Section 2 Championship Game

Northridge 10, Quartz Hill 0

9-10 Year Old, California Section 2 CHAMPIONS!

Saturday, July 12
Regional Semi-Final

Northridge 7, Quartz Hill 3

The Championship game is Monday 7/14, 5pm @ Woodland Hills Little League. Come on out and support the team!

Thursday, July 10
1st Round D40 Sectionals
In the first game of the D40 Sectional Tournament, the 9-10 Year Olds beat a tough Crescenta Valley team 11-10 in 7 innings.  We will play the winner of tonights game between Arcadia & Quartz Hill on Sat. 7/12, 9am @ Woodland Hills LL.

Tuesday, July 8
District Champs
Congratulations to the 9-10 Year Old, California District 40 Champions!