Los Angeles Preps: Anthont De La Torre
June, 2, 2012
By Tim Haddock | ESPNLosAngeles.com
Tim Haddock/For ESPNLA.comNorth Hollywood players react during the postgame ceremony after winning the City Division II title.
LOS ANGELES -- North Hollywood found a field of redemption at Dodger Stadium in the City Section Division II championship game against South Gate.
With a seven-run, third inning, North Hollywood beat South Gate, 10-5, and won its first City Section championship since 1957.
North Hollywood (19-5) sent 13 batters to the plate in the third inning. Anthony De La Torre knocked in two runs with a two-out single. Eddie Torres added a sacrifice fly. The Huskies scored two runs on bases-loaded walks and two more when batters were hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
“We were hungry,” Torres said. “This year, we came out hungry. We came out aggressive swinging the bats. It’s unreal. Words can’t explain it.”
North Hollywood reached the championship game of the Division II playoffs last year and lost, 2-0, to Wilson. The Huskies were not about to let their second chance slip away.