Baseball: Alhambra beats Schurr, 8-2

Alhambra defeats Schurr 8-2 at Schurr High School in Montebello on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.(Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Alhambra defeats Schurr 8-2 at Schurr High School in Montebello on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.(Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)


By Stephen Ramirez

MONTEBELLO — This week has the feeling of an elimination bracket for the Alhambra and Schurr high school baseball teams, who each began the week one game behind Almont leader Montebello and couldn’t afford to take a step backward.
Alhambra, at least for now, doesn’t have that concern.
Nick Giambalvo had three RBIs and the Moors kept pace in the race for the league title with an 8-2 victory over the host Spartans.
James Giambalvo also had two hits and allowed just one earned run on the mound for Alhambra, which improved to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in league play. Michael Corona had three hits and a RBI for Schurr, which slipped to 13-6-1 and 5-3. The two teams meet again at Alhambra’s Moor Field on Thursday.

Alhambra’s Nick Giambalvo: “We’re just going to have to come at Schurr (again) on Thursday and then really come at Montebello (next week). Our bats are coming alive now and we’re starting to become one as a team. (This win) means a lot. We have a lot to accomplish. We are going to keep trying and do our job.”

Schurr’s Michael Corona: “We just said to ourselves, ‘Hey, come on, we’re a good team, we can stay in it. Just fight.’ We did. Some hits were right at people and we’re outs and some where hits, but we all had good at-bats.”

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Tribune/Star-News/Whittier Softball All-Star game for seniors and underclassmen set for June 7 at U. of La Verne

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West Covina High School softball coach Jesse Mendez, a catalyst in keeping the San Gabriel Valley all-star softball game alive the past couple years, is working with San Gabriel Valley coaches with help from our San Gabriel Valley sports team of reporters to create the inaugural San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena Star-News/Whittier Daily News senior all-star game AND Underclassmen game on June 7 at the University of La Verne’s state of art softball complex. Similar to the annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star basketball games, players will be selected from the SGVN readership, pitting the Tribune vs. the Star-News/Whittier Daily News All-Stars on Sunday, June 7, which follows the June 5-6 CIF softball championships. The game will be a doubleheader with the exciting underclassman game followed by the final game for seniors. Coaches in the Star-News area wanting to nominate players should reach out to keith.lair@langnews.com and in Whittier email steve.ramirez@langnews.com, and also include me in the emails at fred.robledo@langnews.com. Tribune coaches should get in touch with me or Jesse Mendez and of course this thread is a good place for readers to suggest who should be in the games.

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Monday Recap: Charlie Foy shot a 2-over 38 to earn medalist honors and led Pasadena Poly boys golf to victory

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Boys golf
Pasadena Poly 203, Flintridge Prep 221 — Charlie Foy shot a 2-over 38 to earn medalist honors, leading the Panthers (5-4, 4-0) to the Prep League victory against the Rebels (10-6,1-4) at Altadena Golf Course. Christian Henderson shot a 40 for the Panthers. Flintridge Prep’s Jonah Sacks and Pasadena Poly’s Manny Medrano and Daniel Zhu shot a 41.
La Salle 189, Cathedral 234 — La Salle had all of the top five finishers at Harding Golf Course to defeat Cathedral (7-8, 3-4). Tyler Anastasia and Sean Kelly each shot a 37, Cosmo Konrad and Ryan Konrad each had 38 and Jesse Toribio shot a 39 for La Salle (14-0, 7-0).
Softball
Firebaugh 23, Flintridge Prep 1 — Natalie Dale went 2 for 2 and scored a run for the Rebels (6-6, 3-3) in a Prep League loss.

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How sweep it is! Star-News boys and girls post wins in Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic …

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Renaissance’s Marquis Mosley was simply dazzling. The Cal-Baptist bound guard had his own 7-0 run in the second half as the Star-News built up at 17-point lead before hanging on for a 109-102 victory. South Pasadena’s Joey Toyama hit two big 3-pointers down the stretch, and St. Francis’ Michael Allen and Cantwell Gligorije Rakocevik also hit 3s to blunt the Tribune rally.

Maranatha’s Channon Fluker capped a stellar prep career by earning MVP of the girls game. She was simply dominant, as was the Star-News defense in a 64-47 win. The Star-News led by nearly 30 points twice in the second half.

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Thursday Recap: DeeDee Logan and Alex Clark combined on a shutout for Pasadena Poly softball win

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Softball
Pasadena Poly 13, Westridge 0 — DeeDee Logan and Alex Clark combined on a shutout, striking out five and the Panthers had 17 hits for the Prep League victory. Becca Hanel had three hits for Pasadena Poly (7-2, 5-0).
Flintridge Prep 6, Mayfield 4 — Natalie Dale went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a stolen base and Ellie Levy had two hits and two RBIs for the Rebels (6-5, 3-2) in a Prep League win.
Burroughs 7, Arcadia 0 — The visiting Apaches (8-2, 4-2) were unable to get the Pacific League win.
Boys golf
Buckley 200, Flintridge Prep 217 — Jonah Sacks shot a 3-over 36 and Justin Yu shot a 40 for the Rebels (10-5, 1-3) in a Prep League loss at Woodley Lakes Golf Course.
Boys tennis
Maranatha 13, Valley Christian 5 — Stephane Splichal swept in singles for the Minutemen (10-3, 5-0) in an Olympic League win.
Arcadia 18, Pasadena 0 — The teams of Cibi Pari and Ken Nakamine and Henry Zhang and Kevin Yang swept in doubles for the Apaches (14-0, 9-0) in a Pacific League win.

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