Baseball: South Hills, Glendora, Ayala all win; Los Altos knocks off Charter Oak, 5-4

Richard Barnes’ game-winning hit puts Los Altos back in first place

LOS ALTOS BACK IN FIRST: Los Altos High School took back first place in the Hacienda League on Friday afternoon with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning by senior second baseman Richard Barnes that gave the Conquerors a 5-4 victory over visiting Charter Oak.
Charter Oak (9-10-1, 6-3), trailing 4-1 in the top of the seventh, scored three runs to tie the game 4-4.
Barnes’ game-winner was a sharp single to right field that scored senior left fielder Nicholas Raya who opened the inning with a walk.

Friday’s Palomares league results
South Hills 4, Bonita 3
Glendora 5, Ayala 0
Claremont 3, Diamond Bar 2

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San Dimas baseball improves to 22-0 with 6-0 win over Nogales

PERFECTION CONTINUES: The San Dimas High School baseball team extended its winning streak to 22 games to start the season with a 6-0 win over Nogales on Thursday afternoon in a Valle Vista League contest. The San Gabriel Valley record for the longest winning streak to start a season is 29, set by Bishop Amat in 1993.
Pete Lambert threw his third shutout of the season for his eighth victory, striking out seven with just four hits allowed and no walks. His ERA is down to 0.26 after his sixth complete game in eight starts.
“Lambert has been great and pitched a great game today,” San Dimas head coach Mike Regan said. “Usually when they get guys on, he bears down and is tougher when there are runners on. He steps up to the occasion and gets out and the defense is really solid, which is a good combination.
“His changeup as well as his slider and curveball were good at times. He was mixing them really well. They are a good fastball-hitting team, so he was able to work in those other pitches when for a strike when he needed to, which kept them off balance.”

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Thursday Recap: Charter Oak softball shutout Walnut 14-0 thanks to Molly Montell who had four RBIs and a homer and Sereena Ortiz who threw a complete game

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Charter Oak 14, Walnut 0 — Sereena Ortiz pitched a complete game, striking out four, and Molly Montell went 2 for 4 with four RBIs, a home run and two runs scored to lead the Chargers (13-7, 3-1) to the Hacienda League win. Charter Oak’s, Chloe Evans went 3 for 4 and Christine Pinela and Riley Barbata each went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
San Gabriel Mission 9, Ramona Convent 6 — Angelique Ramos had three RBIs and a home run, Tori Royster went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Sarah Reyna had two RBIs for the Pioneers (11-7, 5-1) in a Horizon League victory.
St. Lucy’s 11, Los Osos 10 — The Regents scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the Baseline League victory against Los Osos. Dakota Casper was the winning pitcher, and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a homer, Taylor Rico-Pekerol had a double and two RBIs and Carly Pina had an RBI for St. Lucy’s (10-10, 1-3).
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Ganesha 2, Bassett 0 — Robert Cazaves was the winning pitcher, striking out six, and had a double for the Giants (6-8, 3-6) in a Miramonte League win. Ganesha’s Taylor Wardsworth and Jonathan Marquez each had a single.

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Softball: Taylor Fogle’s grand slam leads St. Paul to 6-2 win over Bishop Amat

St. Paul teammates wait for Taylor Fogle (20) to touch home p[late after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of a prep softball game against Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. St. Paul won 6-4. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

St. Paul teammates wait for Taylor Fogle (20) to touch home p[late after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of a prep softball game against Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. St. Paul won 6-4. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

By Stephen Ramirez

LA PUENTE – St. Paul High School felt a little embarrassed after losing to rival Bishop Amat in late March.
Thursday the Swordsmen did something about it.
Taylor Fogle hit a fifth-inning grand slam and Niko Walker had three hits as St. Paul enacted some revenge with a 6-4 victory over the host Lancers in a key Del Rey League softball game.
Myranda Bueno and Alexis Bermudez also had two hits each for the Swordsmen, who improved 14-6 overall and 6-1 in league play. Sabrina Gonzalez had three hits and Julia Valenzuela hit a home run for Bishop Amat, which slipped to 13-6 and 6-1.

The two teams are tied for first and will likely settle the league title on May 11.
The big inning for St. Paul came in the fifth when it countered Valenzuela’s homer with a four-run inning. The Swordsmen loaded the bases on singles by Bermudez and Walker and a walk to Sydney Kriemann. Fogle then followed with her slam to right-center field for a 6-2 advantage.

St. Paul’s Taylor Fogle: “We wanted this win so bad. We knew we had to win to at least compete with them for (the league championship). We came out today with so much energy, like this was ours. It was an amazing feeling to hit my home run. Everyone did great. It was amazing.”

Bishop Amat’s Julia Valenzuela: “We just tried to put the ball in play. (Both teams) put up a good fight. But we’ll be ready next time and we’ll get them.”

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Undefeated Edgewood softball team is blowing away the competition … but how good are they?

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UNDEFEATED EDGEWOOD: For those who love trivia, you could probably win a few bucks asking when’s the last time the Edgewood High School softball team lost a league game.
Try 1988, that’s when the green-and-gold Edgewood Trojans closed its doors before re-emerging as a high school a few years back as the navy blue and gold Edgewood Lions.
Edgewood sports has gradually acquainted itself with the San Gabriel Valley again. The school doesn’t have a football team, but its softball team is the talk of the town, or at least the school, though few really know what to make of it.
For example, Edgewood was ranked No. 4 in last week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 5 softball poll, then proceeded to sweep Bassett, 23-0 and 20-0.
The pollsters were so impressed with the undefeated Lions’ week of work that they dropped them to No. 6 in this week’s poll.
Edgewood is 12-0, but there is some skepticism that comes with it because the Lions didn’t participate in any pre-league tournaments, nor have the Lions played anyone that would allow you to compare them to the best in their division, or the best in the SGV.

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Edgewood’s Idalis Jimenez matches CIF-SS record with four homers in a game

Edgewood junior Idalis Jimenez matched a CIF-Southern Section record with four home runs in Wednesday’s 21-0 victory over Pomona, including two in the same inning in a mercy-shortened five inning game. jimenezJimenez belted a two-run homer in the first, two three-run homers in the second inning, and a solo shot in the fourth to finish with nine RBIS. Only four other softball players in section history had ever hit four homers in a single game prior to Jimenez’s feat. The last to do it was Montclair Prep’s Tamra Freedman 21-years ago in 1994. None of Jimenez’s homers were inside-the-park jobs, she belted all of them over the fence.

CIF-SS RECORD FOR HOMERS IN A SINGLE GAME
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High School coaches react to NFL’s billion dollar concussion settlement

1025_spt_sgt-l-shills-kb6LOCAL REACTION: A federal judge’s approval Wednesday of an NFL plan to pay $1 billion over 65 years to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits sent a ripple effect all the way down to the high school level.
Opinions varied among local prep football coaches, who are left trying to figure out what this means for the future of the sport.
Even those who might be considered experts concede there is more than one side to the story.
“There is no doubt that we need to take concussions more serious than coaches did 20 years ago, even 10 years ago,” said Hesperia Oak Hills High coach Chris Fore, who is also a consultant to coaches nationwide through ChrisFore.org and EightLaces.org. “The medical field is using technology to help us know more and more about the negative effects of repeated hits to the head.

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South Hills’ Ryan Mauch throws 1-0 shutout over Bonita; Glendora beats Ayala 5-4

South Hills’ Ryan Mauch improved to 6-0 with a clutch 1-0 complete-game shutout over Bonita to pull the Huskies within a game of first-place Ayala, who was beaten by Glendora 5-4 to tighten the Palomares League race. South Hills (15-6, 5-3) moved a game behind Ayala (13-8, 6-2) while the Tartans (16-6, 4-4) moved into a third-place tie with the Bearcats (13-7, 4-4). Mauch, who had two big pick-off plays to keep the shutout going, talked about the victory afterward along with Huskies coach Darren Murphy. We’ll post a story later.

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Wednesday Recap: Covina’s Princess Nava throws a gem in 5-1 softball stunner over D-5 No. 1 San Dimas to take over VVL

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Softball
Covina 5, San Dimas 1 — Princess Nava was the winning pitcher and went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Samantha Medrano went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Colts (12-6, 3-0) in a Valle Vista League stunner over San Dimas, who was ranked No. 1 in this week’s CIF-SS Division 5 poll.
The victory moved Covina (12-6, 3-0) in to sole possession of first in the VVL while dropping the Saints to 11-9 and 2-1.
Covina’s Ricki Corvera had a double and Ali Lenoue and Lauren Bodden each had an RBI.
Edgewood 21, Pomona 0 — Freshman Kennedy Cuevas pitched a shutout, Idalis Jimenez went 4 for 4 with three homers, including a grand slam, and Taylor Lara also had a grand slam for the Lions (12-0, 8-0) in a Miramonte League victory.
South Hills 12, Ayala 1 — Natalie Lugo was the winning pitcher, striking out 13, and the Huskies had 12 hits for the Palomares League victory. Maria Tovar went 2 for 3 with a homer, a double and five RBIs, Christie Aguilar hit a homer and had three RBIs, Natalia Bocanegra went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Caitlyn VanHemelryck had two hits with a double and knocked in a run and Quinn DeAvila had two singles and an RBI for South Hills (13-5, 2-1).
Gabrielino 18, Rosemead 2 – Amanda Morales pitched six innings, striking out six, and had a triple and two singles and Jamie Hammon hit a homer and had three RBIs for the Eagles (4-5-1, 4-2) in a Mission Valley League victory. For Gabrielino, Angie Gonzales had a double and three singles and Sarah Hauffen had four runs scored.
Arroyo 3, El monte 1 — Dominica Mendoza pitched six innings, striking out five and Rebecca Barber went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI to lead the visiting Knights (12-3, 5-1) to the Mission Valley League victory. Danielle Dominguez went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Madison Reyna knocked in a run for Arroyo. El Monte’s Melanie Urbina went 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Glendora 3, Claremont 0 — Cambria Keefer was the winning pitcher, striking out nine, and Kayla Sok, Kaylee Wallingford and Randi Farricker each homered to lead the Tartans (16-5, 3-0) to the Palomares League victory. Amanda Woods, Wallingford and Farricker each had a double. Claremont’s Chloe Amarilla struck out eight and Loni Moreno had a double.

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Claremont 1, Diamond Bar 0 – Tyler Witt pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out 10, and had a double for the Wolfpack (7-9, 2-6) in a Palomares League win. Ryan Betancourt went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI for Claremont.
Glendora 5, Ayala 4 — Griffen Herrera hit a two-run homer, Raymond Romo had an RBI single and Nick Kaye had a double for the Tartans (16-6, 4-4) in a Palomares League victory. Matthew Acosta went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs for Ayala (13-8, 6-2).
Gabrielino 10, Rosemead 2 – Ronnie Welslin pitched a complete game, striking out six, and Brandon Lara-Mack went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double and five RBIs to lead the Eagles (5-9, 4-2) to the Mission Valley League win.
West Covina 7, Chino 2 — Alex Carrillo was the winning pitcher, striking out 12 and Andrew Sanchez had two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs (10-10, 4-4) in a Hacienda League win. Eddie Vasquez and Eric Vasquez each had two hits and an RBI for West Covina.
Boys golf
Damien 194, Claremont 202 — Jordan DellaGiustina shot a 1-over 35 to earn medalist honors, leading the Spartans (9-3) to the nonleague victory at Marshall Canyon. Claremont’s Jonathan Yoo and Damien’s Nowndale Sale and Gabriel Sosa shot a 37.
St. Paul 254, Bishop Amat 262 — Brandon Baucom shot a 44 and Jason Gras shot a 45 for the Swordsmen (10-7, 5-3) in the Del Rey League match at Westridge Golf Course. Donovan Delgado shot a 42 for the Lancers (12-5, 6-2).
Boys Track and Field
La Puente 84, Bassett 43 — Jordan Fisher won the 100 meter (55.48 seconds) and the 200 (23.57) to lead the Warriors to the Miramonte League victory. Pedro Hernandez won the 100 high hurdles (17.57), Raul Christian won the 400 (55.48), Draven Puente won the 300 high hurdles, Jose Perez won the 3200 (10.37), Ronnie Morales won the discus throw (121-7.5), Raul Montiel won the shotput (42-4) and Jovanny Gonzalez won the long jump (18 ft) for La Puente. Basset’s Jose Bermudez won the high jump (5 ft) and the triple jump (36 ft), Manuel Fernandez won the 1,600 meter (4:49), Hector Dorado won the 800 (2:10).
Girls Track and Field
La Puente 68, Bassett 58 — Marlen Herrera won the 1,600 meter (5:49) and the 800 (2:38) and Yazmine Valencia won the 400 (1:07) and the 200 (28.31) to lead the Warriors to the Miramonte League victory. Also contributing to La Puente’s win were Kassandra Murillo who won the 3,200 (13:23), Jocelyn Figuero who won the shotput (26 ft) and Lizette Avina who won the discus throw (76-1). Karla Felix-Soto won the high jump (4 ft), the long jump (14ft) and the triple jump (25 ft), Victoria Cu won the 100 (14.17) and Araceli Perez won the 300 high hurdles (55.11) for Bassett.

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Damien baseball stuns the Baseline with sweep over Upland last week despite major injuries

By Aram Tolegian
With several weeks left to play, calling what the Damien and San Marino baseball teams did last week “salvaging the season” may be a bit too strong.
However, the alternative would have probably put both teams in too big of a hole to climb out of in their respective league races.With several weeks left to play, calling what the Damien and San Marino baseball teams did last week “salvaging the season” may be a bit too strong.
However, the alternative would have probably put both teams in too big of a hole to climb out of in their respective league races.
Damien, which has been besieged by injuries to some key pitchers, took two out of three against Upland to find its way back into a five-team logjam atop the Baseline League standings.
“Last week was huge because we were barely treading water,” Damien coach Andy Nieto said. “I’m really proud of our guys because of how they haven’t allowed the distraction of not being at full strength to deter them. For us, there’s no bigger urgency than one in a row.”
Before Damien took the series, Upland looked like it might pull away in the league standings. Now, the Scots have a one-game lead on Chino Hills and Etiwanda, and a two-game lead on Damien and Los Osos.
Damien enters the week at 5-11 overall and 3-4 in league. The Spartans have a huge two-game set with Etiwanda, which could go a long way toward getting even further back into the Baseline title race.
“There’s way less margin for error for us,” Nieto said. “We just have to continue to play good, sound, fundamental baseball and allow different contributors to step up and help.
“We’re playing the right teams in order to make a move. It’s one in a row. That’s where we’re at Etiwanda is a very dangerous team, offensively.”
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Tuesday Recap: Charter Oak’s Marissa Chavez had the game-winning RBI hit to defeat Los Alots 1-0; West Covina falls to Chino,7-1

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WEST COVINA FALLS TO CHINO: Chino may have changed leagues, but its softball team is in its usual spot, first place atop the standings.
The Cowboys took advantage of five West Covina errors to move into sole possession of first place in the Hacienda League with a 7-1 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cowboys, (12-4, 3-0) last lost a league game in 2012 while winning back to back CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championships in 2012 and 2013 as a member of the Mt. Baldy League, and were a finalist last year. Re-leaguing moved them into the Hacienda League for this season.

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Charter Oak 1, Los Altos 0 — Marissa Chavez hit the game-winning RBI to score Chrstine Pinela in the top of the ninth for the Chargers (12-7, 2-1) in a Hacienda League win. Pitchers Cloe Ochoa, Sereena Ortiz and Kaile Chavez combined on a shutout, Chavez got the win.
Bishop Amat 7, La Salle 5 — Alyssa Barrera had five RBIs, four hits and a triple to lead Bishop Amat (13-5, 6-0) to the Del Rey League victory. Alexis Vargas was the winning pitcher and Samantha Diaz got the save.
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Baldwin Park 2, Sierra Vista 1 — Anthony Franco pitched a complete game, striking out four and allowing five hits and Justin Padilla had two RBIs to lead the Braves (6-6, 5-2) to the Montview League victory.
Southlands Christian 5, Lutheran 3 — James Goodwin pitched a complete game, striking out nine, and Daniel Scribner went 2 for 3 with a home run for the Eagles (7-10, 3-2) in a San Joaquin League win. Francisco Garcia went 2 for 2 with a double for Southlands Christian.

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Where do you want the SGV All-Star baseball game, ELAC or Mt. SAC?

The San Gabriel Valley all-star baseball game is tentatively set with the underclassmen game at Alhambra High School on Sunday, June 7, with the senior game on Monday, June 8 at East Los Angeles College? What are your thoughts, Mt. SAC, which hosted the game last year and has hosted it most of the time, is available and wants it back, and frankly, Mt. SAC is in the SGV. I have spoken with some Tribune area coaches who are not thrilled with the idea of playing a SGV all-star game in Los Angeles. ELAC does have a new state of the art facility that they want to showcase, but then again, will traveling that far west hurt the attendance or participation in the game? What are your thoughts, yes you like it, or no it should remain at Mt. SAC?

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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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San Dimas volleyball player Hannah Doonan and baseball player Jacob Castillo take part in “Every 15 Minutes” program to bring awareness to drunk driving

 

BELOW: San Dimas infielder/pitcher Jacob Castillo played the paralyzed victim of a mock DUI scene to bring awareness to drunk driving

 

EVERY 15 MINUTES: Marcus Colasuonno, a San Dimas High School junior, shook his girlfriend Hannah Doonan and pleaded for her to wake up, then shouted at best buddy Jacob Castillo to “stop fooling around.” But Jake, ejected from the back seat he shared with his now “unconscious” prom date Shelbie Moore, just moaned and didn’t move.
Silent and ashen-faced teens stood in front of the “accident” scene as victims of earlier fatal collisions.
“Grim Reapers” Al Martin and Casey Cox, flanking them, had pulled them from classes, the quad and playing fields at San Dimas High, their friends crying as their “obituaries” were read. They would spend the night at Sheraton Suites Fairplex in Pomona, isolated from their parents, families and friends until their “late lives” are celebrated at Tuesday morning’s memorial service in the school gym.
On Monday, 23 SDHS juniors and seniors played active parts in “Every 15 Minutes,” a program pioneered in 1995 by the Chico Police Department, to dramatically deliver the message to teens to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The 2-day exercise involves a simulated DUI-accident scene that law enforcement, fire, hospital, school and community officials, parents and students agree is “powerful, passionate and intense.”

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Monday Recap: Donovan Delgado shot a 42 and Brandon Morales shot a 43 for Bishop Amat boys golf to defeat Bosco Tech 227-305

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Boys golf
Bishop Amat 227, Bosco Tech 305 — Donovan Delgado shot a 42 and Brandon Morales shot a 43 for the Lancers (9-3, 6-1) in a Del Rey League win at Santa Anita Golf Course par 36. Justin Bohol shot a 45 for the Tigers (1-11, 0-7). Bishop Amat’s Jeremy Urueta and Pablo Diaz each shot a 47.
St. Paul 242, Cantwell Sacred Heart 264 — Jason Gras shot a 42 and Jacob Munoz shot a 45 to lead the Swordsmen (9-7, 4-3) to the Del Rey League win at Quiet Cannon Golf Course. Patrick Tan shot a 47 and Mikkey McArthur shot a 49 for Flintridge Prep (2-5). Adrian Peralta and Andrew Vaughn both shot a 51 and Jacob Bertram shot a 53 for St. Paul.

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