La Salle beats Bishop Amat for the first time in history, 7-6, giving the five-time league champs their second league loss since 2007

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By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
When La Salle High School’s Bowdien Derby struckout Andrew Medina to end the game with Bishop Amat’s tying and game-winning runners in scoring position, La Salle coach Harry Agajanian’s face was a picture of relief.

La Salle overcame a five-run deficit to beat Bishop Amat 7-6 for its fist win over Amat in school history.

Agajanian made the risky decision of starting junior pitcher Austin Wallis instead of his senior ace Derby, especially with Amat sending out ace lefty Daniel Zamora
But it paid off.

With the exception of giving up five runs in the second inning, Wallis was solid while La Salle battled back before giving way to Derby to close it out by getting the final two outs in the seventh.

“I thought throwing Wallis we could get them off balance,” Agajanian said. “They’re a good fastball hitting team and Derby is a good fastball pitcher. That’s why we thought we would mix it up a little and throw Austin at them. He has a pretty live fastball too. It’s not 90, but he’s got some good off-speed that keeps you off balance. I think it worked.”

Since Amat entered the Del Rey League in 2007 it has won five straight league titles so impressively that that Tuesday’s loss was just its second loss in more than 70 league games since ’07. (To continue click thread)

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Former Glendora standout and CIF champion Adam Plutko of UCLA named to USA national team today

UCLA sophomore right-hander Adam Plutko has been named to the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Roster, as announced Tuesday afternoon by USA Baseball.

Plutko, a 6-foot-3 product from Upland, Calif., has gone 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA in a team-leading 63.1 innings for the Bruins this season.

“I am honored to be selected as one of the collegiate players who will represent the United States this summer,” Plutko said. “This has been one of my dreams for a long time, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

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Rosters and coach selections for the annual Tribune/Star-News all-star boys and girls basketball all-star game at Damien High on Saturday

What: Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic
When: Saturday, Apr. 28
Where: Damien HS
Time: Girls game at 4 p.m., boys game at 6 p.m.

By Aram Tolegian, SGVN twitter.com/ChemicalAT

Rosters are set for the ninth annual Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic for area high school boys and girls basketball standouts. And if the assembled talent is any indicator, the Tribune team looks like a good bet to pull off a sweep of both games for the second consecutive year.

The game will be played on Saturday, April 28 at Damien High. The girls game is at

4 p.m. and the boys play at 6. There will be a 3-point shooting contest at halftime of each game.

Leading the way for the Tribune boys team is 6-foot-7

St. Mary’s-bound standout Chris Reyes of Damien. Reyes averaged 16 points per game and 11 rebounds this past season and will be joined on the Tribune roster by teammate Clayton White.

Tribune All-Area selections Treavon Francis (Northview), Garrett Horine (Bonita) and Kyle Gordon (Glendora) also are on the roster and will offer the coaching tandem of Covina’s Will Bissman and Wilson’s Jason Rochwerg plenty of scoring options.

As loaded as the Tribune boys team appears, it had better be on its game because the Star-News team has put together a dynamic roster that will be coached Pasadena coach Tim Tucker, who knows a thing about All-Star game success and always takes the event seriously.

Tucker’s Star-News team is led by the Pasadena duo of Blake Hamilton and John Haywood. Muir’s Dion Nelson also figures to be a force.

The Tribune boys team will practice twice next week on Tuesday and Thursday at Covina High at 7:30 p.m. The workouts are open to the public.

The Tribune girls team will have to wait two years to have Player of the Year Nikki Wheatley on the roster, but that doesn’t mean this year’s group isn’t loaded.

Diamond Ranch leading scorer Chelsea Barnes, Workman’s Evelyn Herrera and Covina’s Ashli Baddorf, all first-team All-Area selections, headline the Tribune roster.

They will be joined by Bonita center Brianna Kennedy and Bishop Amat sharpshooter Kaysee Tayag. Covina’s Marissa Clark also is on the team and adds depth to what should be a stellar backcourt.

The Tribune girls team will have to be ready to play some defense because Pasadena Poly standout Michelle Miller is fully capable of taking the game over. Miller, who finished her prep career as the second-leading scorer in CIF-Southern Section history, averaged 32.5 points per game and will play at Princeton next year.

The Tribune girls team is coached by Covina’s Nick Masi, who led the Colts’ girls team to one of the finest seasons in school history.

BOYS
Coach: Will Bissman, Covina
Coach: Jason Rochwerg, Wilson
Players
Chris Reyes, Damien
Clayton White, Damien
Kyle Gordon, Glendora
Wesley Burke, Glendora
Treavon Francis, Northview
Kyle Maloof, Claremont
Derrick Mar, Rowland
Garrett Horine, Bonita
Taylor Olvera, Bishop Amat
Brandon Croom, Walnut
Vance Valencia, Los Altos
Ricardo Soto, Workman
Corey Serna, South Hills
Nino Harrell, Covina
Bryce Kato, Wilson

GIRLS
Coach: Nick Masi, Covina
Players
Ashli Baddorf, Covina
Marissa Clark, Covina
Kaysee Tayag, Bishop Amat
Chelsea Barnes, Diamond Ranch
Tyvette White, Diamond Rach
Brianna Kennedy, Bonita
Taylor Jackson, San Dimas
Jaimie Hou, Wilson
Savannah Selby, St. Lucys
Evelyn Herrera, Workman
Natalie Iam, West Covina
Estrella Rivera, Sierra Vista
Merrissa Suarez, Charter Oak
Alice Lao, Rowland
Yasmine Wilson, Duarte
Michelle Trieu, Arroyo

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Big vote on athletic transfer rule on Wednesday .. Are you for or against 30-day sit-out period?

The CIF-Southern Section’s league representatives that make up the ten sections of CIF will vote on Wednesday to either approve a new transfer rule that would require a 30-day sit-out period for all transfers, or keep the current rule in place intended to curb “athletically motivated” transfers.
Athletes that transfer under the current rule must sit out a full calendar year unless showing they have a legitimate change of address and that the transfer was not whole or in part for athletic reasons. Athletes can also file a hardship waiver, rules that are in place to stop athletes from transferring for sports-related reasons. If the 30-day sit-out proposal is adopted, it will go into effect for the 2012-13 season. Under the proposed 30-day sit-out rule, athletes that transfer over the summer or prior to their sports season would be eligible Oct. 1 for fall sports, Dec. 31 for winter sports and April 1 for spring sports.

Click to read more important information from CIF commissioner Rob Wigod on the proposed rule changes.

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Twitter war this morning, I wrote that Metta World Peace should be suspended 3-5 games, righteous Aram said Peace should have been banned for LIFE after the Palace

First, I was shocked Aram was up this early in the morning. This started when ESPNs
Mark Kreigler tweeted that Metta World Peace should be suspended for an indefinite period for elbowing Harden. What’s indefinite? The first-round, the rest of the playoffs? Has there ever been an indefinite suspension? I thought a 3-5 game suspension was reasonable, then came Aram, who not only thinks Peace should be suspended the rest of the playoffs, but should have been suspended for life for what happened at the Palace. FOR LIFE? He was serious. Check out the back and forth on twitter with Mr. Unforgivable and I @sgvtribpreps and @ChemicalAT, now it’s time for my coffee.

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Baseball: La Puente holds on for 6-5 win over Sierra Vista to take over sole possession of first in Montview

By Fred J. Robledo, SGVN
La Puente reliever Raymond Sedillo could hear the chatter in the Sierra Vista dugout after giving up a run in the seventh and walking the Dons’ Giovanni Rivera, putting the game-tying runner on first with only out.

But Sedillo didn’t flinch.

With Rivera inching toward second, Sedillo picked him off then finished the game with a called third strike to preserve La Puente’s 6-5 victory over three-time defending Montview League champion Sierra Vista on Friday.

Sierra Vista hammered La Puente 9-2 earlier in the week to move into a first-place tie in the Montview League with the Warriors, but La Puente (11-8, 7-1) moved back in first after breaking a 4-4 tie with two runs in the seventh to get the victory, dropping the Dons to 11-5 and 6-2. (To continue click thread)

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Thursday’s Baseball/Softball Roundup; Alta Loma beats Glendora to draw even in Baseline League baseball race

BASEBALL RESULTS
BASELINE LEAGUE
Alta Loma 7, Glendora 3
Alta Loma took the rubber game of the series with Glendora to move back into a first-place tie with the Tartans in league play.
Glendora took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on an RBI double by Martin Gallegos. Tartans starting pitcher Kale Morton cruised through the first three innings but got into trouble in the fourth. A hit batter, walk and bunt single loaded the bases for the Braves as Justin Taylor hit a bases-clearing double to put the Braves up 3-1.
Glendora came back to tie the game in the top half of the fifth on DJ Peters’ two-run single.
Alta Loma regained the lead for good with two runs in the fifth and sixth innings, which was good enough for Braves pitcher Nolan Sheridan, who recorded 10 strikeouts in a complete game.

HACIENDA LEAGUE
Bonita 10, Diamond Ranch 1
The Bearcats (19-1, 7-0) routed the Panthers as Justin Garza improved to 6-1 by throwing five shutouts innings and striking out four. Offensively, the Bearcats were led by Nolan Henley who hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to break the game open.
Jake Blunt and Anthony Gonzalez each added two RBIs.

SOFTBALL
DEL REY LEAGUE
Bishop Amat 5, St. Joseph 1
Sabrina Anguiano recorded the win for the Lancers (14-3, 7-0). She pitched a complete game and allowed three hits and struck out four for her 12th victory of the season.
Brandy Galaviv of Bishop Amat hit a two-run double. Alexis Gonzalez contributed with an RBI double. St. Joseph fell to 13-4 overall and 3-4 in league. DEL RIO LEAGUE

HACIENDA LEAGUE

Los Altos 10, Walnut 1
Jennifer Solis pitched a one-hitter, striking out 13 and walking three, and Los Altos (14-6, 5-1) had a strong offensive showing with 13 hits against Walnut (6-12, 0-6).
Leading the Conquerors was Alyssa Villapando, who went 4for4 with three doubles and four RBIs. Mariah Midyette and Dana Chavez each finished with one triple.

Bonita 11, Diamond Ranch 2
The Bearcats came out quickly, scoring four runs in the first inning and never looking back in a rout of Diamond Ranch. Leading Bonita was Jazzlyn Costa with a three-run home run, while Corrinna Liscano added a double and Liza Liddell had a triple.
Bonita got a solid pitching performance from Bianca Cockrell, who allowed one hit while recording the win. Anissa Sanchez came on in relief to face 10 batters and gave up no hits while striking out three. Bonita improved to 5-1 in league play.

MONTVIEW LEAGUE
La Puente 16, Workman 5
Linda Camacho allowed eight hits and improved to 3-3 on the season with Reyna Barba tossing an inning in relief as the Warriors scattered a total of 10 hits for the win.
Christine Lopez went 3 for 5 with a triple and three RBIs and Elisa Valenzuela went 2for4 with a home run. La Puente improved to 5-9 overall, 4-4 in league.

VALLE VISTA
San Dimas 15, Wilson 0
Bethie Ceeya (10-5) went the distance for the Saints, recording five strikeouts and allowing four hits. San Dimas (13-7, 5-1) scored early and often with four in the first inning alone. Karissa Conner went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs and Janell Wheaton contributed to the offense with a 3-for-3 performance with a double and two RBIs. Ashley Vinsorhaler went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
The Wildcats dropped to 4-14 overall and 1-5 in league play.

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54th annual Mt. San Antonio Relays running Today and Saturday with high school and elite athletes

By Keith Lair, Staff Writer

The track and field action will be hot and heated at Mt. SAC this weekend.

Temperatures are expected to hit the high 80s and could peak in the 90s when the 54th annual Mt. SAC Relays begin today.

And the meet will have plenty of heat, too. It is an Olympic year and more than 800 elite and Olympic development athletes will be competing in the three-day meet, which began Thursday night with a distance carnival.

“The No. 1 problem this year is we have a lot of elite athletes,” said Brian Yokoyama, who pieced together the elite and Olympic development portion of the meet.

Athletes from more than 40 countries will be participating and athletes from six national teams: Canada, Great Britain, Mexico, Nigeria, Australia and Japan, have entered.

“It’s unusual,” Yokoyama said. “All these national teams are sending all of their top athletes. That’s the difference.”

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Vote on today’s biggest baseball game

Oh and by the way, there is also the super power known as the Chino Hills softball team (18-0, 3-0) at South Hills (14-6, 1-2) at 3:30 p.m., on Friday. Chino Hills is going for the Valley sweep after dismantling St. Lucy’s Wednesday. I think the Inland Insider will be there for that one.

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Baseball: West Covina with the rally of all rallies to beat Diamond Bar 9-8 in eight innings

Trailing 6-0 in the sixth and with Diamond Bar pitcher Henry Omana cruising with a one-hit shutout, the Bulldogs scored eight runs in the sixth to take the lead, and win it in extra innings on a bases-loaded walk, 9-8.


West Covina-Diamond Bar photo gallery

By Fred J. Robledo
West Covina High School baseball coach Drew Lorenger gave the old, “our kids never stopped believing,” explanation after a wild come-from-behind win, but how else could he explain it?

With Diamond Bar senior pitcher Henry Omana returning after breaking his foot two weeks ago and throwing a one-hit shutout through five innings with ten strikeouts, the Bulldogs looked totally deflated, especially after the Brahmas appeared to break it open with four runs in the sixth to go up 6-0.

But the Bulldogs chipped away and eventually knocked out Omana in the bottom half of the sixth and by the time the marathon inning was over, eight runs had crossed to give the Bulldogs an improbable two-run lead.

After the Brahmas rallied to tie it in the seventh with a pair of runs, the Bulldogs won it in the eighth inning after Brahmas pitcher Michael Pachuca walked Aaron Salgado with the bases loaded to force in D.J. Larios for the game-winning run and a 9-8 Bulldogs victory.

West Covina (8-10, 5-2) moved into sole possession of second in the Hacienda League with the win over the CIF-Southern Section Division 3s fourth-ranked Brahmas (12-5-2, 4-3). (To continue click thread)

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She’s Safe: Yo ump, you blew this one

It wouldn’t of changed the outcome of Chino Hills’ 11-2 win over St. Lucy’s on Wednesday, but here is the play Regents fans were furious about. Brandi Harkness smacked a lead-off liner to right field in the second inning and appeared (in the photo) to beat the throw at first, but the umpire emphatically called her out. Who knows if a big inning would have followed, St. Lucy’s only trailed 1-0 at the time, but it was a terrible call nonetheless, and not even close. You can see the ball still five to eight feet from the glove as Harkness touches the bag. What a potential momentum-killer. I was sitting near left-field and couldn’t help but notice Huskies outfielder Patricia Parks laughing about it.

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Breaking News: Covina baseball coach Scott Root has resigned, assistant Gil Adame will take over

Covina High School baseball coach Scott Root has resigned for family/personal reasons, Colts athletic director Darryl Thomas confirmed today. Gil Adame, who has been an assistant coach with the Colts for the past five seasons, will take over for the rest of the season. Covina, one of the preseason favorites to win the Valle Vitsta League, were recently swept by Nogales to fall to 9-6 and 2-2 in the VVL. Root, who was a co-head coach with the Colts a few years back, replaced Pete Loaiza this season. Please be respectful with your comments …

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Softball: Bonita routs Rowland 20-2 in five innings, but Kaylea Snaer’s homer streak continues

Bonita’s Rebecca Orozco, Michelle Whitt and Veronica Ortega all hit three-run homers and Anissa Sanchez hit a solo shot to lead Bonita to an easy victory to remain in a tie for first in the Hacienda. But on a big site note, Rowland junior Kaylea Snaer hit her 13th homer in the fourth and added an RBI double to drive in the Raiders’ only two runs. Snaer, who is batting. 569 with 34 RBIs, is five home runs shy of the all-time CIF-Southern Section single-season home run record set by Crescenta Valley’s Bailie Kirker with 18 in 2008. Snaer needs to tie or break the record over the final seven games since there is no way the Raiders make the playoffs. Remember when coach Craig Snyder worried if teams would pitch to her? He solved that by batting her leadoff. Plus, with the Raiders struggling, teams are taking on Snaer, especially in lopsided games, and she’s proving to be the real deal. It appears looking at this list, Snaer is already the SGV’s all-time single-season home run queen. I don’t remember ever crowning an area MVP whose team didn’t make the playoffs, but Snaer’s numbers are so ridiculous you have to consider it.

CIF-SS ALL-TIME HOME RUN LIST
18 Bailie Kirker, Crescenta Valley 2008
17 Lauren Chamberlain, El Toro 2010
16 Lisa Estill, Grace Brethren 1998
16 Bailie Kirker, Crescenta Valley 2009
15 Bailie Kirker, Crescenta Valley 2007
15 Taylor West, Estancia 2008
15 Brittany Spaulding, Los Alamitos 2008
15 Taylor Edwards, Vista Murrieta 2009
15 Lauren Sweet, Santiago/Corona 2011
14 Sheri Ramsay, Hesperia 1990
14 Crystal Roberts, Grace Brethren 1998
14 Anissa Young, Bloomington 2008
14 Shawna Wright, Lancaster 2007
14 Shawna Wright, Lancaster 2009
14 Alena Murgatroid, Quartz Hill 2009
13 Kaylea Snaer, Rowland, 2012

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Girls Soccer All-Area: Bishop Amat’s April Juarez earns third straight player of the year; Claremont’s Tim Tracey coach of the year

By Fred J. Robledo, SGVN twitter.com/sgvtribpreps
The year before April Juarez arrived at Bishop Amat the Lancers won 11 games and finished fourth in the Del Rey League.

There were several surrounding Juarez that helped turned Bishop Amat into a CIF-Southern Section girls soccer power during Juarez’s four-year varsity career at the school, but she undoubtedly was the face of the program and has earned The Tribune girls soccer Player of the Year award for the third consecutive season.

Juarez, a striker with playmaking ability, finished with 26 goals and 26 assists in leading Bishop Amat to a 26-5-3 overall record. The Lancers advanced to the CIF-SS Division 3 title game and the CIF-State Division 3 Southern California Regional final, but came up short in both games.

But it was another spectacular season for Juarez, named the Del Rey League Most Valuable Player after leading the Lancers to their third consecutive league title while also earning All-CIF-SS Division 3 first-team honors.

Juarez led Bishop Amat to its first CIF-SS title ever in winning the Division 3 title a year ago. She finishes her career with 108 goals and 80 assists while her Amat teams amassed a remarkable 99-11-10 overall record in her four-year career. (To continue click thread).

San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area
FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: April Juarez, Bishop Amat
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Tracey, Claremont
Goalkeeper: Heather Seman, St. Lucy’s, Jr.
Defender: Ariana Holmes, Claremont, Jr.
Defender: Kennedy LaNier, St. Lucy’s Jr.
Defender: Karen Parga, Claremont Jr.
Midfielder: Madison Stark, Claremont, So.
Midfielder: Victoria Camaj, St.Lucy’s, Sr.
Midfielder: Yazmin Montoya, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Midfielder: Jeanette Jimenez, San Dimas, Sr.
Forward: Makenzy Doniak, Ayala, Sr.
Forward: Maribel Duran, San Dimas, Sr.
Forward: Jessica Lopez, Sierra Vista, So.

SECOND TEAM
Goalkeeper: Nicole Ragano, Bishop Amar, Sr.
Defender: Kelli Creese, Bonita, Sr.
Defender: Ashley Anh, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Defender: Alyssa Cabral, Bishop Amat, Sr.
Midfielder: Shannon Kent, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Midfielder: Mimi Rangel, Chino Hills, Jr.
Midfielder: Amber Marini, Walnut, Sr.
Midfielder: Mayra Almazon, South Hills, Sr.
Forward: Rebekah Evans, Claremont, Sr.
Forward: Ashley Gonzales, Chino Hills, So.
Forward: Allison Kung, Wilson, So.
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Baseball: Sierra Vista ends La Puente’s unbeaten Montview record with 9-2 win, they meet again on Friday for first

Sierra Vista’s Giovanni Rivera improved to 6-1 with a solid performance in which he allowed three hits and struck out three. Rivera went 4 for 5 with an RBI. The Dons (11-4, 6-1) also got offensive support from Chris Novello, who was 3 for 3 with two RBIs. in doubt with Sierra Vista scoring two first-inning runs and then five more runs in the fourth inning to break it open.
Randy Anaya was knocked out of the game in the fourth for the Warriors after allowing eight hits as La Puente dropped to 10-8 and 6-1 in league. The teams meet again on Friday at Sierra Vista High School at 3:15 p.m.

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Tony Muniz belts a two-run walk-off homer in the 8th to give South Hills a 4-2 win over Damien

South Hills’ Tony Muniz hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Huskies the victory over the Spartans. It was South Hills’ first extra-inning win of the season. Kevin McKelvey went six innings, allowed five hits and struck out six to earn the win for South Hills.
Ty France pitched an inning in relief for the Huskies. Grant Hockin went the distance for Damien. The teams meet again on Friday at Damien High School.

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Softball: Chino Hills routs St. Lucy’s 11-2 and Huskies coach Mike Southworth doesn’t mince words with the Tribune: “Where we’re from they know about our players and I don’t think out here they have too much of a clue.”

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It’s not enough that Chino Hills is the No. 1-ranked team in the Tribune, they were out to prove a point against No. 3 St. Lucy’s and did just that, hammering the Regents 11-2 to take over sole possession of first in the Sierra. St. Lucy’s slugger Brandi Harkness hit a two-run homer in the fourth that momentarily gave the Regents a 2-1 lead, but the Huskies exploded for five runs in the fifth to go up 6-2, then put it away behind Garie Blando’s grand slam in the sixth. Patricia Parks was 4-for-5 for the Huskies, who got 13 hits of St. Lucy’s lefty Danielle O’ Toole. Huskies pitcher Nikki Innamorato, who is 11-2 with a 0.72 ERA, gave up just three hits and struckout nine as the Huskies improved to 18-3 and 3-0 in the Sierra, dropping the Regents to 17-4 and 2-1. Afterward, Huskies coach and quote machine Mike Southworth let us have it, apparently because we don’t give Chino Hills enough props, even though they’re No. 1 in Tribland. Read on, this is great stuff from Southworth, and after the display today, I’m not countering anything the man has to say.

“The thing is, where we’re from they know about our players and I don’t think out here they have too much of a clue. We’ve got five seniors who have been with me since they were freshmen and all of them are good and when you have eight kids out there that are literally going division one, they can all play.

“It doesn’t surprise me (beating St. Lucy’s), we’ve been to to the CIF semifinals three years in a row, so we’ve had some tough games. Even though I know O’Toole is a good pitcher, for some reason we have her number, she hasn’t beaten us for four years. It doesn’t mean she won’t beat us the next time, but for some reason we seem to be really up when she pitches.”

Southworth got really fired up talking about his pitcher, Innamorato.

“She’s got 70 wins in four years. She’s been huge for us. She’s won more games in the CIF playoffs than anyone in the state, 11 of them, and yet she’s not an All-Valley player by the Tribune? It’s like okay, she’s a second thought. She was the best pitcher on the field here and she’s 7-0 or 8-0 against St. Lucy’s, so what does that tell you?”

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Softball: South Hills gets a much needed 1-0 win over Ayala

South Hills pitcher Kaitlyn Van Helmeryck (9-2) went the distance for the Huskies with four strikeouts. She also scattered seven hits. The Huskies scored the only run in the third inning when Abry Moreno scored on a passed ball. Brittney Amezquita went 2 for 3 to lead the Huskies, who improved to 13-6 and 1-2 in league play. The game got interesting in the bottom half of the seventh with two outs, but a lineout to short with Bulldog runners on second and third ended the game. Morgan Ettinger went the distance for Ayala, allowed two hits and struck out seven. Ayala dropped to 10-8 and 1-2 in league.

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Baseball: Oh my, San Dimas mercies Northview 13-3 in six innings

Something had to give in the tightly contested Valle Vista League with two undefeated teams going at each other Wednesday.

Round one went to the San Dimas Saints, who defeated visiting Northview, 13-3, in a league game called after six innings because of the 10-run rule.

San Dimas (13-5, 6-0) and Northview (10-4-1, 5-1) will meet again Friday at Northview.

“I don’t expect anything (but) for them (Northview) to come back and be hungry,” San Dimas coach Mike Regan said. “We always play really good games with these guys and I expect a battle on Friday.”

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