Baseball: Nogales does it again, beats Northview 1-0 to remain in control of Valle Vista

One run enough for Nogales: Coming off a game in which all the runs were scored in the final inning, fans could be excused for not being in their seats when Nogales High School scored the only run it needed in the top of the first inning Friday to defeat Northview 1-0 in a Valle Vista League baseball game.

Gladstone 13, Azusa 3

The Gladiators pulled together offensively to overcome the Aztecs. Gladstone totaled eight hits while Azusa had 12 and stranded several runners on base. Gladstone’s Kevin Amezquita went 3 for 4 with a home run. He drove in three runs and scored three runs. Teammate Richard Prieto pitched a complete game to pick up his seventh win of the season. Azusa and Gladstone each committed three errors. Gladstone improved to 13-6, 8-4.

La Puente 7, Duarte 0
La Puente rode the arm of junior Ethan Etchebarren to victory and remained tied for the league lead with Sierra Vista with two games remaining on the schedule. Both teams are 10-2 heading into next week. La Puente will play Azusa while Sierra Vista plays Duarte. Etchebarren pitched a complete game, allowed just two hits and no walks and struck out eight. Etchebarren also helped himself at the plate as he went 2 for 3 with a double and single and drove in two runs. Senior third baseman Raymond Cedillo contributed to the victory by going 3 for 4 with a double and two singles. He also drove in a pair of runs and scored a run. Senior left fielder Cody Hrey also contributed by going 2 for 3 with two singles and a run scored. The Warriors improved to 14-10 overall while the Falcons dropped to 15-7, including 7-5 in league.

Charter Oak 4, Damien 2

Charter Oak freshman Nick Hernandez was perfect at the plate by going 3 for 3 with three singles and one RBI to lead the Chargers past the Spartans. Senior pitcher Oscar Montenegro went the distance for Charter Oak (13-8, 6-7). He scattered eight hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter.

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  • Sgv baller

    Good to see walnut pony league players doing good at nogales.congrats to Adrian Guzman , Albert lemus, anthony guardado and Malachi mojarra . Can’t believe Nogales is not even ranked in d 4. According to the bloggers division 4 is weak. If nogales is not in top 10 that must mean it is a competive division.

  • Manny Reynoso

    May 4th Baseball score in the Sierra League:

    Claremont 6, Ayala 5

  • sierra

    south hills 1
    chino hills 6

  • south of covina

    Charter Oak 4 — Damien 2..

  • sgv baby

    CO Damien was game was good to the end. Super soph. ZO CARILLO comes up big CO WINS

  • Valley ball

    Sierra league has no teams ranked in d2. Let’s see who will make a deep run. Bonita’s record is amazing.the Beckman match up is going to be a great game. Justin garza vs James kaprielian .beckman has played a tougher schedule so I give them an advantage .division 4 looks like it gots some good teams with palm desert, la salle,amat and nogales looking good.

  • sd fan

    San Dimas will take both games next week from Nogales and win league.

  • Dodgers626

    San Dimas isn’t taking anything from Nogales just ask Northview and Covina…

  • Nobles Rule

    Dodgers626, you said it! Nogales defeated Covina AND Northview. All they need is one game on San Dimas. They proved themselves to everyone this far, they will continue next week. These boys may not be first pick, but they are the real deal. And they have had an AMAZING season.

  • socalbaseball fan

    Good game today in the Corona Centennial finals baseball tournament matching D1 #3 JW North vs D3 #1 Bonita. Both teams used their aces this week and JW North lost to Corona Santiago 2-0 this past week. To bad their won’t be a matchup of aces in Garza vs Jack Johnson.

  • Sgv baller

    @socal baseball .that would of been a good matchup .this is still a good game for bonita to see how they compare to a good OC the playoffs they are going to have to win either a semi or final game without garza.

  • Sgv baller

    Mistake.i was thinking jserra.jw north is from riverside. Last years d 1 champ.

  • Don

    Yeah Nick!

    You go on boy.

  • Jeff

    Thanks Don

  • Check out

    We’ll lets see what happen to Damien yesterday.

    Another bad coaching job by the Orthro. Time for Little Albert to evaulate the mess here at Damien, or maybe Tom Carrol needs to look at what really going on.

    Stevie, I think you should be put in the kangaroo cour. The mistakes all year could earn our team alot of money. If you can ask players to pay on a weekly bases, shpuldn’t you!

  • damien bb dad

    why is everyone blaming dr bast or skip. the head coach is the one accountable and the one i blame if the talent isnt being utilized and they arent playing to their potential. Leyva is not the leader that many of us thought he was thats for sure. he wont make decisions without consulting first with the assts and the program lacks toughness, theres no other way to put it. Leyva is not the man to take damien all the way, this im certain of. hes trying to be “the good guy” when in fact he is the head coach. dysfuncional and hes in over his head. this is how many of the parents are seeing this now.

  • Change is good

    Pretty simple.. All three aren’t getting it done.

    If Albert goes, so does the rest. And for the love of game, they should step down. They simply do not motivate the players and are not respected. Now ask yourself or the players why?

    I think after the season is over, a lot of the money people will have meetings with the powers to be. This is a Christian based school and a guy like Skippy just doesn’t fit. His mouth and the way he speaks and threatens the players is horrible.

    Steve Bast is just not the baseball guy he claims to be and it clearly shows. Albert is just stuck because he went after the money. This was set up a long time ago when Leyva hired them, now the Admin should re-evaulate their hire!

  • socalbaseball fan

    To SG baller: JW North is in Riverside and the defending D1 champions. Adam Kennedy is an alum of JWN. His brother is head coach at Patriot in Rubidoux. I have seen JWN play one time this year and they beat REV 4-2. JWN plays outstanding defense and has 3-4 D1 players led by cf Justin Gheorghe,1b Gabriel Clark,ss Gabrial Franca and p-of Jack Johnson.

  • Sgv baller

    @socal fan.yes I had posted a correction on where Jw north was from. Either that is a tough opponent for bonita.north was ranked in the top 15 in the nation early in the season .

  • Valley fan

    Bonita is ranked 16th in the state and Jw north is ranked 27th. Bonita ranked 1 in d3 and Jw north is not in the top ten anymore. As of may 3rd.

  • jmbruins

    any update on the bonita vs jw north game??

  • socalbaseball fan

    JW North 5,Bonita 4. 1b Gabriel Clark of JWN hit 2 home runs in the win. JWN has been ranked in the LA Times top 10 all year and in the D1 poll. They are the defending D1 cifss champion.

  • Sgv baller

    The only team in the valley that beat a top division team this year was charter oak who beat number 3 in the nation orange Lutheran . South hills , Bonita and Damien have not beat any body.the question who has the best chance in winning a title. Bonita and amat do. The Sierra league has to play in a tougher division .

  • Statewide

    Actually sgv baller, Carlsbad and DeLaSalle are both Division One teams – and Amat has beat both of them

  • Sgv baller

    @state wide.i did forget about amat because I only knew abouth the southern section team.amat also beat Pacifica and loyola.ranked division 2 teams in the Sierra leagues division .no team in the Sierra is in the top ten.only charter oak came to mind because olu is currently ranked 3rd in nation .

  • paytons place

    Leyva does not impress me at all. He up and left claremont high and dry and shouldnt have. He’ll stay at damien and should leave. He’ll stay because hes bought in allowing dr bast to coach and accepting favors from dr hockin. Truth hurts but in all truthfullness hes got himself in a bad situation. Carroll knows it and sees it but what can he do? Bast got the field named after him afterall didnt he?

  • Lancelot

    The Bishop Amat Lancers defeated the De la Salle Spartans this past weekend 5-4. The Lancers would give fits to any D-I,II,III,—> school!! These boys can play with anybody! Great job Coaches and players!!!