South Hills High School’s baseball team might be young this season, but the Huskies keep proving they are as talented as ever.
David Denson had two hits and three RBIs and combined on a two-hitter with Erik Martinez as South Hills stayed perfect with a 6-1 victory over Bonita Wednesday in a Dick’s Sporting Goods Invitational semifinal at Jay Littleton Ball Park.
The Huskies, also getting three hits from Gabe Chavez, improved to 4-0 and advanced to face Northview, a 10-1 winner over Los Altos, in Saturday’s championship game at Mt. San Antonio College at 7 p.m.
The Bearcats, ranked No. 1 in the area to begin the season. slipped to 3-1.
South Hills coach Kevin Smith: “I feel real fortunate. We beat a quality team tonight. We had guys really step up. Our young kids are playing really good defense. The kids brought it tonight. I’m really proud of them. They really played well to beat a quality team.”
Northview 10, Los Altos 1
Northview put it away in the second inning, scoring seven runs on four hits, three walks and a key error with two outs.
Adrian Sabatino and Dominic Baca led off the second with singles before Anthony Amaya reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Los Altos’ starter Isaiah Roybal, who was solid in a 2-1 victory over Damien last week, then walked the next two batters to give the Vikings a 2-1 advantage.
Amaya stole home to make it 3-1 before Northview pushed it to 7-1 on a fielding error, which scored two runs, and a two-run double by Sabatino.
Northview coach Darren Murphy: “I was a little concerned in the first inning after giving up a run. But we bounced back offensively and put a string of hits together, which probably made the score a little too big for them to comeback.”