Prep Roundup: West Covina baseball keeps wining; South Hills wins in North Carolina

WEST COVINA BASEBALL KEEPS ROLLING: Patience at the plate and aggression on the basepaths and solid defense helped the West Covina High baseball team win its seventh consecutive game, 5-2, over Chino on Wednesday afternoon.The Bulldogs (9-6, 3-1) got a complete-game performance from Daniel Rios, who scattered seven hits and walked only one, as West Covina took a solid hold on second place in Hacienda League.“
Throwing strikes and staying positive was the key today,” Rios said. “We’ve been working together and staying focused, like those two great catches in the outfield. I want to throw strikes and make the defense work. ”The Bulldogs broke the game open with a two-out, three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning.After two line-drive outs to start the inning, Andrew Rodriguez and Anthony Prada drew back-to-back walks.

South Hills wins opener in North Carolina tourney: South Hills High School’s last big baseball game was when the Huskies won the CIF Southern Section Division 2 crown last June.
Perhaps the second biggest game took place at the sixth Annual National High School Invitational at the USA National Training Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Huskies, who received a prestigious invitation to the top 16-team tournament in the country this year, defeated Brother Rice of Chicago 2-0 behind a two-hit shutout by senior pitcher Karlos Morales.South Hills, ranked No. 7 by USA Baseball, will face No. 1 Archbishop McCarthy (12-0) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a quarterfinal game at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The game will be streamed live by USA Baseball.
Morales (4-0), who lowered his ERA to 1.40, flirted with a no-hitter for the first 4 2/3 innings before giving up a sharp single to right field. He struck out five batters and retired 10 in a row from the first through the fifth innings.

Glendora 5, Windward 4 (8 innings) — Brock Welte’s single scored the winning run in the Anaheim Lions tournament. Hayden Pearce (4-1) got the win in relief, pitching three innings for the Tartans (14-4). Cade Marshman went 2 for 3 with a double, Robert Draper 2 for 4 and Scott Ellis had two RBIs.
La Habra 2, Ayala 1 (8 innings) — Sophomore Josh Ramirez drove in the winning run.
San Dimas 9, Temple City 1 — Sophomore Zach Jacobs pitched a complete game and JR. Jalen Guzman hit two doubles in the nonleague game.
Pomona 2, Garey 1 — Angel Gonzalez hit a two-run down and tripled and Elias Jauregei pitched in the Miramonte League victory for the Red Devils (6-4, 4-0).
El Monte 11, Rosemead 1 — Julian Valera went 4 for 4 with four runs, Hector Bravo went 4 for 5 and Rudy Pertak, Robert Gonzalez and Ruben Hernandez each had three hits for the Lions (5-3, 2-0) in the Mission Valley League game. Niko Higareda homered for the Panthers (6-4, 2-1).
La Mirada 17, Artesia 0 — Jared Jones went 3 for 4 with five RBIs and a double, RJ Lan went 3 for 3 with a double and Eddie Salcido got the Suburban League victory for the Matadors (10-2, 3-0).
Upland 7, Damien 6 — Freshman Tucker Juline hit a run-scoring single in the seventh for the Highlanders (9-3, 2-2). It scored sophomore Jose Cevallos, who tied the game with a RBI single. Colby Manning picked up his first varsity victory with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. The Spartans (5-5, 2-2) had led 5-1.
Ganesha 12, Edgewood 8 — Senior Jesus Salcido improved to 5-0, giving up two earned runs with four strikeouts and five hits as the Giants (7-2, 3-1) picked up a Miramonte League victory.

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    Any live streams available for the NHSI