SOUTH HILLS KNOCKS OFF NO. 1: South Hills senior and Cal State Fullerton commit Jacob Amaya belted a bases-loaded double in the sixth inning to drive in three runs and junior pitcher Brandon Dieter did the rest, going the distance to lead the Huskies to a 5-1 victory over Florida’s Archbishop McCarthy, who was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country by Baseball America in Thursday’s USA Baseball National Classic quarterfinals in North Carolina. Dieter was impressive, allowing just four hits and working out of jam in the fourth, when McCarthy had runners on second and third with no outs, and only came away with one run.
South Hills advances to the prestigious semifinals and will take on fellow California team Orange Lutheran on Friday at 11 a.m.
Nogales knocks off defending leauge champ Sierra Vista: There are some new kids on the block in the Montview League.Nogales High School moved over from the Valle Vista League this year and is letting the rest of the Montview Know it going to be the team to beat.
The Nobles (10-1, 4-0) knocked off four-time reigning league champion Sierra Vista 5-0 to take sole possession of first place on Thursday afternoon.
The Nobles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and then rode the right arm of senior Jonathan Guardado.