Pitching at Alhambra High School has been off the charts and the Moors got another fine effort in Wednesday’s 10-0 victory over Keppel, getting a six-inning no-hitter from Julian Garcia in a 10-0 victory over Keppel.
It was Alhambra’s third no-hitter of the season.
Garcia struck out 15 in a dominant performance that improved the undefeated Moors to 6-0-1 and 2-0 in the Montview League.
Lenny Arriaga was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI, but clearly, it was Garcia’s day.
“At one point he had nine strikeouts in a row,” Alhambra coach Steve Gewecke said. “Then he walked a kick and struck the last five out. When he’s finishing his pitches he’s hard to hit and he’s got a swing and miss curveball. He was hitting his spots today.
Bishop Amat 1, El Toro 1: In a rematch of last year’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball second-round playoff game, the game ended in a tie after 13 innings due to darkness.
The Lancers (4-4-1) got on the board first in the bottom of the fifth when A.J. Barraza scored Jordan Hernandez on a sacrifice fly to center. The Chargers (6-0-1) responded in the top of the sixth inning on Stone Shiffman’s single to that scored Jacon Howhannesian.
Bishop Amat’s Steven Loera pitched a very strong 5 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and fanning five batters.
La Habra 1, Los Altos 0: The Highlanders (2-7) scored the only run in the seventh inning when Chad Sciacca’s single scored Jacob Baca. Joshua Valencia turned in an outstanding pitching performance for the Highlanders. The senior kept the Conquerors (2-4) offense quiet, allowing only two hits and struck out five in earning his first win of the season.
Notre Dame 5, St. Francis 1: It was a tough day for the Golden Knights (1-6, 0-3) as they could only muster up one hit off of Notre Dame (8-0, 3-0) starter Tyler Stromsborg in his four innings on the mound.
St.Francis’ Aaron Treloar drove in the team’s only run with a double in the first inning that scored Christian Muro.
Village Christian 6, Pasadena 4: Senior David Banuelos connected on a double, drove in a run and scored twice for the Bulldogs (7-3) in their loss to the Crusaders (5-1).
Rio Hondo Prep 5, Big Bear 2: The Kares (2-1) pitching combination of Jack Van Cleve, Jake Land and Evan Foor allowed only six hits and struck out nine Bears (6-3). Van Cleve also went 2-for-3 offensively and drove in a run.
St. John Bosco 3, Damien 1: The Braves (1-2) scored two runs in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference. Spartans (1-5) senior pitcher Diego Barrera, a University of Washington signee, was solid on the mound. He allowed only one hit and struck out five in four innings. Jacob Coleman went 3-for-3. The Spartans are on a four-game losing streak.
Walnut 6, Diamond Bar 3: The Mustangs (2-4) offense was productive early as they scored five runs in the first two innings and cruised to an easy win over the Brahmas (4-4).
Senior James Arakawa was the offensive star as he had two hits and drove in four runs. Junior Chris Lara pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs in notching his first win of the season.
Rio Hondo Prep 12, Flintridge Prep 6: Olivia Nambu was the main headliner for the Kares (3-1, 2-1) in their Prep League win over the Rebels (0-2, 0-1).
The junior third baseman smacked four hits, which included a homer, a double, and drove in three runs. Clairese Rosales allowed only three runs and struck out three in a complete game performance. Flintridge Prep’s Veronica Coyne went 3-for-4.
Corona Santiago 14, La Mirada 4: Maddy Bagdonovich and Maya Martinez both drove in two runs, but it was not enough as the Sharks (4-1) scored eight runs in the fifth inning to easily dispatch the Matadors (5-6).