For the second straight time, La Serna’s Evan Sipple delivered. The senior gave up one hit – while striking out five batters in six innings to lead La Serna (6-3) to a 3-0 victory over host Sonora (3-5) on Tuesday.
The Lancers scored their first run of the game in the second inning when Sonora’s Aaron Rosales failed to catch Isaiah Ochoa’s fly ball that allowed Paulie Duarte to score the game’s first run. Duarte also scored the game’s second run on a sacrifice fly by Josh Valdez.
Bishop Amat 8, at Eastvale Roosevelt 2: Blake Archuleta racked up his first win of the season in the Lancers’ (4-4) win over the Mustangs (5-4). The junior pitched six innings and struck out seven while allowing two runs. A.J. Barraza and Ben Hurst both drove in two runs for Amat.
At Muir 6, Rosemead 0: Valente Vera and Amaris Henderson both had two hits and Ely Resendiz drove in two runs in the Mustangs (3-2-2) win over the Panthers (0-7). Vera also pitched five solid innings and struck out eight.
At Whittier Christian 14, Whitney 2: The Heralds (3-4-1) got a huge offensive performance form Chad Green. The junior connected on two doubles and drove in three runs. He also pitched two scoreless innings in relief and was credited with the win.
Glendora 6, at Ayala 4: The Tartans (4-4-1, 1-0) opened up a 6-0 lead and held off a late Bulldogs (6-4, 0-1) rally in the opening game of Palomares League play for both teams. Sophomore Virginia Nemeth connected on a home run and drove in three runs. Freshman Ashley Waite went 3-4 and scored twice.
Rio Hondo Prep 14, at Chadwick 3 (five innings): Darcy Bolinger had a huge day at the plate for the Kares (2-1) in their win over the Dolphins (2-1). The junior went 2-3 with a triple at the plate and drove in three runs. Sophomore Clarisse Rosales allowed three runs and struck out six in notching her first win of the season.
At Walnut 12, Diamond Bar 4: The Mustangs (2-3) broke up a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning by scoring eight runs in defeating the Brahmas (1-5) . Junior Bailey Rivas went 2-3 with an RBI and senior Gianna Chavez connected on her first home run of the season. Junior Alyssa Joyner pitched five innings in the circle and allowed only two earned runs.