Wednesday Recap: Edgewood softball still remains perfect in league

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Softball
Edgewood 21, Garey 0 — Haylee Reinert drove in seven runs with a grand slam and three-run homer and Kennedy Cuevas pitched a complete game for the Lions (16-1, 12-0) in a Miramonte League win.
South Hills 10, Diamond Bar 0 — Natalie Lugo was the winning pitcher and Clarissa Perez, Christie Aguilar and Mariah Tovar each had a home run for the Huskies (17-7, 7-0) in a Palomares League victory.

Baseball
West Covina 13, Los Altos 8 — Rory Scalf hit a grand slam and Justin Torres went 4 for 4 for the Bulldogs (14-14, 5-7) in a Hacienda League game.
Baldwin Park 8, Workman 1 — Andrew Barboza went 4 for 5 with a double, triple and four RBIs and Freddy Quintana went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Braves (10-5, 8-4) to the Montview League win. Matthew Wells and Ismael Cueva both had an RBI for Baldwin Park.

Boys tennis
Miramonte League Finals — Garey’s Elias Trujillo swept in singles, earning league MVP honors, and advanced to the CIF sectionals. Edgewood’s Gabriel Kabigting swept in singles and took third place. Garey’s doubles team of Jesse Covarrubias and Daniel Bedolla defeated the Garey duo of Rogelio Castaneda and Chris Victor to earn league MVP accolades. Both double teams advance to the CIF sectionals.

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Baseball: San Dimas keeps Valle Vista title hopes alive, rallies from four down to beat Covina, 6-4

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By Fred Robledo
COVINA
You remember the San Dimas High School baseball team don’t you?
Following one of the best seasons in school history in which the Saints were 31-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today before a shocking 4-1 loss to Walnut in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 semifinals, the Saints struggled to a 2-11 start going from a senior-laden team to one of the youngest in co-head coach Mike Regan’s long tenure.

But following San Dimas’ come-from-behind 6-4 victory over Covina on Wednesday, the Saints (11-12, 9-3) will have a chance to sweep the league-leading Colts (15-7, 10-2) in the series finale on Friday at San Dimas, which would tie the Saints for the league lead with two to play.
Kind of remarkable considering the Saints won starting with freshman pitcher Zach Jacobs along with help on the colts1hill from freshman Joseph Oliveras and sophomore Benny Torres, who shut the Colts down with back-to-back no-hit innings in the sixth and seventh to close it out.
“It’s been a long year and our kids have learned to slow the game down a little bit,” Regan said. “The kids have grown up, that’s the biggest thing. It’s fun to coach a team like this that works hard and has gotten a lot better as the year progressed.”
Covina, whose seniors have never beaten San Dimas and are looking for its first league title since 2005, couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to clinch at least a share of the league title, jumping out to a 4-0 lead.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first, Ryan Hurtado kept the inning going with a double to score Kaeland Nelson, giving the Colts a 3-0 lead.
Ryan White’s sacrifice fly scored Alec Alvarez in the second inning to make it 4-0.
But San Dimas wouldn’t go away and took advantage of Covina errors.
With runners on second and third and two outs in the fourth, San Dimas’ Jack Strickland’s fly to right was dropped, allowing Lorenzo Llorens and Victor Zepeda to score to trim the Colts’ lead to 4-2.
In the fifth inning, San Dimas got the first two runners aboard on infield errors. That allowed Jesse Garcia to score Joseph Bahna on a flyout, then Llorens’ single scored Dante Palacio to tie the score, 4-4.
“We got a little complacent in those two innings,” Covina coach Charles Herrera-Green said. “They were key errors but hats off to San Dimas, they took advantage of it and they made us pay and kept that momentum going. We just couldn’t stop them.”
Saints freshman Art Ruiz delivered the game-winning blow in the sixth, singling home Elijah Jackson and Bahna for a 6-4 lead and eventual win.
Herrera-Green told his team afterward not to dwell on it.
“We got to flush this one, move on and try to get them on Friday,” Herrera-Green said. “If we take care of our business and split with Northview next week the thing (league title) is ours. We’re still alright.”
And Regan knows what the Saints will get.
“I don’t expect anything except a dogfight on Friday,” Regan said. “Our team is young and we’ve been going through a lot of growing pains, but the kids are working hard and starting to believe. It’s been fun the last eight or nine games coaching them.

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Baseball: South Hills stays hot, beats Ayala 5-4 in 8 innings to strengthen grip on Palomares

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John Honell
WEST COVINA
– South Hills moved a step closer to its first league title since 2013 with a come-from-behind, 5-4, eight inning victory over Ayala on Wednesday to stretch its lead in the Palomares.
The win gives the Huskies (18-7, 11-1) a two-game lead over Ayala and Bonita with three to play.
All three teams will make the playoffs and the Huskies own the tie-breaker against both teams. They will play Ayala again on Friday.
A win will clinch the title outright for the Huskies.
Sophomore Brandon Dieter singled home J.T. Stoops with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth for the walk-off.
Winning pitcher Johnny Dearth beat out an infield hit to start the inning. Stoops ran for him and went to second on a passed ball. He moved to third on a ground out and the Bulldogs issued two intentional walks to load the bases for Dieter.
“They walked the two guys in front of me,” Dieter said. “I took that kind of personally. It was like they were saying, ‘we can get this guy.’”
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Tuesday Recap: Chino softball takes possession of first place

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Softball
Chino 7, Los Altos 6 — Senior Emily Ballesteros was the winning pitcher and scored the winning run to lead the Cowgirls (13-7, 6-1) to first place in the Hacienda League. Chino compiled 15 hits. Ballesteros went 3 for 4 with an RBI, Alyssa Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a double and Hayley Wishner went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Nogales 6, Rowland 4 — Peiu Tafisi was the winning pitcher and hit a home run and Savanah Bonillas earned the save for the Nobles (13-8, 6-2) in a Valle Vista League victory.

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Walnut takes advantage of Charter Oak errors, rallies for 6-4 victory; St. Lucy’s softball fall in rematch with Etiwanda, 11-1

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Why Not Us Walnut strikes again: Reigning Hacienda League baseball champion Walnut High School scored three unearned runs without a hit in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and knock off Charter Oak, 6-4, in a battle for first place on Tuesday afternoon.
The Mustangs only managed three hits in the game, but took advantage of five Charger errors.The win gives the Mustangs a one-game lead over the Chargers with three games to play. The teams will play again on Thursday. The Mustangs own the tiebreaker by winning the first two games of the series.

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St. Lucy’s falls in rematch at Etiwanda: The first time Etiwanda High School faced St. Lucy’s, the Eagles got caught napping and the Regents prevailed. They followed that up with a win over Chino Hills proving the win over Etiwanda was no fluke.
But there would be no upset this time as Etiwanda powered past St. Lucy’s, 11-1, on Tuesday in a rematch, with the win keeping Etiwanda atop the Baseline League standings all alone.
There were three home runs on the day with Vanessa Taukeiaho and Megan Stevens hitting back-to-back blasts in the second inning and freshman Julia Jimenez hitting a three-run shot to center over the scoreboard in the sixth.

By the way, you gotta love the Charter Oak Dab …
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SGV Baseball All-Star games at La Verne; SGV Softball All-Star games at Citrus College

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By Fred J. Robledo
It’s that time of year to nominate the San Gabriel Valley’s best for the annual baseball/softball all-star games.
The 21st annual San Gabriel Valley all-star baseball game for seniors will be played on Sunday, June 5, at Ben Hines Field at the University of La Verne at 3:30 p.m.
The annual San Gabriel Valley underclassmen all-star game will precede the senior game at La Verne at 11 a.m., creating a dynamic doubleheader for area fans.
Last year’s all-star games were played at East Los Angeles College following several years in which it was played at Mt. San Antonio College.
The University of La Verne poured $20 million into new baseball and softball fields, and last year La Verne hosted the San Gabriel Valley all-star softball game to rave reviews.
This year’s San Gabriel Valley all-star softball game, however, has been moved to Citrus College, which also has a fairly new softball complex. The softball game will be played on Monday, June 6.
girlsallThe SGV all-star baseball games pits the East Red Team, coached by Northview’s Danny Roddy, against the West Blue Team, coached by Rosemead’s Danny Meza and Keppel’s Andrew Macedo.
Each year the SGV nominates former coaches to the SGV Hall of Fame, and this season will nominate former Azusa Pacific and Azusa High coach Tony Barbone along with former La Salle coach Brian Miller.
To be considered for the SGV senior and underclassmen games, coaches need to fill out nomination forms by contacting Nogales baseball coach and event coordinator Donald Montanez at dmontanez@rowland.k12.ca.us.. Area baseball coaches that wish to take an active part in the selection process are encouraged to meet at Nogales High School on May 15, at 1 p.m., in room G-8 to discuss the selection process and nominate players.
The SGV softball all-star games at Citrus College are also a doubleheader, featuring the underclassmen game at 5 p.m., followed by the senior game at 7 p.m.
Coaches that wish to nominate players for the softball all-star games should contact event coordinators Garrett Fisch (Diamond Bar) and Brandon Gonzalez (South HIlls) at sgvsoftballallstars@gmail.com.

You can access baseball nomination forms below
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Baseball Rankings: South Hills back to No. 1 after sweep of Bonita

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Tribune Top Ten Baseball Rankings
1. South Hills (17-7) — After sweep of No. 1 Bonita, Huskies return to where it started, on top.
2. Sierra Vista (17-1) — Is perfect 11-0 in Montview, allowing just 16 runs in league.
3. Damien (12-8) — Spartans own a cushy three-game lead in Baseline with four to play.
4. Bonita (19-5) — After getting swept by South Hills, loses third straight to La Mirada, 14-2.
5. Bishop Amat (13-12) — Lost two straight, but still two game lead in Del Rey.
6. Covina (15-6) — Two-game lead in the Valle Vista with two-game series against charging San Dimas.
7. Walnut (15-8-1) — Tied with Charter Oak for Miramonte lead and it hosts Chargers next.
8. Charter Oak (12-8) — Big two-game series against Walnut for control of Hacienda.
9. South El Monte (11-7) — Leads Rosemead by a game in the Mission Valley.
10. Azusa (9-5) — Solid second in Montview behind league-leading Sierra Vista.

AREA LEADERS
Hitting (Minimum 30 at bats)

1t. Brennan McKenzie, Walnut, .500, 30-for-60
1t. Jacob Amaya, South Hills, .500, 16-for-32
3. Daniel Lona, Sierra Vista, 470, 31-for-66
4. Aldo Perez, Gladstone, .450, 18-for-40
5. Aaron Fong, South Hills, .446, 33-for-74
6. Felipe Perez, El Monte, .444, 20-for-45
7. Nick Aguilar, South El Monte, .444, 16-for-36
8. Cory Frutos, Covina, .441, 15-for-34
9. Jessie Garcia, San Dimas, .434, 23-for-53
10. Ricardo Reyes, Sierra Vista, .434, 23-for-53

Home Runs
5 – Tommy Delgado (Bonita); 4 – Brennan McKenzie (Walnut), Jake Bryant (Glendora); 2 – Donovyn Curiel (West Covina); Brandon Bradshaw (Bonita), Griffen Herrera (Glendora).
RBIs
28 – Brandon Bradshaw (Bonita); 24 – Johnny Dearth (South Hills); 22 – Tommy Delgado (Bonita); 20 — Brennan McKenzie (Walnut); 19 — Ricardo Reyes (Sierra Vista); 18 – Jake Bryant (Glendora).
Pitching (Most Wins)
Christian Longoria (Walnut), 7-0; A.J. Woodall (Bonita) 7-0; Mario Huizar (Sierra Vista) 7-0; Angel Lopez (Rosemead) 7-3; Hayden Petrovick, (South Hills) 6-2; Diego Barrera (Bishop Amat) 6-2.
ERA Leaders
1. Ricardo Reyes, (Sierra Vista), 0.44; 2. Felipe Perez (El Monte), 0.60; 3. Mario Huizar (Sierra Vista), 0.74; 4. A.J. Woodall (Bonita), 0.85; 5. Isaac Esqueda (Bishop Amat) 1.11.



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