Before Bishop Amat football takes on nationally-ranked Mater Dei, the top-ranked team in the country by several publications at home on Aug. 25, it will have a scrimmage at power Corona Centennial on Friday.
Centennial, Vista Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Bishop Amat will all be there for the scrimmage, but Amat is expected to only go against Centennial and Vista Murrieta. Bishop Amat will play a regular season game against Rancho Cucamonga at home on Sept. 15. The scrimmage starts at 7 p.m.
Covina Pony won its second straight game in the Pony World Series, beating Bay County Michigan 9-5 in Washington, PA.
The 14-year-old Covina all-stars took a 4-0 lead with solo homers from Luke Willison and Jake Vargas, and led 4-2 after three innings.
Covina extended the lead in the fifth, getting a double from Parker Miramontez and singles from Vargas and James Jiminez to help pusher their lead to 8-2.
Back to back doubles from Josh Logan and Hector Bautista in the seventh added insurance and Covina finished with strong pitching.
Mike Gonzalez struck out four over 4 2/3 innings, and Vargas came in to finishing the job in relief.
Covina advances to the division final Tuesday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Bay County and Brownsville Texas. — Provided by Stephen Morales
Covina’s 14-year-old Pony All-Stars opened the Pony World Series in Washington PA., with a 10-0, five-inning victory over host Washington PA.
James Jiminez drew the start and struck out seven over five innings of shutout ball.
The Hollenbeck all-stars were led on offense by Parker Miramontez who drove in three runs, and Robert Hernandez who reached three times and scored twice. Hector Bautista added a two run homer.
Covina will continue World Series play Monday at 5 p.m. against Bay County, Michigan. — Provided by Stephen Morales
La Habra is arguably the most-successful program in the area over the past two decades. The Highlanders have won seven CIF-SS titles since 2002 and will be in the hunt for an eighth this season. We visited them at practice Thursday, and here’s what we found out.