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.
La Serna, No. 7 in the SGVN preseason rankings, has lived by the “next-man up” philosophy for more than a decade and that’s not expected to change this season. The Lancers are again in a reload, but are also again expected to be one of the top teams in the area. Wednesday we took a visit to their training camp and talked to coach Andy George and a few of his impact players.