Whittier Christian 7, Maranatha 0 — Trevor McGee controlled the game both at the plate and on the mound for the Heralds to defeat the Minutemen in an Olympic League contest. McGee gave up just one hit over five shutout innings and also went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Brett Greene came in for the final two innings of relief, holding Maranatha (5-4, 1-2) hitless with three strikeouts to complete a one-hit shutout. In the fifth inning, Matty Salas hit a bases-clearing double for Whittier Christian (8-4, 2-1).
Whittier Christian 227, Village Christian 253 — Matt Rafter shot a 4-over 36 to receive medalist honors and led the Heralds (7-2, 2-0) to a Olympic League win at DeBell Golf Club. Karsten Briley shot a 42 for Whittier Christian.
Heritage Christian 3, Whittier Christian 0 — Branden Osborn had 10 kills, six digs and three aces and Ron Bellamy had six kills and 11 blocks for the Heralds (6-6-2) in a 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 Olympic League loss. Seth Shumate had two digs, four blocks and 21 assists for Whittier Christian.
By Stephen Ramirez
St. Paul High’s Myranda Bueno (#55), center, is congratulated by teammates after her fifth inning in-the-park home run vs Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School at the CSHM campus field in Montebello March 26, 2015. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)
St. Paul and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary high schools advanced to respective CIF-Southern Section softball championship games last season. But the gap between the two area schools seems to be a bit wider this season.
Niko Walker had three hits and two RBIs and Myranda Bueno had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Swordsmen to a 12-0 victory over the host Cardinals on Thursday in a Del Rey League game.
Sydney Kreimann, Gabby Walker and Jacilyn Candelas also had two hits each for the St. Paul, which improved to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in the Del Rey League. Cierra Amarillas had two hits for Cantwell, which slipped to 5-4 and 1-2.
St. Paul’s Niko Walker:
“This is our first time playing Cantwell. We scrimmaged them last year and we tied, so I thought it would be a tough game. We didn’t come out scoring right way, but once we finally started hitting it wouldn’t stop. We just had to adjust to the pitcher (Jackie Vargas). Once we did, everyone started hitting hard.”
Cantwell’s Cierra Amarillas:
“We were going steady for a couple of innings and then had a couple of errors and we got down on our self. It’s tough, but we’re just not playing to our ability right now.”
La Mirada 3, Glenn 0 — Pitcher Valerie Alvarado shut out the Eagles as the Matadores (4-5) kicked off Suburban League play with a win.