Baseball: Schurr completes sweep of Alhambra

Alhambra plays Schurr on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Schurr High School in Montebello. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Alhambra plays Schurr on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Schurr High School in Montebello. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

BASEBALL
ALMONT LEAGUE
SCHURR 7, ALHAMBRA 2


MONTEBELLO >> For the Schurr High School baseball team, the next two weeks are all about taking care of business and staying within striking distance of rival and first-place Montebello.The Spartans did their part Friday.
Jonathan Sanchez and Andrew Alvarado had two hits each and Michael Caldera was steady on the mound as host Schurr kept pace with the Oilers with a 7-2 victory over Alhambra in an Almont League game.
Sanchez had two-run triple in the second inning and scored two runs for Schurr, which improved to 14-9 and 7-1. Gilbert Romero had two hits for the Moors, who slipped to 14-8-1 and 4-4.
It also was the Spartans fourth consecutive win over Alhambra dating back to last season. They swept the season series after previously beating the Moors 2-1 in March and 1-0 on Tuesday.
Schurr fought back from an early deficit to lead 4-2 after three innings before scoring three runs in the fifth to lead 7-2.
The Spartans, after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, tied it at 2 in their half of the inning on a two-out double by Tony Rosario, a walk an RBI single by Alvarado and a fielding error.
Schurr took a 4-2 lead in the third. Gabriel Obeso reached on an error and Rosario walked before Sanchez tripled to center field for the two-run advantage.
Sanchez hit fly ball for a three-base error to make it 6-2 in the fifth before Alvarado hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-2.
Schurr coach Houston Hernandez: “We have a big three-game set with (Montebello the last week). But taking care of business before hand, is huge for us. But Alhambra is a quality program. This is a big feather in these kids’ cap to sweep them (this season). These kids … it doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past, they come to play.”
Schurr’s Jonathan Sanchez: “We knew we had to come back. We made some errors in the beginning. We came through.”
— Stephen Ramirez

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Thursday Recap: Santa Fe softball defeat La Serna 6-4

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Softball
Santa Fe 6, La Serna 4 — Analyse Garcia was the winning pitcher, striking out seven, Alexxis Ponce went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Kristie Carbajal went 2 for 3 for the Chiefs (9-8, 3-1) in a Del Rio League game.

Boys volleyball
Whittier Christian 3, Village Christian 0 — Cade McGee had 10 kills, nine digs and five blocks, Chase Gray added seven kills, Justin Osborn registered six kills, 11 assists and two aces and Seth Shumate had five kills, seven digs, 16 assists and three aces for the Heralds (8-13, 2-3) in a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 Olympic League win.

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Softball: Bishop Amat beats St. Paul, 1-0; La Mirada routs Artesia

St. Paul starting pitcher Emilee Leonard (23) throws against Bishop Amat in the first inning of a prep softball game at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., on Wednesday, April, 20, 2016. Bishop Amat won 1-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

St. Paul starting pitcher Emilee Leonard (23) throws against Bishop Amat in the first inning of a prep softball game at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., on Wednesday, April, 20, 2016. Bishop Amat won 1-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

SOFTBALL
DEL REY LEAGUE
BISIOP AMAT 1, ST. PAUL 0


LA PUENTE — Bishop Amat High School, after a rain-out and two failed attempts for make-up dates, finally got on the field with rival St. Paul on Wednesday, and it was worth the wait for the Lancers.Samaria Diaz tossed a three-hit shutout and Maddie Ramirez went 2 for 3 with the only RBI to lead host Bishop Amat to a 1-0 victory over rival St. Paul in a Del Rey League softball game.
Julie Menrad also had two hits for the Lancers, who improved to 16-2 overall and 6-0 in league play. Emilee Leonard gave up seven hits and struck out four for the Swordsmen, who slipped to 13-7 and 4-2.
Bishop Amat, which stranded a runners in scoring position in the second and fourth innings, finally broke through in the fifth. Bryanna Perez and Sofia Saucedo led off with consecutive singles. Ramirez then singled to center field with two outs to score Perez for a 1-0 lead.
SAFE OR OUT?:
St. Paul had a chance to tie it in the sixth. Jaclyn Candelas singled with two outs and Tatum Anzaldo was then hit by a pitch. Samantha Rivas followed with a single to center field.
Candelas tried to advance home, but pulled up and was trapped in a run-down. She then tried to avoid the tag from Diaz at the plate and was called out to end the inning.
Bishop Amat coach Kristen Dedmon: “Of course, there is a little extra incentive to beat St. Paul, because the history of the rivalry. I think ultimately, they (the Amat players) came out here ready to play. It doesn’t really matter who is in the other dugout, my girls come out ready to play. It was really great to see them bring it all together.”
St. Paul coach Dena Slye: “I feel in softball you have to take your chances. We have no instant replay, but I don’t know if the tag was made. But I’m proud of my girls. We fought, and we still have two more games (vs. Bishop Amat). I tell them all the time the first game is like a feel game. We just have to win the next two. The goal of the year is to win the series.”
Bishop Amat’s Maddie Ramirez: “When I went up there, I wasn’t over thinking,” Ramirez said. “I knew there was a runner in scoring position, so I knew I had to do my job and bring her in.”
— Stephen Ramirez
SUBURBAN LEAGUE
LA MIRADA 11, ARTESIA 1

LA MIRADA — After a tough nonleague schedule, the La Mirada High School softball team is off and running in the Suburban League.The Matadores, who have their best chance at a league title in some time, upped their record to 12-8 overall, 6-1 in league Wednesday afternoon with an 11-1 win over Artesia in a game called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
It was only fitting that speedster Nicole Barrow (3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs) scored the run that ended the game. The senior center fielder was the seventh run of the fifth inning.
La Mirada coach Brent Tuttle: “We’re hitting very well right now with the 1-2 punch of Marissa (Velez) and (Barrow), and Jessica (Martinez) looked good striking out their batters. I also like the fact that (Martinez) is very aggressive on the mound.”
La Mirada’s Nicole Barrow: “I’m definitely confident in the team and when we get our bats hot, we’ll do just fine. This is the most successful team in my four years here and we’re coming together as a unit at the right time.”

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Santa Fe and California softball players make schools proud, sign letter of Intent

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Tuesday Recap: Michael Corona pitched a shutout for Schurr baseball win

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Baseball
Schurr 1, Alhambra 0 — Michael Corona was the winning pitcher, striking out six for the Spartans (13-9, 6-1) in an Almont League win. Gilbert Romero pitched six innings, striking out eight and Joseph Ramirez had two hits for Alhambra (14-7-1, 4-3).

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