[GET] South Hills baseball holds off Walnut to end losing streak – Pasadena Star News – Demo

High school sports roundup for Thursday, April 29:

The South Hills baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating host Walnut 4-2 in a crucial  Hacienda League baseball game Thursday.

The win keeps South Hills in the hunt for the league title, one game behind Los Altos and Diamond Bar in the  standings.

The Huskies (10-6) got a huge effort from junior Matthew Lorenzano. The Long Beach State commit held the Mustangs to one earned run on three hits and struck out four. Lorenzano’s record improved to 6-2.

“We got a big win on the road in a must win situation, so we are happy about the win,” Huskies coach Darren Murphy said. “We’re battling through some injuries right now to some key players and we’re going to turn this back around. Lorenzano was fantastic. He had great tempo and gave us the start we needed in a big situation.”

Walnut junior pitcher Kyle Calzadiaz, a Cal State Fullerton commit, also turned in a solid performance, giving up one earned run on one hit and fanned four.

South Hills scored all of its runs in the fourth inning. Jeremiah Siberian scored the first run of the game when Walnut’s Matt Leyva was called for catcher’s interference. Andrew Ramirez scored on a double-play ground out by Anthony Rasmussen. Kai Penuelas and Andres Mitat crossed the plate on an error by Walnut shortstop Mark Diaz

Walnut (8-8, 1-1) mounted a rally in the seventh inning. Matt Mora, pinch-hitting for Panama Greenwood, was walked by the Huskies’ Ethan Lee and that brought in Ayden Piedad. Diaz was hit by a pitch from Lee that allowed Bobby McCormick to cross the plate.

Lee got Nick Mevia to pop out to Marcos Rosales for the first out of the inning. The game ended when Cesar Chavez flew out to Siberan, who then threw out Ivan Gutierrez as he tried to advance to third base.

Bishop Amat 15, Serra 4: The Lancers (8-6, 2-0) took the second game of a three-game series.

Daniel Briones went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, and Izaiah Ayala produced two hits and drove in three runs.

Ryan Verduzco pitched five shutout innings, allowed one hit and struck out nine. His record improved to 3-1.

The two teams play again Saturday.

Los Altos 11, Rowland 0, 5 innings: A strong pitching performance by Keanu Rodriguez helped the Conquerors (11-2, 2-0) maintain their hold on a share of first place in the Hacienda League.

Rodriguez, a junior, tossed four shutout innings, yielded three hits and struck out four to earn his first win of the season.

Elijah Lopez connected for a triple that brought in three runs.

Los Altos has a two-game series against Walnut next week.

Diamond Bar 6, Wilson 2: The visiting Brahmas (10-2, 2-0) scored four runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a Hacienda League win to remain tied for first place in the league standings.

Maddox Bernardino, Jacob Davaloz, Matthew Fernando, and Aidan Nelson each had a double, and Matthew Bias drove in two runs.

Diamond Bar will play South Hills on Tuesday in the first game of a two-game series.

Pasadena Poly 14, Chadwick 4: The Panthers scored four runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings to defeat the Dolphins in Prep League action. Jason Mayo hit a home run and Sean Asperger went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs.

Other Score

Workman 2, Duarte 0


California 5, Santa Fe 3: The Condors (8-6, 5-0) took game two of a three-game series from the visiting Chiefs by scoring three runs in the first inning.

Isabella Estrada connected for a double and drove in a run. She also pitched a complete game, allowed two earned runs on four hits and fanned six.

Santa Fe’s Miranda Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with an RBI. The Condors have a game Tuesday at El Rancho.

Whittier Christian 13. Heritage Christian 0: In the first game since getting defeated by South Hills in the quarterfinals of the La Mirada Tournament, Brooklyn Carreon got back on track, tossing a 3-hitter and striking out 12 in the Heralds Olympic League road victory. Carreon also banged out two doubles and drove in three runs. Lindsey Udell and Bernice Preciado each had two RBIs.

Glendora 5, Ayala 3: In one of the big softball games in the area, Ashley Hibbard’s double to center field scored Hailey Granino and Ashley Waite witn the winning runs as the Tartans earned a huge road Palomares League win over the Bulldogs. Hibbard and Marissa Duarte combined to hold Ayala to one earned run on seven hits. With the win, the Tartans (6-2, 8-4) are a half-game behind Ayala (7-2, 9-3) in league championship race.

Rio Hondo Prep 21, Bethel Christian 7: The Kares scored eight runs in the second inning and cruised to an easy road victory. Rachael Chang went 3 for 4 with a triple and drove in three runs.

Nogales 9, Workman 4: Jasmin Aguirre went 3 for 3 and Paige Nunes drove in three runs for the Nobles in their road Workman League win over the Lobos. Micah Ibarra pitched a complete-game in the circle for Nogales and struck out ten to earn the win.

Rowland 13, Wilson 3: Freshman Natalie Valiente had a big deal for the Raiders in their road Hacienda League win over the Wildcats. She went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Nina Davis, a senior, drove in four runs.

Other scores:

Diamond Bar 3, South Hills 2

Schurr 16, Montebello 0

Bell Gardens 3, Keppel 0

Alhambra 22, San Gabriel 0

Pasadena 11, Glendale 1

Flintridge Sacred Heart 11, Marymount 0

Sierra Vista 17, Duarte 1


Sierra Vista 73, Duarte 19: Senior center Isaac Mucino turned in a solid effort in the Dons road win over the Falcons, scoring a game-high 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. William Pacis added 12 points.

Other scores

Workman 52, Nogales 9

Pomona 54, Edgewood 42


La Salle 75, St. Joseph 28: Ellie Chen had a career high 35 points and Reese Wong had 14 points with 8 assists as the Lancers easily prevailed in a Del Rey League game.

Other Score

St. Anthony 74, St. Paul 49


Mountain View 4, Gabrielino 1: Manuel Soza, a junior, had three goals in a Vikings home Mission Valley League win.

La Habra 5, Buena Park 4, overtime: JR Alatorre scored two goals for the Highlanders in a thrilling Freeway League win over the Coyotes.

Other Scores

Arroyo 2, El Monte 0

Northview 5, Covina 0

Rosemead 1, South El Monte 0

Montebello 2, Schurr 0

Pasadena 5, Crescenta Valley 3

Nogales 4, Gladstone 0

Charter Oak 1, Diamond Ranch 0


Bishop Amat 4, St.Joseph’s 3, 2 Overtimes: Arianna Dominguez scored a team-high two goals as the Lancers prevailed in a Del Rey League road thriller.

California 3, El Rancho 0: Freshmen Isabella Nunez and Jessica Vicente along with sophomore Clarissa Pelayo scored goals for the Condors in their home Del Rio League win over the Dons

Other Scores

La Mirada 2, Mayfair 0

Chino 2, Baldwin Park 0

Alhambra 6, San Gabriel 0

Keppel 3, Bell Gardens 1

La Salle 5, St. Anthony 0

Sunny Hills 2, Sonora 1

La Habra 3, Buena Park 0

Montebello 2, Schurr 0

Charter Oak 7, Diamond Ranch 1




La Canada 11, Temple City 9: The Spartans won their first boys tennis Rio Hondo League championship since 1984 with a narrow win over the Rams.


BOYS WRESTLINGNorthview 77, West Covina 0 

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