National Classic - Final - Thursday, April 4th at Cal State Fullerton - 7:30pm
Orange Lutheran - 7 La Serna - 4
Brad Rinehart (Cal Baptist) was 2-for-2 including a 3 run home run that gave that Lancers an early lead. La Serna responded with four runs in the fifth to make it 6-4. Jason Martin (LBSU) led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to add some cushion. Joey Sanchez (LBSU) was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Josh Morgan (UCLA) added two hits and a run, and Matt Stumme (Westmont) chipped in with an RBI and a pair of runs. The Lancers 3 thru 6 hitters were a combined 6-for-11 and accounted for five of the runs scored.
Calvert Hall (MD) - 1 Edison - 0 (9)
Calvert Hall scraped a run across in the ninth inning to take a pitchers duel from Edison.
Next Up: La Serna v Edison - 4/2/13 - 10:00am - Esperanza HS OLu v Calvert Hall (MD) - 4/2/13 - 1:00pm - Esperanza HS
Cottonwood (Utah) - 0 Gahr - 12
The Gladiators used a big offensive output from seniors KJ Franklin (Arizona St.) and Adonis Morrison (UC Riverside) to advance in the tournament. Franklin hit a towering home run early and Morrison provided three RBI to give their starter all the insurance he needed. Underrated LHP Andrew Encinas (UNLV) is expected to start for Gahr tomorrow.
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) - 1 Huntington Beach - 7
The Oilers responded to the Spartans early run by erupting for seven first inning runs and never looking back.
Next Up: Cottonwood (Utah) v De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) - 4/2/13 - 10:am - El Dorado HS Gahr v Huntington Beach - 4/2/13 - 1:00pm - El Dorado HS
Spanish Fork (Utah) - 2 Esperanza - 3
The Aztecs got a walk off double from Nick Ono in the bottom of the seventh inning in a game that featured only 6 hits. Brandon Luper had 10 strike outs.
La Jolla Country Day - 14 Pacifica - 7
Next Up: Spanish Fork (Utah) v Pacifica - 4/2/13 - 4:00pm - Esperanza HS Esperanza v La Jolla Country Day - 4/2/13 - 4:30pm - Cal State Fullerton Taylorsville (Utah) - 0 El Dorado - 3 Elsinore - 1 Cypress - 7
Five Cypress pitchers combined on a three hitter.
Next Up: Taylorsville (Utah) v Elsinore - 4/2/13 - 4:00am - El Dorado HS El Dorado v Cypress - 4/2/13 - 7:00pm - Cal State Fullerton
Lions Tournament - Final - Wednesday, April 3rd - Glover Stadium, Anaheim - 7:00pm
Long Beach Wilson - 2
Agoura - 0
A two run sixth inning propelled the Bruins over Agoura ace Henry Baker (6IP 2R 5H 8K). Baker came into the game in the top five in strikeouts in the section and added eight more in this one. Wilson had a chance to get more in the sixth before Baker induced an inning-ending double play. This is a huge win for Wilson and could propel them after a somewhat lackadaisical start to the season.
Villa Park - 1
Saugus - 0
Senior LHP Casey Herschfield (CG, 0R, 8K) continues to hurl for Villa Park since breaking into the starting rotation. The southpaw has 21 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. He also doubles as an outfield when not pitching.
Ayala - 16
Bradshaw Christian - 6
Second year head coach Chris Vogt has a group of seniors determined to change the culture at Ayala and they're doing just that. Robert Longtree, Anthony Seminaris, and Anthony Rabito went a combined 8-for-9 on the day. Six-foot-three junior Jordan Abernathy got the win. Jonathan Buckley added his second home run since entering the lineup last week.
Serra - 3
Diamond Bar - 0
Senior Trent Hammond (5IP 2H 4K 3BB) shutdown the Brahma offense before handing it over to Denz'l Chapman who took care of the final two innings. In his first at bat since becoming eligible due to a transfer ruling, Solomon Bates laced an RBI double. Khalil Denson and Donte Flowers provided the rest of the offense for the Cavaliers.
Other Lions Tournament Games:
Santa Margarita 7 Lehi (Utah) 6 Santa Margarita 14 Canyon (Canyon Country) 6 Servite 5 Lehi (Utah) 0 San Juan Hills 3 Brea Olinda 2 San Clemente 4 Capo Valley Christian 3 Agoura 7 Walnut 0 - Nick Shur had 8 strikeouts for Agoura Mission Viejo 4 Campolindo 4 South Hills 9 Dana Hills 5 Long Beach Poly 9 Saugus 4 - Chris Castellanos had three run home run for Poly.
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