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Valencia's Carly Mortensen Throws No-HItter In Michelle Carew Classic

khts_sportsValencia's Carly Mortensen threw a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over St. Lucy's of Glendora in the Michelle Carew Classic in Orange County.

Mortensen struck out 13 batters against St. Lucy's. Madison Shipman hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs for Valencia.

Valencia also posted a 6-5 win over El Cajon in the Michelle Carew Classic. Justine Sibthorp drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.

Shannon Fitzgerald was 4-for-4 with an RBI in the game against El Cajon.

Valencia is in the quarterfinals of the tournament and will play Aliso Niguel today.

The Hart softball team beat Murrieta, 9-1, in the Michelle Carew Classic. Pitcher Emili Escamilla tossed a six-hitter and Juli Strange hit a two-run home run for Hart.

The Master's College baseball team rallied for four runs in the eighth inning in a come-from-behind, 11-5, win over Westmont College.

Joe Zeller was 4-for-6 with a double and three RBIs for The Master's College. He had a two-run double in the four-run eighth inning. Caleb Mintz was 3-for-5 and scored three runs.

The College of the Canyons baseball team beat Pierce College, 9-6. Nico Moreno hit a solo home run to lead off the seventh inning and Hugo Hernandez was 3-for-4, scored three runs and drove in two for COC.

The College of the Canyons softball team beat LA Mission, 8-4, behind a four-hit day from Melissa Herndon. She had a triple and drove in three runs for COC.

In auto racing, the Firestone Indy Lights drivers for Bryan Herta Autosport are headed for the inaugural Grand Prix of Alabama this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.

Stefan Wilson, one of two drivers for the team owned by Valencia's Bryan Herta, is coming off a third-place finish in the season opener at St. Petersburg.

Sebastian Saaverda led the first lap of the St. Petersburg race, but collided with another car and finished in 12th.

The race in Alabama, the second of the Indy Lights season, is on Sunday at 9 a.m.

The Lakers nearly pulled off a stunner against the Denver Nuggets. Playing without Kobe Bryant, who was nursing a sore knee, the Lakers lost by two points to the Nuggets, 98-96. Derek Fisher had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Carmelo Anthony partially blocked his 3-point attempt as time expired.

Anthony scored a game-high 31 points for the Nuggets. Pau Gasol did all he could to keep the Lakers close with 26 points and 13 rebounds. The Lakers have lost four of their past five games.

The Clippers lost again, this time 116-94 to the Sacramento Kings. Chris Kaman had 23points and six rebounds for the Clippers, losers of seven in a row.

In hockey, the Kings lost to the visiting Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, in a shootout. Drew Doughty gave the Kings a 1-0 lead in the second period. Jack Johnson scored for the Kings in the third period.

In baseball, the Dodgers finally figured out a way to beat the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates and won their first game of the season, 10-2. Ronnie Belliard hit a home run and drove in four runs for the Dodgers, who avoided getting swept by the Pirates for the first time in 10 years.

The Dodgers head to Florida for a weekend series with the Marlins starting tonight. It will be Hiroki Kuroda on the mound for the Dodgers against Chris Volstad for the Marlins. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. on AM 1220, KHTS.