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Valencia Baseball Team Captures Foothill League Title

khts_sportsThe Valencia baseball team won its seventh Foothill League championship and its second in a row with an 11-3 win over Canyon. Kyle Eaton hit two home runs and Brian Mundell added a solo homer for Valencia.

Eaton was 4-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs, drove in five and scored three.

Mundell was also 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Valencia has won at least a share of the Foothill League title in four of the past five seasons. The team’s first league championship came in 2002.

The Hart baseball team beat Golden Valley, 5-3, and kept its slim playoff hopes alive. Nolan Simons had an RBI triple in the first inning and Pat Valaika added an RBI double later in the inning for Hart.

Golden Valley scored all three of its runs in the seventh inning. Kamran Young knocked in two with a single.

The Saugus baseball team beat West Ranch, 11-8, in a slug fest.

Justin Sheehan hit a three-run home run and set a school record with the blast. His three-run home run in the fourth inning broke a 6-6 tie and was his school record eighth of the season.

James Threw also homered for Saugus.

Josh Heinz hit a three-run home run for West Ranch to help build a 5-0 lead. Teammate Jared Ortiz doubled and extended his hitting streak to 26 games.

The Valencia boys tennis team beat Atascadero, 14-4, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. Tyler Gottshall swept his three singles sets for Valencia.

In other first-round tennis playoffs matches, Canyon lost to Brentwood, 17-1, and West Ranch lost to Arroyo Grande, 13-5.

The doubles team of Corey Yamaoka and Harry Lee won the only set for Canyon against Brentwood.

Brandon Lee and Wayne Moses won two doubles sets for West Ranch.

The West Ranch boys golf team is in the CIF Southern Section final at Riverhawk Golf Club in Temecula. West Ranch finished third in the Northern Team Divisional to earn a spot in the section championship. The top four teams will advance to the SCGA tournament in Murrietta.

The Master’s College baseball team lost to No. 14 Fresno Pacific, 10-5, and was eliminated from the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament.

Matt Johnson stayed hot for The Master’s College. He hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning and was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Parker Price was 2-for-4 and scored a run for The Master’s College.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the seventh inning and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-3. Manny Ramirez hit a three-run double, narrowly missing a grand slam, to drive in all three runs in the seventh inning.

The Dodgers completed the sweep of the Diamondbacks and have won four in a row.

Next up for the Dodgers are the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Ramon Ortiz gets the start for the Dodgers. The Padres counter with former Dodger Jon Garland.

Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal is expected back in the lineup on Friday. He has been on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He completed a two-game rehab assignment with the Inland Empire 66ers on Wednesday.