Saugus Baseball Team Jumps On Hart Early
The Saugus baseball team erupted offensively and beat Hart, 9-5. The Centurions jumped out to a 9-0 lead after four innings and reliever Nick Lombardi threw three shutout innings to preserve the win.
Connor Wilson hit a lead-off home run for Saugus. He went 3-for-4 with a double, scored three runs and stole a base. Justin Sheehan also hit a solo home run in the second inning and added an RBI single in the fourth for Saugus.
Lombardi struck out three and gave up three hits in the final three innings of the game. Brad Buchignani earned the win, striking out two and giving up four runs on seven hits.
Dallas Bacon and Alex Tenorio each went 3-for-4 for Hart. Tenorio hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
The Valencia baseball team shut out Golden Valley, 12-0, behind a two-hitter from starter Quincy Quintero.
Jake Roberge, making a rare start at first base, went 2-for-2 with a home run and drove in three runs. Trey Williams also homered for Valencia
The Canyon baseball team surprised suddenly resurgent West Ranch, 10-3, scoring five runs in the sixth inning.
Kevin Morrice capped the five-run sixth with a two-run double.
Cole Mears was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for Canyon. Patrick Roxbury was 3-for-4 and scored a run.
JC Cloney hit a two-run home run for West Ranch in the fourth inning.
In auto racing, Canyon Country’s RJ Johnson won his second NASCAR Super Late Model race in a row at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. He is 2-for-2 in Super Late Model races at Irwindale so far this season.
Valencia’s Lonnie Jackson scored 27 points and was the co-MVP of the 15th annual Battle of the Valley all-star basketball game at Cal State Northridge.
He was on the East All-Star team that won, 113-102, over the West All-Stars. Jackson was 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and made three 3-pointers.
He shared the MVP honors with Spencer Dinwiddie from Woodland Hills Taft. Dinwiddie scored 31 points and had 11 rebounds.
On the girls side, the West All-Stars beat the East, 81-69, in the Battle of the Valley game. Adriana Dent from Canyon scored six points, had six rebounds and five steals for the East All Stars.
The Hart softball team lost in the championship game of the Thousand Oaks tournament, 6-4, to La Canada.
Elizabeth Henry hit a two-run home run for Hart in the second inning. Tracy Chandless added a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Chandless and Juli Strange were selected to the all-tournament team. Hart beat Oak Park, 11-4, in the semifinals of the tournament. Strange hit two home runs and drove in four runs against Oak Park. Chandless homered in the seventh inning.
Canyon’s Kenny Stone won three events at the San Fernando Valley Invitational track and field meet at Birmingham High School.
He won the 100-meter dash, 200 and long jump.
Kevin Enge from Canyon won the high jump and was second in the triple jump and long jump.
Canyon’s Sam Willis won the 800 and Nate Wolitarsky won the shot put.
Alex Ruther from Saugus won the 1,600.
On the girls side, Canyon’s Tiffini Stone won two events. She won the long jump and triple jump.
Stevie Kennedy-Gold won the pole vault and Taylor Thomas won the 100 hurdles for Canyon.
Danielle Hernando from Saugus won the 1,600 and Jordan Walsh from Hart won the 800.
The Lakers lost to the New Orleans, 93-88, as Chris Paul recorded a triple-double in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Paul scored 27 points, had 15 assists and 13 rebounds as the Hornets evened the series at two games apiece, guaranteeing a return to New Orleans for Game 6.
Kobe Bryant scored 17 points for the Lakers, but was held scoreless in the first half.
Game 5 is Tuesday night at Staples Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30.
The Kings are still alive in the NHL playoffs after a clutch 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
The Kings were facing elimination, down three games to one. They scored three goals in the first period and held on to force a Game 6 tonight at Staples Center. Wayne Simmonds, Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner scored for the Kings.
Listen to the game on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 7:30.