Valencia Baseball Team Wins Slugfest Against Saugus
The Valencia and Saugus baseball teams slugged out 29 runs with the Vikings coming out on top, 16-13.
Valencia scored six runs in the third inning and five more in the fourth inning. Jake Roberge hit a three-run home run in the third. Brian Mundell was 4-for-5 and hit a two-run home run for Valencia.
Justin Sheehan hit two home runs for Saugus. He hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. Nick Lombardi also homered in the sixth inning for Saugus.
The win kept Valencia a game ahead of Hart for first place in the Foothill League standings.
Hart shut out West Ranch, 12-0, to keep pace with Valencia. Hart starter Garrett Gooding struck out seven in six scoreless innings.
Steve Rosso continued to have a hot bat for Hart. He was 4-for-4 and drove in two runs. Alex Tenorio was 3-for-3 with three doubles as Hart pounded out 19 hits.
The Canyon baseball team beat Golden Valley, 3-1. Canyon starter Nick Diaz pitched into the fifth inning giving up one unearned run.
Harry Bennett and Curtis Faulkner each drove in a run in the fourth inning for Canyon.
The Trinity Classical Academy baseball team beat Hillcrest Christian, 15-4, scoring six runs in the third inning. Jordan Mumper delivered the big blow in the inning with a two-run double.
In club soccer, the Santa Clarita Valley Magic Girls Under-16 team won the State Cup championship, shutting out the Bakersfield Gunners, 1-0, in the title game. Stacey Atwater scored the winning goal off an assist from Alexa Ferrante.
The Magic moves on to the Far West President’s Cup Regionals in Salt Lake City in June.
The Foothill League track and field finals at College of the Canyons produced some record-breaking performances.
Valencia’s Jasmine Hall set a school record with 12 league titles over her high school career. She won four at the league finals including the 200 and 100. Her time in the 200, 24.75 seconds, was a meet record. She also won the long jump and was on the winning 4-by-100 meter relay team.
Canyon’s Kenny Stone had quite a meet as well. He won the 400 in a personal-best time of 49.53 seconds and was on the winning 4-by-100 relay team with Max Archuleta, Dominic Pennucci and Darius Rudolph.
Stone also won the 200 and was on the winning 4-by-400 relay team.
Valencia’s Faith Anumba won the triple-jump, breaking her own league record with a leap of 39 feet, 1 inch.
Kaylin Mahoney from Saugus won the 3,200 and set the meet record in 10 minutes, 43.26 seconds.
West Ranch’s Jennifer Owen won the 800 in a meet record 2 minutes, 12.84 seconds.
In high school volleyball, the Valencia boys earned the No. 3 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. The Vikings won their 11th straight Foothill League championship and have won a state record 102 league matches in a row.
Valencia will play Highland from Palmdale, the fourth-place team from the Golden League, in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday.
Hart, the second place team in the Foothill League, will play Quartz Hill in the first round.
The Golden Valley boys will be making their first playoff appearance and face Trabuco Hills, the champions of Sea View League, in the first round.
Corona Del Mar, the champions of the Pacific Coast League, are the top seed in the Division II playoffs.
In the NHL playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings stayed alive in the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks lead the series, three games to two. Game 6 is Tuesday in Detroit.
In the NBA playoffs, the Lakers were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks, losing Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals, 122-86.
Kobe Bryant scored 17 points. Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom were ejected from the game for committing flagrant fouls in the fourth quarter.
Phil Jackson is not expected to return as coach of the Lakers. He won five NBA championships as the Lakers coach and six more with the Chicago Bulls.
In the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls, 100-88, to tie the series at two games apiece.