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Hart, Saugus Reach Championship Game of Valley Invitational Baseball League Playoffs

Hart and Saugus will play for the Valley Invitational Baseball League championship on Tuesday night at Birmingham High School.

Hart shut out Valley North, 3-0, in the semifinals to reach the championship game.

Saugus edged Woodland Hills West, 3-2, in its semifinals game.


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The championship game starts at 7.

In swimming, Hart High graduate Anthony Ervin won a silver medal at the FINA World Championships in Spain.

Ervin was on the 400 meter freestyle relay team. He swam the third leg of the relay and gave the United States the lead. But Team USA finished second behind France by 0.24 seconds. France won the race in 3 minutes, 11.18 seconds.

Team USA narrowly edged Russia, which took the bronze, 0.02 seconds behind the United States.

In baseball, Hart High graduate Steve Susdorf collected his first major league hit, a double against the Detroit Tigers.

Susdorf, an outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies, led off the fifth inning with a double and scored on Sunday. But the Phillies lost to the Tigers, 12-4. In three games with the Phillies, Susdorf is 1-for-7.

 The Dodgers shut out the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, on an 11th-inning solo home run by Yasiel Puig.

The Dodgers struck out a franchise-high 20 times and had only five hits in the game.  But they won three of four games against the Reds and increased their lead in the National League West standings to 2 ½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers have the day off today. They begin a two-game series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

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Hart, Saugus Reach Championship Game of Valley Invitational Baseball League Playoffs


Article: Hart, Saugus Reach Championship Game of Valley Invitational Baseball League Playoffs
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Tim Haddock