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San Diego Prep Baseball : Leslie Pitches a No-Hitter and Clairemont Tops La Jolla, 13-0

April 20, 1985

SAN DIEGO — Against Christian High School earlier this year, Clairemont pitchers Reggie Leslie and Jeff Sturch combined for a no-hitter. But against La Jolla Friday afternoon, Leslie had the no-hitter all to himself.

The senior right-hander struck out 13 and walked 2 as the Chieftains beat the Vikings, 13-0. Leslie improved his record to 5-3.

"It feels pretty good to pitch a no-hitter," Leslie said. "Any pitcher would feel that way. I wasn't aware of it until the last inning when someone told me that if I got three outs, I'd have a no-hitter."

Clairemont (2-1, 11-6) scored eight runs in the third inning. Leslie drove in two of those runs with a double. Two more came in on a triple by Andy Roberts. Sturch hit a solo homer in the first inning.

La Jolla fell to 0-3 and 0-14.

In other Western League games:

Mission Bay 1, University 0 (10 innings)--At Mission Bay, a single by Pete Rodriguez gave John Hemmerly his seventh win of the season without a loss.

Rodriguez's single scored Rusty Filter, who had reached base on an error and was sacrificed to second. Troy Kent pitched the first eight innings for the Dons (1-2, 10-7) and Mike Hillerman was the loser in relief.

The second-ranked Buccaneers are 2-1, 15-3.

In the City Eastern League:

Patrick Henry 8, Madison 0--The top-ranked Patriots shut out the Warhawks at Henry to take sole possession of first place in the East. Henry pitchers Scott Middaugh, Keith Hay and Pat Vinton limited Madison to just one hit--a triple by Troy Dill in the fourth inning.

Point Loma 5, Serra 3--Designated hitter Matt McVey drove in two runs with a triple as the Pointers (1-2, 9-4) beat Serra (1-2, 6-8) at home. Rich Iler (4-2) was the winning pitcher.

In the City Central League:

Crawford 6, St. Augustine 3--All six Crawford runs were unearned thanks to five errors by the Saints. Doug Withers (2-2) was the winner for the Colts (2-1, 6-10).

Christian 7, Hoover 4--The Patriots (3-0, 8-6) stayed atop the Central with a win at home. Todd Savage had two hits and three RBIs for Christian.

Lincoln 9, San Diego 1--Steve Taylor had two hits, scored three runs and stole five bases to pace the Hornets (2-1, 10-4-1) at Lincoln.

In the Metro League:

Bonita Vista 7, Mar Vista 4--Billy Miller hit a single, triple, home run and drove in three runs for the Barons (2-3, 8-8). Miller also picked up a save, his fourth of the year. The Mariners are 4-2 and 11-5.

Hilltop 7, Southwest 2--At Hilltop, the Lancers improved their record to 4-2 and 12-5 by beating the Raiders (1-4-1, 2-10).

Chula Vista 6, Marian 4--The Spartans (4-1-1, 7-9-1), playing at Marian, scored four runs in the first two innings then held on to beat the Crusaders (1-5, 3-9) and maintain their hold on first place in the Metro-South Bay League.

Sweetwater 1, Montgomery 0--Steve Contreras pitched a complete-game three-hitter, and George Gallardo drove in the only run of the game in the top of the seventh to help the Red Devils (4-2, 6-10) surprise the 10th-ranked Aztecs (2-2-2, 9-5-2) at Montgomery.

In the Palomar League:

Orange Glen 1, Poway 0--At Orange Glen, Mike Dean's bases-loaded single against Dominick Johnson broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning. Poway fell to 2-3, 9-7.

Vista 3, San Dieguito 2--The Panthers (3-2, 10-5) won in the bottom of the seventh, thanks to a one-out single by shortstop Ron Howard. Cliff Estremo (2-1) was the winner in relief.

Mt. Carmel 8, Fallbrook 1--Pete Cowan and Maia Bradbury hit home runs, and Dave Schiesser pitched a complete game to lead the Sundevils (4-1, 11-6) past the visiting Warriors (3-2, 11-7) and into first place in the Palomar League.

In the Grossmont League:

Helix 4, Monte Vista 0--The ninth-ranked Highlanders got a three-hit shutout from Neil Hall. Helix is 4-2 and 11-5, and Monte Vista is 1-6 and 4-11.

El Capitan 9, Grossmont 7--A home run by the Vaqueros' Ted Nowland broke a 5-5 tie to lead El Capitan (3-4, 5-11) over the Foothillers (3-3, 7-8).

In the Avocado League:

Escondido 2, San Pasqual 1--Rick Afenir singled home Brian Staub with what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fifth inning as the Cougars (3-2, 7-9) upset the fifth-ranked Eagles (4-1, 13-2) at San Pasqual. Joe Perry went the route, allowing three hits and notching the victory for Escondido. Robbie Adams pitched a complete game for San Pasqual and suffered his first loss after six victories.

San Marcos 9, El Camino 2--Greg Helm had three hits and six RBIs to lead the Knights (4-1, 11-5) past the Wildcats (2-4, 5-11) at San Marcos. Helm got San Marcos started with a bases-loaded double in the first inning and added two more singles to help the Knights move into a first-place tie with San Pasqual.

In nonleague games:

Torrey Pines 8, Oceanside 7--A two-run homer by third baseman Steve Casper lifted the Falcons (8-9) to a win over the Pirates.

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