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HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS : Connelly Settles for 1-Hitter as Crespi Wins 5th Straight

March 18, 1987|Steve Elling

Joe Testa hit his second home run this season to cap a four-run fifth inning and Greg Connelly threw a one-hitter as Crespi High shut out Chaminade, 5-0, in a nonleague game at Chaminade on Tuesday.

Connelly had his bid for a perfect game foiled when Crespi committed an error in the sixth inning. Terry Moriarty's infield single broke up Connelly's bid for a no-hitter.

Connelly had nine strikeouts and no walks as Crespi won its fifth consecutive game to improve its record to 5-1.


Steve Kovacic hit a three-run triple and was the winning pitcher as Granada Hills opened Mid-Valley League play with a 7-2 victory over Van Nuys. Kovacic was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. . . . Joey Speakes' two-out, RBI single in the sixth inning led Poly past Fairfax, 4-3, in an East Valley League game. Pitcher Nick Lymberopoulos allowed four hits and two walks and struck out four to record the win, Poly's fifth straight. Ali Aguilar went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs for Poly. . . . Dennis Doody went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs, David Waco was 4 for 6 and 3 RBIs and Jim Mattman was 5 for 6 as Grant (1-3) defeated Hollywood, 17-1, in an East Valley League game. . . . Eddie Velarde's balk in the bottom of the seventh inning forced in Gerardo Perez with the winning run for Verdugo Hills in its 5-4 East Valley League victory over North Hollywood. Matt Gillis was 1 for 3 with two RBIs for North Hollywood.

Adam Schulhofer pitched and batted Canoga Park to a 14-3 victory over Taft in the West Valley League opener for both schools. Schulhofer allowed three hits and struck out four. He also hit a home run and tripled for four RBIs. Every Canoga Park starter hit safely, including Aaron Marks (2 for 4), Mickey Snook (2 for 3) and Scott Strickland (2 for 4). . . . Dave Waco singled home Donovan Wallace with the winning run in the bottom seventh, leading Chatsworth to a 7-6 win over Reseda in the West Valley League opener. Donovan walked and stole second base to set-up Waco's game-winning hit. J.P. Desenfants hit a grand slam to cap a five-run Reseda fifth inning. . . . Junior Henry Schelb gave up six hits, struck out five and walked four as Cleveland defeated El Camino Real, 3-2, in a West Valley League opener. Schelb (1-0) allowed one earned run. Senior second baseman Jimmy Doushgounian was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base for Cleveland. His third single loaded the bases in the seventh and Mike Aranzullo walked to force in the winning run.

Ray Lemus, Steve Woody and Darren Kruse each had two hits to lead Burbank (5-0) to an 8-3 nonleague victory over Bell-Jeff. . . . John Dickensen walked in the winning run in the top of the seventh as Camarillo (0-3) dropped a 6-5 nonleague decision to Lompoc. Brad Billups, Jeremy Sumrow and Kevin Ochs each had two hits for Camarillo.

Kris Kaelin was 3 for 3 with a triple and an RBI, but Thousand Oaks lost, 3-1, to Culver City in a nonleague game. Tim Doyle pitched the final five innings, allowing two runs, three strikeouts for Thousand Oaks (2-5). . . . Steve Risinger and Mike Johnson combined on a one-hitter to help Saugus defeat West Covina, 15-2, in a nonleague game. Jared Snyder went 3 for 5 and drove in three runs to lead the 14-hit attack for Saugus (2-2). Brian Stothers, Don Pedersen, Tom Dodson and Jim Fritz had two hits apiece.

Highland Hall stole 14 bases and Aaron Rudelson threw his second consecutive three-hitter as Highland Hall defeated Viewpoint, 8-1, in a nonleague game. Rudelson struck out 11 and walked 4 for his second win. . . . Royce Farrar homered and had two RBIs to lead Village Christian (2-4) to a 13-5 nonleague win over Pioneer Baptist. Kevin Ebenhoch, Bernie Verduzco, Jordan Nedeff, Chris Dyck and Tyler Victor each had two hits for Village Christian.

Jeff Cirillo went 2 for 3, but Providence (3-2) dropped a 12-3 decision to Palos Verdes at the Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes tournament. . . . Gary Nudell extended his hitting streak to five games but the Saracens lost to Beverly Hills, 12-3, in a nonleague game at Beverly Hills. Nudell went 2 for 4 with an RBI and is batting .526 (10 for 19) this season. Harvard fell to 2-3 overall.

Four Oakwood players had two hits apiece as Oakwood (2-0-1) routed Newbridge, 19-2, in a game that was called after four innings. Adam Mehr was 2 for 2, Scott Marshall was 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, Scott Bernstein was 2 for 5 and SteveSokoloff was 2 for 2. . . . Pitcher Kirk Peterson went 2 for 4 with an RBI and retired the last six batters as L.A. Baptist tied Fillmore, 6-6, in a nonleague game at L.A. Baptist. Steve Phillips went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI for L.A. Baptist (3-0-1).

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