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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP : Wolf Provides Lift for El Camino Real

March 05, 1994

Randy Wolf picked up where he left off last season, allowing one infield hit and one walk in El Camino Real High's 11-0 victory over Birmingham in a first-round San Fernando tournament game Friday at El Camino Real.

Wolf threw a no-hitter and a perfect game last season in leading El Camino Real to the City Section 4-A Division championship.

Carlos Phino played the role of spoiler in the fourth inning, with an assist from Wolf.

Phino hit a ground ball between Wolf and third baseman Roee Meisels. Wolf knocked it down far enough from Meisels to keep him from fielding the ball and throwing out Pino.

Wolf, a senior left-hander, promptly picked off Phino.

Wolf also hit a two-run home run and a triple.

Michael Cooper broke the game open in the fourth inning with a two-run triple. He scored on Meisels' double to give El Camino Real a 5-0 lead.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday March 6, 1994 Valley Edition Sports Part C Page 13 Column 1 Zones Desk 1 inches; 28 words Type of Material: Correction
Chaminade pitcher--Chaminade High's pitcher was misidentified in the baseball roundup in Friday's edition. Senior right-hander Joel Orme pitched a four-hitter in the 2-1 loss Friday to Buena.
For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday March 6, 1994 Valley Edition Sports Part C Page 13 Column 1 Zones Desk 1 inches; 31 words Type of Material: Correction
Chatsworth hitter--The name of an offensive hero in Chatsworth's 4-3 victory over Notre Dame on Friday was misspelled in the baseball roundup. Bryan LaCour had a bases-loaded single in the Chancellors' sixth inning.

In other San Fernando tournament first-round games:

Cleveland 2, Franklin 1--Kelvin Delgado scored the winning run on a single by Tony Williams (three for five) in the 10th inning at Cleveland. Junior Brignac and Casey Roth each added two hits for Cleveland (1-0). Freshman Mike Schultz pitched five shutout innings in relief.

Granada Hills 4, Monroe 3--Jim O'Brien laid down a suicide squeeze to drive in the winning run in the seventh at Granada Hills. Josh Goldberg pitched a complete game to earn the win.

Kennedy 14, Grant 6--Kevin Serr had three hits and five RBIs as host Kennedy had 16 hits. Richard Prieto had two doubles.

Poly 12, San Fernando 4--Poly pounded out 13 hits at San Fernando.

South Gate 3, Van Nuys 2--The Rams squeezed home the go-ahead run in the seventh at Van Nuys. Jesus Bolivar and Fernando Navarette each had two hits.

In Westside tournament first-round games:

Camarillo 21, Loyola 3--Five players each had two hits for the Scorpions. Matt Buttell hit a two-run home run and Robert Smith stole four bases. Camarillo had six players with at least two RBIs.

Harvard-Westlake 5, Culver City 2--Scott Garson threw a five-hitter and Harvard-Westlake converted four hits, an error, two balks and three walks into five runs in the third inning.

Jeremy Rossman drove in the Wolverines' first run with a triple and scored on a single by Jon Schaeffer. Singles by Dan Mason and Derrick Lemkin drove in runs.

Chatsworth 4, Notre Dame 3--In his first varsity at-bat, pinch-hitter Tony Ardito drove in Danny Phillips with a one-out sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to give the host Chancellors a victory.

Bryan McLure's bases loaded single in the sixth sparked a three-run rally to give Chatsworth the lead after Notre Dame led, 2-0.

Montclair Prep 10, San Pedro 5--Jared Sandler pitched a complete game and drove in two runs and sophomore catcher Andrew Miller drove in three runs with two doubles at Montclair Prep.

Buena 2, Chaminade 1--Gabe Crecion pitched a four-hitter, striking out eight and allowing one earned run in a losing effort.

Santa Monica 2, Alemany 1--Alemany scored once in the seventh but left runners at second and third at Santa Monica.

Ventura 4, Canyon 4--The Cowboys scored the tying run on a dropped popup with two out in the seventh inning at Canyon. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness. For tournament purposes, Ventura was credited with a victory because it outhit Canyon, 7-5.

Brian Eggleston hit a three-run home run for Canyon and Robert Verestraeten hit a three-run shot for Ventura.

In El Segundo tournament first-round games:

Westlake 4, Narbonne 3--Brandon Zimmerman scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Westlake rallied at Moorpark College.

Narbonne had a drawn-in infield when Kevin McClure hit a ground ball past third base to score Zimmerman, who had two RBIs, two stolen bases and two hits.

Simi Valley 13, Alhambra 2--Bill Scheffels (three for four) ripped two two-run home runs to pace the Pioneers' 14-hit attack at Simi Valley. Ryan Hankins (two hits, three RBIs) and Jeff Michael also homered for the Pioneers.

Royal 15 South Torrance 6--Adrian Mendoza had three hits and Maki Kramer drove in four runs as host Royal scored in every inning and finished with 15 hits.

Long Beach Wilson 6, Burroughs 1--The Indians were held to three hits at Long Beach Wilson.

In a Loara tournament game:

Newbury Park 4, Huntington Beach 2 (8 innings)--Keith Smith starred on the mound and at the plate, pitching a five-hitter, striking out four while not issuing a walk or allowing an earned run. He also doubled twice.

Shawn Adams hit a home run and a single, and Brian Collins had two sacrifice flies.

In nonleague games:

Nordhoff 6, Oak Park 6--Miles Robertson had two hits and two RBIs and sophomore Ben Blanton threw three scoreless innings in relief for visiting Nordhoff (1-0-1). The game was called due to darkness.

L.A. Baptist 2, Fillmore 0--Matt Hernandez went the distance, striking out six as the Knights won at home. Catcher Ryan O'Connell drove in both runs.

St. Francis 10, Hoover 4--Dan Bir was two for four with three RBIs for visiting St. Francis.

Bir hit a solo home run in the second to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead and he tripled in another run in the third. Steve Moratta had three hits for St. Francis.

Maranatha 8, Bell-Jeff 1--Victor Ayala was the sole bright spot for the host Guards, scoring on a passed ball after he hit a triple.

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