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Simi Valley Takes Two for Title

April 16, 1998

Cindy Gray singled up the middle to score Jill Clarkson in the top of the 11th inning to give Simi Valley High a 1-0 victory over Chaminade in the championship game of the Righetti softball tournament at Santa Maria.

Gray had two hits and Brittney Green (6-1) threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the Pioneers (13-2).

Green, who had three victories in the tournament, was named the most valuable player.

In a semifinal game, Simi Valley defeated the state's top-ranked team, Tustin Foothill, 3-2, on Gray's sacrifice fly in the eighth.

In another softball game:

Cleveland 13, Birmingham 4--Monique Abourched had four hits and two RBIs for the Cavaliers (8-0, 2-0) in a Northwest Valley Conference game.


Agoura 9, Westlake 4--Brian Jacobsen extended his streak for reaching base to 13 at-bats with two home runs and the Chargers won a Marmonte League game at Agoura.

Jacobsen's streak came to an end when he grounded out in the fifth inning. He had eight singles, a double, two home runs and two walks in the streak.

Jacobsen pitched three scoreless innings to record his fourth save.

Agoura (11-5-1, 2-2-1 overall) took a 4-0 lead on consecutive home runs by Michael Falco, Jacobsen and Ryan McCann in the first inning.

Oak Park 6, Workman 2--David Wurth had three hits and five runs batted in, and Jeff Roberts pitched a three-hitter for the Eagles (6-6) in the B Bracket championship game of the Rowland tournament.

Damien 14, Simi Valley 12--The Pioneers took a 6-0 lead after one inning, but lost in the Chino tournament in a game halted after six innings by a time limit.

Brandon Voorhees had four hits, including two home runs, and four RBIs for Simi Valley (7-5).

El Camino Real 8, San Fernando 5--Connor Jackson had two hits and five RBIs, and the Conquistadores (8-6, 6-1) won a Northwest Valley Conference game at El Camino Real.

Grant 7, Reseda 6--Dennis Moran's run-scoring single with two out in the eighth gave the Lancers a Valley Pac-8 victory at Reseda.

The Lancers (5-11, 4-4) got even with three runs in the seventh.

Leo Rosales went four for four with two doubles and a home run for Reseda.

North Hollywood 10, Monroe 3--Ismael Rangsiyawong, who had three hits and three RBIs, hit a two-run home run and Jose Avila drove in four runs for North Hollywood (10-7, 6-0) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at North Hollywood.

Palmdale 10, Lancaster 5--Chris Testa hit two triples and scored three runs for the Falcons in a Golden League victory at Palmdale.

Jason Gorman (4-0) and Sean Zortman combined on a four-hitter for Palmdale (11-4, 6-0).

Lancaster is 10-5, 2-3.

Sylmar 7, Van Nuys 2--The Spartans scored four unearned runs on three errors during a five-run third inning in a Valley Pac-8 victory at Sylmar.

Mario Pacheco (5-1) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and struck out five over six innings for Sylmar (13-3, 7-0).

Chaminade 11, Fremont 6--Chris Martinez hit a three-run home run to give the Eagles (8-8-1) a 7-0 lead in a 10-run second inning in the Fremont tournament in San Jose.

Antelope Valley 8, Quartz Hill 3--Hector Velez pitched a five-hitter, allowing no earned runs while striking out two for the Antelopes (5-9, 2-2) in a Golden League victory at Antelope Valley.

Johnny Smith had two hits, including a run-scoring triple for the Rebels (10-5, 3-3).

Notre Dame 5, Beverly Hills 4--Chris Morell's tie-breaking single in the seventh gave the Knights third place in the Atascadero-Paso Robles tournament at Atascadero High.

Crespi 10, La Mirada 9--Andy Campanella singled home the winning run in the seventh inning and the Celts (14-3-1) won the St. Paul tournament. Campanella, the tournament's most valuable player, drove in two other runs with a ground ball and a walk.

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