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Lefty Blaine Right On for Westlake

April 26, 2001|From Staff Reports

Justin Blaine pitched a three-hitter and Westlake High solidified its hold on first place in the Marmonte League baseball race with a 3-1 victory over Thousand Oaks on Wednesday at Westlake.

Westlake scored three runs in the third inning and that was enough for Blaine, who allowed a run in the fourth. The junior left-hander struck out eight.

Jake Brin's two-run triple highlighted the third-inning outburst for the Warriors (17-4-1, 6-1-1 in league play).

Ryan McCarthy and Brandon Nunez each had two hits for Westlake.

Oak Park 4, Carpinteria 1--Evan Williams hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning and the Eagles (8-7-1, 4-3) won a Tri-Valley League game at Carpinteria.

Freshman Garrett Ozar of Oak Park struck out nine and allowed no earned runs in 10 innings.

Lancaster 9, Highland 1--Brian Mitchell pitched a five-hitter and struck out 11 for the Eagles (16-4-1, 9-1) in a Golden League game at Highland.

Ryan Jefferson hit a two-run home run and a run-scoring triple.

Van Nuys 3, Monroe 1--Junior Avila (2-5) pitched a one-hitter, struck out six and walked two for the Wolves (5-15, 4-6) in a Valley Mission League victory at Van Nuys.

Horacio Martinez two hits.


Notre Dame 3, Harvard-Westlake 0--Amanda De La Cerda threw a four-hitter with four strikeouts and the Knights won a Mission League game at Valley College.

Megan Hayes had two hits, including an RBI single, and Cori Blanton had a run-scoring triple for Notre Dame (14-4, 3-0).

Flintridge Sacred Heart 5, Louisville 4--Lacey Smale walked with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the eighth inning of a Mission League game at Louisville.

Smale hit a two-run home run in the first for the Tologs (9-7, 2-3).

Oaks Christian 2-9, Channel Islands 1-3--Ashlee Freeman struck out 12 and pitched a one-hitter in the first game of a sweep for the Lions (17-2-2) at North Ranch Park.

Elaine Garcia singled, doubled and tripled for Channel Islands in the second game, but Oaks Christian scored six runs in the second.


Antelope Valley 10, Cerro Coso 2--Monique Saldana had two hits, including her fifth home run of the season, and Marcia Ball pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Marauders (26-8-1, 11-2) clinched second place in the Foothill Conference at Antelope Valley.

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