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Baseball: Damien and Grant Hockin cruise to 10-2 win over South Hills

April 09, 2014|By Eric Sondheimer

 Maybe it was jet lag from last week's trip to South Carolina (just joking), but South Hills sure picked the wrong day to turn in a poor performance in losing to Damien, 10-2, on Wednesday in a game for first place in the Sierra League.

UCLA signee Grant Hockin was in control from the outset, striking out six, walking none and allowing five hits in a six-inning performance that improved his record to 7-0. He also had a triple and two-run single.

South Hills (12-2-1, 3-1) committed four errors and did little hitting except for a two-run home run by Francisco Ramirez in the sixth inning.

Damien played solid defense and took advantage of errors. Jonathan Olsen had a double and two-run single. Andrew Garcia also had a two-run single. Damien improved to 12-2 and 4-0.

Chino Hills defeated Claremont, 10-1. Chris Ceballos had three hits and two RBIs. Cody Sporrer had a home run and four RBIs.

In the Marmonte League, sophomore Cal Hodgins hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Simi Valley a 5-4 win over Moorpark. Robert Stephen, Tristan Friedl and Austin Fields had two hits apiece. Lorenzo Perez hit his fourth home run. Thousand Oaks defeated Calabasas, 3-2, in 11 innings.

Agoura defeated Newbury Park, 5-2. Joey Czarske went three for three with three RBIs. Ryan Fineman had a double and single. Matt Lautz struck out six. Westlake defeated Royal, 4-3. Luke Dykstra had a single, double, triple and two RBIs. Emery Johnson got the final out after Royal had scored two runs in the seventh.

In the South Coast League, Trabuco Hills defeated Capistrano Valley, 4-3, on a walk-off hit by Robbie Biehl. Tesoro scored two runs in the seventh to defeat El Toro, 3-1.

Long Beach Millikan improved to 4-0 in the Moore League with a 3-2 win over Lakewood.

In the Trinity League, Santa Margarita got its second league win this week with a 4-3 victory over St. John Bosco. Dillon Miyashiro struck out seven and walked none in a complete-game performance. Jordan Steele had three hits.

JSerra stayed in first place with a 2-1 win over Mater Dei. Chase Strumpf had a home run. Quentin Longrie threw six innings, allowing one run. Lyle Lin got the save. Sam Cohen had two hits. Orange Lutheran defeated Servite, 2-1. Josh Morgan had two hits.

In the Foothill League, Valencia defeated Golden Valley, 21-3. Keston Hiura was five for five with two doubles and a home run. Scott Ogrin and Devin Davis also homered.

In the Valle Vista League, Baldwin Park defeated Nogales, 5-3. Anthony Franco had a two-run single in the fifth.

In the Tri-Valley League, Oaks Christian defeated Oak Park, 14-5. Phil Quartararo went three for three with four RBIs, including a triple and two-run home run. Oaks Christian is 5-0 in league.

In Las Vegas, West Ranch defeated Utah Riverton, 8-2. AJ West threw a complete game. Parker Bacon and Jason Drees had two hits apiece. Hart defeated Georiga Trinity, 3-1. Paul Richan threw a complete game. Pearson Good and Cody Miller had doubles.

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