Baseball: Jake Lewis' home run lifts Hart to Foothill League title

Eric Sondheimer
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Based on their dogpile performance on Tuesday afternoon, Hart baseball players need to practice a little bit more on timing. Coach Jim Ozella isn't going to complain. The Indians won their second consecutive Foothill League championship with a 4-2, eight-inning win over Saugus.

Jake Lewis broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run home run over the right-field fence at Saugus. Sam Ward threw two shutout innings of relief in support of Jack Ralston, who allowed four hits in six innings, three to Saugus' Rex Kemple.

Valencia defeated Golden Valley, 11-3. Scott Ogrin went four for five.

It has been 18 years since Burbank Burroughs last won a league title in baseball, but the Indians are celebrating a Pacific League championship after a 4-0 win over Arcadia.

Ryan Galan had three hits and Danny Bustos threw a four-hitter, striking out four and walking none. Crescenta Valley defeated Muir, 11-1. Matt Erickson had two RBIs.

In the South Coast League, Dana Hills defeated El Toro, 1-0. Shane Wisley drove in the game's only run in the fifth inning. Marrick Crouse threw a three-hitter with four strikeouts. Capistrano Valley defeated Aliso Niguel, 5-1. That means it's a three-way tie for first place among Dana Hills, Capistrano Valley and Aliso Niguel.

In the Marmonte League, Calabasas continued its strong play with a 9-1 win over Westlake. Grant Nechak allowed one hit and contributed three hits at the plate. Jon Keller and Stephen Levin each had two hits and two RBIs. First-place Agoura lost to Newbury Park, 3-2 (corrected score). Chris McKee threw a complete game for Newbury Park. Joey Dawes went three for three for Agoura.

In the Mission League, Alemany defeated Loyola, 7-4, to move within a half-game of first-place Notre Dame. Brandon Lewis had three RBIs and Cristian Montes had two hits. Matt McGeagh homered for Loyola. Alemany needs a win over Loyola on Wednesday to earn the No. 1 seed from the league for the Division 1 playoffs. Cameron Deere struck out nine in Harvard-Westlake's 4-1 win over Chaminade.

Crespi defeated St. Francis, 12-3. Chad Taylor went four for four. Jesse Burke had three hits, including a home run. Luke Ransaalar had three hits and two RBIs

in the Crestview League, El Dorado defeated Esperanza, 3-2. Joe Russo had two hits. El Modena defeated Canyon, 3-1. Zach McKay allowed one run in five innings.

In the Sunset League, Huntington Beach defeated Marina, 6-3. Dominic Abbadessa had three hits. JT Navarro had three hits in Fountain Valley's 8-0 win over Newport Harbor. Edison defeated Los Alamitos, 6-2.

Cypress won the Empire League title with an 11-7 win over Western. Dominic Fletcher had four RBIs.

In the Southwestern League, Great Oak defeated Murrieta Valley, 4-2. Mitch Hayes threw a complete game and added two hits.

In the Ocean League, Santa Monica defeated El Segundo, 4-3. Lowell Schipper had two hits and two RBIs.

In the Trinity League, Orange Lutheran defeated St. John Bosco, 5-0. Four Lancer pitchers combined on a two-hitter. Garrett Mitchell had two hits and an RBI. Mater Dei kept its playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Servite. Josh Stephen had a pair of RBI singles. JSerra defeated Santa Margarita, 4-2. Quentin Longrie threw a complete game and Sam Cohen went three for three.

San Clemente clinched the Sea View League title with a 1-0 win over San Juan Hills. Patrick Sandoval struck out 10 in Mission Viejo's 8-1 win over Laguna Hills.

Moorpark defeated Royal, 5-3. Camarillo scored four runs in the seventh to defeat Simi Valley, 6-5. Jake Constantine had a triple and three RBIs. Owen Sharts and Shea Barry had two hits each for Simi Valley.

Cody Dye pitched Walnut past Los Altos, 2-1, to clinch the Hacienda League title.

In the Big VIII League, Corona Santiago defeated Roosevelt, 6-4. Jesse Rivera had two hits and three RBIs. Corona Centennial defeated Norco, 3-2.

In the Palomares League, South Hills took over first place with a 5-4 win over Glendora. Ryan Mauch gave up a two-run home run in the first inning to Griffen Herrera, then retired 15 batters in a row. He finished with six strikeouts in six innings. Glendora made four errors.

 Mira Costa knocked off rival Redondo, 5-4. Robert White had the game-winning RBI in the seventh.

 In the Channel League, Santa Barbara defeated Buena, 4-3, in nine innngs. Joe Arroyo had the walk-off hit.

Temescal Canyon defeated Paloma Valley, 5-0. Devin McKesson threw the shutout. He and Dylan Alhanati hit back to back home runs in the fourth inning.

Beckman defeated Woodbridge, 1-0.



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