Baseball: Chatsworth rallies to earn split with ECR

Eric Sondheimer
Contact ReporterVarsity Times Insider

Down by two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and not wanting to get swept in a critical two-game series against El Camino Real, Chatsworth launched a rally that led to a seven-run inning and an 8-5 West Valley League victory on Friday.

The key hit was a bases clearing double by sophomore Randy Mata. Ethan Lageson added a two-run double in the inning that began with ECR leading, 3-1. Chatsworth is 15-8 and 3-1. ECR is 15-7 and 3-1.

Matt Jardim struck out four, walked none and allowed six hits in Granada Hills' 5-3 win over Birmingham. Tony LaPorte had two RBI and Chris Murphy and Matt Nash finished with two hits apiece.

Cleveland (16-7, 4-0) is the only West Valley League team without a league defeat after an 8-5 win over Taft. Anthony Rivera delivered the big hit, a bases-loaded single in the fifth inning. Sammy Villa picked up the save.

In the East Valley League, Poly completed a sweep of Verdugo Hills with a 5-3 victory. Mike Galindo threw six innings. Manny Rivera got the save. Ruben Dominguez went three for four. Poly took over sole possession of first place.

North Hollywood defeated Arleta, 5-1. Ryan Ruiz, Brandon Sorto, Brando Ortega and Alex Sepulveda each had two hits.




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