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Bryce Collins of Hart started the season not ready to pitch at full strength. He had mononucleosis during the winter and spent weeks recovering. Now he’s healthy, so watch out.

He struck out 14 and threw a no-hitter on Wednesday in a 14-0 Foothill League win over Golden Valley. He has signed with Arizona.

“The last three outings, he’s really started to pick it up,” Coach Jim Ozella said. “It was a matter of getting him back into shape.”

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Birmingham, El Camino Real and Chatsworth have dominated the West Valley League in prep baseball for years. So how do you explain each losing on Wednesday to Cleveland, Granada Hills and Taft?

Get ready for a wild, unpredictable race.

Adrian Gonzalez delivered a walk-off RBI hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Cleveland a 4-3 win over Birmingham in the return of head coach Sid Lopez.

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ACADEMY LEAGUE

Crean Lutheran 19, Oxford Academy 1

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Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Carter Kessinger had ace pitcher Sam Hliboki and Harvard-Westlake right where it wanted them on Tuesday, holding a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Then strange things started to happen. Kessinger, who had near-perfect control for five innings, saw Harvard-Westlake load the bases with two outs. Soon there was a bases-loaded walk, then a bases-loaded hit batter. Suddenly, the Wolverines were in front 2-1. Then came a two-run single by Calvin Koo for a 4-1 lead.

Harvard-Westlake hung on for a 4-3 victory. Hliboki struck out 10 and walked one in 6 1/3 innings. JP Corrigan, the fourth Harvard-Westlake pitcher in the seventh, got a groundout to end the game.

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Brent Dillard scores run at Angel Stadium

Last month at Angel Stadium, Cypress and Ocean View helped  Brent Dillard have a moment to remember.

Dillard is a senior at Cypress who has dealt with a number of health issues, from cerebral palsy to a congenital heart defect.

He has participated in the baseball program as an announcer, manager and statistician. He has played in Challenger leagues, with Cypress players supporting him along the way.

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It was quite a week for freshman Anthony Joya of Banning.

The left-hander was a standout on the mound and at the plate in games against Gardena, Garfield and Taft when Banning went 4-0.

He was 2-0 with 10 strikeouts and allowed three hits in six innings.

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MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE

Tahquitz 11, Beaumont 0

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Gio Del Negro hit a home run, double and single and finished with three RBIs to lead an 18-hit attack that propelled Etiwanda to a 14-11 Baseline League win over Chino Hills on Monday.

Ryan Meza had four hits, and Tyler Bardowell added three hits and two RBIs.

Damien defeated Upland 2-1.

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Huntington Beach, Beckman and Arcadia hold down the No. 1 spots in this week’s Southern Section Division 1, 2 and 3 baseball polls.

Here’s the link to complete rankings.

Los Alamitos is No. 1 in Division 1 softball.

The Southern Section has reached 7,079 transfers reported by its member schools for the 2017-18 school year with two months to go, surpassing the 6,999 total for all of last school year.

There were 582 reported transfers in March, down from 594 last March.

There were 16,595 reported transfers statewide last school year, so it should be interesting to see if the statewide total moves past 17,000 by the end of May. The current state total for transfers is 16,401.