Preps SPRING SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS : Oak Park's Obedencio Sparks Win

Paul Obedencio pitched and batted his Oak Park High team to a 3-0 victory over Carpinteria in the Tri-Valley League Friday. The senior left hander allowed one hit and drove in a run to keep his team tied with Fillmore atop the league.

Oak Park is now 3-0 in the league and went over .500 for the season at 6-5.

Obedencio struck out four in raising his record to 3-0 for the season. Carpinteria's only hit came in the fifth inning when a ball dropped in front of the center fielder. Obedencio also had a run batted in in the third. He singled in Darrell Hall who had walked and stolen second.

Darrin Loydd drove in the other two runs with a double in the sixth inning.

Montclair Prep 11, W. Christian 8

The Mounties stayed stop the Alpha League with a 4-0 record by routing Western Christian.

Chris Sullivan allowed just one run and two hits in five innings to record his first victory of the season. Montclair Prep built up an 11-1 lead in the first five innings. It scored six runs in the first with Jeff Light sparking the rally with a two-run triple. He also drove in another run in the fifth and wound up with three hits on the day.

Jon Quick doubled in a pair of runs in the third and drove in another in the fifth as he went 2 for 3 at the plate.

Oakwood 12, Southwestern 1

Oakwood pitcher Robbie Anker allowed just one hit and struck out 10 batters in the five-inning Liberty League game, which was called by darkness after a 3:30 p.m. start.

Southwestern's only run came in on a walk, two stolen bases and an errant pickoff throw by Anker on a runner at first base. Oakwood parlayed nine hits and six Southwestern errors into their 12 runs.

Calabasas 10, Nordhoff 3

Calabasas High scored seven runs in the last two innings to even its Frontier League standing at 1-1-1 for the season. Calabasas is 5-2-1.

The Coyotes were tied, 3-3, going into the sixth and scored twice and added five more runs in the seventh.

Ricky Allen had three hits in five at-bats and drove in three runs, including the pair in the sixth. He knocked in another run in the seventh. Greg Ruh and Rob Beaty each had two-run singles.


El Camino Real 89, Reseda 38

George Barlow had three individual victories and ran a leg on the winning mile relay team to spark El Camino Real High to victory. Barlow took the long jump at 21-7, high jumped 6 feet, won the 440 in 52.02 and helped the mile-relay team to a 3:35.7 clocking.

Dan Barnes had a 49-11 shot put for the winners.


Viewpoint 3, Connelly 0

Roxana Rafik kept up her torrid pitching by striking out 11 en route to her fifth victory of the season. It was also Viewpoint's fifth win.

Rafik now has 61 strikeouts in 35 innings. No one else has pitched an inning for the Patriots. She allowed just one hit Friday and has given up just seven for the season.

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