Prep HIGHLIGHTS : Canoga Park’s De Dow is Perfect Against Taft, 16-0

De Dow, who five times this season narrowly missed pitching a no-hitter, left no margin for error Tuesday against Taft when she tossed a perfect game for Canoga Park in a 16-0 West Valley League win at home.

Dow, a junior, struck out 16 of the 21 batters she faced and upped her record to 9-1.

Andrea Dickley drove in four runs for Canoga (4-1) and Joann Vazquez and Tiffany Walters had two hits apiece.

Burbank 2, Alhambra 1


Dana Henry and Debby Day combined to pitch a no-hitter for Burbank in a Foothill League victory at home.

Day, who pitched the final three innings, struck out six and earned the win.

Burbank scored the decisive run in the sixth inning when Leslie Plank doubled and went to third on an error. Plank then came home on a wild pitch.

Burbank, 5-2, is in second place in league.


Montclair Prep 26, Marshall Fundamental 3

Jody Schenkman hit for the cycle and Lauren Feltman pitched a five-inning no-hitter, despite walking 12 batters, as Montclair Prep won an Alpha League game at home.

Schenkman, a sophomore, was five-for-five with a home run, triple, double and two singles. She also had four RBIs and five runs scored.

Nella Crook and Shanna Whitmore also hit home runs for Montclair Prep (3-7) and drove in four and three runs, respectively.

Hart 14, San Gabriel 1

Monica Burke hit a home run and a double and Cyndi Smith pitched a complete game as Hart remained tied for first in the Foothill League with a win at home.

Hart scored five runs in the first inning on a hit, three walks and a three-run San Gabriel error on a squeeze play.

Smith, a sophomore, upped her record to 12-3.


Hart is 6-1 and tied with Burroughs in league. San Gabriel is 1-6.

Burroughs 7, Schurr 0

Christy Alves pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 12 as Burroughs remained tied for first in the Foothill League with a win at Olive Park in Burbank.

Jacqie DeLange drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the second inning.

Burroughs, 6-1, is tied for first with Hart.

Chatsworth 9, Granada Hills 4

Valerie Arst, a sophomore playing in only her second varsity game, led off the Chatsworth first inning with a home run and Chatsworth went on to a Valley North League win at home.

Chatsworth scored five runs on five hits in the first inning.


Jill Clemens pitched a complete game for Chatsworth and upped her record to 3-3.


Canoga Park 19, Cleveland 14

In a wild finish, Canoga Park scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a late Cleveland rally in a West Valley league game.

The Cavaliers appeared to have taken the lead in the sixth on a Tim Sparks grand slam, but Sparks was ruled out for failing to touch home plate.

Canoga came back with five runs in the bottom of the inning to make a winner of reliever Jim McDonald, who recorded the final five outs for the win. McDonald also had a big day at the plate, going four-for-six with six RBIs.

North Hollywood 10, Verdugo Hills 5

Back-to-back home runs by Peter Washington and Tim Marquez in the fourth inning propelled North Hollywood to a 9-0 lead, and the Huskies held on for the win and a share of second place in the East Valley League.

Washington keyed the inning with a three-run homer. Marquez, who followed with a solo homer, had three hits in the win, while Peter Strauss was four-for-four.

Winning pitcher Tim Driscoll allowed Verdugo one hit over five innings, surviving seven errors by North Hollywood (9-3). Driscoll, 4-3 this season, lowered his earned-run-average to 1.06 by striking out four.

Chaminade 18, Cathedral 1

Chaminade maintained its hold on first place in the Sante Fe League with an easy victory at Cathedral, scoring in five of seven innings in support of winning pitcher Pat Noonan.

Pablo Suarez had a two-run home run in the third inning and John Sunde had three hits and four runs batted in as the Eagles improved their league record to 8-1.

Fairfax 9, Poly 7

Kyle Shivers’ two-run single in the top of the seventh inning was the game-winner as Fairfax rallied from a 7-5 deficit for an East Valley league victory at Poly.

The Parrots (3-9) were only two outs from recording the victory before Fairfax (6-6) came up with three consecutive singles to begin its rally.

San Fernando 22, Van Nuys 6

After a scoreless first inning, the Tigers produced 23 hits to bombard the Wolves at Van Nuys in a Mid-Valley League game.

Frank Zavala and Gus Ponce each had four hits for San Fernando (5-4). Zavala tripled twice, had five runs batted in and scored four times.

Calabasas 7, Agoura 5

Calabasas scored five times in the third inning and then withstood a two-out rally in the seventh for a Frontier League victory at home.

Winning pitcher Cort Wright and Rob Beaty had two-run singles in the third to give Calabasas (5-4-1, 10-7-1) a 6-1 lead.

After both schools added a run, Agoura (6-5) scored three times in the seventh as Steve Armstrong lined a two-out, two-run single and John Teobaldi followed with another run-scoring base-hit.

Wright (5-3) struck out eight and walked one for the victory.

Faith Baptist 12, Queen of Angels 4

Mike Graham and Mike Colarusso hit two home runs as Faith Baptist powered to a non-league victory at home.

Graham hit solo homers in the first and sixth innings, while Colarusso had a two-run home run in the first and a solo homer in the sixth for the Contenders (7-10). Paul Kim added a two-run home run in the second inning.

Reseda 5, Taft 4

Guiness Burger’s two-out triple in the eighth-inning gave Reseda a West Valley league victory at Taft.