Not satisfied with impressing the professional scouts on the West Coast, Simi Valley High pitcher Scott Radinsky has taken his act to Florida.
Radinsky struck out 14 and tossed a two-hit shutout Wednesday to lead the Pioneers to a 3-0 victory over Colonial in the second round of the Colonial High baseball tournament at Orlando, Fla.
Simi Valley meets Apopka High of Florida today in the semifinals. The winner will play for the tournament championship on Saturday.
Radinsky, a senior, has been a primary factor behind the Pioneers’ 11-3 start this season. In 38 innings, he has struck out 80 and given up 14 hits. He is 5-1 and has a 0.73 earned-run average.
Radinsky got all the backing he needed in the first when Corey Aurand singled in two runs to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead.
Teammate Von Herron, who was 2 for 3, drove in Simi Valley’s other run in the second.
Camarillo 2, Royal 1--Mike Chase’s sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning lifted Camarillo to the Marmonte League win at Royal.
Kenny Sirak, who had tripled to open up the inning, scored the winning run for the Scorpions.
Royal had sent the game into extra innings when Joe Summers singled in J.P. Hardy with two outs in the bottom of seventh. The Highlanders outhit the Scorpions, 7-6, but left nine men on base.
Camarillo had taken a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning when Chase singled in Billy Sailors, who had doubled to open up the inning and moved to third on a fielder’s choice.
Camarillo’s Travis Willis pitched the entire eight innings, improving his record to 5-1. The senior right-hander struck out three and walked three.
Camarillo is 2-2 in league and 9-5 overall. Royal fell to 0-2 and 3-8.
Westlake 5, Dos Pueblos 3--Jim Henderson and Jim Robertson led Westlake to victory in a nonleague game at Dos Pueblos.
Henderson, a junior catcher, was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and Robertson, a senior first baseman, was 2 for 4 and hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning.
Steve Zeiss (5-2) picked up the win for Westlake. The left-hander pitched 5 innings, striking out 12 and walking 10. Greg Struhl picked up the save, striking out two.
Westlake is 6-7.
Saugus 5, Burroughs (R) 2--Kathy Lewis pitched a no-hitter despite giving up two runs in the Saugus victory at Santa Clarita Park in a Golden League game.
Lewis struck out eight batters, walked four and improved her record to 3-1. Saugus had only three hits but managed to score five runs, thanks in part to three Burroughs errors.
Junior Tina Dahlenburger drove in two runs to lead the Saugus offense. Saugus is 2-1 in league and 4-2 overall.
Grant 2, Canoga Park 1--De Dow of Canoga Park struck out 14 batters, allowed only two hits and did not walk a batter, yet lost her first game of the season in a nonleague contest at Grant.
Although Canoga Park outhit Grant, 3-2, the Hunters committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs.
Chatsworth def. Cleveland 15-0, 15-3, 15-1--Raphael Tulino and Mark Root led Chatsworth to its second straight West Valley League victory.
Tulino, a senior middle hitter, led the Chatsworth offense with 10 kills. Root, a junior setter, passed well throughout the match.
Chatsworth, which is 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall, plays host to undefeated Palisades in a nonleague match Friday. Palisades is the No. 1-ranked team in Southern California.
Taft def. Kennedy 15-3, 15-9, 12-15, 15-10--Outside hitter Simon Beitdashtoo led the Toreadors to the West Valley League victory with a game-high 18 kills and exceptional defense.
Jason LeDuff added 15 kills from his outside hitter position for Taft with most coming off assists from setter Curtis Hein.
Canoga Park def. Grant 15-11, 9-15, 2-15, 15-11, 15-10--Canoga Park remained unbeaten this season as outside hitters John Henry and Kenny Leelasuksuntikul combined for 14 kills at Grant.
Canoga Park is 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-Valley League. Grant dropped to 1-1 in league.