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Orange County Prep Baseball : Betz Debut Is a Two-Hit Gem

John Betz, a sophomore right-hander making his first start since being called up from the junior varsity last week, threw a complete-game, two-hitter and struck out three Saturday to lead Westminster High School to a 10-0 win over Marina in a Sunset League game on the Lions’ field.

Betz allowed two sixth-inning singles to help Westminster (5-4 league, 12-5 overall) move into a second-place tie with Huntington Beach. The Vikings (4-5, 8-10) drop to fourth place. Dean Eddy had two hits, three RBIs and scored two runs for the Lions, and Robert Martinez added two hits and three RBIs.

In Angelus League action:

St. Paul 9, Servite 3--The Swordsmen scored their runs in the first three innings, including five in the second, at Servite High. Tony Martinez hit a solo home run and Ed Zosky and Jeff Willis followed with two-run homers in the second. Chris Ulmer (2-1) took the loss for the Friars (7-2, 10-5).

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Bishop Amat 10, Mater Dei 1--The Lancers had only six hits but capitalized on nine Monarch walks at Bishop Amat High. The Lancers (6-3, 10-5-1) remain in a second-place tie with St. Paul. The Monarchs (3-6, 9-7) are in fifth place.

In Loara tournament action:

Dana Hills 10, Sunny Hills 5--Bill Lasher had two hits and two RBIs and Tony Ferguson hit a two-run double to highlight a five-run fifth inning, as the Dolphins (9-7-1) defeated the Lancers (7-10) in a makeup of a consolation-round game that was fogged out in March.

In nonleague action:

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Laguna Hills 6, Torrey Pines 0--Wayne Helm hit his fifth home run of the season to lead the Hawks in San Diego. Jay Christensen pitched five innings for the win. Chris Latham, Sean Hardy, and Paul Peters each had two hits for Laguna Hills (11-9-1).


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