ORANGE COUNTY PREP BASEBALL : Roundup : Muser's Homer Leads Los Alamitos to Upset

Tony Muser hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead Los Alamitos High School to a 6-3 upset of El Dorado Friday in an Empire League baseball game at El Dorado.

Nick Beljave walked to start the seventh for Los Alamitos and moved to second on a ground out. Losing pitcher Steve Gill (6-2) struck out Tony Fusco before walking Mike Kelly (3-1), who was also the winning pitcher. Muser then hit the home run over the right-center-field fence.

Bret Boone stole home as part of a delayed steal in the fifth to give El Dorado (6-2, 14-3) a 3-2 lead. Rob Nen hit a solo home run in the sixth for Los Alamitos (4-3-1, 9-11-1).

Esperanza 16, Loara 2--The Aztecs, the top-ranked team in the Southern Section, had 17 hits at Loara.

Tom Redington hit his sixth home run, a three-run shot in the second, to give Esperanza (8-0, 16-1) a 7-2 lead. Redington has 19 career home runs and is three behind the county record of 22, held by Andy Rucsitto (1984-86) of Valencia. Roger Weems (5-0) got the victory.

Eric Franzan hit a two-run home run, Doug Sanders had three hits and Bart Goldman, Brent Bish, Clint Holt and Kevin Webb had two hits each for Esperanza.

Katella 6, Cypress 4--John Connelly had a three-run home run in the first to lead the Knights at Cypress. Marc Gerdes pitched a five-hitter, striking out eight.

Gerdes and Phil Powell had home runs for the Knights. Jason Friedman went 3 for 4 with a second-inning home run and three RBIs for Cypress (3-4-1, 10-10-1).

Pacifica 2, Kennedy 1 (8 innings)--Shelby Hart was 2 for 4 and drove in the game-winning run in the eighth for the Mariners (3-5) at Pacifica. Todd Long (3-1) gave up four hits and struck out three in six innings for Pacifica.

Todd Bristow went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored and Dave Rath drove in a run for Kennedy (2-6, 7-13). Peter Montera (2-3) gave up six hits and struck out two for the Fighting Irish.

In the Orange League:

Western 3, Brea-Olinda 1--Dan Price hit a two-run home run in the second and Dave Brown had an RBI single in the fifth for the Pioneers at Brea.

Brian Nauenberg and Bob Noson combined on a two-hitter for Western (5-4 in league). Jim Murray scored on a throwing error in the third for Brea (6-3, 7-9). Murray (4-4) was the losing pitcher.

Valencia 17, Anaheim 7--The Tigers hit three home runs at La Palma Park in Anaheim. Brett Gregory and Dennis Burbank hit home runs in the fourth and David Angel hit a grand slam in the fifth.

Robert Navarette pitched six innings for the victory. Greg Gistlinck hit a three-run home run in the sixth for Anaheim (0-9, 2-17).

Savanna 11, Magnolia 6--Jimmy Young hit a three-run home run as the Rebels scored seven in the fourth to take a 9-5 lead.

In the Sea View League:

Saddleback 8, University 7--George Saldana hit a grand slam in the first for the Roadrunners (7-2, 13-6) at Saddleback. University tied the score, 4-4, with three runs in the second, but Saddleback added one in the third and two in the fourth.

In the fourth, Hector Santa Cruz and Danny Ontiveros singled and Sean Therien walked to load the bases. Santa Cruz scored on a sacrifice fly by Paul O'Hearn and Ontiveros scored as he and Therien executed a double steal. Therien (6-2) was the winning pitcher.

Tustin 13, Corona del Mar 0--Chris Floth (6-1) pitched a complete game and was 2 for 4, including a two-run home run in the first, for the Tillers (7-2, 11-7) at Corona del Mar.

Andy Harper hit a grand slam in the first for Tustin, which took a 7-0 lead. Matt Lundin hit a two-run home run, his fourth, for Tustin in the second. Ty Davis was 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs for Tustin, which had four double plays.

Newport Harbor 4, Estancia 1--Kenny Shelton went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base, and Tony Wren went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the Sailors at Newport Harbor.

Gary Lindberg (2-1) pitched a five-hitter, striking out five, for Newport Harbor (2-5-1). John Drake went 2 for 2 to lead the Eagles.

In the Pacific Coast League:

Laguna Hills 11, Trabuco Hills 0--Mike Smedes (2-1) pitched a complete game as the Hawks shut out the Mustangs for the second time this week. Laguna Hills (5-4, 11-8) defeated Trabuco Hills (7-2, 9-4), 6-0, Tuesday.

The Hawks scored five runs in the second as Smedes had a two-run double. Laguna Hills scored four in the fourth when Aaron Arredondo doubled off the top of the center-field fence to score three runs.

Jay Christensen was 3 for 4, and Chris Sheff, Sean Hardy and Rob Milo were each 2 for 4 for Laguna Hills, which had 12 hits.

Orange 7, Laguna Beach 2--Paul Binci went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Emillo Avila went 1 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Panthers at Laguna Beach. Dave Bjorkland (5-2) pitched a six-hitter, striking out 10, for Orange (7-2, 13-6). Keith McDonald had a home run in the first for the Artists.

Woodbridge 14, Costa Mesa 3--Kevin Caporicci (2-1) pitched the first four innings to get the victory and was 2 for 2 with an RBI to lead the Warriors (6-3, 11-8) at Woodbridge. Derick Odum was 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs, Doug Pryor was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Eric Brougher was 2 for 3 with an RBI also for Woodbridge.

In the Century League:

Santa Ana Valley 5, Foothill 3--The Falcons (5-4, 8-10) scored three runs in the seventh at Foothill. Santa Ana Valley trailed, 3-2, in the seventh when Pete Perez opened with a double. Darryl Lievanos then singled to tie the score, 3-3. Sergio Nunez later singled to drive in Lievanos.

Nunez was 4 for 4 with two RBIs. Tony Vargas scored the final run on a wild pitch. Lievanos (4-3) also pitched a complete game for the victory. Foothill, which led, 2-0, after three and, 3-1, after four, is 4-5 in league.

Villa Park 6, El Modena 3--Chris Johnson went 2 for 3 and his double scored the game-winning run for the Spartans at Villa Park. Kyle Snailum (2-1) got the victory for Villa Park. Designated hitter John Genova drove in a run in the first for the Spartans (6-3, 12-8).

Santa Ana 7, Canyon 3--The Saints, led by Alex Espinova with two RBIs and John Hefler with three RBIs, scored six runs in the fourth at Canyon.

John Cummings pitched a seven-hitter, giving up seven runs and striking out nine, for the Comanches (5-4). Sergio Guerrero (4-0) gave up six hits and struck out one in four innings for Santa Ana (5-4, 12-7).

In the Garden Grove League:

La Quinta 3, Bolsa Grande 0--James Marquez (7-0) and Mike Wilson (10-1) combined for the La Quinta shutout, allowing three hits and striking out one. In the fourth, Marquez's single scored Jerry Arneson, and Guillermo Alcantar doubled to right to drive in two for the Aztecs (9-0, 17-2). Eric Schreifels gave up six hits and struck out two in a complete game for Bolsa Grande (5-4, 10-7).

Santiago 8, Los Amigos 3--The Cavaliers (4-5, 7-10) scored five runs in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie at Los Amigos. Ernie Chaver had an RBI single to score the go-ahead run in the seventh and Joe Vargas followed with a three-run triple. Vargas scored on an RBI single by Ricardo Gallardo.

Trinidad Cisneros had a two-run single for Santiago in the second as the Cavaliers scored three times to tie the score. Carlos Leon (3-4) got the victory and Ken Luckham took the loss but had seven strikeouts before coming out after 6 innings.

In the Olympic League:

Whittier Christian 9, Southern California Christian 0--Daryl Lancaster, a senior left-hander, pitched a four-hitter and had 11 strikeouts for the Heralds (6-1, 13-3) at Whittier Christian. John Stapleton had three hits and Shannon Wright, Jay Acocks and Mike Goodcase had two hits each. Goodcase also hit his fifth home run.

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