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Baseball Roundup : La Habra’s Stevens Wins on No-Hitter

David Stevens pitched a no-hitter as La Habra High School defeated La Mirada, 5-1, in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader Saturday at La Habra.

Stevens had 11 strikeouts and two walks and allowed a run in the first on a walk, a stolen base, a balk and a wild pitch. Stevens was helped by his defense in the fourth when right fielder Mark Moreno ran down a deep fly ball. Stevens, in his second season of varsity play, was 5-5 last season.

Tim Moore had two hits and two RBIs in the first game for La Habra, which also won the second game, 10-5. Moore and Mike Morris had two hits and scored two runs each for La Habra in the second game.

In other nonleague baseball games:

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Esperanza 5-13, Canyon 4-1 (first game, 8 innings)--Mike Choi had an infield single with the bases loaded to break out of a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning of the first game at Esperanza. Matt Wilson, who had two hits in the game, drew a two-out walk to start the rally. Jason Bond doubled and Jason Bates was walked to load the bases. Shad Summers (1-0) worked the final 2 2/3 for the victory.

Dan Redington, younger brother of former Esperanza star Tom, had three hits and five RBIs in the second game. Bond had two hits in the second game and had five in the doubleheader.

Sunny Hills 10-5, Saddleback 3-6--In the second game Gabriel Paloma hit a solo home run in the sixth for Saddleback. Robert Reyes pitched the first four innings for the victory for Saddleback.

Valencia 4, Pacifica 3--Rudy Lopez had three hits, including two triples, scored two runs and had an RBI for visiting Valencia (1-0). Randy Roskelly had a double and scored a run, and Ken Lorge pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts for Valencia. Pacifica is 0-2.

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Servite 9-19, Santa Ana Valley 0-9--Ed Crippen and Geoff Bell had two hits and two RBIs each in the first game for host Servite (3-0). Eric Grissoti worked four innings for the victory. In the second game, Glenn McCracken hit a two-run home run for Servite, which had 15 hits, and Cliff Mierendorf had two doubles and two RBIs. Chad Troxel pitched four innings for the victory.

Bolsa Grande 13-7, Costa Mesa 6-2 (second game, 8 innings)--At Costa Mesa, Brian Nunez hit a pair of three-run home runs to power Bolsa Grande in the first game of the season for both teams. Nunez hit his first home run in the fifth inning, then capped a six-run seventh inning with his second.

Tobi Ulemek added a two-run homer in the fourth inning for Bolsa Grande. The second game went eight innings, with Ulemek pitching all the way, winning a four-hitter. Bolsa Grande broke a 2-2 tie with a five-run eighth inning, capped by Chip Kovach’s three-run double. Rick Gangardini of Bolsa Grande hit a solo home run in the fourth.

Buena Park 4-7, Santiago 3-14--Host Buena Park (1-1) rallied with three runs in the seventh to win the opener. Buena Park’s Andy Carey pitched a complete-game. Santiago (1-2) won the second game behind Dana Ripley’s three-run home run and Scott Kissell’s bases-empty homer.

Troy 10-11, John Glenn 0-16--Troy’s Tom Wilson struck out 12 and allowed two hits in going the route for a season-opening win at Troy. Wilson backed his pitching with three RBIs on a double and a single. Darby Carmichael added three RBIs for Troy.

In the second game, John Glenn’s Jorge Rodrigues hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to give Glenn a 10-7 lead. Troy rallied to go up 11-10 in the bottom of the sixth, but Glenn tied the score in the seventh inning and went on to win in 10. Troy sophomore Steve Friedrich had four hits in his first varsity game.

In the El Segundo tournament:

Westminster 9, Burbank Burroughs 3--Jim Slagle had three hits and three RBIs to lead visiting Westminster (2-0). Brett Grebe had two hits and three RBIs and Ryan Klesko had two hits and an RBI for Westminster, which had 11 hits. Mark Murphy (1-0) pitched the first four innings for the victory.

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Brea-Olinda 7, North Torrance 6--Brea Olinda’s Pat Wade had two hits, including a two-run home run in the second. Tim Carmen struck out 10 and threw 145 pitches in going the distance for the win. Both teams are 1-1.


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