Danny Madsen was two for three with four runs batted in, and Tim Beal scattered eight singles Wednesday as Newbury Park High defeated Royal, 6-2, in a Marmonte League game at Newbury Park.
The Panthers, ranked seventh in the Times Valley Poll, improved to 10-1-3 overall, 2-0 in league play.
Royal scored a run in the first inning, but Madsen tied the score in the bottom half with a single that scored Jeff Black.
In the third inning, Madsen struck the key blow, a three-run home run that gave Newbury Park a 4-1 lead. The Panthers added two more in the fifth.
Beal (2-1) struck out two and walked two. Royal scored its other run in the seventh.
Geoff Black was two for three and scored three runs for Newbury Park.
In another Marmonte League game:
Camarillo 8, Channel Islands 2--A. J. Lindbloom hit a three-run home run and Johnny Barroso added a two-run homer to lead host Camarillo to its first league victory.
The Scorpions, who have won four consecutive games, broke a 1-1 tie on Matt Tackett’s run-scoring ground out in the third inning. Mike Muncy singled to open the third, advanced to third on Lindbloom’s double and scored on Tackett’s ground out.
Senior right-hander Steve Biggs gave up seven hits, struck out eight and walked two for Camarillo (8-5, 1-1 in league play).
Lindbloom had three hits, three RBIs and scored two runs.
ST. PAUL TOURNAMENT
Crespi 13, St. Genevieve 2--Senior right-hander Mark D’Antonio pitched a three-hitter for Crespi in a fifth-place bracket game that was shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.
Lewis Delucia had two hits, scored two runs and drove in one for Crespi (5-6-2), which scored five runs in the first two innings before adding seven in the third. Junior Mark Maurizi doubled for the Celts.
Notre Dame 13, Loyola 2--Vinnie Orlando hit a grand slam and a run-scoring triple and sophomore right-hander Cary Wichmann threw a six-hitter in the consolation semifinals at Loyola.
The Knights will play for the consolation championship today at Cal State Los Angeles.
Notre Dame 12, Murphy 0--The Knights defeated Murphy in an earlier tournament game Wednesday. Right-hander Chris Lohman allowed one one hit and struck out nine to lead the Knights (9-1).
Lohman also had two home runs and a single and drove in four runs.