High School Baseball : Salkeld Perfect at the Plate in 20-5 Win


Roger Salkeld, for once, inflicted some damage with his bat as well as his fastball.

Salkeld (7-0), Saugus High’s hard-throwing right-hander, fired a lackluster five-hitter Tuesday as the first-place Centurions pounded Palmdale, 20-5, in a Golden League game at Palmdale.

It was the ninth consecutive win and 12th game without a loss for Saugus (14-2-2, 8-0).


Saugus tagged four pitchers for 18 hits, including doubles by Salkeld, Matt Tull, J. B. Johnson, Glenn Terry and Tom Burges.

Salkeld, who struck out 10, finished with a season-high four walks and he hit two batters in the Falcons’ four-run fifth.

Salkeld, however, led all batters, going four for four with two walks. He also scored four times.

Scott Warr belted a two-run home run to highlight the Centurions’ seven-run third inning.

In another Golden League game:

Canyon 6, Burroughs 4--Eric Rodriguez and Scott Thomason teamed to stop host Burroughs on six hits, and Rod Markovich and Kevin Backes each hit two-run home runs as second-place Canyon (9-8, 6-2) remained two games behind Saugus.


Hart 15, Burroughs 5--Casey Burrill’s three-run home run in the first inning opened the gates for host Hart (15-3, 6-2).


Hart’s Lance Migita was three for four with four runs batted in and three runs scored and teammate Chad Miyata had two doubles and scored two runs.

San Gabriel 6, Burbank 1--Burbank (6-9-1, 2-6) managed only four hits at San Gabriel.


Hoover 7, Pasadena 1--Hoover (11-4, 6-3) scored six runs in the second inning with the help of three Pasadena errors.

Hoover’s David Berkey (5-2) struck out seven walked three and allowed three hits.


Agoura 8, Santa Ynez 2--Bob Kazmirski went the distance, striking out three and yielding seven hits as the Chargers improved to 8-6, 3-0 in league play.


Montclair Prep 2, Western Christian 1--Kevin Grant (3-2) threw a three-hitter at Montclair Prep. Andy Shaw doubled home Keyaan Cook in the seventh for the winning run. Shad Knighton was three for three.

Maranatha 9, L.A. Baptist 5--Shane Wight hit a double and triple and Colyn Van Buren had a two-run homer for host L. A. Baptist.

Village Christian 8, Marshall Fundamental 2--Craig Hudspeth threw a four-hitter, striking out 10, and also doubled and tripled for Village Christian (13-4, 4-0). Mike Curl and Scott Danielson each added two-run home runs.


Moorpark 12, Oak Park 6--Robert Hernandez had two home runs, a double and four RBIs to lead Moorpark (11-2, 7-1). Hernandez had a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo shot in the fifth. Teammate Tom Uphoff had three hits and Frank Fernandez and Keith Orford each added two.