High School Baseball : Notre Dame Batters Harvard in 12-0 Win

Bobby Hughes had three hits and drove in five runs to pace a 15-hit barrage as Notre Dame High beat Harvard, 12-0, Friday in a San Fernando Valley League game at Notre Dame.

The win keeps the Knights (19-3, 4-2) in a first-place league tie with Chaminade and La Salle.

Chad Ratliff had two hits and scored three runs, and Chris Lohman had three hits and drove in three.

Notre Dame Coach Bob Mandeville said that the Knights’ offense is peaking.


“We’re starting to make really solid contact,” he said. “Even when we’re getting out, we’re hitting it really hard at people.”

David Lee had two singles and a double for Harvard (8-12, 2-4).

Kevin Crosby, who has a team-high 21 of 23 stolen bases, had two of Notre Dame’s eight steals. Ratliff also had two.

Steve Colella (6-3), who was relieved by Lohman in the seventh inning, got the win.



Hart 13, Burbank 5--Ray Gardocki went four for four and Robby Davis and Darrin Tsukashima each went three for three to lead the Indians’ 17-hit attack at Hart.

Hart (17-4, 8-3) broke the game open in the first inning, parlaying six singles into five runs. The Indians surged ahead, 11-1, with six runs in the fourth. Davis tripled in Lance Migita and Tsukashima, and Gardocki singled home Davis. A double by Chris Vasquez scored Gardocki and Jay Sanford’s single scored Vasquez.

Jason Edwards, an All-Southern Section pitcher last season, made his 1989 mound debut. The senior right-hander, who has been sidelined because of an injury to his right shoulder, relieved Andrew Lorraine to begin the seventh inning. Edwards walked two, allowed two hits and was charged with two runs.

Lorraine (5-2) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on two hits.

Alhambra 4, Burroughs 2--Tony MacCaughtry drove in both runs for Burroughs (12-10, 6-5) with a two-out, sixth-inning single. Losing pitcher Chris Westbury (6-3) went the distance, allowing seven hits and all four runs, one earned. He struck out seven while walking one.


Thousand Oaks 7, Westlake 2--With host Thousand Oaks leading, 3-2, in the fifth, first baseman Scott Haffner hit a grand slam over the left-center field fence to give the Lancers a five-run cushion. The victory kept Thousand Oaks (12-7, 6-3) in third place, two games ahead of idle Camarillo.


Haffner, a senior right-hander, took the mound the next inning in relief of Scott Barkman and shut out Westlake the rest of the way.

Barkman (2-1), a junior left-hander, allowed no earned runs and no walks while striking out four in five innings. Barkman and Haffner combined on a four-hitter.

Sophomore second baseman Brian Sturges hit a two-run home run in the first inning for Thousand Oaks and senior right fielder Chris Grodell doubled and singled.

Royal 7, Channel Islands 6--Jason Jones singled home the winning run in the seventh as the host Highlanders rallied for two runs in the inning for the come-from-behind win.

Pat Avila homered in the seventh to give Channel Islands (6-14, 1-8) a 6-5 lead. Royal rallied on singles by Will Egan and Sean Mitchell and James Jones’ run-scoring ground out that tied the score, 6-6. Jason Jones then singled to center to score Mitchell from second with the winning run.

Jason Jones had three hits, scored two runs and stole three bases to lead Royal (10-15, 3-6). Gilbert Renteria picked up the win in relief of James Jones. Renteria (4-1) relieved in the fifth and gave up four hits and three runs in three innings.


Saugus 5, Burroughs (Ridgecrest) 0--Senior right-hander Roger Salkeld struck out nine, walked two and scattered four singles at Saugus to raise his record to 8-0.


Saugus took a first-inning advantage when J. B. Johnson drove in two runs with his third home run of the season.

Walter White, Darrell Davis and George Lopata each had two hits for Saugus (15-4-2, 9-2). Davis, who began the week with the Valley’s second-highest stolen-base total, stole his 24th.

Antelope Valley 10, Canyon 7--The Antelopes rode Travis Kurtz’s solo home run in the first and two-run home run in the fourth to propel them to victory at Canyon.

Kurtz finished with three RBIs and teammate Kelby McGaughy was two for three with a double and an RBI.

Steve Mann led Canyon (10-10, 7-4) with three hits and two RBIs. Canyon’s Rod Markovich was two for two with a double and two RBIs, and Ben Ealy was two for three with a triple and a run scored.


Hoover 22, Muir 0--Hoover (12-5, 7-4) scored eight runs on eight hits in the first inning and rode out the lopsided win at Muir.

Hoover’s Micky Moreno had a double and a triple with four RBIs, and teammate Peter Kim was four for five with five RBIs. Eric Asselin (3-1) pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and seven walks and he struck out five.


Crespi 8, Alemany 3--The Celts’ Pat Bennett pitched a complete game and gave up one earned run on six hits as Crespi (9-12-2, 1-7-1) upset Alemany (13-10, 7-2) at Valley College.

Bennett (4-4) struck out three and walked one.

Chad Nichols was three for four with three runs scored and an RBI for the Celts. Crespi’s Mark Maurizi was two for four with an RBI and Andy MacDonald was two for three with two runs scored.

Loyola 12, St. Francis 8--The Cubs capitalized on two singles and an error to score three runs in the seventh inning and put the game out of reach at St. Francis.

St. Francis (9-6-1, 5-4) scored four runs in the sixth to trim the deficit to 9-8. Manny Fernandez, Mike Weisenberg, J. P. Roberge and Jason Skinner singled and the rally was sustained by a two-run error.


Calabasas 25, Santa Paula 10--Eric Rothman was two for three, including a first-inning grand slam, and had seven RBIs for the Coyotes (9-6-1, 4-2). Geordie Wimmer was four for six with two RBIs and teammate Brett Resnick was three for three with three RBIs and three runs scored.


L.A. Baptist 16, Village Christian 13--Shane Wight hit a three-run home run in the sixth to key a four-run Knights’ rally that clinched the come-from-behind win at L. A. Baptist. (12-5, 2-4).

The Crusaders jumped ahead, 11-8, with a seven-run third inning. Matt Henzie led Village Christian (14-6, 5-2) with four hits, including two doubles and a home run. His three-run homer keyed the third-inning rally.

Kevin Ebenhoch had a three-run homer and doubled for Village Christian.

Montclair Prep 18, Marshall Fundamental 0--Andy Shaw hit a fifth-inning grand slam, his third home run of the season, and teammate Chad Calabria had a home run, double, single and five RBIs to lead the Mounties (12-5-1, 7-0). Chris Andersen (8-0) pitched five innings and gave up five hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

The Mounties’ Keyaan Cook had two doubles and two RBIs.


St. Bonaventure 15, Moorpark 1--St. Bonaventure’s Kevin Zoll (6-1) pitched a complete game and scattered five hits to knock off Moorpark (11-4, 7-4) at home. Moorpark’s only run came on a bases-loaded walk. Moorpark’s Scott Semer was two for three.


Grace Community 21, South Bay Lutheran 6--Senior right-hander Abe Bernal, making his first start for the visiting Hawks, threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts and also hit a three-run homer.

Chad Hankinson led the Hawks (12-5, 3-1) with three hits and seven RBIs.