HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL : SAN FERNANDO TOURNAMENT : Tiger Pitchers Team Up Against Birmingham

Rick Savala and Raymond Rivera of San Fernando High combined to shut out Birmingham on five hits Thursday in a second-round game of the San Fernando baseball tournament at Birmingham.

Starter Savala (1-0), a junior right-hander, allowed four hits and walked none in five innings to notch the victory. Rivera, a sophomore right-hander, was credited with his first save after allowing only one hit in the final two innings.

David Sabedra led the San Fernando attack with three hits and three runs batted in. Damacio Mendoza was two for three and drove in San Fernando's first run. Art Tarin had two hits, including a double, for San Fernando (2-0).

Adam Pomeranz took the loss for Birmingham (1-1). Adam Kallen was two for four for the Braves.

In other second-round games:

Grant 4, Franklin 3--The host Lancers committed five errors but scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. The game was called after six innings because of darkness.

Jim Guth tripled and scored on Justin Howard's double to start the inning. Nick Oriti knocked in a second run with a single and the third run scored on a throwing error.

Grant catcher Julio Rodriguez threw out the tying run at second base to end the sixth. Junior pitcher Tony Kuper (1-0) came on in relief in the fourth to pick up the victory for Grant (1-1).

Narbonne 9, Granada Hills 7--Four Granada Hills pitchers walked 12 batters and hit two more to undo their cause.

Granada Hills led, 6-5, after four innings, but visiting Narbonne (2-0) scored three fifth-inning runs against loser Chris Markey (0-1).

Sam Voita had three hits and three runs batted in for the Highlanders, and Ari Jacobs went three for three for Granada Hills. Bryan Martin added two hits for Granada Hills.

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