HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP : Lee Pitches Thousand Oaks’ 2nd No-Hitter
Senior right-hander Mike Lee pitched a no-hitter to lead Thousand Oaks High to a 5-0 Marmonte League victory Friday over host Agoura.
Lee (3-0), who retired 16 of the last 18 batters, struck out five and walked four. He lowered his earned-run average to 1.60 over a team-high 35 innings.
Shortstop Bryan Corey preserved the no-hitter in the sixth inning when he fielded Jason Warren’s ground ball up the middle and threw him out.
“That was a tremendous play,” Thousand Oaks Coach Jim Hansen said. “Mike pitched great and a play like that really picked him up.”
The no-hitter was the second by Thousand Oaks this season. Left-hander Adam West no-hit Camarillo on April 5.
Ryan Kritscher, David Skeels and Jason Goldstein each had two hits for the Lancers (14-5-1, 7-2-1 in league play), who pulled to within a half-game of first-place Simi Valley in the league standings. Agoura fell to 3-13, 0-10.
In other baseball games:
Montclair Prep 12, Maranatha 0--Junior right-hander Russell Ortiz threw his first career no-hitter in an Alpha League game at Encino Colt Field.
Ortiz (8-1) hit one batter and one reached base on an error. He struck out nine, walked none and threw 76 pitches, 59 for strikes. Ortiz also went four for four for the Mounties (14-3, 7-0), who clinched at least a share of their ninth consecutive league title and won their 11th game in a row.
Rio Mesa 15, Santa Barbara 14--Dmitri Young won the Channel League game with his bat, but he saved it with his glove.
Young, Rio Mesa’s senior shortstop, was four for four with six runs batted in, and he ended the game by turning a double play with the bases loaded on a ball hit between short and third.
Young had a two-run triple in the third, and his three-run home run in the top of the sixth put Rio Mesa (16-3, 9-1) ahead, 15-8.
Hueneme 4, Dos Pueblos 0--Junior right-hander Frank Adame (7-1) threw a five-hitter and recorded his first shutout in a Channel League game at Hueneme.
Jose Reyes (three for three) sparked a four-run rally in the second with a bases-loaded single.
Ventura 8, Oxnard 2--Ventura had a pair of four-run innings and Derek Swafford had three RBIs in the Channel League game.
Quartz Hill 10, Antelope Valley 9--Carl Grissom, Dave Haney and Jason Higginson each had two hits to lead Quartz Hill in a Golden League game. Quartz Hill (9-8, 5-6) led, 10-4, after three innings, but Antelope Valley mounted a rally. Von Van Leeuwen, in his first at-bats of the season, doubled, tripled and homered. Jeff Whiteford had three RBIs.
Canyon 6, Burroughs (R) 1--Chris Cooper, Oscar Silva and Billy Sivley each had two hits to lead visiting Canyon (11-7-1, 6-5) in a Golden League game.
Hart 8, Schurr 2--Doug Distaso had three hits and three RBIs and Shane O’Brien homered as Hart (12-5, 7-3) pulled to within a half-game of first-place Schurr in the Foothill League.
Newbury Park 4, Westlake 1--Left-hander Bryant Fick struck out seven in a complete-game effort and Robert Fick had two hits for Newbury Park (3-6, 7-12).
Channel Islands 8, Camarillo 3--Jose Gastelum had a three-run triple and a two-run single to lead visiting Channel Islands in a Marmonte League game.
Angel Aragon, a junior right-hander, struck out 11 in 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory for Channel Islands (12-4, 7-3).
Crescenta Valley 9, Glendale 4--Freshman third baseman David Fielder was three for three, scored three runs and had three RBIs to lead Crescenta Valley in a Pacific Legaue game. Robb Turner singled and had two triples for Crescenta Valley (8-5, 7-4).
Alemany 7, Sylmar 5--Sophomore Rene Rodriguez had three hits to lead host Alemany (10-12) in a Westside tournament game. Dereck Ornelas and Ceasar Rojas each had two hits for Sylmar (15-6).
Fillmore 11, Santa Paula 2--Anthony Chessani (6-0) of Fillmore struck out nine and walked none. The senior also hit a three-run home run. Phillip Chessani tripled and Pokey Sanchez had two doubles for host Fillmore.
Santa Clara 6, Calabasas 2--Garth Teron’s three-run homer in the seventh broke open the Frontier League game at Calabasas. Paul Muro was four for four for Santa Clara (9-4, 6-2). Paul Schaffer homered for Calabasas.
Oakwood 21, Holy Martyrs 2--Cassidy Pope and John Levine each had three hits for Oakwood in a Liberty league game.
Providence 11, Windward 0--Rob Mena struck out 16 to lead Providence (10-4, 6-1) in a Liberty League game. Rick Mena had three hits and four RBIs.
Alemany 1, Bishop Montgomery 0--Stacey Hart (8-2) threw a two-hitter and struck out eight for Alemany (14-2, 6-0) in a Mission League game. Krista Gomez scored in the first and Tanya Ortiz doubled for the Indians’ only hit.
Santa Paula 1, Fillmore 0--Missy Macias’ RBI single in the fifth inning scored Tara Sanders and gave the Cardinals (11-7, 9-0) a Frontier League victory.
Royal d. Simi Valley, 15-4, 15-3, 15-7--Royal (13-1, 12-0) clinched its third consecutive Marmonte League title and stretched its league winning streak to 32. Kevin Hambly had 11 kills for Royal and Karl Wechta added eight.