Woodland Hills Routs Valley


Jason Cohen hit two home runs and a double and drove in four runs Wednesday to lead the Woodland Hills Astros to a 9-1 win over the Valley Rangers at the U. S. Open baseball tournament in Carson City, Nev.

Woodland Hills (31-13-1 overall) improved to 5-0 in the tournament and clinched the Orange Division title in a game that was shortened to seven innings because of a seven-run rule. Woodland Hills will play the Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the 24-team tournament.

Mike Suarez had three hits and pitcher Lonnie Potter (4-0) limited Valley to five hits. Potter, who earned his second win in the tournament, struck out four and walked three.


Dave Roberts and Randy Cooper each had two hits for Woodland Hills, which finished with 13.

In an earlier game, Shaun Doyle hit a two-run home run and doubled to lead Valley to a 10-2 win over Victor Valley.