HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP : Reel's No-Hitter Marks 1st-Ever Highland Win

It was a day of firsts for Highland High in the first round of the L.A. Baptist tournament Tuesday.

Junior right-hander Jim Reel tossed the first no-hitter in school history, beating Buckley, 18-0, in a game called after six innings because of darkness.

The victory was the first for Highland (1-4) in this, the school's first varsity season.

Reel struck out 11 and walked two.

"He was really on," Coach Mike Van Cheri said. "He threw strikes and kept the ball down, and they were overmatched. He had pinpoint control."

Tom King had a home run and two doubles for Highland.

In other baseball games:

L.A. Baptist 10, St. Genevieve 2--Sophomore right-hander Matt Hernandez (2-0) threw a six-hitter, struck out 10 and walked none in a first-round game of the L.A. Baptist tournament.

Hernandez also had two doubles for host L.A. Baptist (2-3).

Harvard-Westlake 5, Calabasas 4--Greg Peters pitched his second complete game in a row to lead Harvard-Westlake (4-2) in a first-round game of the L.A. Baptist tournament.

Monroe 6, Kennedy 0--Junior right-hander Jorge Dorado scattered six hits, struck out seven and walked three in a San Fernando tournament game.

Dorado (1-0), who struck out the first three batters he faced, allowed just two hits in the first five innings. Monroe (2-0-1) used four consecutive singles to fuel a three-run first inning. Juan Navarro went two for three for the Vikings. John Toven went two for three for Kennedy (3-1).

El Camino Real 8, Narbonne 2--Senior right-hander Evan Howland (1-0) gave up six hits in 6 2/3 innings, struck out eight and walked one in a San Fernando tournament game at Narbonne. Randy Wolf, Justin Martin and Dan Cey each had three hits for El Camino Real (3-1). Howland drove in three runs.

Poly 4, San Fernando 2--Allen Allegria threw a four-hitter, struck out six and walked three in the Parrots' San Fernando tournament victory.

James Woods homered for San Fernando's runs. Frankie Medina's two-run single capped Poly's three-run fourth inning. Jesus Perez went two for two to lead the Parrots (2-2).

Cleveland 2, Thousand Oaks 1--Robert Rundquist went two for three and scored a run to help the Cavaliers (3-0-1) to a San Fernando tournament victory. Mike Petruzates scattered five hits in a complete-game effort.

Jeff Olin was three for three with a double and an RBI for the Lancers.

Granada Hills 19, Birmingham 8--Robert Weinzimer was four for five for visiting Granada Hills (4-0), which held a 17-1 lead after four innings of the San Fernando tournament game.

Scott Berger was three for three and Gary Matthews and Alex Lavery each added two hits for the Highlanders.

Grant 18, Franklin 6--Peter Chong, Peter Georgesson and Nick Oriti each had three hits for host Grant in the San Fernando tournament game. Jose Velazquez scored four runs and drove in three more for Grant (2-2).

Banning 4, Sylmar 0--John Bohman pitched the first complete game of the season for host Sylmar, but Banning (2-3) won a University High pool-play tournament game. Bohman gave up nine hits, striking out six and walking one. Jimmy Lemos had three hits.

University 9, Chatsworth 5--University held off a ninth-inning rally to win a first-round game in the University High pool-play tournament.

Alemany 9, Saugus 7--Chris Tashima broke a 7-7 tie with a solo home run in the seventh inning of a nonleague game at Saugus.

Brian Shaw had three hits for Alemany (3-3), including his third home run. Chris Gallagher also had three hits for Alemany. With runners at second and third in the bottom of the seventh, reliever Kevin Tate recorded a pair of strikeouts.

Reseda 7, Canoga Park 4--Larry Trammel led off the game with a homer and Ruben Guerra went two for two with a homer and three RBIs to lead the host Regents (2-2) in the L.A. Invitational tournament. Carlos Nunez hurled five hitless innings for Reseda.

Jefferson 2, Van Nuys 1--Voltaire Baltazar's single in the third scored the lone run for the Wolves (2-1) in an L.A. Invitational game.

Hoover 5, Muir 5--The Tornadoes (3-0-1, 0-0-1) scored two runs in the seventh on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk to finish in a tie in a Pacific League opener. Nathan Dishington hit a three-run home run for Hoover.

Quartz Hill 13, Paraclete 8--The Rebels (4-0) parlayed 12 walks and seven hits to beat Paraclete in a nonleague game. Sophomore Javier Salinas came in relief with one out in the sixth inning and struck out five of the six batters he faced.

Camarillo 6, Ventura 3--Andy Hall went two for three with two RBIs and the host Scorpions (4-2) took advantage of seven Ventura errors to win a nonleague game. Elan Walshe was two for three with a double and an RBI for the Cougars (2-4).

Channel Islands 9, Rio Mesa 6--Angel Aragon went three for four with four RBIs and also had six strikeouts in five innings for the Raiders (9-0) in a nonleague game.

Alex Zavala went two for two with a homer and two RBIs and Jose Gastelum was two for four with an RBI for Channel Islands. Jon McMullen homered for Rio Mesa (2-2-2).

Fillmore 5, Carpinteria 0--Jaime Duran struck out nine and allowed five hits in a nonleague game. Raul Ruiz had two hits for Fillmore (2-1).


La Reina 8, Agoura 0--La Reina's Michelle St. Pierre pitched a no-hitter in a nonleague game. Two batters reached base, on a walk in the first inning and throwing error in the seventh. It was the fourth career no-hitter for St. Pierre, a junior.

Crescenta Valley 9, Flintridge Prep 0--Stacy Atwood and Danielle Robertshaw combined on a one-hitter for Crescenta Valley (5-0) in a nonleague game.

Sylmar 4, San Fernando 0--Ruby Gonzalez and Krystina Moore combined on a three-hitter for Sylmar (2-2) in a nonleague game. Regina Hernandez was two for four with two RBIs, a run and a double for Sylmar.

Canyon 4, La Canada 0--Marianne Winchester and Kristen Mills combined on a shutout for Canyon (4-2) in the second round of the Glendale tournament.

Simi Valley 2-2, Alemany 0-3--Sophie Contreraz's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Alemany a split of the nonleague doubleheader.

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