HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP : Camarillo Topples Griffin, Simi Valley

Melanie Richardson outdueled Sara Griffin, the Southern Section’s most valuable player last season, and host Camarillo High defeated Simi Valley, 1-0, Tuesday in a Marmonte League softball game.

Simi Valley (8-1, 2-1 in league play) is ranked No. 1 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.

Richardson (8-1), a sophomore, pitched a one-hitter and had eight strikeouts. Julie Borchard singled home Jessica Ziese in the first inning for Camarillo (8-2, 2-1).

Thousand Oaks 1, Agoura 0--Jenny Bottomly singled to drive in Allison Bowman with two out in the eighth inning of a Marmonte League game at Agoura. Jessica Davenport allowed four hits for Thousand Oaks (6-1, 3-0).



Thousand Oaks d. Royal, 15-11, 8-15, 12-15, 15-8, 17-15--The Highlanders’ 66-match Marmonte League winning streak was snapped by the host Lancers (6-0, 5-0).

Jason Hartman had the final kill of the seesaw match.


Burroughs 1, Canyon 0--Jim Bassett pitched a no-hitter and scored the only run of the Foothill League opener at Burroughs. Bassett (1-3) struck out eight and walked two.

Crescenta Valley 5 , Muir 1--Senior left-hander Jim Parque came within one out of pitching a perfect game, yielding a seventh-inning home run in a Pacific League game at Muir.

Parque (3-0) struck out 12.

Kasey Canale had two hits for Crescenta Valley (4-1, 2-0). John French hit a solo home run.


Bishop Diego 8, Fillmore 7--The Flashes (1-5) committed four errors in the first inning, leading to six unearned runs. Fillmore Coach Tom Ecklund, whose teams have won four section titles, said six players have quit the team--four infielders and two pitchers.

Palmdale 2, Ridgecrest Burroughs 0--Left-hander David Glick pitched a three-hitter, striking out 11 in a Golden League game at Palmdale.

Chatsworth 2, Cleveland 1--Tony Montiel’s two-run single in the first inning at Chatsworth proved decisive in the Northwest Valley Conference game. Jim DeBiase (3-1) hurled a three-hitter.

Taft 5, Kennedy 4--Taft overcame a 4-0 second-inning deficit to win the Northwest Valley Conference opener at Kennedy.


David Helman delivered a bases-loaded infield single and Chad Marriner added a sacrifice fly in the seventh for Taft (5-4).

Oak Park 11, Crossroads 5--Camron Marcarelli was three for three with three RBIs.

Reseda 7, San Fernando 5--Matt Rutter’s grand slam in the fifth led the Regents (4-0-1) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener.

Moorpark 11, Santa Clara 1--Brian Garrettson had three hits and five RBIs for Moorpark (4-1, 2-0) in a Frontier League game.


Baseball Top 10

Rankings of Valley-area high schools by sportswriters of The Times:

Rk LW Team League W-L 1 2 Simi Valley Marmonte 4-1 2 3 El Camino Real West Valley 5-1 3 5 Crescenta Vly. Pacific 4-1 4 1 Chatsworth West Valley 7-2 5 NR Granada Hills North Valley 5-1 6 NR Palmdale Golden 6-1 7 NR Poly East Valley 5-1 8 NR Notre Dame Mission 6-1 9 NR Alemany Mission 6-2 10 NR Newbury Park Marmonte 4-3