After an intentional walk to Rich Igou, Justin Bunch singled to drive in Ryan Benner with one out in the seventh inning Wednesday to give host Notre Dame a 4-3 victory over Bishop Montgomery to maintain its perfect record in Mission League play.
Igou had given Notre Dame (11-3, 5-0 in league play) a 1-0 lead in the first inning with his fourth home run, only to see it disappear in the second when Bishop Montgomery scored three unearned runs.
Notre Dame committed six errors, but Igou (5-2) turned in an 11-strikeout effort to earn the victory, scattering three hits and four walks.
Junior Chris Trowley hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning--his first--to tie the score at 3-3.
Chaminade 2, St. Bernard 0--Senior right-hander Joel Orme scattered four singles in a Mission League game as host Chaminade (10-6, 2-3) won for the sixth time in its last seven games.
Orme (4-2) went the distance, striking out four and walking two, and allowing only two runners to reach second base. Orme and Casey Cote delivered back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the first inning.
Orme was two for three and teammate Scot Dey was two for two.
Crespi 10, Loyola 4--Visiting Crespi pounded out 14 hits, including six for extra bases, in a Mission League game. Brad Farlow (three for three) launched the attack with a three-run home run in the first inning.
Chris Crawley was three for five, including a double and a triple. Barry Matthews was two for four with two RBIs.
Senior right-hander Sam Clemons (4-2) worked 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight and walking two.
Alemany 10, Harvard-Westlake 9--Robby Rehfeld tripled and scored the tying run on Jon Tucker's sixth-inning double, and Tucker scored the go-ahead run moments later on a double by Robby Glenn in a Mission League game at Alemany. Freddy Perez came on in relief of Jerry Najar (2-0) and pitched a perfect seventh to record his seventh save.
Rehfeld, Tucker, Glenn, Jamie Tyson and Bill Scott each had two hits, and Monrad Jensen add four RBIs for Alemany (12-6, 3-2).
Andy Gadt and Derek Lemkin each had two hits for Harvard-Westlake.
First Lutheran 10, South Bay Lutheran 8--Carlos Alderete had two hits and three runs batted in, and Joel Hernandez added two hits and two RBIs for First Lutheran (8-1, 4-0) in a Heritage League game at South Bay Lutheran.
Verdugo Hills 6, Marshall 5--The visiting Dons trailed, 5-0, after three, then rallied for three runs in the ninth inning of a Northern Conference game.
Greg Martin delivered a two-run triple, then scored the winning run on an overthrow. Senior right-hander Eric Schmidt (4-0) went the distance, striking out eight.
Jose Alamillo's run-scoring single highlighted a two-run first inning for Marshall. Alex Meza added an RBI double in the second.
Sylmar 7, Canoga Park 5--Second baseman Tommy Mitchell scored three runs and had two hits to lead the Spartans in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game. Shortstop Hiram Damwijk had two hits and drove in two runs for Sylmar (15-3, 6-0).
Gus Lomelli, Ryan Silva and David Vargas had two hits each for Canoga Park (4-6, 2-4).
Birmingham 8, North Hollywood 7--Donnie Wingo, Jimmy Uline and David Cohen hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning and the Braves withstood a late North Hollywood rally in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at Birmingham.
Wingo, Cohen, Lionel Villareal, Todd Challgrin and John Ransom each had two hits for Birmingham (6-10, 2-4). Juan Zuniga and Tony Zavala each had two hits for North Hollywood (0-6 in league play).
Grant 3, Van Nuys 2 (10 innings)--Tommy Smith singled, stole second, moved to third on a bunt single by Alex Rose and scored the winning run on Adam Frank's sacrifice fly in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at Grant.
Marc Scorza erased a 2-0 Van Nuys lead with a two-run single in the sixth, and Walter Rios (3-1) got the victory for Grant (7-5, 4-2) with two innings of shutout relief.
Fernando Navarette had three hits, three steals and a run batted in for Van Nuys (7-10, 3-3).
Poly 8, Monroe 3--Francisco Dorame had two hits and knocked in three runs, and Gaudy Martinez added a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for Poly in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at Monroe.
Javier Sanchez allowed three hits and no earned runs over five innings, striking out seven, to get the victory.
Santa Barbara tournament--Hart freshman Bobby Graves pitched five innings of shutout relief, allowing three hits, to lead Hart to a 4-2 victory over Santa Barbara in a pool play game.
Later, Kevin Pitzer pitched a four-hitter to lead Hart to a 4-2 victory over Bishop Diego. Brian Ballew drove in two runs.
Alemany 4, Louisville 0--Junior right-hander Sophie Contreraz (11-2) pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts in a Mission League game at Alemany.
Angela Rivera had a run-scoring double and a sacrifice fly, and Alba Cano was three for three, including a two-run single.
Valley Alternative d. Downtown Business, 15-12, 15-12, 3-15, 15-7--Host Valley Alternative won the first match of a doubleheader, but fell, 15-5, 16-14, 15-13, in the second match to finish Magnet League play in third place.
James Hemenover had 20 kills for Valley Alternative (3-8, 3-6) in the opening match and set school records for career kills (318) and service aces (105).
Poly d. Sylmar, 11-15, 15-12, 12-15, 15-4, 16-14--Darin Drew had 22 kills, including the game-winner, to lead visiting Poly (7-3, 5-2) in a match to determine first place in the Valley Pac-8 Conference.
Paul Boonyanetr made 59 assists for the Parrots, while Ed Terry and Melvin Limus led Sylmar (6-4, 4-3) with 23 and 22 kills.
Granada Hills d. Kennedy, 15-5, 15-11, 15-5--Mike DiSimone recorded 17 kills and Victor Chang had 30 assists to lead the first-place Highlanders (9-1, 7-0) to a Northwest Valley Conference win.
Canoga Park d. Birmingham, 15-8, 15-13, 16-18, 12-15, 16-14--Birmingham rallied from a two-game deficit but fell short in the Valley Pac-8 Conference match. Craig Ofstead recorded 27 kills and Sobeck Banuelos added 20 for Canoga Park (7-3, 4-3). Jason Cabonell added 75 assists.
Jon Bailey led Birmingham with 22 kills and Scott James had 52 assists.