HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP : Parque Wins Again for Crescenta Valley

Jim Parque pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings of relief to win his second game of the week as Crescenta Valley High edged El Dorado, 4-3, in the Southern Section Division I baseball quarterfinals Friday at El Dorado.

Parque (12-2) allowed four hits and struck out four after pitching four innings in Tuesday's victory over Rowland.

Jesse Mitchell's single scored Brian Peterson with the go-ahead run to cap a four-run fourth inning to lead the Falcons (19-5).

The Falcons preserved the victory in the sixth when second baseman Kasey Canale threw out Spencer Frost at the plate.

Mike Pruitt had three hits and Kirk Hagge added two for Crescenta Valley.

The Falcons will play Fountain Valley in a semifinal Tuesday.

Notre Dame 3, Nogales 0--Rich Igou pitched a three-hit shutout in a Division I game at Nogales. Igou (11-2) scattered three singles and struck out six.

Notre Dame (21-5) scored all of its runs in the fifth inning. Chris Crowley broke a scoreless tie with a single that scored Brian Benner. Jabbar Craigwell then drove in Joey Orlando with a sacrifice fly and Justin Bunch closed the scoring with a single to drive in Crowley.

The Knights will play Lakewood in a semifinal Tuesday.

West Torrance 6, Antelope Valley 5--The Antelopes rallied from a 5-0 deficit to tie the score in the fifth inning, but committed a crucial fielding error that led to the winning run in the seventh inning of the Division III game at West Torrance.

The Warriors led off the seventh with a single, but Antelope Valley reliever Jason Storm induced the next batter to hit a ground ball to third baseman Kevin Barlow. He threw to second to start a possible double play, but second baseman Jeff Langham dropped the ball and both runners were safe.

After a single loaded the bases, Grady Sain singled over a drawn-in outfield to score the winning run.

After Antelope Valley (14-10) cut the deficit to 5-4, Chris Tapia led off the fifth with a solo home run.

San Marino 6, Montclair Prep 5--Montclair Prep held a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Titans rallied for two runs to win the Division IV game at San Marino (21-1-1)

With no outs and the bases loaded, San Marino's Brian McClintic singled to drive in Pete Paciorek.

Jared Sandler (10-2) took the loss for Montclair Prep (18-9).

In City Section 4-A first round playoff games:

Sylmar 12, Gardena 2--Art Diaz hit his third home run of the season as the second-seeded Spartans romped. Diaz's two-run shot came during a six-run third inning. Sylmar (25-5) took advantage of eight walks and three hit batters en route to an early 11-1 lead.

Carlos Velazco (11-2) struck out five.

The Spartans will play host to Kennedy in a second-round game Wednesday.

Taft 7, Poly 3--Taft parlayed four errors and a balk into a six-run seventh inning as the 13th-seeded Toreadors won at Poly.

Pitcher Dusty Cook (6-3) held fourth-seeded Poly (22-5) to five hits and walked two. Mike Ferguson and Nick Andrisano each had doubles for Taft.

Taft (15-15) will play at Granada Hills on Wednesday.

Birmingham 9, San Pedro 8 (9 innings)--Birmingham used clutch hitting in both the seventh and ninth innings to pull out a dramatic victory at home. Trailing 8-5 with two outs in the seventh, Birmingham (15-13) scored three runs to send the game into extra innings.

Danny Arnold's two-out single in the ninth scored Pedro Rodriguez with the winning run. Rodriguez had four hits, scored three runs and had four RBIs.

The Braves will play at Chatsworth on Wednesday.

Granada Hills 15, Westchester 6--Granada Hills pounded out 15 hits and three home runs to rout the Comets. Jimmy Landress hit a grand slam, and Jim O'Brien hit a three-run shot. Granada Hills (16-7) built a 15-1 over Westchester (17-13).

Josh Goldberg (8-4) pitched five innings to earn the victory.

Kennedy 13, University 2--Kevin Serr's two-run home run highlighted Kennedy's seven-run fourth inning at University (19-9). He was two for five with three RBIs to give him 39 this season.

University (19-9) used six pitchers, but could not stem the Kennedy hitting attack.

Devin Connolly and Richie Prieto both were two for three and scored twice for Kennedy (15-1).

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