PREP ROUNDUP : Sundstrom’s Homer Sparks Kennedy, 6-1


Rich Sundstrom, who was supposed to bunt, ended up hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning to help visiting Kennedy to a 6-1 victory over Diamond Bar in a Loara tournament baseball game Monday.

Sundstrom came up with runners on first and second and none out, but missed on his first bunt attempt. On the next pitch, he faked a bunt and swung and missed. He then worked the count to two balls and two strikes and hit an opposite-field home run, his first.

Mike Clark had two doubles, scored two runs and drove in another for Kennedy (2-0). Brad Sabol, a junior left-hander, pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts for the Fighting Irish.


In other Loara tournament games:

Irvine 3, Pacifica 2--Jared Flint had two-out RBI single in the sixth that broke a 2-2 tie for host Irvine (2-0). Pacifica is 1-1.

Sunny Hills 8, Katella 6--Jimmy McGuire gave up no runs in the final 2 2/3 innings for the victory for host Sunny Hills (2-0).

Fountain Valley 8, La Mirada 5--Greg Hanoian’s three-run double in the fourth inning gave Fountain Valley (2-0) a 7-2 lead.

Marina 10, Anaheim 2--Craig Wilson went four for four, including his second home run of the season, with five RBIs for Marina (2-0).

In the consolation round:

Loara 4, Villa Park 3--Shea Milligan drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning for Loara (1-1).

Cypress 19, Los Amigos 3--Bobby Brito had two home runs and a triple and drove in five runs for Cypress (1-1).


Dana Hills 12, Savanna 5--Jason Nathanson had a bases-loaded triple for Dana Hills (1-1). Shawn Larson had two two-run homers for Savanna (0-2).

In the first round of the Costa Mesa tournament:

Century 8, Bolsa Grande 1--Mike Duran had a bases-loaded triple and pitched a two-hitter for Century (1-0).

In the first round of the Newport Elks tournament:

Saddleback 3, Trabuco Hills 1--Joel Ramirez (1-0) pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts for visiting Saddleback (1-0). Hector Espino had a two-run home run in the fourth for Saddleback.

In the Chino tournament:

Troy 6, Walnut 2--Kevin Gray pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and Chris Green had two hits and two RBIs for Troy.

In nonleague golf:

Rancho Alamitos 209, Magnolia disqualified--John Balliet shot four-over-par 38 for Rancho Alamitos (1-2) at Willowick. Magnolia was disqualified because two players were caught smoking on the third hole.

San Clemente 404, Aliso Niguel 456--Jason Gross shot five-over 77 to lead San Clemente (2-0) at Pacific.


In nonleague softball:

Orange 14, Rancho Alamitos 1--Dara Marzolo had a double and a triple and drove in five runs for visiting Orange.

In nonleague boys’ swimming:

Villa Park 111, Sunny Hills 59--Dan Tognazzini won in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley, Brian Pharris finished first in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle and Li-Ta Lai won in the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly for Villa Park (2-0).