Los Alamitos' Ball Pitches No-Hitter Against Western

Los Alamitos senior Jason Ball pitched a no-hitter to lead the Griffins to a 3-0 victory over Western in a consolation game of the Loara baseball tournament Thursday at Western High.

Ball struck out nine and walked two. Los Alamitos is 3-1.

In other Loara tournament games:

Katella 1, Diamond Bar 0--Joe Fraser pitched a two-hitter for host Katella (4-0), which advanced to the final to play Marina.

In the North Orange County tournament semifinals:

Valencia 13, Pioneer 3--Mark Swanson had five runs batted in for Valencia (2-1), which advanced to play Buena Park, an 11-0 winner against La Habra.

In the Costa Mesa tournament:

Bolsa Grande 6, Costa Mesa 4--Coach Vern Nelson picked up his 200th career victory for Bolsa Grande (4-0-1), which advanced to Saturday's final.

In nonleague golf:

Servite 197, Cypress 217--Servite's Jeff McGraw made five birdies in shooting a one-under 35 at Hacienda.

Los Alamitos 186, Cerritos Gahr 223--Los Alamitos' Jason Beach shot a four-under 31 at La Mirada.

In nonleague softball:

La Quinta 7, Santa Ana Valley 1--Kelly McLaughlin pitched a no-hitter, striking out the first seven batters. She allowed an unearned run in the fourth. La Quinta improves to 3-3.

Trabuco Hills 13, Laguna Beach 4--Kim Yankie had three hits and seven RBIs for visiting Trabuco Hills (2-0).

In nonleague boys' track and field:

El Toro 85, Mission Viejo 52--Elliott Parks high-jumped 6-9 for El Toro.

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