Santor’s 3 Homers Propel Highland

From Staff Reports

A position change doesn’t appear to have affected John Santor’s bat.

The Times’ All-Valley third baseman, filling in at catcher for an injured teammate, slugged three home runs to lead Highland High over Quartz Hill, 10-0, in a Golden League baseball game Wednesday at Quartz Hill.

Santor, who was three for three with four runs batted in, is batting .469 with a region-best eight home runs and 26 RBIs.

Tommy Gonzales (4-1) struck out three and allowed five hits in the game, which was called after six innings because of the 10-run rule.


Highland improved to 8-3, 4-1 in league play. Quartz Hill is 5-5, 1-3.

Lancaster 6, Littlerock 5--Josh Pratt’s bases-loaded single in the seventh inning scored Franky Rosado and lifted the host Eagles (7-4, 3-1) in a Golden League game.

Littlerock’s Delwyn Young hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh to tie the score, 5-5.

Palmdale 9, Antelope Valley 8--Nick Defranco’s infield grounder scored Drew Kennedy in the seventh to give host Palmdale (7-3, 3-1) a Golden League victory.

Matt Harrington had two solo home runs and Matt Plant had two triples and one RBI for the Falcons. Jordy Carlon had three RBIs for Antelope Valley (2-2 in league play).

Westlake 12, Newbury Park 3--Jon Shepard had a three-run home run, a double and a run-scoring single for Westlake (11-0, 5-0) in a Marmonte League game at Newbury Park (5-7, 2-3).

Cory Taillon had four hits and one RBI for the Warriors, ranked No. 1 in the region by The Times.


David Fox had three hits and one RBI and Jared Buckley had two hits and one RBI for Newbury Park.

Simi Valley 8, Agoura 0--Eric Peach was three for four with two doubles and two RBIs, and Jered Weaver allowed four hits in six innings for the Pioneers (7-4, 2-2) in a Marmonte League victory at Simi Valley.

Matt Rivkin had two hits for Agoura (5-7, 0-4).

Royal 8, Moorpark 4--Brian Lipman and Casey O’Quinn each hit two-run home runs for Royal in a Marmonte League game at Moorpark. O’Quinn finished with three RBIs.

Blake Sharpe had two RBIs for Moorpark (7-4, 1-3).

L.A. Baptist 7, Calabasas 3--Scott Swenson pitched a five-hitter and had two hits, including a run-scoring double, for L.A. Baptist (6-2-1) in a nonleague game at Calabasas (6-4).

Camarillo 8, Monroe 1--Justin Peterson had a two-run home run and Spencer Wyman had a two-run single for Camarillo (9-4) in Redondo Union tournament pool play at Monroe.

North Hollywood 17, Verdugo Hills 12--John Baca and D.J. Lewis each had four RBIs for North Hollywood (7-5, 4-0) in a Sunset Six League game at Verdugo Hills (2-4, 0-4). Lewis had a home run.


Seth Craig had two home runs and five RBIs for Verdugo Hills.

Grant 6, Canoga Park 2--Larry Brown (2-1) threw a six-hitter, struck out nine and walked three for host Grant (6-5, 4-0) in a Sunset Six League game.

Nevil Vega had a home run and two RBIs for the Lancers.

Poly 7, Hollywood 1--Eduardo Baeza pitched a one-hitter and struck out 14 for Poly (7-3, 4-0) in a Sunset Six League game at Hollywood.