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Pioneers bounce back, 15-5

SOFTBALL

Providence 15, Windward 5: The Pioneers got back on the winning

track in Liberty League play Tuesday with a win at Olive Park.

The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run mercy

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rule.

The Pioneers (9-4, 2-2 in league) -- ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern

Section Division VI -- scored 10 runs in the first three innings to

jump out to a big lead.

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Leading a 15-hit barrage was freshman catcher Danielle Austin, who

was two for four with four runs scored, two runs batted in and four

stolen bases. Teammate Lauren Suedkamp was two for three with three

RBI and two runs scored and Liz Roche was two for three with an RBI,

two runs scored and a double.

Candice Koeth had two hits and a home run and Sara Church and

Stephanie Blair added hits for Providence.

Pitcher Monica Valdes (1-0) got her first win for the Pioneers.

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Providence rebounded after losing two league games last week

against Catalina Island Avalon, which knocked the Pioneers out of the

top-ranked spot in the division.

Saugus 4, Burroughs 1: The host Centurions scored four runs -- two

unearned -- in the first inning Thursday in a Foothill League loss to

Saugus.

The Indians (9-6, 1-1) scored their only run in the fourth inning

and had just two hits.

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Burroughs pitcher Dani Regan (8-6) allowed three hits and two

earned runs in six innings in the loss. She also had three strike

outs and allowed two walks.

Sara Budrick was one for two with a walk and scored Burroughs’ run

after a double to right-center field. Teammate Ryanne Hodgins was one

for two with a walk.

Burroughs 2, Canyon 1: Pitcher Dani Regan tossed a four-hitter in

leading the host Indians to a win in their Foothill League opener

Tuesday at Olive Park.

Regan allowed one earned run, two walks and struck out four.

Burroughs scored one run in the second inning and one run in the

fourth.

Samantha Valenzuela was two for three and Sara Budrick was one for

three and scored the game-winning run in bottom of fourth after a

triple to left and a throwing error.

Margo Flynn was one for three with a run batted in.

Valencia 8, Burbank 0: Four runs in the first inning helped the

host Vikings notch a Foothill League victory Thursday.

The Bulldogs (4-11, 0-2) had no answer for Valencia pitcher Tori

Rocco, who tossed a perfect game.

BASEBALL

Hart 5, Burroughs 0: Hart pitcher Tyler Fick (3-2) threw a

five-hitter, allowing no walks and striking out four in a Foothill

League win Thursday against visiting Burroughs (6-5-1, 1-4-1).

Burroughs is competing at 7 p.m. today in the championship game of

the El Segundo Tournament against Encino Crespi at Recreation Park in

El Segundo.

BOYS’ TENNIS

Burbank 14, Hart 4: Bulldog No. 1 singles Haig Kassabian swept and

ran his Foothill League record to 15-0 on Tuesday in a match at Hart.

Burbank is 9-4, 5-0.

BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD

Hart 77, Burroughs 59: Matt Welch had two first-place finishes in

a Foothill League meet Thursday at Memorial Field.

Welch won the 100 meters (11.0 seconds) and the 200 (11.9).

Burroughs also received winning efforts from Juan Flores in the

discus (136 feet 4), Aaron Floyd in the triple jump (42-5), Eben

Britton in the shot put (48-3 1/2) , Evan Gomez in the long jump

(20-6) and Sean Allen in the high jump (5-10).

Saugus 111, Burbank 25: The visiting Bulldogs received fine

efforts from Kyle Ivie and Stratos Christianakis on Thursday in a

Foothill League loss.

Ivie won the 800 meters (2 minutes 1 second) and Christianakis

won the 1,600 (4:43).

GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD

Hart 72, Burroughs 64: Karina Passi did all she could for her

Burroughs team Thursday in a Foothill League loss at home.

Passi was a triple winner, finishing first in the 100-meter

hurdles (17.7 seconds), the high jump (4 feet 10) and the pole vault

(8-6).

Burroughs also received first-place finishes from Carolyn Brown in

the 800 (2:24), Katie Vahoviak in the 3,200 (11:58) and Vanessa

Brooks in the long jump (16-2).

Saugus 78, Burbank 57: The visiting Bulldogs were defeated in a

Foothill League meet Thursday.

Burbank’s Carolyn Chrzan won the 100 meters (13.65 seconds),

Melissa Edwards won the 1,600 (5:33) and Tabatha Crawford won the

pole vault (8 feet).

Burbank also won the 400 relay (53.4) with a team of London

Figueroa, Ebony Crouch, Judy Maxwell and Chrzan.

Compiled by Jeff Tully


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