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Pioneers roll to big victory

SOFTBALL

Providence 11, Buckley 0: The Pioneers remained in the race for a Liberty League championship after rolling to a win Thursday at Olive Park.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Bronwyn Stewart pitched the shutout, striking out nine and giving up just one walk in a two-hit effort for Providence (9-10, 4-1 in league).

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Gian-Mari Llaguno was three for four with four stolen bases, Natalie Ficocelli was two for two with a double and four runs batted in, Jackie Brewer was two for three with a double, Natalie Ohrt was also two for three and Ashley Corral was two for three with two RBI.

Burbank 4, Arcadia 3: The Bulldogs were able to hold on for a Pacific League victory Friday on the road.

Burbank (12-11, 10-2) received a solid game from starting pitcher Crystal Diaz, who tossed a five-hitter.

Sarah Riojas was two for four with two doubles for the Bulldogs. But more importantly, she came up with the big hit in the top of the seventh inning for the winning run.

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Becca Wright was two for three with two runs batted in and a run scored, Katie Hooper was two for four and Jenny Millo was two for three.

Burroughs 13, Hoover 1: The Indians stayed in a tie for first place in the Pacific League with a victory Wednesday on the road.

Haley Schulman had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning, and ended up with a two-hitter.

Hailee White was two for three with two runs batted in and Brice Edrington had two hits and scored two runs for Burroughs (16-7, 10-1).

VOLLEYBALL

Burroughs d. Claremont, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19: The Indians shook of a first-game loss Thursday to earn a Pacific League victory on the road.

With the win, Burroughs (30-3, 8-0) — ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division III — finishes the league campaign undefeated.

Tyler Yanez stepped up and had 51 assists to go along with five kills. Daniel Jacobs had 18 kills, Ike Nwachie and Robby each chipped in with 13 kills each, Lucas Yanez had had nine kills and 11 digs and Justin Llamas also had 11 digs.

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Tuesday, the Indians secured the league championship, their second straight.

BASEBALL

Burbank 14, Muir 1: Pitcher Paul Gatton hurled a one-hitter, striking out five, to help pace the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win Wednesday at home.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Burbank cranked out 14 hits, which helped the team jump out to a 7-0 advantage after one inning.

Deandre Davis went two for two with a double and four runs batted in for the Bulldogs. Teammate Paul Frias was three for four with three runs scored and an RBI, Jawan Robins was two for four with two runs scored and two RBI. Gaton also helped his cause with two hits and an RBI and Ian McKinnon was two for three with two runs scored and two RBI.

Pasadena 4, Burbank 2: Pasadena scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a Pacific League win Tuesday against visiting Burbank.

Burbank received hits from Ricky Perez, Ryan Favor, James Johnson, Chris Okimoto and Angel Roman. Favor and Johnson also drove in runs.

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Burbank scored both of its runs in the sixth inning.

Salesian 6, Bellarmine-Jefferson 3: The Guards couldn’t hold on to an early lead and fell in the Santa Fe League game Tuesday on the road.

The Guards, who are in second place in league behind Salesian, had a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Philip Diaz went three four four with a triple, Matt Landini drove in two runs, Johnny Karalis had two hits and Ryan Okiishi drove in a run for Bell-Jeff (10-7, 8-2).

Jeff Tully


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