Pioneers lose opener


Ontario Christian d. Providence, 29-31, 25-15, 25-15, 25-11: The Pioneers couldn’t get past the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs, falling in the match Tuesday on the road.

The Knights (17-4) won the Ambassador League championship, while Providence (14-10) placed second in the Liberty League.

“They just killed us at the net,” Providence Coach Josh Eggleston said. “We didn’t play our best. It was a match that we definitely could have won.”


The Pioneers battled back to win the first game, as they trailed throughout.

Andrew Roxas and David Nardoni played well for the Pioneers.


Burroughs 10, Arcadia 1: The Indians clinched a share of their third straight Pacific League championship with an easy win Tuesday on the road.


Burroughs (22-3, 12-1 in league) can secure the title outright with a win Thursday against second-place Burbank at McCambridge Park.

Pitcher Haley Schulman had a perfect game going through 5 1/3 innings. She ended up with a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 10.

The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on home runs by Schulman and Davina Del Castillo.

“It’s nice because we were able to secure at least a tie for the league title with the win [Tuesday],” Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol said.

Burbank 10, Hoover 3: The Bulldogs put themselves in the position to vie for a share of their first Pacific League championship in 25 years with the win Tuesday at Hoover.

Burbank (20-5, 11-2) is in second place in league, one game behind first-place Burroughs. The Bulldogs can claim a share of their first league crown since 1987 with a victory against the Indians Thursday at McCambridge Park.

The Bulldogs collected 15 hits against the Tornadoes.

Burroughs 4, Kennedy 3: The Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the win Monday in a Valley Classic game at Birmingham High.


With Burroughs down, 3-2, going into the seventh, Brice Edrington led off with a walk. She then stole second base. Sidney Ortega followed with a single to center field that scored Edrington to tie the score at 3. Freshman Michelle Santiago then came up and hit a shot over the right-fielders head, scoring Ortega.

Burroughs had a 1-0 lead in the first inning and increased its advantage to 2-0 with a run in the fourth. However, Kennedy pushed across three runs in the sixth to take a one-run lead.

Along with Santiago, Ortega, Shannon Trujillo and Haley Schulman also drove in runs for the Indians.

Schulman came on in relief in the circle to get the win, throwing the final two innings. Davina Del Castillo pitched the first five innings, giving up three runs.


Burbank 8, Hoover 0: The Bulldogs rolled to a Pacific League win Tuesday at home.

The victory keeps Burbank (13-8, 10-3) in the mix for the league championship with one game remaining. The Bulldogs are tied for second place in league with Arcadia (10-3 in league). The teams are one game behind Crescenta Valley (11-2 in league), which will host the Apaches on Friday.

Burbank will host Burroughs in a regular-season finale Friday.


Burroughs 4, Arcadia 2: The Indians remained in the hunt for a playoff spot with a Pacific League victory Tuesday at home.

Burroughs is 11-13, 8-5, and in fourth place in league.

Brian Pozos went two for two with two runs batted in for the Indians. Christian Garia and Chris Peale also drove in runs.


Burbank, Burroughs in CIF Southern Section Northern Team Regionals: The Indians placed 13th and the Bulldogs were 15th in the competition among the 19 teams Monday at Soule Park in Ojai.

The Indians had a score of 424 and the Bulldogs scored 429.

The best local finishers was Burbank’s Brady Dunayer who fired an eight-over-par 80. Teammate Kevin Chong had an 83, Roman Verciglio had an 87, Ben Park had an 89 and Andy Chong and Dylan Cherry had 90s.

The top finishers for Burroughs were Kelsey Danzeisen and Sivakorn Losakul, who both shot 81s. Teammate Chris Kesicbasian had an 82, Patrick Colbert had an 89, Joe Mills had a 91 and Sean White had a 92.