Hoover picks up first 'W'


Hoover 8, Fillmore 5: Michael Zalin and Thomas Alchermes registered three hits apiece Saturday to spark the visiting Tornadoes (1-1) in a Southern California Invitational contest. Starting pitcher Kevin Mendoza went six innings to notch the victory.

Dos Pueblos 7, St. Francis 5: James LaManna had two hits, including a solo home run, and two runs batted in on Saturday for the visiting Golden Knights (0-2) in an Easton Tournament contest.

Jeff Garavaglia also had two hits and an RBI.

South Hills 7, Crescenta Valley 3: The Falcons were stymied on Saturday in their season opener at UC Riverside in the Bonita Tournament.

Elliott Surrey was three for four with a double and a run batted in, while Troy Mulcahey also had a double and came on to pitch with one out in the fourth inning and allowed two runs the rest of the way.

Troy Prasertsit added a double and two RBI, while starter Kyle Murray was dealt the loss allowing five runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings pitched.


Canyon Country Canyon 89, Crescenta Valley 47: James Maturan won a pair of events Saturday for the host Falcons in a season-opening nonleague dual meet. Maturan won the 100 meters in 11.1 seconds and 200 (22.6). William Wang took second in the 100 in 11.3.

Mike Duncan finished first in the 1,600 in 4 minutes 39.1 seconds and Nick Beatty placed second (4:40.4) for Crescenta Valley.

Crescenta Valley's Matt Williams and Tyler Bradshaw both had lifetime-bests, with Williams winning the 800 (2:02.3) and Bradshaw finishing second in the pole vault at 12 feet 6 inches. Gabe Collison won the 3,200 (10:18.9) for the Falcons.


Canyon Country Canyon 97, Crescenta Valley 39: Cayleigh Carrillo of Crescenta Valley doubled in the 100 (12.6 seconds) and 200 (26.0) in a season-opening nonleague dual meet Saturday, notching two first-place marks for the Falcons.

Crescenta Valley's Cali King finished first in the 1,600 in 5 minutes 32.1 seconds and teammate Brooke Moultrie was second in 5:34.6. Amelia Palacios of Crescenta Valley won the triple jump with a mark of 25 feet 10 ½ inches. Falcon Hannah Ruby had a personal-best mark of 2:27.4 to take second in the 800.


Glendale Community College 8, 10, L.A. Harbor College 0, 5: The host Vaqueros (13-5) swept a nonconference doubleheader Saturday at the Glendale Sports Complex.

In the first game, which was called in the fifth inning because of the mercy rule, Jennifer Nguyen finished with a double and solo home run. Carley Zabka, Casey Nicodemus and Nancy Pinedo had two hits apiece for Glendale. Pitcher Brandy Morin allowed one hit in five innings.

Nguyen hit a solo home run in the second game for the Vaqueros, who got three singles and two runs batted in from Jena Kaser.


L.A. Harbor College 9, Glendale Community College 5: Matt McCallister had three hits and drove in a pair of runs Saturday for the Vaqueros (7-4) in a nonconference road contest.

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