Freshman pitcher Alex Martinez strikes out 10 in Sylmar’s 3-2 win over Kennedy

Sylmar High freshman Alex Martinez delivers a pitch.
Freshman Alex Martinez of Sylmar struck out 10 in 3-2 win over Kennedy.
(Courtesy of Martinez family)

Sylmar High is emerging as the favorite in Valley Mission League baseball behind freshman pitcher Alex Martinez, who struck out 10 on Monday in a 3-2, eight-inning win over rival Granada Hills Kennedy.

Sylmar (7-3, 2-0) received an important diving catch in the eighth from outfielder Alonso Pedron that resulted in a double play.

Victor Carrera had the game-winning RBI in the eighth. Sophomore Mike Andrade went three for three.


As soon as Martinez arrived in the summer, coach Ray Rivera said he knew he’d make a difference. He throws strikes and is calm under pressure.

It could be the final game for a while for both teams with rain and a three-day Los Angeles Unified School District strike starting Tuesday.

Trabuco Hills 2, Reno 0: Trevor Kazahaya homered for Trabuco Hills.

Los Alamitos 8, Marina 1: Derek Valdez had a three-run home run and Wyatt Madison struck out 13 in six innings for Los Alamitos.

La Mirada 9, Minden (Nev.) Douglas 4: Benjamin Kim contributed four hits in La Mirada’s victory.

Capistrano Valley 5, Mission Viejo 4: Owen Geiss struck out nine in a complete game for Capistrano Valley.

Newbury Park 6, Calabasas 1: Cole Miller struck out seven in five scoreless innings for Newbury Park. Tyler Field had two hits.

Thousand Oaks 2, Westlake 0: Steve Gormley threw the shutout, striking out eight and walking one.

Mira Costa 5, Peninsula 4: Amari Hackett had two hits and three RBIs for Mira Costa.

Long Beach Poly 3, Long Beach Millikan 0: The Jackrabbits won the Moore League game.

Crespi 8, Bishop Alemany 4: Isaiah Magdaleno had two hits and two RBIs in the Mission League win.

Corona Centennial 3, Norco 2: The Huskies got a walk-off in the eighth to improve to 10-0.

Huntington Beach 3, Laguna Beach 2: It took nine innings to decide this one with the winning run scoring on a passed ball.


JSerra 10, Mater Dei 2: Reese Ferrel went three for four with three RBIs for JSerra.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 9, Chaminade 5: Ella Parker and Charley Tapia each had three hits and three RBIs for Notre Dame. Parker hit her seventh home run of the season.