20 Feb 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Last season was tough for Walnut senior pitcher Manny Casillas. He complied a 4-6 record, suffering some losses by narrow margins. Many observers tabbed him as a pitcher to follow in 2019.
Casillas turned in one of the top performances of the young season to this point, throwing a complete game one-hitter to as the Mustangs defeated Claremont 3-0, in Chino Tournament action on Tuesday.
Casillas had a no-hitter going until Claremont’s Michael Navarro doubled to left in the bottom of the fifth inning. Casillas finished the game by striking out the final two hitters that he faced. It was the first win of the season for the senior.
Walnut (2-1) scored all of their runs in the second inning. Eric Amaya, who had two hits in the contest, brought in the Mustangs first run of the game on a single to left that scored Abel Garibay. With runners of second and third and one out – Manny Salinas singled to second that scored pinch runner Russell MacLeith.
BASEBALL Final : Walnut 3, Claremont 0. Looks like Manny Casillas is the pitcher of the day in the SGV. Threw a complete game one-hitter. Strikes out five. Eric Amaya goes 2 for 3 on the day. @SGVNSports @latsondheimer
— James Escarcega (@James_Escarcega) February 20, 2019
In other baseball action on Tuesday
Anaheim Canyon 3, Bishop Amat 2: Canyon’s Brock Razook kept the Lancers hitters off balanced as he allowed only one run on seven hits in the victory in Loara Tournament action. A late seventh inning rally by the Lancers fell short when Frankie Peralez was thrown out at home plate on an attempted sacrifice fly attempt by Canyon’s right fielder John Landry for the final out of the game.
Cypress 3, La Mirada 1: The Matadors (2-3) simply had no answers for Centurions’ Cameron Repetti has he allowed only one run on five hits and struckout 14 in the win as part of the Loara Tournament action. La Mirada scored their only run of the game in the seventh inning when Emilio Morales scored on a single by Jacob Sharp.
Bonita 10, West Covina 0: Marcellus Pearson connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning that propelled the host Bearcats to a shutout win over the Bulldogs in Inland Valley Baseball Tournament action. Issac Mendez pitched four solid innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven to gain the decision.
Irvine 4, Diamond Bar 2: Irvine broke a 2-2 tie by scoring two runs in the top of the seventh innings to defeat the host Brahmas in Newport Elks Tournament action. Aaron Duran and Alonzo Fuller drove in Diamond Bar’s only two runs of the game.
Trabuco Hills 11, Santa Fe 7: The Mustangs scored nine runs in the fifth inning to defeat the Chiefs (1-2) in Newport Elks Tournament action. Christian Macias drove in two runs for Santa Fe.
Santa Ana 6, Whittier Christian 1: The Saints scored two runs in the second, third and fifth innings to turn back the Heralds (1-3) in Newport Elks Tournament action. Wes Ruiz drove in Whittier Christian’s only run.
Marshall 2, Sierra Vista 0: Thomas Arnst turned in a pitching gem as the hurled a two-hit complete game shutout in the Eagles win over the visiting Dons. Arnst walked only one hitter and struck out 10. Jacob Hernandez had two in the for the Eagles in the win.
Pasadena 6, Temple City 0: Justin Gutierrez looked sharp on the mound for the Bulldogs (4-0) as he gave up only two hits and struck out six in six innings of work as the Bulldogs defeated the host Rams in a non league contest. Hugo Escobedo had a home run and drove in three runs.
Muir 10, Palmdale 0: Amaris Harrison threw four shutout innings in the Mustangs (3-0) win over the Falcons in Dave Moore Tournament action.
Muir knocks off Palmdale 10-0 behind 4 shutout innings from @Amarisharrison4 and a well balanced offensive attack. @SGVNSports @SGVNSCORES @James_Escarcega @BReedBaiotto
— Muir Baseball (@MuirBaseball) February 20, 2019
Los Altos 4, California 1: Fabian Ortega turned in a solid effort on the mound as he allowed only one run on six hits and struck out two in a complete game effort in the Conquerors win over the visiting Condors in Don Lugo Tournament action. Daniel Santos had two hits and Cal Hi’s Jason Flock drove in their only run of the game.
West Ranch 12, St. Francis 4: Stephen Castro smacked two hits and drove in a run it was not enough as the Wildcats easily dispatched the Golden Knights (2-3) in Easton Tournament action.
Diamond Bar 5, Villa Park 2: Alexis Martinez yielded only two runs on seven hits and stuck out three in a complete game performance as the Brahams defeated the Spartans. Amanda Flores drove in two runs.
El Monte 16, Alhambra 0: The Lions banged out 15 hits off of Moors pitching in a road win that was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. Alexis Ortega drove in four runs and Alexis Cobos connected on a home run.
Woodcrest Christian 6, Azusa 5: The Aztecs (0-1) fell behind 6-0 before mounting a seventh-inning rally, scoring five runs, just fell just short in a road non league loss to the Royals. Natalie Wilson had three hits and Jillian Watson brought in two runs.