19 Feb 19
Orange County Register
Highlights and top performers from the Orange County baseball and softball games on Monday, Feb. 18.
Monday’s baseball scoreboard
Newport Elks Tournament
Five Portola pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Santa Ana Valley in an 11-0 victory in the Newport Elks Tournament. Kaeden Foucart, Aidan Russell, Jamison King, Josh Liu and Josh Park combined for the no-hitter and had 15 strikeouts. Russell got the win with six strikeouts in two innings. Luke Shen got it done for the Bulldogs on the offensive end with three hits, three RBIs and a stolen base.
Cutter Clawson was excellent on the mound and at the plate in a 12-0 win for Laguna Beach over Arlington of Riverside. The BYU signee had three hits with a home run and three RBIs. Clawson also threw four shutout innings with six strikeouts in a winning effort. Kolton Freeman hit a home run for the Breakers and Christian Holm had two hits with four RBIs.
Jacob Juarez hit a home run and pitched four shutout innings in Capistrano Valley Christian’s 12-2 win over Fullerton. Jace Baqui had three hits for the Eagles with three RBIs and Charlie Miller also had three hits. The Eagles lost to San Juan Hills 3-0 in another Newport Elks game. Kyle Rawlings had a two-run triple for San Juan Hills in the win.
Foothill exploded for 19 runs in two games of the Newport Elks. The Knights beat Riverside Poly 12-9 in the first game. Junior infielder Hudson Lehnertz had three hits and four RBIs. Jacob Nava had two hits, drove in two runs and had a stolen base. Foothill beat St. John Bosco 7-4 in the second game of the tournament. Ketch Gannon and Sam Coulston allowed just five hits in six innings in the win.
JSerra hit three home runs in a 5-1 win over Tesoro. Luke Jewett hit two home runs for the Lions and Blake Klassen hit a two-run home run in JSerra’s win. Ryan Farmer allowed one run over five innings for the Lions and Cameron Cooke finished the game with two shutout innings.
Four Mater Dei pitchers combined to shut out Capistrano Valley in a 1-0 win for the Monarchs. Christian Schwarz was the winning pitcher for the Monarchs and struck out one in one inning of work. Joey Nicolai had two hits for Mater Dei and Andrew Chorbagian scored the Monarchs’ only run and had one hit.
Corona del Mar went on a two-city road trip in the Newport Elks Tournament and came home with a 1-0-1 record. The Sea Kings beat Roosevelt 4-1 in the morning game at Eastvale. Tom Wilcox allowed one run and struck out five in four innings. Ryan Borquez permitted just one hit over the last three innings. Luc Stuka was 2-for-3 with an RBI, stolen base and two runs scored. Carter Haight had a big double in the seventh to start a rally that led to two insurance runs. CdM moved on to St. Paul in Sante Fe Springs, where the game ended in a 0-0 tie after three official innings. The Sea Kings had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the fourth, when rain halted play. After 20 minutes, umpires called the game due to a wet field.
Canyon shut out Aliso Niguel 6-0 in the Loara Tournament Monday. Cal Baptist commit William St. Marseille pitched six shutout innings and struck out three for the Comanches. Jacob McClure went 1-3 with a double and two RBIs for Canyon. Kevin Fitzer had two hits for Aliso Niguel in the loss.
Hayden Cody was outstanding on the mound for Mission Viejo in a 2-1 win over Servite. Cody pitched a complete game, allowed just two hits and struck out six. Aaron Casillas and Jack Haggerty each had two hits and drove in a run for the Diablos.
Villa Park cruised to a 4-0 victory over Downey. Isaac Ontiveros pitched five shutout innings and Aaron Perez pitched two. Garrett Deiro had two hits for the Spartans, walked and scored a run. Tonio Ard had a two-run single for Villa Park in the win.
Sophomore Matt Wilson pitched a five-hitter in his first varsity start and Braden Wylde doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Marina edged El Modena 3-2 in a Loara Tournament consolation game at Marina High.
Wilson walked nobody and struck out four in a duel with El Modena sophomore lefty Kavi Patel, who surrendered just three hits and two runs over six innings in the no-decision.
El Modena broke a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the fifth, but Marina took a 2-1 lead on Troy Kent’s two-run homer in the bottom of the inning. El Mo tied it 2-2 in the top of the sixth. In the Marina seventh, senior right-fielder Austin Hallman doubled, moved to third on a ground ball by Kent and came home on Wylde’s walk-off hit.
Monday’s softball scoreboard
Cypress swept a pair of rescheduled games in the Cypress Tournament. The Centurions beat Roosevelt/Eastvale 3-0 as Columbia-bound Katherine LoVerde went 2-for-3 and Siena signee Kaitlyn Govea also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Cypress then edged Canyon 2-1 on a walk-off single by Tatianna Roman. Govea drove in the other Cypress run and Marymount-bound Jordan Thompson was 2-for-3.
Westminster unloaded its power on two teams in the Savanna Showcase. The Lions mauled Montebello 17-1 on 16 hits, six of them for extra bases. The game was stopped after the fourth inning, in which Westminster scored nine runs. Bella Frias homered, doubled and drove in four runs. LeeAnne Miranda had three doubles and three RBI and retired all nine batters she faced in the circle, six via strikeout.
The Lions then beat Oxford Academy 8-4 in five innings. Alyssa Williams and Jasmine Vasquez each homered in this one, with Williams driving in three runs.
Coaches and team representatives are encouraged to email their scores and stats after every game to the Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.