Baseball: Troupe strikes out 10 to lift Chaminade, 4-1
Mathew Troupe of West Hills Chaminade has become one of the best pitchers in Southern California, and he displayed his skills on Monday in a first-round game of the National Classic.
Troupe struck out 10 and allowed three hits in Chaminade's 4-1 win over San Jose Valley Christian. It was the fourth time this season he has struck out 10 or more batters in a game. He allowed one unearned run.
Cole Rutherford had an RBI single during a three-run fourth inning for the Eagles (12-3), who advance to a second-round game Tuesday at 10 a.m. at El Dorado. Michael Dingilian hit a home run.
Chaminade has lots of pitching depth and has brought up its top junior varsity pitcher, freshman Dylan Suppan, for the tournament.
In other National Classic games, Tyler Ferguson struck out 13 as Clovis West defeated Chatsworth, 3-1. El Capitan defeated Mission Hills Alemany, 3-1. La Puente Bishop Amat (17-2) defeated Cypress, 1-0. Jordan McCraney struck out seven and David Berg got the save.
Here's second-round schedule championship bracket: Mountain View St. Francis vs. Bishop Amat, 4 p.m. at El Dorado; Utah Bingham vs. El Capitan, 7 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton; IMG vs. Chaminade, 10 a.m. at El Dorado; Esperanza vs. Clovis West, 4 p.m. at Esperanza.
-- Eric Sondheimer