Baseball: Alemany wakes up just in time
After nine consecutive innings of failing to score against Los Angeles Loyola, Alemany Coach Randy Thompson had seen enough. His catcher dropped a pop up. His second baseman botched a ground ball. The team looked like it was in a trance. So Thompson shouted in the third inning of a scoreless game, "Let's go."
And the Warriors woke up. Ryan Alvarez contributed a two-run single in the bottom of the third and the Warriors scored five runs in the sixth, including a three-run double from Corey Sims, and defeated Loyola, 9-1, in a Mission League game. Cory Messmore threw five shutout innings for the victory.
Alemany is 15-5-1 and 3-2-1 in league. Loyola 15-6-1 and 6-2. Chase Davis had an RBI triple and Alex Adajar had two hits. Loyola Coach Brian Felten was ejected for questioning a call at second base and will have to miss the Cubs' game on Saturday.
La Verne Bonita improved to 19-1 overall with a 10-1 win over Diamond Ranch. Justin Garza threw five shutout innings and Nolan Henley hit a grand slam.
Alta Loma defeated Glendora, 7-3, in a Baseline League game. Agoura defeated St. Bonaventure, 10-2.
Joseph Rodriguez of Lancaster Paraclete struck out eight and threw a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over Downey Calvary Chapel. It was the third no-hitter by a Paraclete pitcher this season. Paraclete is 16-2.
Harvard-Westlake defeated Westlake, 6-1, in a nonleague game. Brandon Deere threw a complete game and Joe Corrigan had two hits. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Salesian, 5-0. Nick Fagnano was the winning pitcher.
-- Eric Sondheimer