Baseball: Valencia knocks off Hart in Foothill League
JD Busfield threw a three-hitter and Brian Mundell hit a home run to lift Valencia (15-7, 6-4) to a 4-2 win over first-place Hart in a Foothill League game on Tuesday. Keston Hiura had a two-run double in the fifth inning.
C.J. Witkowski hit a two-run home run for the Indians. West Ranch defeated Golden Valley, 14-2, behind freshman Jagger Rusconi, who had four hits and five RBIs, including an inside-the-park home run.
In the Trinity League, Cole Irvin threw six innings in Servite's 5-1 victory over St. John Bosco. Sophomore Griffin Canning struck out six and walked none to help Santa Margarita win its first Trinity League game with a 2-1 win over JSerra.
La Verne Bonita (21-1) defeated Thousand Oaks, 4-1, in a nonleague game. Sam Stavang threw five innings to improve to 6-0. Woody Reyes had a two-run single.
In the Mission League, Cody Thompson (7-1) allowed four hits in 6 1/3 innings, and Peter Van Gansen got the save in Alemany's 4-2 win over Crespi. Christian Mercado had two hits. Alemany is 17-5-1 and 4-2-1. Crespi is 8-12 and 4-5. Chaminade defeated St. Francis, 8-5.
In the Delphic League, Sierra Canyon pulled into a first-place tie with Brentwood by defeating the Eagles, 5-3, behind Sean Adler, who struck out 14.
In the Baseline League, Upland defeated Glendora, 7-6.
In the Pacific League, Dylan Mersola had three hits in Burbank's 10-0 win over Hoover. Crescenta Valley defeated Muir, 10-0. Cole Currie struck out seven in three innings. In the Southwestern League, Vista Murrieta and pitcher Tyler Russell defeated Great Oak, 3-1, creating a tie for first place between the two schools with 8-2 records.
In the Channel League, Dos Pueblos (16-6, 6-2) defeated Santa Barbara, 7-2. Luke Loggins struck out three and walked none. Isaac Horigan (9-1) threw his 10th complete game, a two-hitter, in Buena's 8-1 win over San Marcos.
Palm Desert's Brian Serven threw a no-hitter in his team's 5-0 win over Xavier. He struck out nine and also contributed two hits.
-- Eric Sondheimer