Baseball: Bryan Call makes father proud in 11-inning Mater Dei win
Sophomore second baseman Bryan Call, the son of Mater Dei Coach Burt Call, came through with a game-tying leadoff home run to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning on Tuesday, his third hit of the day, and the Monarchs went on to score a 2-1, 11-inning victory over Servite in a Trinity League opener.
Brandon Mirez drew a bases loaded walk to end the game in the bottom of the 11th on a 3-and-2 count with none out. Tyler Adkison led off the 11th with his third hit, a double. Brandon Perez reached on a bunt single and Davis Tominaga was walked intentionally.
Servite left 15 runners on base. Starting pitcher Ryan Alsworth threw seven shutout innings for the Friars. Thomas O'Conney had three hits.
In another Trinity League opener, Reid Budrovich threw the shutout in St. John Bosco's 3-0 victory over Santa Margarita. Garett King threw six shutout innings, striking out seven with zero walks in Orange Lutheran's 7-0 win over JSerra. Brad Rinehart had three hits.
In the Mission League, No. 1-ranked Harvard-Westlake (7-0) got another shutout from Jack Flaherty in a 5-0 victory over Loyola. He struck out seven, walked none and allowed two hits. The Wolverines broke open the game with a five-run fifth inning that featured a two-run double by Brian Ginsberg and an RBI triple by Ezra Steinberg.
Encino Crespi defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 6-5, with Andy Frakes throwing the complete game. Jacob Villela had three hits and an RBI. Alemany defeated St. Francis, 7-4.
Alhambra defeated Schurr, 6-0. Marco Briones had a no-hitter for six innings. He finished with 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits. Redlands East Valley defeated Glendora, 5-1. Jake Gozzo, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, threw six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Zach Kirtley had three RBIs.
Elijah Skipps had a home run and five RBIs to help Cypress defeat Riverside North, 11-4.
Nogales gave Coach John Romano his 600th career coaching victory with a 2-0 victory over Temple City.
Village Christian defeated La Salle, 4-0. Jesse Hanckel threw the shutout.
Narbonne defeated El Camino Real, 2-0, in 14 innings at Pepperdine. Owen Perry threw nine shutout innings for El Camino Real.
Ty Boyles struck out a school-record 16 batters in Quartz Hill's 4-0 win over Vasquez. He has gone 21 consecutive innings without giving up a run. Venice defeated Arleta, 12-1.
Sierra Canyon defeated Heritage Christian, 8-2. The game matched Heritage Christian Coach Bobby Bell against his son, Brock, who had two hits and four RBIs for Sierra Canyon.
Chris Sanberg and Alex Gomez had three hits apiece in Kennedy's 13-4 win over Grant.
-- Eric Sondheimer