Baseball: Birmingham defeats Newbury Park, 8-4
Lake Balboa Birmingham earned some respect for the City Section with an 8-4 victory over defending Southern Section Division 1 champion Newbury Park on Saturday.
Sophomore Jonathan Russomano struck out seven in a complete game. Audello Camacho had two RBIs. Ray Rulvacaba was three for three. Justin Minor added two hits and two RBIs.
In the Trinity League, three Servite pitchers held Orange Lutheran to four hits in a 2-1 victory. Joe Prior had two hits for the Friars.
Anaheim Canyon won the Loara tournament championship with an 8-2 win over Fountain Valley. Cameron Baranek went four for four with a double, triple and three RBIs.
JSerra and Cypress split a doubleheader, with JSerra winning the first game, 5-2, and Cypress taking the second in eight innings, 3-2.
Alemany defeated Granada Hills, 6-2. Josh Benz threw five shutout innings. Ryan Alvarez went three for four. Chris Davis had four hits and Jack Kruger hit a two-run home run in Oaks Christian's 10-4 win over South Torrance.
Scott Butland threw a three-hitter in West Torrance's 1-0 win over Agoura. Moopark defeated Kennedy, 3-2. Matt Charnock, Sherman Brawner and Pat Valdez each had two hits.
Northview defeated LB Millikan, 4-3, in eight innings. Gabe Rojo doubled in the tying run in the seventh and Jake Harrison tripled and later scored the winning run in the eight. Cypress defeated JSerra, 3-2.
El Camino Real defeated Verdugo Hills, 11-1. Dylan Savoie pitched six innings for the win. Chris Scalisi went four for four and Brent Shaw had three hits and five RBIs. Chatsworth defeated Camarillo, 9-4. Riley Conlan had three hits.
In the Babe Herman tournament, Cleveland defeated Crescenta Valley, 13-5. Steven Perez gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings. Bryan Wang and Jonny Psaltis had three hits each for Crescenta Valley.
Lakewood defeated Bishop Amat, 3-2, in eight innings. Andrew Eppenbach allowed one run in six innings.
Sierra Canyon defeated Lancaster Baptist, 20-0 and 15-1. Brian Tucker struck out 13 and threw a no-hitter in the first game. Jake Fried was six for eight on the day.
-- Eric Sondheimer