Baseball: Scott Muckey has come up with another sidearm specialist
In 27 years as baseball coach at Encino Crespi, Scott Muckey always seems to find someone who can become a sidearm pitching specialist. His latest creation, Andy Frakes, could end up being the best.
Frakes, who signed with the University of San Francisco, threw seven shutout innings on Tuesday in Crespi's 1-0, nine-inning victory over Quartz Hill. The winning run came home on a passed ball. Ty Boyles struck out eight in six innings for Quartz Hill.
"He's on his way to being the best," Muckey said of Frakes.
Fountain Valley improved to 4-0 after a 5-0 victory over El Toro. Sophomores Hunter Margain and Justin Cobb combined on a two-hitter. In a battle of unbeatens, Los Alamitos defeated San Clemente, 8-4. Cody Marshall had a three-run triple.
Anaheim Canyon handed Vista Murrieta its first defeat, 4-3. Shane Carrier hit a home run and finished with three RBIs. Moorpark pitcher Sean Barry (3-0) continued his impressive form, striking out 13 in six innings in the Musketeers' 11-0 win over Lancaster. Griffin Mazur went three for four. Taylor Ready had a double and triple.
Newbury Park took advantage of eight walks to defeat Alemany, 5-3.
Billy Fredrick scored the winning run by stealing home in Golden Valley's 9-8 win over Simi Valley. He also had two hits.
Kyle London went five for five with three doubles and a home run in Agoura's 17-5 win over Saugus. Albee Weiss went four for four and Tyler Cohen had three hits.
Jason Karkenny threw a complete game, Chris DeVito had two hits and freshman Evan Carden had two RBIs in Chatsworth's 5-1 win over Palmdale. Aaron Hamilton threw a complete game, allowing four hits, in Hart's 3-0 win over Thousand Oaks.
Oxnard defeated San Fernando, 5-3. L.A. Marshall defeated Taft, 2-1. Quinn Brodey struck out eight in Loyola's 7-3 win over Cleveland. Valencia defeated Oaks Christian, 9-1. Chris McCready, Colton Burns and Keston Hiura each had three hits. Luke Soroko threw six shutout innings.
Tony Bone had two hits in Santa Margarita's 5-4 win over Long Beach Millikan. Tyler Woldanski had three hits in West Ranch's 5-1 win over Burbank.
Aaron Vilaubi was four for four in St. John Bosco's 2-1 win over Peninsula. Hayden Rappoport had two RBIs and Owen Perry threw six innings in El Camino Real's 3-1 win over Rio Mesa.
Dos Pueblos defeated St. Bonaventure, 7-1. Buena defeated Campbell Hall, 11-3. Wilmington Banning defeated Paramount, 6-1. Julian Villegas had three hits and Justin Licea had a three-run double. Temple City upset Alhambra, 3-2. Beverly Hills defeated Pasadena, 3-0.
Adrian Damia had three hits in Crescenta Valley's 13-1 win over Rosemead.
St. Francis defeaed Bell-Jeff, 14-0, in five innings. Andres Kim went four for four and threw four innings of no-hit ball with eight strikeouts.
-- Eric Sondheimer