Baseball: What a week for Fountain Valley's Daniel Patzlaff
Junior shortstop Daniel Patzlaff of No. 2-ranked Fountain Valley had a week to remember. On Friday, he hit two home runs to help the Barons hold off Huntington Beach, 9-8, in a Sunset League game.
On Wednesday, he hit two home runs in a 12-11 victory, including the game-winner in the seventh. Fountain Valley is 18-1 and 7-0. Justin Brown added two hits and four RBIs.
In the Foothill League, Golden Valley came in with a 1-16 record and 0-6 league mark but upset Valencia, 4-2. Josh Baldacci allowed six hits and Lucas Granado had a two-run singe.
Hart defeated Saugus, 3-2, when the umpire called a balk to score the winning run in the seventh. Aaron Hamilton threw a five-hitter. West Ranch defeated Canyon, 10-3. Cody Bennett struck out six. Jagger Rusconi had four hits, three RBIs and a home run. Jordan Benty had three hits.
In the Mission League, Alemany (14-4, 3-1) defeated Chaminade, 8-5. Sophomore Kyle Merkel (5-0) struck out six and allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings. Nick Suniga went four for four. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated St. Francis, 9-4. Jack Morello struck out 11 in five innings. Jordan Myrow had two hits and three RBIs.
In the Marmonte League, Chase Fredrick and Sean Barry combined in a one-hitter in Moorpark's 4-0 win over Royal. Austin Cole had two hits for the Musketeers. Wyatt Hogan hit two home runs in Simi Valley's 7-4 win over Westlake. Dylan Alexander also homered. Sammy Ross had three hits and Michael Unger had three RBIs to help Calabasas win it first league game with a 6-5 victory over Newbury Park.
Thousand Oaks rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Agoura, 5-4. John Glenn drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Tyler Cohen had three hits for Agoura.
In the Trinity League, Santa Margarita defeated St. John Bosco, 9-2. Dillon Miyashiro had three RBIs and Tony Bone homered.
In the Southwestern League, Temecula Valley defeated Vista Murrieta, 1-0, on an RBI by Mitch Kemp in the seventh. Burke Mitchell threw the shutout to outduel Joven Afenir.
In the Century League, Mitchell Miralaie struck out nine and threw a two-hitter in Brea Olinda's 6-2 win over Esperanza. Cameron Bishop had three hits.
In the Del Rey League, Gardena Serra completed a two-game sweep of Bishop Amat with a 9-5 victory. Ducan McKinnon had two hits and four RBIs. Trent Hammond had three RBIs. L.A. Cathedral defeated La Salle, 6-1. Willie Aguilar and Brian Duenas each had two hits.
In the Empire League, last-place Anaheim Western stunned Cypress, 2-1, behind Jacob Warken, who threw a seven-hitter.
In the Moore League, Long Beach Poly defeated Long Beach Jordan, 21-0. Josh Rios had a three-run home run in the first inning. Peter Fierros had a grand slam in the sixth.
In the Tri-Valley League, Oaks Christian defeated Bishop Diego, 7-3. Spencer Vogelbach struck out seven. Phil Bickford had two hits.
In the East Valley League, Verdugo Hills defeated North Hollywood 6-2. Brandon Zavala threw a complete game and had a two-run single. Brandon Mona added two hits.
In the West Valley League, Daniel Rivas threw a two-hitter in Birmingham's 2-0 win over Granada Hills. He also had two hits and two RBIs, including a home run. In the Marine League, Narbonne completed a sweep of Carson with a 13-4 win. Eduardo Frayre hit two home runs and finished with four RBIs. Angel Villela was three for three and Adrian Perez had four RBIs.
In the Golden League, Quartz Hill defeated Palmdale, 11-0. Josh Van Dorp went three for thee. Tyler Pittmon had four hits, including a three-run home run.
In the Channel League, Santa Barbara defeated Ventura, 2-1, on a two-out, two-run single by Skylar Sabado in the sixth inning. Johnny Brontsema picked up the save.
In the Pacific League, Brian Gadsby threw his third consecutive complete game to lift Crescenta Valley past Pasadena, 7-0. Gadsby struck out seven and walked none. Ted Boeke and Bryan Wang each drove in two runs. Burbank defeated Arcadia, 4-2.
Alhambra defeated Schurr, 3-0. Jose Amezquita threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts. It was the 300th coaching victory for Steve Gewecke.
-- Eric Sondheimer