Baseball: University stuns No. 3-seeded Chatsworth, 11-10
It was a wild, memorable City Section Division I first-round playoff game on Tuesday at Chatsworth, and when the final out was recorded, No. 19-seeded University had pulled out a stunning, 11-10, victory over No. 3 Chatsworth in nine innings.
It's the first time since Tom Meusborn took over as head coach at Chatsworth in 1990 that the Chancellors have lost a first-round playoff game.
University got a controversial home run from Jordan Yrastorza in the top of the ninth to break a 10-10 tie. The ball hit off an orange line on the top of the left-field fence and bounced back on the field. Meusborn argued the call.
University scored six runs in the top of the seventh to wipe out a 7-4 deficit and take a 10-7 lead. Isaac Yoshinaga's three-run double was the big blow. Vincent Medina finished with three hits and Marlowe Leal and Jeff Walker had four hits apiece.
Chatsworth tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with three runs, then had the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth but couldn't score.
"We just had an agreement, no matter what happened today, we were going to leave it on the field," University Coach Jarret Barbarick said of his players.
University, a wild-card team, will play at No. 11 Marshall on Friday.
-- Eric Sondheimer