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Roundup: Bell-Jeff softball wins in dramatic fashion

BaseballManny Acosta

SOFTBALL

Bellarmine-Jefferson 7, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 5 (eight innings): The Guards came up with a two-run home run in the seventh inning to tie the score and another two-run home run in the eighth, both with two outs, that lifted them to a nonleague win Tuesday at Encino Little League Fields.

Mia Acosta belted the home run in the eighth to power Bell-Jeff (5-0-2) to victory. Priscilla Panizo had the home run in the seventh. Sofia Palacios had two doubles and Acosta, Tiffany Galindo and Cristina Colon had two hits each for the Guards, who are ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division VI.

Bell-Jeff is the defending division champion.

Burbank in High Desert Classic: With one swing, Bulldogs sophomore Julia Duarte plated two runs, led the Bulldogs to a 5-4 win in nine innings over West Ranch and bestowed her team with the High Desert Classic tournament championship Saturday.

Duarte hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel Burbank to the tournament title in Lancaster.

Burbank earned passage into the title game on the heels of a 1-0 nine-inning semifinal win against Highland in which junior Caitlyn Brooks, the reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year, threw a shutout and struck out 16. Amber Ingram scored the winning run on a passed ball.

Brooks was named the tournament most valuable player, while Duarte, junior Jazmin Orozco and junior Bridgette Pisa garnered spots on the all-tournament team.

The Bulldogs, who had lost to West Ranch earlier in the tournament, are now 5-3.

Providence 19, Villanova Prep 4 (five innings): The Pioneers exploded for 17 hits in earning the nonleague victory Monday on the road.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Providence (3-1) had a 4-2 lead after one inning before breaking out with four more runs in the second and five in the third to take a commanding 13-2 lead. Four additional runs in the fourth upped the lead to 17-3.

Veronica Abuyog was two for four with two runs scored and four runs batted in, teammate Salina Hasrouty was two for four with three runs scored and Christy Hoffman and Meghan Mai drove in two runs apiece. Fabi Jimenez had a solo home run.

Burroughs in Simi Valley Tournament: The Indians fell to Righetti, 1-0, on Saturday in the tournament's consolation championship game.

The Indians (4-2) played well against defending CIF Southern Section Division III champions. Burroughs yielded the winning run in the seventh inning.

Sidney Ortega went three for three and Michelle Santiago and Aimee Rodriguez had the other two hits for Burroughs. Cheyenne Steward pitched a solid game, giving up one earned run and just four hits for Burroughs.

Burroughs faced Pacific League foe Arcadia in its opening game in the tournament Saturday, turning back the Apaches, 9-6. Burroughs scored eight runs in the top of the first inning to jump ahead early.

Steward hit a grand slam and Rodriguez and Santiago also hit home runs. Dani Ryan got the win in the circle, improving to 3-0. Steward pitched the final inning for the save.

BASEBALL

Chatsworth 13, Burbank 0: The Bulldogs fell to 2-6 on the season with the loss Tuesday at Chatsworth.

Villanova Prep 7, Providence 2: Five errors proved costly for the Pioneers in the nonleague loss on the road Monday.

It was the first loss of the season for Providence (4-1).

Jonathan Max had three hits and pitcher Sean Holt had a steady performance for the Pioneers.

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Burbank in San Gabriel Tournament: The Bulldogs played well in the tournament Friday and Saturday, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Joseph Servin was selected to the all-tournament team, as the Bulldogs improved to 8-1

In the semifinal contest Saturday, the Bulldogs lost to Pacific League foe Crescenta Valley, 26-17, 25-23.

In the quarterfinals, Burbank defeated host San Gabriel, 26-24, 22-25, 16-14. Servin had 12 kills, Justin Saisirikul had 11 digs and Peter Jang had 16 assists for the Bulldogs.

In the first round of the Gold Division playoffs, Burbank defeated West Torrance, 25-18, 25-20. Servin had eight kills and nine digs, Willie Perryman had six kills and Jang had 12 assists.

In pool-play games Friday, the Bulldogs defeated El Camino, 25-20, 25-22, Montebello, 16-25, 25-23, 15-4, and Garey, 24-26, 25-19, 15-11.

BOYS' GOLF

Providence 231, Yeshiva 282: The Pioneers won the Liberty League match Monday at De Bell Golf Club.

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