By Sebastian Moore
Outlook Valley Sun
The La Cañada High School varsity was edged by visiting Buena High of Ventura, 1-0, in an Easton Tournament game on Saturday despite the stellar effort of LCHS senior Ethan Geller, who pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts. He allowed one earned run on six hits and a pair of walks.
Junior Justin Mccubbin recorded a hit, a stolen base and a walk for the Spartans, senior Alex Higa had a base hit, and senior J.J. Won walked once and laid down a sacrifice bunt.
The Spartans picked up an extra-inning victory at Burroughs High in Burbank, 3-1, in a tournament game last Thursday as sophomore Carson Kelly tossed 7.2 innings with six strikeouts, four hits, three walks and one earned run to earn the win. Geller went 3-for-5 with a double while logging the final out on the mound to earn a save.
Junior Tyler Gao went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run, Won recorded a double and two RBIs, and senior Allen Kang doubled. Higa tallied a base hit and a run, Mccubbin finished with a hit and a stolen base, junior Hayden Dancsecs and freshman Will Park each had a base hit, and senior Ben Kim scored once.
LCHS recently lost a tournament game at Ventura, 6-3. Sophomore Leon Chen, who went 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases and a run at the plate, pitched three innings and a pair of strikeouts while sophomore Cash Carroll, who had a hit and two RBIs, pitched three innings of relief with one strikeout. Won went 2-for-2 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run, Geller doubled, and Chris Huh and Higa each finished with a base hit. Senior Nyle Bangash scored once while Dancsecs walked once.
The Spartans previously lost their season opener against visiting Birmingham High of Lake Balboa, 9-0. Carson Kelly struck out six over five innings while Geller struck out three in two innings of relief. Won doubled, Dancsecs had a hit, and sophomore Josh Proctor, Higa, Kang, Carroll and Huh each walked once.
La Cañada (1-3 overall) will visit Cathedral High in Los Angeles for a nonleague game today at 3:30 p.m. before hosting Alhambra on Friday, Feb. 24.
The Wolves blanked visiting Bravo High of Los Angeles, 8-0, in a nonleague game on Saturday.
Senior captain Max Brunngraber struck out 13 batters in five innings while allowing a hit and a walk to earn the win. He also went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, and a run. Sophomore Brian Xu, who struck out four batters across a pair of scoreless innings, went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Sophomore Will Koh went 2-for-5 with a double and a run while senior captain John Kully doubled and scored once. Freshman Nathan Sanok finished with a hit, an RBI and a run, junior George Hayes recorded a hit and an RBI, and senior captain Graham DesHotel and sophomore Calvin Chen each scored once.
The Wolves routed host Hawthorne, 15-2, in a nonleague game last Thursday as DesHotel allowed two hits, two earned runs and a walk with four strikeouts over five innings to earn the win. He helped himself at the plate with a pair of hits, two runs and an RBI. Kully went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, four RBIs and four runs while Sanok went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Hayes went 2-for-2 with a run while freshman Will Grable went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run. Sophomore Matthew Chino tripled with two RBIs, Chen recorded a base hit, two RBIs and a run, and Brunngraber registered a base hit and a run. Senior Evan Yoon struck out two and issued a walk across a scoreless inning of relief while Xu scored twice.
Flintridge Prep crushed host Rosemead, 10-2, in a nonleague game last Wednesday as Grable, who scored once, struck out four over four innings without allowing a hit or a walk to earn the win. Xu recorded a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run, Koh went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run, Hayes finished with a double, two RBIs and a run, and Kully doubled and scored once. DesHotel registered a hit, an RBI and a run, Yoon had a base hit and a run, and Brunngraber notched a base hit. Chino allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit with one strikeout over two innings of relief, Chen scored twice and Sanok scored once.
The Wolves recently lost a nonleague game against visiting Beckman High of Irvine, 11-0. DesHotel and Kully each doubled while Xu and Chen each had a base hit. Sophomore Rowan Schaeffer allowed five earned runs on seven hits with one walk and a strikeout over 5.1 innings on the mound while sophomore Gregory Sue allowed three earned runs on two hits and two walks in 1.1 innings.
Flintridge Prep previously won its season opener at Big Bear, 12-1. Brunngraber struck out 13 over five innings to earn the win while adding a double at the plate. Schaeffer pitched a scoreless inning of relief while going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run at the plate. DesHotel went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs, an RBI and a walk, Xu went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs and a pair of walks, and Hayes doubled with an RBI. Kully tallied a hit, two runs and an RBI while Chen registered a hit and scored once. Koh and Chino each scored once while Grable had an RBI.
The Wolves (4-1 overall) will host Palos Verdes Chadwick for their Prep League opener on Friday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. before visiting Santa Monica for a nonleague game on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.
The Golden Knights defeated visiting Saugus, 8-4, in an Easton Tournament game on Saturday.
Sophomore Jordan Lewallen went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run while junior Holden Deitch went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run. Caleb Thatcher, who doubled with an RBI and a run, allowed eight hits, four earned runs, three walks and one strikeout over six innings, senior Lucas Dixon doubled with two RBIs, and junior Jordan Viramontes doubled with an RBI and a run. Junior John Calmette went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run, sophomore Dane Shepard went 1-for-2 with a walk, and junior Kalani Quiroz pitched a clean inning of relief with two strikeouts. Junior Kal-El Holguin recorded a hit and an RBI while junior Brody Ruyle scored once.
SFHS was shut out at Valencia, 7-0, in a tournament game last Thursday. Quiroz went 2-for-2, junior Callum Clark recorded a base hit and senior Cole Shepard walked once. Holguin pitched 1.2 innings with four strikeouts, four hits, one earned run and a walk while sophomore Wes Soter allowed two earned runs, four walks and one hit over two innings. Junior Joe Krasnowski struck out two and allowed a base hit in one inning while senior John Glassen pitched a clean inning of relief.
The Golden Knights recently edged visiting Glendale, 1-0, behind a complete game shutout performance by Dixon. He struck out four with three hits and a walk while going 2-for-3 with a run at the plate. Meanwhile senior Liam Thatcher drove in what would be the deciding run in the fourth inning. Ruyle registered a hit and a stolen base, senior Grant Valentine finished with a base hit, and Caleb Thatcher, Calmette and Viramontes each walked once.
St. Francis previously lost its season opener at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, 5-4, as senior Xander Douglas pitched two innings of relief with two strikeouts and allowed an unearned run on one hit and a walk. Dixon went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk while Viramontes went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs, a sac fly and a walk. Deitch recorded a base hit, two stolen bases and two runs, Caleb Thatcher finished with a base hit and a stolen base, and Ruyle had a hit. Lewallen scored once and stole a base while Calmette scored once.
The Golden Knights (2-2 overall) will host Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in their Mission League opener on Tuesday, Feb. 28. SFHS will conclude its season series with Harvard-Westlake with a pair of matchups the following week.