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Sports Roundup:

Bulldogs thrive in event

March 08, 2008

SOFTBALL

Burbank 1, Los Altos 0: The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 Wednesday with their second win in pool play of the San Dimas Tournament.

The game was decided by an international tie-breaker, as both teams began the eighth inning with a runner on second base.

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Senior Kristina Ortiz was on second with one out when junior Lexi Hernandez delivered a base hit past the shortstop. Ortiz was waved home and scored the winning run.

Bulldogs junior pitcher Kristin Peraza had 12 strikeouts to gain her second win.

Brianne Schafer for one for two and Kassy Uchida and Hernandez were each one for three.

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BASEBALL

Newbury Park 1, Burbank 0 (11 innings): The Bulldogs lost their second 1-0 game of the season Wednesday at home in extra innings in the Southern California Invitational.

Burbank senior pitcher Ben Levitt started the game and threw six scoreless innings, giving up only three hits and striking out three.

Sophomore Anthony Giannelli pitched in relief, hurling three scoreless innings and recording four strikeouts.

Justin Rivas pitched the last two innings and suffered the loss, giving up the game’s lone run on a fielder’s choice in the 11th inning.

Burbank (1-2) managed only one hit and four walks. The team’s earned-run average was 0.88 over the first three games.

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BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Bellarmine-Jefferson d. Providence, 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21: The Guards were able to win the rivalry contest for the second consecutive year by downing the host Pioneers Tuesday in a nonleague match.

Senior Nico Pierson had 21 assists for the Pioneers (0-3). Senior opposite Andy Park led the team with 11 kills.

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BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Canyon 75, Burroughs 61: The Indians had a fine showing Thursday in a nonleague loss on the road.

Danny Cruz had a productive day for Burroughs, placing first in three events. Along with winning the 100 meters in 11.1 seconds, he also took the 200 (22.8) and the long jump (20 feet 6 1/2 ).

Other Indians winners were Chris Morris in the 400 (53.2), Dustin Blankenship in the 800 (2:10), Jordan Figatner in the pole vault (11-0) and Jeff Dumas in the (6-0).

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GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD

Canyon 78, Burroughs 58: Taryn Campos had a fine day Thursday for the Indians in a nonleague loss on the road.

Campos placed first in the 100 meters (12.4 seconds), the 200 (26.1) and long jump (15 feet 3).

Teammate Kim Andersen won the 100 hurdles (18.0), Justice Shank won the high jump (5-2), Sydney Dunivant won the triple jump (33-10) and Nicole Molin, Daniela Salinas, Paris Vaughn and Lauren Andrade teamed up to take the 400 relay (4:16).


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