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Indians place 5th in event

March 15, 2011

SOFTBALL

Burroughs 5, Village Christian 0: The Indians improved to 3-2 with a win Saturday in the fifth-place game of Simi Valley Tournament.

It is the highest the Indians — who are the defending Pacific League champions — have ever placed in the tournament.

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Haley Shulman pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout to get the win. Shannon Trujillo hit a three-run home run which scored Brice Edrington and Caitlin Loera, who had reached base with a single and a walk, respectively. Shortstop Allie Grimaldo also had a run-scoring single, as did first baseman Taylor Buliavac.

Burroughs 4, Paso Robles 1: Heather Haynes pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits, to help the Indians to victory Saturday in the Simi Valley Tournament.

Junior catcher Shannon Trujillo hit a home run that drove in two runs in the fourth inning. Freshman outfielder Sidney Ortega had one hit, a walk, stole a base and scored two runs.

Walnut 5, Burbank 2: The Bulldogs fell Saturday in the final game of the San Dimas Tournament.

Burbank (1-3) pitcher Crystal Diaz had seven strikeouts in the loss.

Katie Hooper was one for three with a run batted in and was named to the all-tournament team a .583 batting average. Nalani Hernandez had a double and drove in a run.

BASEBALL

Burbank 13, Rincon (Ariz.) 2: The Bulldogs began the Tucson Conquistador Lancer Baseball Classic with a victory Monday.

Burbank (2-4) got its offensive rolling by scoring five runs in the third inning.

Paul Frias had a monster game for the Bulldogs, collecting five hits, including two doubles, a triple and driving in five runs.

Dylan Mersola had three hits, including a double and a triple and scored three runs and Ryan Favor had hits, including his first hom erun of the season

On the mound, Paul Gatton (1-0) picked up his first win, going 5 1/3 innings, scattering five hits and striking out three.

Eastside 3, Burbank 1: The Bulldogs could account for just a single run in the seventh inning Saturday in a Southern California Invitational loss at Burbank High.

Paul Frias, Dylan Mersola and Tyler Do had the only three hits for the Bulldogs.

Mersola singled home Frias — who reached base on an error — for Burbank's run.

Burbank 11, Highland 4: The Bulldogs collected nine hits in recording their first win of the season Friday in a Southern California Invitational game at Highland.

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