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Pioneers lose opener

May 08, 2012


Ontario Christian d. Providence, 29-31, 25-15, 25-15, 25-11: The Pioneers couldn't get past the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs, falling in the match Tuesday on the road.

The Knights (17-4) won the Ambassador League championship, while Providence (14-10) placed second in the Liberty League.

"They just killed us at the net," Providence Coach Josh Eggleston said. "We didn't play our best. It was a match that we definitely could have won."


The Pioneers battled back to win the first game, as they trailed throughout.

Andrew Roxas and David Nardoni played well for the Pioneers.


Burroughs 10, Arcadia 1: The Indians clinched a share of their third straight Pacific League championship with an easy win Tuesday on the road.

Burroughs (22-3, 12-1 in league) can secure the title outright with a win Thursday against second-place Burbank at McCambridge Park.

Pitcher Haley Schulman had a perfect game going through 5 1/3 innings. She ended up with a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 10.

The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on home runs by Schulman and Davina Del Castillo.

"It's nice because we were able to secure at least a tie for the league title with the win [Tuesday]," Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol said.

Burbank 10, Hoover 3: The Bulldogs put themselves in the position to vie for a share of their first Pacific League championship in 25 years with the win Tuesday at Hoover.

Burbank (20-5, 11-2) is in second place in league, one game behind first-place Burroughs. The Bulldogs can claim a share of their first league crown since 1987 with a victory against the Indians Thursday at McCambridge Park.

The Bulldogs collected 15 hits against the Tornadoes.

Burroughs 4, Kennedy 3: The Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the win Monday in a Valley Classic game at Birmingham High.

With Burroughs down, 3-2, going into the seventh, Brice Edrington led off with a walk. She then stole second base. Sidney Ortega followed with a single to center field that scored Edrington to tie the score at 3. Freshman Michelle Santiago then came up and hit a shot over the right-fielders head, scoring Ortega.

Burroughs had a 1-0 lead in the first inning and increased its advantage to 2-0 with a run in the fourth. However, Kennedy pushed across three runs in the sixth to take a one-run lead.

Along with Santiago, Ortega, Shannon Trujillo and Haley Schulman also drove in runs for the Indians.

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