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Sports Roundup: Hoover High baseball takes down Burbank

April 15, 2014|From Staff Reports


Hoover 5, Burbank 4: The Tornadoes clinched their biggest Pacific League of the season on Tuesday afternoon in defeating visiting Burbank.

Junior pitcher Jonathan Ramos improved to 2-1 in league and 4-2 overall after tossing a complete-game victory in allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits, while striking out three.


Junior Fidel Hernandez led the way offensively for Hoover (9-6, 2-3 in league) by going three for three with a triple, home run and two runs batted in.

Scott Yzarnotegui was one for three with two RBI and Ethan Turpin finished two for three with two doubles.

“It was a great effort from Jonathan and a good win for us,” Hoover Coach Brian Esquival. “This was our biggest win in league.”

Hoover next travels to Stengel Field on Friday for a 7 p.m. game versus Crescenta Valley.

Flintridge Prep 2, Rio Hondo Prep 0: The Rebels snapped a four-game winless streak with a well-pitched performance in a Prep League road victory on Tuesday.

Rebels starting pitcher Brendan McKiernan (3-2) went the distance in scattering four hits and fanning eight versus one walk.

“It was a big improvement for Brendan,” Rebels Coach Guillermo Gonzalez said. “He was hitting his spots and had a lot of movement on his fastball.”

Hamilton Evans was two for three with two runs for Flintridge Prep (7-5-1, 3-2), while senior Michael Weinstein was two for four with two RBI.

Pasadena 4, Glendale 0: The Nitros lost in heartbreaking fashion in their bid to upset first-place Pasadena on Tuesday at home.

Glendale, which dropped to 5-10-1, 2-3 in the Pacific League, got six innings of four-hit, shutout ball by Ethan Howard before he was relieved before the seventh, in which the Bulldogs scored all of their runs for the win.

Crescenta Valley 10, Muir 0: Pitchers Tanner Carrico and Joe Torres combined for the two-hit shutout, with Carrico striking out nine over four innings.

Bryan Wang had three hits and a run batted in, while Michael Russo had two hits, including a home run, and Adrian Damla also had a pair of hits.

The Falcons are 11-7 and 4-1 in the Pacific League, tied for second with Arcadia a game behind Pasadena.


Glendale 13, Pasadena 0 (five innings): Jordan Lousararian went the abbreviated distance, allowing four hits and striking out six for the Pacific League road victory on Tuesday.

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