GLENDALE — The Antelope Valley College baseball team beat Glendale 6-5 on Saturday at Glendale College.

The Marauders (5-10, 0-1) rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth inning, after entering the inning trailing 4-1.

AVC sophomore starting pitcher Andrew Garcia struck out three in six innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. Freshman reliever Spencer Foley struck out three batters in three innings, giving up one run on two hits.

“Big team win today at top ranked Glendale College,” AVC coach John Livermont said. “Sophomore starting pitcher Andrew Garcia was superb in his six innings. He just kept grinding it out like he always does, but today the offense came up big in grabbing the lead. Freshman Spencer Foley picked up the save in his gutsy relief appearance. Spencer definitely has now officially earned his stripes, because today he confidently executed his pitches with conviction.

“I’m really happy with the way the guys came to play today. They brought their lunch pails, because the whole team worked all nine innings together and once they took the lead they weren’t giving it up.”

Joe Lamont, Griffin Hagen, JJ Holiday, Michael Haith and Carlos Martinez-Mora all finished with two hits for the Marauders. Haith drove in two runs and scored another two.

Haith scored twice in the sixth inning, first on a sacrifice fly by Celso Castro and the final run on a ground out.

Haith hit a two-run double in the inning and Martinez-Mora hit an RBI single.


Quartz Hill 4, Burroughs 2

QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill baseball team beat Burroughs Burbank 4-2 in a Lancaster West Rotary Tournament game on Saturday at Quartz Hill High.

The Rebels (7-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead early.

Quartz Hill starting pitcher Ryan Reddemann struck out 13 batters in six innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits.

Nate Hernandez went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs and leadoff batter Noah Manzano went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Jeovanny Delgado and Austin Gates both hit doubles for the Rebels.

Quartz Hill will play a Golden League makeup game on Monday at Knight High and will play a two-game series against Littlerock on Wednesday and Friday.


Lake Elsinore Invitational

LAKE ELSINORE — The Quartz Hill swim team had 22 CIF times at the Lake Elsinore Invitational on Saturday, as the Quartz Hill boys finished third overall and the girls placed fourth.

The Quartz Hill boys finished with 12 CIF times and the girls had 10 CIF times.

The Knight boys finished seventh overall and the Knight girls were 10th out of the 12 teams participating in the meet.

The Quartz Hill boys 200 medley relay team of Sebastian Petho, Peyton Binford, Alistair Martin and Jaeden Serrano finished fourth with a CIF automatic time of one minute and 47.66 seconds. The Knight boys were sixth with a CIF consideration time of 1:53.11.

Petho was third in the 200 free (1:54.99) and third in the 500 free (5:06.54) with a CIF automatic time. Quartz Hill also finished fifth and sixth in the 500 with CIF times.

The Quartz Hill team of Martin, Petho, Joshuah Ramirez and Keith Karunaratne had a CIF time of 3:38.33 to finish fourth in the 400 free relay.

Binford finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke with a CIF time of 1:06.05.

Knight’s Joram Chmielecki won the 50 free (23.21) and Knight’s Leonel Leon finished second in the 100 butterfly with a CIF automatic time of 56.49, breaking his own school record he set last month. Martin finished third in the 100 butterfly with a CIF time of 57.32.

Knight finished fifth in the 200 free relay (Chmielecki, Osiel Alalbarran, Diego Coriander and Leon) with a CIF consideration time of 1:37.79. The team is 3.32 seconds from breaking the school record.

The Quartz Hill girls 200 medley relay team of Emily Drossel, Angelina Michael, Kiana Henriquez and Madison Stines finished third with a CIF automatic time of 2:01.77.

Drossel won the 100 backstroke with a CIF automatic time of 1:02.45 and she also finished second in the 100 free with a CIF automatic time of 54.03, the second best time in school history.

The Quartz Hill 200 free relay team of Drossel, Michael, Henriquez and Allyson Avant finished second with a CIF automatic time of 1:48.42.

The Quartz Hill 400 free relay team of Stines, Avant, Oshini Cooray and Xitlali Garcia finished third (4:21.66).

Michael finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.56), Stines was eighth in the 500 with a CIF time of 6:13.99, Henriquez was fourth in the 200 individual medley with a CIF consideration time of 2:28.72, as Quartz Hill had three girls record CIF times in the event, and Henriquez had a CIF  time of 1:07.25 in the 100 butterfly.

“We did really good,” Quartz Hill coach Brian Reed said. “The Valley was definitely well represented. The Knight boys were really good. They’re proving to be a pretty phenominal opponent for us.

“We were missing five of our main guys today. A lot of the younger kids stepped up.”

The Knight girls dropped time in most of its events.

Xochilt Lorenzo had a time of 6:35.36 in the 500 free, despite starting the event this season.

Quartz Hill will face Knight in a Golden League meet on Thursday at Marie Kerr Park at 3:30 p.m.

“The team is excited and looking forward to the Quartz Hill meet on Thursday,” Knight coach Constance Stockemer said.

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