LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College softball team defeated Citrus 3-0 in a Western State Conference game on Wednesday at Antelope Valley College.

The Marauders (11-7, 3-0) remain undefeated in conference play and will host Canyons (3-1) today at 2:30 p.m.

AVC pitcher Briana Garrett led the Marauders in the circle, throwing seven shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks, striking out 11.

“She was phenominal in the circle today,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said.

Kaitlyn Cronin went 2-for-2 at the plate for the Marauders, hitting a leadoff home run in the fourth and finishing with a run, an RBI and a walk.

Jessica Munoz hit an RBI single in the fifth and Pricilla Gomez Lopez hit an RBI single in the sixth.

“It was a good win for us,” Vargas said. “We always battle with Citrus.”


Paraclete 3, Sierra Canyon 2

LANCASTER — The Paraclete baseball team beat Sierra Canyon 3-2 in a Gold Coast League game at Paraclete High on Wednesday.

Paraclete starting pitcher Joey Estes struck out nine in seven innings, giving up one earned run on four hits and one walk.

The Spirits had to rally after Sierra Canyon scored twice in the top of the first.

Paraclete leadoff batter Bryce Wygant went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Connor Vogel also had an RBI and a single for the Spirits, while Nick Romanowski had two walks.

Paraclete will play at Sierra Canyon on Friday in a 3:45 p.m. game.

Quartz Hill 4, Littlerock 0

QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill baseball team beat Littlerock 4-0 in a Golden League game at Quartz Hill High on Wednesday.

The Rebels (9-3, 3-0) handed the Lobos (5-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season.

Senior Nathan Hernandez drove in two runs for Quartz Hill, finishing with a double and a walk and senior Isaac Moreno went 2-for-3.

Quartz Hill sophomore Cole Vargas threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out four, reliever Ryan Flannery struck out five in 2.2 innings.

Jeovanny Delgado, Tyler Christner, Noah Manzano and Zack Johnson each scored a run for Quartz Hill.


Antelope Valley 3, Knight 1

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley volleyball team beat Knight in four sets 25-18, 17-25, 25-17, 25-16 in a Golden League match at Antelope Valley High on Wednesday.

Luis Guerra led the Antelopes (11-10, 5-1) with 16 kills, Caden Hinton finished with 12 kills, Aaron Nunez had five kills, three blocks and seven aces and Cesar Rojas added 40 assists.

Antelope Valley will play in the Dos Pueblos Invitational on Saturday and will be off next week for Spring Break.

Lancaster 3, Palmdale 0

PALMDALE — The Lancaster volleyball team beat Palmdale in straight sets 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 in a Golden League match at Palmdale High on Wednesday.

Alex Luria led the Eagles (5-14, 3-2) with 10 kills and two blocks and setter Kody Kross finished with 17 assists, one kills, two aces and one block.

Lancaster will host Eastside on Friday.

Eastside 3, Littlerock 0

LITTLEROCK — The Eastside volleyball team swept Littlerock in straight sets 25-19, 28-26, 26-24 in a Golden League match on Wednesday at Littlerock High.

“We played good, all the kids today,” Eastside coach Francis Bosque said of the Lions (2-3).


Paraclete 18, Viewpoint 5 (5)

LANCASTER — The Paraclete softball team beat Viewpoint 18-5 in five innings on Tuesday in a Gold Coast League game.

Savannah Scripter led the Spirits (2-0) at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, a single and six RBIs, Mackenzie Atkerson was 2-for-2 with two triples and Alayna Hernandez finished 4-for-4 with a double and three singles.

Paraclete will play at Campbell Hall today.


Golden League

LLANO — The Quartz Hill boys golf team defeated Highland, Knight and Antelope Valley in a Golden League match at Crystalaire Country Club on Tuesday.

The Rebels scored 236 with Highland at 297 and Knight at 325. Antelope Valley did not field a full team with just two golfers.

Derrick Rossmango led Quartz Hill and the rest of the field with a 44 on the day.

“I played poorly, but I grinded,” Rossmango said. “I was too determined to let bad shots get in my way.”

Ruben Duenez and Joey Curran each shot 46 for the Rebels.

“Rough start to the round,” Duenez said. “Putting was extinct today for me. Made a few clutch shots — 150 yards to one foot ending up making birdies.”

Curran also had some solid shots.

“Stuck it four feet for the bird on hole six, made my round,” he said.

Noah Heming scored 49 for Quartz Hill and Joey Beam rounded out the scoring with a 51.

Knight’s Douglas DePaz recorded a 50 for fifth overall and his best score in league play.

“He’s a sophomore and his goal is to make the top 16,” Knight coach Danny Henderson said.

Ashan Garusinghe led Highland with a 52, while Antelope Valley’s Cody Conlin scored a 54.

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