PALMDALE — The Quartz Hill baseball team scored four runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Knight 4-1 in a Golden League makeup game on Monday.

The Rebels (8-3, 2-0 GL) were down 1-0 with one out in the top of the seventh. Tanner Allison got things started with a base hit and Issac Moreno walked before Zack Johnson picked up a hit to load the bases. Ryan Sanders drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game. 

Nate Hernandez followed with a fielder’s choice and Knight forced the runner out at the plate. But an errant throw to first base scored another run. Quartz Hill went up 3-1 after a passed ball.

Then, Tyler Christner picked up an RBI hit to make it 4-1 and Andrew Allanson got thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Cole Vargas came in to close out the game and picked up two strikeouts for the win.

Mike Marshall was the starting pitcher for the Rebels, allowing one run on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in six innings.

Cody Turner hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to put the Hawks (3-3, 0-2) up 1-0. Demetrius Freeman was 2-for-3 for Knight and Sergio Esqueda went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run.

Turner got the start on the mound for Knight and allowed one hit and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Freeman allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in the seventh to take the loss.

Littlerock 11, Lancaster 1 (6)

Littlerock 6, Lancaster 3

The Littlerock baseball team swept Lancaster in two games last week, winning Friday’s game 11-1 in six innings and Saturday’s game 6-3.

In the first game, pitcher Spencer Namanny allowed one run in six innings to pick up the win for the Lobos (5-0, 2-0 GL), while Jack Gaines hit a three-run double in the first inning.

In the second game, pitcher Nick Mavrolas allowed one unearned run in six innings for Littlerock in the win, while Jack Gaines allowed two runs, one earned, in the final inning.

Mavrolas was also 1-for-2 with a triple, two walks and two runs, Kade Gardner had a hit and two RBIs and Abraham Cortez picked up two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.

The Lobos will play at Quartz Hill on Wednesday and at home against the Rebels on Friday. 

The Eagles (1-7, 0-2) will host Knight on Wednesday and play at Knight on Friday.

Boys Volleyball

Lancaster 3, Knight 1

LANCASTER — The Lancaster boys volleyball team has been without several starters because of injuries and illness, but the Eagles still managed to defeat Knight 25-18, 15-25, 25-12, 30-28 in a Golden League match on Monday.

“I’m very proud of everybody stepping in,” Lancaster coach Alfredo Garcia said, adding players are playing out of position, but are doing whatever they can to help the team.

Kerondo Dolberry, who was called up from the junior varsity team last week, led the Eagles (4-14, 2-2 GL) with 12 kills and added one block.

“I really appreciate what he was able to give us,” Garcia said. “Very proud of the young man.”

Lancaster’s Bryan Luria picked up nine kills, one dig and one assist, while Alex Luria recorded nine kills, one ace, two blocks, four digs and one assist and setter Cody Cross added four kills, three aces and 33 assists. 

The Eagles will play at Palmdale on Wednesday, while Knight (5-5, 2-2) plays at Antelope Valley.

Antelope Valley 3, Littlerock 0

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley boys volleyball team defeated Littlerock 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 in a Golden League match on Monday.

Luis Guerra led the Antelopes (10-10, 4-1 GL) with 15 kills, four aces and 10 digs, while Caden Hinton recorded 14 kills and eight digs and Cesar Rojas added 38 assists.

Antelope Valley plays Knight at home on Wednesday, while Littlerock (6-6, 1-4) hosts Eastside.

Softball

Vasquez 12, Desert Christian 0 (5)

LANCASTER — The Vasquez softball team defeated Desert Christian 12-0 in five innings at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park on Monday.

Kristi Henderson hit a double for the Knights (4-4) and DC assistant coach Kimberly Horn said she, “played a really good game behind the plate for us.”

Desert Christian has another non-league game against Boron at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park on Thursday.

Men’s Golf

Western State Conference

SANTA MARIA — The Antelope Valley College men’s golf team finished seventh with a score of 434, seven shots behind host Hancock College in a Western State Conference match at Santa Maria Country Club on Monday.

College of the Canyons was first, followed by Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Freshman Brennen Boulger shot an even-par 72 to lead the Marauders and the 54-player field on a very windy day. The next closest score was a 74 by COC’s Nobuhiko Wakaaki.

Boulger had two birdies and a chip-in eagle on the par-5 ninth hole.

“I’m very proud of Brennen,” AVC coach Brad Hazard said. “He’s been working hard at his game and finally got results. It was quite an accomplishment to post the best score of the day while competing against some of the top players in Southern California community college golf. He had a good practice round Sunday and came in comfortable and confident. It was great to see him break out and I look for him to continue playing well the second half of the season.”

The Marauders host the conference at Antelope Valley Country Club next Monday.

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