Grizzlies’ bats trigger win

All Spring Valley really needs now is a dishwasher.

The Grizzlies already have a table setter and table cleaner.

Leadoff man Cameron Brooks maintained his torrid start and No. 3 batter Cody Collins continued his clutch hitting as Spring Valley gained a 14-4 home victory over Sylmar in the Blazer Spring Bash on Monday.

Brooks started the Grizzlies’ day as he has so often this season — with a walk and a stolen base in the first inning — and he finished 3-for-4 including a hit-by-pitch.

“Brooks has been a catalyst,” Collins said. “Anything he hits, you’ve got a chance of him getting on. He finds a way to get on base, and it helps a lot for me.

“I’m living it up. I haven’t been swinging it well, but I’ve still been getting my RBIs because Brooks has been on there.”

With Brooks on base for each of Collins’ first three at-bats, the Cal State Fullerton-bound catcher delivered. Collins’ double in the first inning gave Spring Valley the lead, his double in the second added to it, and a single in the fourth put the Grizzlies (5-1) back ahead after Sylmar tied the game in the top of the inning.

“When you put guys in that 3, 4 or 5 slot, there’s huge expectations of consistency in driving in runs, and there’s a lot of pressure on a young man to do that,” Spring Valley coach Mike Lopez said. “But (Collins) has been in the three-hole for three years now, and he’s proven he can do it. He’s comfortable in that spot, and wants to be in that spot.”

Arbor View 9, Carson (Calif.) 0 — At Sierra Vista, Derek Fuss carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but settled for a one-hitter for the Aggies.

Michael Johnson’s double to right field broke up the no-hitter. Fuss struck out eight and walked three.

Chris Manning was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Greg Gloria and Chad Cole each added two hits and two runs.

Centennial 10, Horizon (Calif.) 0 — At Centennial, Dominick Monteiro was 2-for-2 with an RBI to help the Bulldogs to a five-inning victory.

Nate Rink threw a two-hitter with four strikeouts for Centennial, which had four hits but took advantage of seven walks and seven hit batters.

Centennial 6, Roosevelt (Calif.) 3 — At Centennial, Monteiro’s two-run homer in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie for the Bulldogs.

Monteiro was 2-for-4, and Jimmy Nelson was 2-for-3 with two runs. Michael Wagner allowed an unearned run on two hits in six innings with eight strikeouts to get the victory.

Las Vegas 12, Rim of the World (Calif.) 4 — At Las Vegas, Bryce Harper was 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs to lead the Wildcats.

Wes Grass was 3-for-5 and Trevor Lowe had two hits, two RBIs and a run.

Las Vegas 11, El Camino Real (Calif.) 3 — At Las Vegas, Bryan Harper went the distance, allowing six hits and striking out eight for the Wildcats.

Bryce Harper was 4-for-4 with three runs, and Marvin Campbell was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Durango 5, Twin Falls (Idaho) 4 — At Durango, Jayson McClaren’s RBI single in the sixth inning broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Trailblazers the victory.

McClaren was 2-for-3, and John Richichi homered.

Cleveland (Calif.) 5, Sierra Vista 4 — At Sierra Vista, the Cavaliers scored in the top of the ninth to edge the Lions.

Sierra Vista had two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to force extra innings.

Sierra Vista 7, San Fernando (Calif.) 1 — At Sierra Vista, Alex Estrella and Dakota Rohel combined on a six-hitter as the Lions downed the Tigers.

Andrew Garcia was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Rim of the World (Calif.) 13, Boulder City 5 — At Las Vegas, the Fighting Scots exploited three errors in the first three innings to score four unearned runs and beat the Eagles.


Rancho 8, Legacy 0 — At Rancho, Justin Neubauer and Paul Deaver combined on a no-hitter to lead the Rams over the Longhorns.

Neubauer started and struck out three in three innings. Deaver had four strikeouts in the final four innings. Blake Pletsch and Seth Turner each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Bishop Gorman 11, Brophy Prep (Ariz.) 0 — At Scottsdale, Ariz., Joey Rickard was 3-for-4 with five RBIs and scored three runs as the Gaels defeated the Broncos in the Cleats National Invitational.

Rickard and Brandon Garcia hit home runs. Donn Roach tossed a two-hitter, striking out seven in five innings.

Silverado 7, Valhalla (Calif.) 0 — At El Cajon, Calif., Justin Rainville struck out nine in a one-hitter and Stefan Norman hit a grand slam as the Skyhawks beat the Norsemen in the Lions Tournament.

Pierce Belaustegui also homered for Silverado.

Shadow Ridge 6, Central Union (Calif.) 4 — At Shadow Ridge, Wes Hunt’s second hit, a two-run double in the sixth, put the Mustangs ahead for good in the Lions Tournament.

Dustin Hobbs pitched the distance, allowing two earned runs and striking out 11.

Steel Canyon (Calif.) 12, Foothill 2 — At Santee, Calif., Steel Canyon scored seven runs in the first and rolled to the win in the Lions Tournament.

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