Prep-JC Roundup: South Torrance boys golf team avenges loss to Redondo
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The South Torrance boys golf team was looking to avenge Tuesday’s loss to Redondo, and G.J. Sanati was more than willing to shoulder the load.
Sanati had an eagle and three birdies and finished with a 4-under-par 32 as South Torrance defeated Redondo 183-189 in a Bay League tilt at Los Verdes Golf course on Thursday afternoon.
“It was his best round of the season,” South coach Kelly Wood said. “He also had a 32 last year, so we know he’s always capable.”
Tai Kuida and Alex Shepard each had a 37, Gordon Hundley had a 38 and Evans Frew shot a 39 for South (11-2, 7-1), which lost to Redondo 185-192 on Tuesday at Los Verdes.
A big round by Sanati and having the top five all finish under 40 turned the tables on Thursday.
“It was a big win because Redondo is the team to beat and we somewhat are the underdogs,” Wood said. “They beat us Tuesday so we were fired up to beat them, and this keeps us in the league title race.”
Michael D’Angelo and Ray Malazo shot 34s for Redondo (8-2, 7-2) and Kenny Cole had a 37.
“The boys knew it was an important match and they stepped up,” Wood said. “It was a great day for junior golf. Both teams played very well.”
Both teams were missing key players for the rematch. Redondo was without brothers Ryann and Lawrence Ree and South was without 2011 Daily Breeze Player of the Year Robin Kang.
Haley Petruccelli went 4 for 6 with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs as Torrance defeated Bonanza 10-0 in five innings and River Valley 17-0 in four innings in pool play of the Centennial Spring Jamboree at Majestic Park in Las Vegas.
Reina Trejo went 5 for 6 with two RBIs on the day. Christina Washington and Nicole Ayala combined on a no-hitter with nine strikeouts and Mo Ramirez was 3 for 3 in the first game for Torrance (14-3).
Also in the Centennial Spring Jamboree …
North Torrance 8, Winslow (Arizona) 4; North 19, Cheyenne (Nevada) 0: Megan Ottino and Bryanna Ybarra each hit three-run home runs for North against Winslow in pool play at Majestic Park. Against Cheyenne, Amber Perez was 3 for 4 with a triple, four runs scored and three RBIs, Gabbie Fordiani was 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs and Halleen Sydney was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for North.
Cas Cousins had a two-run home run, two doubles and two RBIs and Erik Gronhagen had two home runs and three RBIs as host El Segundo defeated Centennial 9-2 in a Pioneer League game.
Seth McKenna had a two-run double in the second inning and Ryan Pordes (2-1) threw four innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks with six strikeouts, to pick up the win for El Segundo (7-7, 2-0). Tyree Davis homered for Centennial (6-7, 0-2).
In the Sanford Spring Classic …
TC Christian 5, Narbonne 2: Jeysen Delgado was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Narbonne in the third-place game at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Chacho Corniel was named to the all-tournament team for Narbonne (6-9).
Derek Levchenko swept his three singles sets, including a 7-5 win over Jake Ly, as Redondo defeated host South Torrance 11-7 in a nonleague match. Levchenko and Ly were tied 5-5 when Levchenko pulled away. Levchenko won his other two sets at love for Redondo (11-4).
The doubles teams of Kyle Rosenberg-Ryan Lee, Sho Nioka-Sean Mitchell and Chris Lew-Daniel Helfant each won two of three sets for Redondo. South fell to 5-6.
In the Pioneer League …
North Torrance 10, El Segundo 8: Jeffrey Nam clinched the victory with a singles win in the third round for host North (4-8, 2-2). the doubles teams of Keith Yanagi-Sterling Abrahams and Harrison Lee-Brian Morris sparked North with sweeps. Robert Gladstone and Taylor Stern swept for El Segundo (4-6, 0-2). the score was tied 6-6 after two rounds of play and 8-8 with one singles set and one doubles set remaining in the match before Nam’s win iced it.
Torrance 202, North Torrance 208: Matthew Davis, Tony Felix and Kyle Hallsten each shot 4-over-par 40s to spark Torrance (8-5, 4-4) at Victoria Park Golf course. Riley Evans and Josh Molchan each had 41s for Torrance. Deonte Bell had a 40 and Kevin Oshiro and Chadd Haratani each shot 41s for North (5-7, 0-6).
Girls track and field
Alexis Henry won the 100 meters in 12.56 seconds, the 200 in 26.38, the 400 in 1:02.54 and was on the winning 400 relay team as host South Torrance defeated North Torrance 109-23 in a Pioneer League meet at South High.
Kimberly Coscia won the 800 in 2:28.04 and the 1,600 in 5:26.70 and Erica Grassl won the high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches, the shot put at 33-2, the discus at 83-7 and the pole vault at 7-0 for South (3-0 in league).
Boys track and field
Cody Smith won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.55 seconds and was on the winning 400 relay and 1,600 relay as host South Torrance defeated North Torrance 92-43 in a Pioneer League meet at South High. Rin Yokoyama won the 300 hurdles in 50.40 and the triple jump in 37-3 for South (3-0 in league).
Austin Watters and Cole Trezek each went 3 for 4 with three RBIs as El Camino defeated host Barstow 9-2 in a nonconference game. Alex Mistuloff (7-2) threw six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts to get the win for El Camino (20-7).
In another nonconference game …
L.a. Mission 9, Harbor 8: Michael Encinas was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Martin Lemus slugged a two-run home run for visiting Harbor (8-17). Kyle Demarco was 2 for 5 with two runs scored for Harbor, which takes on Mission today at 6p.m. at Redondo High,
Sarah Barba went 3 for 3 with a run scored but visiting Harbor (17-16, 8-8) lost to Cerritos 9-1 in a South Coast Conference game.
Also in the SCC …
Long Beach City 12, El Camino 2: Alia Williams was 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for host El Camino (9-15, 6-10).