July 15, 2016
The Healdsburg Prune Packers scored seven unanswered runs to open their CCL North Division matchup against the division-leading Neptune Beach Pearl tonight at Recreation Park and held on to post a 7-3 win. Jamey Smart (Loyola Marymount)
had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run, and Kenny Corey (UC Santa Barbara)
hit a solo home run in the second inning to lead the Packers offense. Jake Steffens (Santa Clara)
started on the mound for Healdsburg, pitching five scoreless innings while striking out six, to pick up the win. The victory, which raised the Packers' league record to 10-10, moved Healdsburg to within three games of the Pearl who lead the North Division with a record of 14-8, second best in the CCL. Walker Pennington (Texas A&M)
had two hits and Andrew Bryniarski (Regis)
hit his first home run of the summer, a solo shot in the ninth inning, to lead the Pearl. See the boxscore/recap here.
Also in the CCL today:
Long Beach, CA
For only the second time in their last ten league games the Academy Barons fell to a CCL opponent, losing 6-1 to the Long Beach Legends today at Long Beach City College. After the Barons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a triple by the league's leading hitter Ernie De la Trinidad
and an RBI groundout by the league's leading run producer, Martin Teague (Hope Int),
the Barons were shutout by three Legends pitchers: Devin Sutorius (Saddleback JC)
, who started and threw three and a third innings; followed by Cole Leaf (UCLA)
who pitched four and two-thirds innings, recording six strikeouts and earning the win; and Evan May
who pitched a perfect ninth inning. Zack Ferreira (El Camino JC)
had two singles, a double, scored twice and drove in a run, and Joey Notch (Long Beach State)
had two hits and scored twice to lead the Long Beach offense. With the win Long Beach improves its record in league play to 12-15, seven games behind in the standings to the Barons who fall to 17-6. See the boxscore/recap here.
The Orange County Riptide scored three unearned runs on four singles and an error in the first inning of their game against the Ventura Halos today, and went on to score four more unanswered runs en route to a 7-1 win at Ventura College. Tommy Bell (Cal Baptist)
had two hits and two runs scored, Laine Huffman (Long Beach State)
had two hits and the only RBI in the game for the Riptide, and Jaconb Portaro (Utah)
added two hits to lead Orange County's offense. Tyler Schimpf (Texas)
started on the mound for the Riptide, pitching six shutout innings with four strikeouts to pick up the win. Kaleb Murphy (USC)
had two hits to lead Ventura. The game was called after eight innings were completed because of darkness and, since the two teams do not meet again in regularly scheduled league play, CCL Commissioner Pat Burns ruled it an official contest that will not be completed at a later date. With the win, Orange County improves its record in league play to 10-15, eight games back in the standings to the Academy Barons. Ventura falls to 11-15, seven and a half games back. See the boxscore/recap here.