The Golden Valley baseball team exploded offensively in an 18-6 win over West Ranch, but it was Golden Valley pitcher Scott Barlow who impressed in keeping a volatile West Ranch offense in check. Barlow tossed a complete game and scattered eight hits.
Golden Valley freshman Billy Fredrick had a big day, scoring five runs, and going 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
West Ranch’s Dakota Hernandez was 3-for-3 with three doubles and scored two runs.
Valencia had to rally late in its game against Hart for a 7-5 win. Valencia scored three runs in the fifth inning to come from behind and remain undefeated in Foothill League play. Valencia is 6-0 and has a two-game lead in the Foothill League standings over West Ranch and Saugus.
Speaking of Saugus, the Centurions shut out Canyon, 9-0. Justin Sheehan was 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for Saugus. Saugus starter Tommy Kister struck out six in six innings and gave up only three hits.
In high school golf, the West Ranch boys beat Moorpark by 33 strokes in a match at TPC Valencia. J.J. Holen shot a 3-under 69 to lead Valencia, a perfect 15-0 in matches this year.
The Master’s College baseball team pulled off a stunner, beating Point Loma Nazarene, 4-3. Point Loma Nazarene is the No. 9 team in the NAIA.
Chris Talley hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. Joe Zeller knocked in three runs with a double in the eighth inning to give The Master’s College a 4-0 lead.
But Point Loma Nazarene scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth. The rally ended when Tyler Kuehl struck out with two runners on base for the final out of the game.
The Lakers sputter into the NBA playoffs with a 107-91 loss to the lowly Clippers in the regular season finale at Staples Center. That means the Lakers have lost two of their last three games heading into the playoffs.
The Clippers, meanwhile, win two of their last three games to end the regular season.
The difference is the Lakers have the Oklahoma City Thunder waiting for them in the playoffs on Sunday. The Clippers have nowhere to go for a few months.
The Dodgers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-7, in 11 innings. The Dodgers blew a 3-0 lead and a 5-3 lead before the Diamondbacks delivered the deciding blow with a Chris Young RBI single in extra innings.
Matt Kemp homered for the third time in four games and drove in three runs.
The Dodgers send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound for the final game of the series with the Diamondbacks tonight. Arizona counters with ace Dan Haren.
The Kings open the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. The last time the two teams met, the Kings beat the Canucks, 8-3, and Dustin Brown had a hat trick.
The Canucks are the third-seeded team in the Western Conference playoffs. The Kings are No. 6. Pregame starts at 6:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.