The Master’s College baseball team got a dose of its own medicine against Point Loma Nazarene, the ninth-ranked team in the NAIA.
The Master’s College lost a pair of games to Point Loma Nazarene on Saturday after winning two earlier in the week.
The Mustangs lost the first game, 11-3, and the second game, 7-4. The Master’s College beat Point Loma Nazarene by identical 4-3 scores on Wednesday and Thursday.
The College of the Canyons baseball team lost to West L.A. College, 11-6, in a Western State Conference game. Nico Moreno hit a grand slam and Cal Vogelsang was 2-for-5 with an RBI for COC.
The College of the Canyons softball team beat East Los Angeles College, 7-1. Ruby Herrera hit a home run and drove in five runs for COC. Teammate Karissa Hartwig also homered and drove in two runs.
The West Ranch softball team beat Chatsworth, 4-2, in the Birmingham Tournament. Lauren Lombardi was 1-for-3 and drove in a run.
West Ranch followed its win over Chatsworth with a 2-1 loss to Alemany in the Birmingham Tournament. Lombardi hit a solo home run and Kylie Sorenson had two hits and two stolen bases for West Ranch against Alemany.
The Hart softball team split a pair of games in the Thousand Oaks tournament. Hart beat Burbank, 8-4, and lost to Oxnard, 6-3. Tracy Chandless and Lauren Anderson each hit two-run home runs for Hart against Burbank.
Paxton Provost hit a two-run home run and Blake Lewis was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Hart against Oxnard.
In auto racing, Bryan Herta Autosport had one driver in the top five and one driver withdraw from the Firestone Indy Lights race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Sebastian Saavedra finished fourth in the race. Stefan Wilson, his Bryan Herta Autosport teammate did not finish the race because of an electrical problem and was 17th.
Valencia’s Bryan Herta, the owner of the two-car Indy Lights team, called the race bittersweet. It was great for Saavedra, disappointing for Wilson.
Got to Haddock in the Paddock for video interviews of the drivers and recaps of all the races from the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The Dodgers got a stellar pitching performance from Clayton Kershaw and a perfectly timed pinch-hit home run from Manny Ramirez in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Kershaw struck out nine in seven innings, but left down 1-0. Ramirez came through with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Lakers opened the NBA playoffs with an 87-79 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Pau Gasol scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 21 points. Andrew Bynum made his return to the team after missing the past 13 games with an injured Achilles tendon, scored 13 points, had 12 rebounds and blocked four shots.
But most importantly, the Lakers held Kevin Durant, the NBA scoring champ, to 24 points on 7-of-24 shooting from the field.
Game 2 of the playoff series is Tuesday at Staples Center.
The Kings evened their Stanley Cup playoff series with the Vancouver Canucks at one game apiece. Anze Kopitar scored in overtime to give the Kings a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Game 3 is tonight at Staple Centers. Pregame starts at 6:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.