West Ranch’s Janelle Lindvall hit two home runs and drove in four runs in her team’s 6-4 win over Canyon in a Foothill League softball game.
Her second home run of the game snapped a 4-4 tie in the 10th inning. She also hit a home run in the first inning, a two-run shot to give her team a 2-0 lead.
West Ranch teammate Madison Vogelsang hit a solo home run in the fourth inning.
Canyon’s Hayley Bottino had a two-run double and scored a run to tie the game in the seventh inning.
The Valencia softball team beat Saugus, 2-1, in extra innings. Bethany Kemp drove in the game-winning run for Valencia with an RBI single in the eighth inning. Carly Mortensen threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts.
The Hart softball team beat Golden Valley, 14-0, behind a two-hitter by Emili Escamilla. Tracy Chandless was 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles.
In high school volleyball, the Valencia boys swept Saugus in three games. Matt Coleman had 12 kills and Ryan Mason had 27 assists for Valencia.
The Hart boys beat Golden Valley in four games behind 10 kills and 12 blocks from Taylor Gregory. J.J. Mosolf had 10 kills and five blocks for Hart.
Golden Valley’s Alec Schlossman had 15 kills to lead his team.
In high school golf, West Ranch won a non-league match against Calabasas and Moorpark by seven strokes at Calabasas Community College.
C.J. Espino shot a 5-under 67 to lead West Ranch. Teammate Isaac Kim was 1-over par, 73.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who played for the College of the Canyons football team, was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants. He was selected 15th overall and is the highest drafted NFL player in the history of College of the Canyons.
Pierre-Paul started his college career with COC and had 49 tackles and 14 sacks in his freshman season. He finished his college career at the University South Florida.
The College of the Canyons baseball team beat Bakersfield College, 7-4, behind back-to-back home runs by Hugo Hernandez and Cal Vogelsang in the third inning. COC added four more runs in the fourth inning and cruised the rest of the way.
Hernandez finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Nico Moreno was 3-for-4 and Sean Sweeney was 2-for-3 for COC.
The Master’s College came up a little short in a 3-2 loss to Azusa Pacific. The Master’s College scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and had the game-tying run on second base with two outs, but Ben Ives lined out to end the game.
Chris Talley was 2-for-3 and drove in a run for The Master’s College. Shane Murphy hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to cut Azusa Pacific’s lead to one, but that was as close The Master’s College would get.
The Lakers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 101-96, in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs. Kevin Durant had a monster game for the Thunder with 29 points, 19 rebounds and was 12 of 13 from the free-throw line.
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, made four 3-pointers and did not attempt a single free throw. It’s hard to believe Bryant wasn’t fouled even once on his 29 shots in the game.
The Lakers have a 2-1 advantage in the series. Game 4 is Saturday in Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-5, and that was the least of the bad news. Manny Ramirez left the game with a calf strain. Pitcher Jeff Weaver was placed on the disabled list. And Hong-Chih Kuo was roughed up in taking the loss in his first game back from the DL.
On the positive side, Andre Ethier and Garrett Anderson hit two-run home runs.
Ramirez is expected to miss at least two games, possibly all three, against the Washington Nationals this weekend.
Charlie Haeger gets the start for the Dodgers against the Nationals today. Luis Atilano will be on the mound for Washington. Pregame starts at 3:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.
In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Kings are in Vancouver for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Canucks. The series is tied 2-2. The Kings are coming off a 6-4 loss at Staples Center on Wednesday.
The puck is scheduled to drop at 7. Catch the game on AM 1220, KHTS.