[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Cloudy
Cloudy
72°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 25
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez


A.J. Work

A.J. Work tossed seven and a third innings of superb ball and Steven Karkenny and Spencer Downs drove in two runs apiece to lead The Master’s College to a 9-1 triumph over Vanguard Monday afternoon in Costa Mesa.  The game was the makeup of the opener of Saturday’s washed-out doubleheader.  The clubs will play the other game next Monday.

The victory was the 19th-ranked Mustangs’ ninth in their last 10 games and kept them firmly entrenched in third place (15-12 GSAC, 30-15 overall) in the GSAC.  With five games remaining in conference play, the Mustangs trail second-place Concordia by 2½ games and lead fourth-place Biola by a game and a half.

Work is one of the primary reasons why the Mustangs have wrapped up a berth in the upcoming GSAC Tournament and could challenge for a spot in the NAIA National Tournament.  The junior lefthander notched his team-high eighth win (8-2) of the season on the strength of five-hit ball and lowered his earned-run average to a sparkling 2.09 by allowing just one run.

He retired the Lions in order just twice but spaced out the five hits and just one walk in keeping the hosts from really putting anything together.  Vanguard’s only tally of the afternoon came in the sixth inning when Nikko Tountas clubbed a two-out home run off Work.

That run did little to affect the Mustangs who had put six runs on the board by then.  They struck for their first run of the day in the second when Downs led off with a single up the middle, moved to second base on a Lion error (one of five), advanced to third on a ground out, and scored on a passed ball.

Three innings later, they took advantage of another Lion miscue to score two more runs.  With one out in the fifth, Joe Riddle singled to right-center field and was safe moments later when Sam Robison’s grounder was misplayed.  Following a strikeout, Tanner Leighton laced a base hit through the left side to load the bases and Karkenny then rapped a clutch, two-out, two-run single to nearly the same location for a 3-0 lead.

The Mustangs were far from finished.  An inning later they doubled their advantage, parlaying three hits, two wild pitches, and a passed ball into three runs.  Bryan Lucas doubled in Cody Harris with the inning’s first run, Caleb Halvorson, who ran for Lucas, scored on one of the wild pitches, and Leighton capped the inning with a run-scoring single that plated Robison.

They equaled that scoring output in the top of the eighth, scoring the final three runs of the game by taking advantage of a pair of Lion errors.  The highlight of the inning was a two-run single off the bat of Downs which scored Jonathan Popadics and Leighton.  Later in the frame, Halvorson made it 9-1 when he scored on the Lions’ fifth error of the game.

Leighton, Chris Talley, and Downs paced the club’s 13-hit attack with two hits apiece.

Before the two clubs get together again next Monday for the final game of their season series, the Mustangs will have a chance to say something about second place in the GSAC as they play No. 11 Concordia four times this week, starting with single contests in Irvine this Thursday and Friday.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
SAN BERNARDINO - The JetHawks put together their biggest ninth-inning comeback of the season on Monday night, rallying for six runs to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 8-7, at San Manuel Stadium.
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
The Lancaster JetHawks came out on top, 9-8, over Rancho Cucamonga in a game that saw multiple lead changes in the late innings Sunday afternoon at The Hangar.
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
Sean Bouchard went deep and drove in four runs on Saturday night, but the JetHawks fell to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 10-5, at The Hangar.
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
The Lancaster JetHawks, playing as El Viento de Lancaster for the sixth time this year, took down Rancho Cucamonga, 13-7, at The Hangar Friday night.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Nico Felich, an all-state soccer player from Kansas, is ready to soak up the Southern California sun.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Public Works) announced lane closures in Castaic on Thursday.
Lane Closures in Castaic Thursday Expected to Cause Delays
SAN BERNARDINO - The JetHawks put together their biggest ninth-inning comeback of the season on Monday night, rallying for six runs to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 8-7, at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Rally with 6 Runs in 9th-Inning Comeback
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider adopting its new budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Tuesday, and hold public hearings related to special districts and open space.
City Council to Consider Adopting 2019-20 Budget
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Lancaster JetHawks came out on top, 9-8, over Rancho Cucamonga in a game that saw multiple lead changes in the late innings Sunday afternoon at The Hangar.
JetHawks Win in Late Innings Sunday, Take Series
Sean Bouchard went deep and drove in four runs on Saturday night, but the JetHawks fell to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 10-5, at The Hangar.
Another Big Game for Bouchard in JetHawks Loss
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold its next public meeting Tuesday, June 25, starting at 4 p.m.
June 25 City Council Legislative Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board of Directors regular meeting is set for Wednesday, June 26, starting at 1 p.m.
June 26 Special Meeting: SCV Sanitation District
The June 25 agendas for the Santa Clarita City Council's special and regular meetings have been released by officials.
June 25 Agendas – Santa Clarita City Council Meetings
Of all the parks and recreation agencies in the nation, the city of Santa Clarita's Jakes Way Neighborhood Program in Canyon Country has won the 2019 Innovation in Social Equity Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association.
City’s Jakes Way Program Wins Top National Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is assessing exposure on the West Side of Los Angeles by two county residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning home.
County Warns of Measles Exposure on LA’s West Side
The Lancaster JetHawks, playing as El Viento de Lancaster for the sixth time this year, took down Rancho Cucamonga, 13-7, at The Hangar Friday night.
El Viento Win Over Los Temblores Friday
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, is proud to announce the honorees for the 9th Annual Patriots Luncheon.
SCV Chamber Names 2019 Patriots Luncheon Honorees
Southern California Gas Co. will continue its grant program that helps California cities become more resilient in the face of climate change risks such as flooding, wildfires, extreme heat, drought, sea level rise, and other extreme weather events.
SoCalGas Offers $100K Grant to Help Cities Prep for Climate Change
The city of Santa Clarita has received an award from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for its Fiscal Year 2019-20 Investment Policy.
Santa Clarita Investment Policy Wins National Honor
Static and ham radio codes pierced the air at SCV Water in Saugus as the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club held its Amateur Radio Field Day on Saturday and Sunday.
SCV Amateur Radio Club Broadcasts Nationwide for Field Day
A traffic collision involving two semi trucks and an electric car caused a fuel spill in Newhall on Monday morning.
Truck, EV Crash Causes Fuel Spill on Sierra Highway
The California Department of Motor Vehicles will close its offices statewide for a half day of 'Operation: Excellence' customer service training on Wednesday, July 24.
DMV to Close Statewide for ‘Operation Excellence’ Training
The spiteful ex-boyfriend was dead wrong when he told Ashley Farley she would never see her beloved Pomeranian pup “Ella” again after informing her that he sold the dog while she was at work.
Ash, Ella Reunited: Dog Sold by Ex Returned
An individual involved in a stabbing by an apartment complex in Newhall was sent to a hospital Saturday night, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Stabbing in Newhall Sends 1 Person to Hospital
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies discovered a suspected concentrated marijuana grow lab and detained three suspects after being called to the scene of a party at a vacant property in Canyon Country on Saturday evening.
Deputies Bust Suspected Cannabis Grow Lab, 3 Detained
A Canyon Country property that housed the Soledad Trailer Lodge for decades until the mobile home park's recent demolition could soon become the site of several new residential and office units.
Developer Seeks to Build on Mobile Home Park Site
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Saugus Train Station
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County and his Hollywood home to L.A. City [story]
Hart dies
%d bloggers like this: