May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

BASEBALL WRAP-UP: Saddleback pitcher throws a no-hitter; Marina and Tesoro split

Alonso Contreras of Saddleback contributed at the plate and on the mound. (Photo courtesy Saddleback baseball)

Senior Alonso Contreras threw a no-hitter for Saddleback in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, leading the Roadrunners to an 11-0 victory over Santa Ana Valley.

He went seven innings, struck out 13 and walked three.

“Gabriel Perez made some pretty good defensive plays at shortstop that secured a couple of outs,” said Saddleback’s first year coach Henry Buenrostro.

Miguel Avina had four RBI and went 2 for 3 at the plate. Saddleback had 12 hits and did have an error.

Saddleback also won the second game 8-4.

“With that, (Saddleback) doubled the school’s win total from last year. These students have had four different coaches in the last four years and have been struggling over the past few seasons,” Buenrostro said.

“So it was really exciting to see them enjoy today and experience how hard work at practice pays off. We still don’t know how this season is going to play out, but these boys really played their butts off today.”

Also Saturday:

Marina and Tesoro split a doubleheader to open the season: In the first game, Chad Lux led Marina to a 3-1 victory throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and four hits while striking out two batters.  Trevor Lanksbury went 1 1/3 innings and struck out two to get the save.  Lanksbury also had a two-run single that was the decisive blow in the game.

In the second game, Tesoro cruised to a 6-1 win. David Mashburn had a a solo home run for the Vikings only run.

Other scores:

Corona del Mar 5, Fullerton 3

Fullerton 3, Corona del Mar 2