Chatsworth's Munster among many with monster totals in baseball or softball games played from March 31-April 5. Our weekly statewide salute includes those from as far away as Elk Creek and Yucca Valley.

(Games of March 31-April 5)


Marcos Aldrete (Whittier): Had a grand slam and a double while scoring three runs and batting in seven as the Cardinals shut out Pioneer of Whittier 16-0.

Jeremy Bill (Elk Creek): Filled the bill by pitching a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in a 8-1 win over Herlong.

Joe Boyle (University City, San Diego): Boyle was boiling with five hits, including a pair of doubles, and four RBI in a 17-2 victory over San Diego High.

Kyle Bruce (Tehachapi): Mashed a pair of three-run homers and wound up 3x5 with seven RBI as the Warriors walloped Arvin, 18-3.

Josh Butler (San Ramon Valley, Danville): The senior pitched his first no-hitter in three varsity seasons in downing Amador Valley of Pleasanton 4-0. He also won in relief, pitching the last five innings of a 6-0 win over Foothill of Pleasanton.

Martin Conde (Fremont, Los Angeles): Whacked four hits including a three-run homer and a solo homer and had six RBI in a six-inning 14-0 win over L.A. Manual Arts. He also batted 2x4 with four RBI in a 13-1 win over Manual Arts.

Cody Decker (Santa Monica): Decked Oaks Christian of Westlake Village in a 15-8 victory with two home runs, two doubles and a triple in batting 5x5 with four RBI.

Matt Engle (El Segundo): The highly regarded quarterback was the winning pitcher in a four-inning relief stint while batting 4x5 with four RBI. His two-run double in the top of the eighth broke a tie as the Eagles went on to a eight-inning 11-8 win over West Torrance.

Steven Fata (Glendora): Had four hits including two homers and knocked in seven runs in a 14-10 win over Damien of La Verne.

Kevin Hansen (Glendora): Batted 5x5 including a grand slam amd scored five runs as Glendora downed Damien of La Verne 14-10.

Ruben Huerta (Hollywood): Lashed two triples and had seven RBI as Hollyhi got by Canoga Park 12-10.

Mark Koski (Capital Christian, Sacramento): Struck out 16 batters in a two-hit 8-0 win over San Juan of Citrus Heights.

Tony Lombardi (Windsor): Tied up El Molino of Forestville 9-0 with a 9-K no-hitter. Earlier in the week, he slammed two three-run homers in a 9-4 win over Analy of Sebastopol.

David Lyndall (Kelseyville): Batted 6x8 with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI as Kelseyville battered Upper Lake 34-4.

Nick Martinsson (Westchester): Batted 5x5 with four RBI against L.A. Fairfax as the two potent basketball rivals moved to the diamond. This time, though, there was no winner as the game ended 11-11 after eight innings.

Ryan Muller (Live Oak, Morgan Hill): Muller, who already has a 20-strikeout game to his credit this year, starred with his arm and his bat last week against Palma of Salinas. In a 9-0 win, the senior pitched a three-hitter and whiffed nine while also going 3x5 at the plate.

Brett Munster (Chatsworth): Was a monster at the plate with a pair of homers and six RBI as Chatsworth remained undefeated with a 10-5 victory over El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. ECR pitcher Blake Gailen lost his first game in two seasons after going 15-0.

Tom Myhrvold (Los Angeles Lutheran): Hit for the cycle while batting 5x5 with three RBI in a five-inning 18-1 win over Pilgrim of Los Angeles.

Garrett Ozar (Oak Park, Agoura): The junior zapped St. Bonaventure of Ventura on the mound and at the plate by tossing a three-hit eight-K shutout and knocking in all the game's runs with a three-run homer.

Blake Philbrook (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga): Led the Dons over Sun Valley Poly with a 3x4, two HR, three run, three RBI performance. His solo homer in the bottom of the seventh won the game 8-7.

Nick Robertson (Middletown): Had two doubles and a home run with six RBI in a 10-6 victory over Kelseyville.

Justin Rodriguez (Reedley): Tied a school record with five hits in a 31-0 rout of Fresno Roosevelt. The 31 runs set a new school record, surpassing the 25 from a 1997 game vs. Immanuel.

Jack Rye (Woodbridge, Irvine): Orbited two home runs, had five RBI and was the winning pitcher in a five-inning stint as Woodbridge triumphed over Newport Harbor of Newport Beach 18-5.

Nathan Rynning (Joshua Springs, Yucca Valley): Bashed two home runs and had six RBI as his team blasted Adventist Acadeny of Redlands 25-4.

Jon Salazar (Troy, Fullerton): Hurled a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and had three RBI in a 7-3 triumph over La Habra.

Ryan Schlack (Wilson, Long Beach): Socked two home runs and had five RBI as the Bruins rocked West of Torrance 13-0 in five innings.

Aaron Seuss (Palm Desert): Smashed two two-run homers in a 7-1 victory over Indio and followed up with a homer and two doubles as Palm Desert cooled Coachella Valley of Thermal 10-2.

Josh Tamba (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park): Fired a no-hitter with 10 Ks in a 9-0 win over Elsie Allen of Santa Rosa, a six-inning game that was ended by rain.

T.J. Trumpf (Valley, Bakersfield): Cleared the bases with a grand slam homer and finished 3x4 with seven RBI as Valley vanquished Alpaugh, 18-5.

Adam Viola (Franklin, Los Angeles): Had a home run, triple and five RBI in the first inning of a five-inning 11-0 win over L.A. Wilson.


Jenny Belak (La Salle, Pasadena): Smacked two home runs and had seven RBI while batting 3x5 in a 21-0 five-inning blowout of Bellarmine-Jefferson of Burbank.

Cori Blanford (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks): Blasted two home runs and had five RBI as her team downed Burbank 9-1.

Chachera Brantley (Serra, Gardena): Tossed a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and blasted three hits, including a home run, while knocking in three runs in a 6-1 win in the first game of a double header with Calvary Christian of Downey. In the second game, she had two triples and three RBI as Serra won 9-3.

Marisela Camacho (Fremont, Los Angeles): Had a dream game, pitching a five-inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts, blasting three homers and batting in nine runs in a 40-0 rout of L.A. Manual Arts.

Eileen Canney (Paradise): Eileen was uncanny in two games, first pitching a no-hitter and homering in a win vs. Oroville and then striking out 21 with a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over Las Plumas.

Alexis Cooper (Ursuline, Santa Rosa): In last three games, batted 9x10 with six RBI.

LaToya Cunningham (La Jolla Country Day): Standout from the basketball team came up big in softball with a grand slam and a three-run homer in a 24-0 rout of Trinity Christian in five innings.

Dena Depompa (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga): Batted 4x5 with a double, triple, four runs and six RBI in a 33-0 rout over Grant of Van Nuys.

Ashley Esparza (San Pedro): The junior pitched a perfect game with 15 strikeouts and had three hits and two RBI in a 8-0 blanking of Gardena. It was her eighth season shutout and upped her season record to 10-0.

Leslie Gameros (Monroe, North Hills): Blasted a grand slam, added a double and had six RBI as Monroe triumphed over Van Nuys 9-2.

Lauren Greer (Mater Dei, Santa Ana): Smacked two home runs in a 9-2 triumph over Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo and followed with two more homers while batting 3x3 with five RBI in a 12-0 win over Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita.

Laura Hovestreydt (Verdugo Hills, Tujunga): Batted 5x5 with two home runs, a double, five runs scored and seven runs batted in a 33-0 walloping of Grant of Van Nuys.

Danira Iolamo (Carson): Fired a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts, zinged a triple and scored a run in a 2-0= win over L.A. Washington.

Jamee Juarez (Wilson, Hacienda Heights): Hurled a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and blasted a grand slam in a 10-0 shutout of El Dorado of Placentia, then struck out 15, knocked in a run with a triple and scored the other in a 2-1 edging of Walnut.

Jessica Kerr (Justin-Siena, Napa): Tossed a perfect game with 12 strikeouts in a 8-0 blanking of Terra Nova of San Rafael. It was the senior's first perfect game of the season following three last season.

Amanda Klimcsak (Diamond Ranch, Pomona): Hurled a no-hitter with 18 Ks and smashed a two-run homer in a 9-0 win over Pomona Catholic, then followed with another no-hitter with 14 Ks and smacked another homer for the only score of the game in a 1-0 triumph over Chaffey of Ontario. After that, the sophomore struck out 21 in a nine-inning game, but even that wasn't enough as San Dimas prvailed 2-1.

Jenny Lee (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek): The freshman hurled her third season no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Marin Academy of San Rafael.

Tyler Lent (Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands): Walloped two homers and had five RBI as the Eagles soared over Aquinas of San Bernaedino 13-1.

Lauren Lupinetti (Lakewood): Whacked two homers including a grand slam and had seven RBI as Lakewood downed Long Beach Poly 12-0 in five innings.

Morgan Meadows (Valley, Bakersfield): Collected five hits in five at-bats and scored four times in a 14-11 win over Alpaugh. Meadows also had one homer and two RBI.

Taryne Mowatt (Santiago, Corona): Tossed a no-hitter and had 18 strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Centennial of Corona, then duplicated that with an 18-K no-hitter against King of Riverside that ended in a 5-0 victory.

Jessica Navarro (South Gate): Hurled a no-hitter and struck out 17 as the freshman blanked Huntington Park 5-0.

Kate Nelson (Rancho Buena Vista): In a 5-0 victory over Orange Glen of Escondido, Nelson nailed it with a no-hitter. She struck out 15 and walked just one.

Brittney Shaw (Dorsey, Los Angeles): Raced to eight stolen bases and five runs scored as her team downed L.A. Jefferson 22-4 in five innings. Her eight steals is just one off the state record held by a number of stealers.

Michele Sierra (Venice): Tossed a no-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 18-1 win over L.A. Fairfax and, in a 30-1 walloping of Los Angeles, blasted two homers, a double and a triple and had seven RBI.

Lindsey Sommer (Serra, San Diego): Sommer was bright with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts for Serra in a 5-0 romp past San Dieguito Academy of Encinitas.

Jennifer Winford (Brethren Christian, Cypress): Struck out 19 batters against Fairmont Prep of Anaheim in a 5-3 win for Winford.

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