Calabasas big hit in upset win

first_imgThe Chancellors, who feature three preseason All-Americans, began the season last week as the Daily News’ top-ranked team and hadn’t allowed a run in their first two games. “The boys are pretty excited,” Calabasas coach Bret Saberhagen said. “They were happy to beat the top-ranked team around here.” The Coyotes, who went 10-16 last year and hadn’t beat Chatsworth (2-1) since 1995, improved to 3-0 with the victory in the quarterfinals of the Easton Southern California Showdown tournament. Offense has been Calabasas’ early strength and was a force from the start against the Chancellors. Calabasas took a 4-0 lead in the first inning off starter Trevor Takeyama (0-1) and led 9-3 by the third inning. Eight Coyotes contributed hits, including two each from Will Chapman, Alex Kurland, Mike La Rosa, Adam Landecker and Miles Silverstein. Kurland doubled twice for two of Calabasas’ six extra-base hits and LaRosa hit a two-run home run. Landecker and Silverstein both doubled and finished with three RBIs apiece. Nolan Schneiderman added two RBIs. team in California. On the day that Chatsworth High’s baseball team moved up to No. 3 in the national rankings, Calabasas hitters did something more impressive. The host Coyotes pounded 13hits off four Chatsworth pitchers Monday for a 12-8 upset of the highest- ranked center_img “We contributed up and down the lineup,” Saberhagen said. “We’ve been strong from top to bottom. The boys have been hitting real well.” The Coyotes have a .433 team batting average and have scored 39 runs in three games. Senior left-hander Greg Waxler (1-0) was the latest beneficiary of the abundant run support. Waxler allowed seven hits in five innings before giving way to La Rosa. Matt Dominguez led Chatsworth with three hits, and teammate Bobby Coyle hit a three-run home run. The Chancellors committed fourerrors, hit three batters, issued five walks, and had three wild pitches and a balk. Calabasas advances to Thursday’s semifinal against the winner of today’s Thousand Oaks-Hart of Newhall matchup. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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