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Busy sports week as teams match up in League play

Boys Tennis

It looks to be another good year for the always -strong Claremont boys tennis team. The Pack is 2-0 in early-league play with a 3-3 overall record. The boys hosted Ayala on Thursday after press time and will host Bonita on Monday, in a game that was rescheduled due to rain.

Softball

The Ayala Bulldogs shut out the Wolfpack, 7-0, on Wednesday during their League matchup in Claremont. Ayala had 10 hits to Claremont’s one, scoring two runs in the third inning, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the seventh. The girls are now 2-1 in league and 5-4 overall.

Baseball

Claremont High School narrowly lost a Palomares League game to visiting Bonita, 5-4, in extra innings on Wednesday. The Pack came out strong with three runs in the first inning and a fourth in the second, but was shut out by the Bearcats the rest of the way. Forced to play catch up, Bonita scored a run in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to tie. The winning run came in the ninth inning to end the game.

Senior Kyle Scalmanini, senior Jake Gentry and sophomore Jonah Paez all had three hits. Gentry, junior Cory Smith, junior Luke Santia and junior Jake Holcroft each scored one run. while senior Matt Hohn had a two RBI single.

The boys are now 1-2 in league and 5-7 overall. They play Ayala on Friday in Chino Hills.

Webb scores

Webb softball defeated Alverno, 12-1, on Monday in Claremont. Chloe Stewart had a grand slam for Webb, while pitcher Chandler Luebbers allowed just three hits. Luebbers also had a great day at the plate,  going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Webb (6-2) hosts St. Pius X St. Matthias Academy Friday.

Baseball defeated Saddleback Valley Christian, 6-4, on Tuesday in extra innings. Webb scored one run in the first inning, but Saddleback got two runs in the sixth for the go-ahead. Webb came back with three in the seventh but Saddleback got two, forcing the extra innings. The Gauls secured the win with two runs in the eighth. Webb is now 2-0 in league, 6-1 overall.

Boys golf had a big league win last week against our top league opponent Avalon and looks to continue their undefeated league streak as they host Saddleback Valley Christian and La Verne Lutheran.

Boys tennis is still undefeated in league play and looks to continue that streak with a home match against Western Christian. They then host a couple of non-league matches against Montclair on Thursday and Bonita on Friday.

—Steven Felschundneff

steven@claremont-courier.com