High school baseball roundup: Cardinal Newman gets win in Arizona tournament

Cardinal Newman center fielder Alex Roeser in 2014. (PD File photo)

Cardinal Newman center fielder Alex Roeser in 2014. (PD File photo)

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Cal Clamar allowed one hit and struck out eight in six innings as Cardinal Newman defeated Bonneville (Idaho), 5-0, Friday in the Coach Bob National Invitational in Anthem, Ariz.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the third inning and added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

“Clamar kept the ball down and got a lot of ground balls,” coach T.J. McMahon said. “Also, his curve was working.

“At the plate, we hit the ball hard and got more aggressive when we took the lead. We executed and moved runners around the bases.”

Three of Cardinal Newman’s eight hits were doubles. Alex Roeser, Colin Imm and Luc DeLorenzo had the two-baggers. DeLorenzo’s hit in the third knocked in a pair of runs.

This was the Cardinals’ second game while in Arizona. They lost to Valley Vista, 9-1, on Thursday.

“That was the best team we’ve seen this year,” McMahon said.

Saturday, Newman plays Pinnacle (Phoenix) and Coconino (Flagstaff).

This is the fourth year in a row Newman has gone to Arizona in the spring. The team does fundraisers to help defray the cost.

In other baseball action Friday:

NAPA 11, SANTA ROSA 1

At Santa Rosa, the visitors pulled away with three runs in the third inning.

Marcus Hollingsworth accounted for half the Panthers’ hit total. He had a single and double.

Santa Rosa is 2-6 and hosts San Ramon Valley today.

“We’ve played all Division 1 schools in pre-league,” coach Paige Dumont said. “We knew it would be a grind, but it’s gotten us ready for NBL. That tough schedule is going to pay off.”

CLEAR LAKE 10, WILLITS 3

At Lakeport, the Cardinals are now 8-0 after banging out 12 hits in the NCL I game.

Brandon Coakley was the recipient of the offensive display as he pitched the first four innings to pick up the win.

Finishing with two hits apiece for Clear Lake were: Jared Strate, Jake Egger, Dillon Williams and Matt Heller.

The Cardinals are 2-0 in league.

CLOVERDALE 5, KELSEYVILLE 1

At Cloverdale, Chris Harms struck out eight and the Eagles scored all their runs in the first three innings.

Cloverdale put two on the scoreboard in the first and three in the third.

David Watson was the game’s only multi-hit player. He was 2 for 3.

The Eagles are 6-5 and 1-1 in NCL I. Kelseyville is 5-6 and 1-1.