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A POWER STRUGGLE IN MARMONTE LEAGUE.



Byline: Heather Gripp Daily News Staff Writer

For power hitters and power pitchers, look no further than Wednesday's matchup between the Royal High and Westlake baseball teams.

The Highlanders have senior Scott Rice, whose pitches have been clocked in the 90s. He also leads the team with seven home runs, one ahead of Brian Lipman.

The Warriors counter with hard-throwing junior Jesse Kozlowski. Like the Highlanders, their batting order Noun 1. batting order - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
lineup, card
 is full of home run threats. Kevin Howard Kevin C. Howard (born June 25, 1981 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a infielder in Minor League Baseball who plays for the Jacksonville Suns in the Double-A Southern League.  has a team-high seven homers.

Royal beat Westlake 9-5 earlier in the season. The loss was the Warriors' first of the year. They have since slid into a tie for third after losing to Newbury Park on Friday. A win against the league-leading Highlanders would put Westlake right back in the race for the title. Agoura proved Royal is beatable last week when the last-place Chargers became the first Marmonte League The Marmonte League is a high school sports league primarily made up of schools from Ventura County. The Marmonte Leauge is part of the CIF Southern Section. Click here to view the league schedule.  team to beat the Highlanders.

The host Warriors haven't lost two games in a row all season and are undefeated at home.

Swimming: The Westlake girls face their biggest obstacle on the way to a Marmonte title when they face Royal on Wednesday. Both teams are undefeated in league.

The Highlanders are coming off a third-place finish Noun 1. third-place finish - a finish in third place (as in a race)
finish - designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the
 at Saturday's Royal Invitational. Royal sophomore Carly Huffman won the 50 freestyle at the meet. She could give the Highlanders a big boost if she does so again Wednesday since Westlake's Tyran O'Leary is the defending league champ and a Southern Section finalist in the event.

Royal's Ryan Southwick and Westlake's Eric Patton compete for the Marmonte diving title starting with the league prelims Friday at Rancho Simi Rancho San José de Nuestra Senora de Altagarcia y Simi is one of the land grants in California by the Spanish government. The name derives from Shimiji, the name of the Chumash village here before the Spanish.  Park.

In the Frontier League The Frontier League, based in Troy, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and Western Pennsylvania. It operates mostly in cities not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. , the Calabasas girls swim for a perfect record during the league's regular season when the Coyotes host Buckley today. Calabasas then has a week off to prepare for the league prelims.

THIS WEEK

TODAY

Prep baseball: Firt Lutheran at Grace Brethren, 3:30 p.m.; Calabasas at Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba.
, 3:30 p.m.; Oakwood vs. Viewpoint at Calabasas, 3;30 p.m.

Boys' golf: Salesian vs. Viewpoint at Malibu GC, 3 p.m.

Prep softball: Agoura at Moorpark, 3 p.m.; Newbury Park at Royal, 3 p.m.; Simi Vallet at Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. , 3 p.m.; Santa Clara at Calabasas, 3:30 p.m.; Flintridge Prep at Rio Hondo Rio Hondo may refer to:
  • Río Hondo, a town in the Guatemalan department of Zacapa.
  • Rio Hondo (Belize), a river which forms much of the border between Belize and Mexico.
  • Rio Hondo (California), a tributary of the Los Angeles River in the U.S. state of California.
, 3:30 p.m.; First Lutheran at Grace Brethren, 3:30 p.m.

Prep swimming: Buckley at Calabasas, 3:15 p.m.

Boys' tennis:Calabasas at Malibu, 3 p.m.; Viewpoint at Cate, 3:30 p.m.

Boys' volleyball: Carpinteria at Calabasas, 5:30 p.m.

College baseball College baseball is baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. Compared to American football and basketball in the United States, college competition plays a less significant contribution to cultivating : Moorpark at Hancock, 2:30 p.m.

College softball College softball is softball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. College softball is played by women at the intercollegiate level, whereas college baseball is played by men. : Santa Barbara at Moorpark, 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Prep baseball: Moorpark at Simi Valley, 3 p.m.; Royal at Westlake, 3 p.m.; Thousand Oaks at Agoura, 3 p.m.; Loyola at Newbury Park, 3:15 p.m.

Prep softball: Cate at Cornerstone Christian, 3 p.m.

Prep swimming: Royal vs. Westlake at Newbury Park, 3 p.m.; Newbury Park at Agoura, 3 p.m.

Boys' tennis: Simi Valley at Westlake, 2:30 p.m.; Newbury and Thousand Oaks, 2:30 p.m.; Agoura vs. Royal at Rancho Simi Park, 2:30 p.m.

Boys' volleyball: Agoura at Simi Valley, 6 p.m.; Harvard-Westlake at Thousand Oaks, 6 p.m.; Moorpark at Westlake, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Boys' golf: Marmonte League finals, noon; Cathedral vs. Viewpoint at Malibu GC, 3:30 p.m.

Prep softball: Thousand Oaks at Westlake, 3 p.m.; Moorpark at Simi Valley, 3 p.m.; Agoura at Newbury Park, 3 p.m.; Faith Baptist at Grace Brethren, 3:30 p.m.

Boys' tennis: Ventura at Newbury Park, 2:30 p.m.; Santa Paula at Calabasas, 3:30 p.m.

College baseball: Moorpark at Oxnard, 2:30 p.m.

College softball: Moorpark at Hancock:

FRIDAY

Prep baseball: Agoura at Westlake, 3 p.m.; Newbury Park at Royal, 3 p.m.; Thousand Oaks at Moorpark, 3 p.m.; Calabasas at Santa Paula, 3:30 p.m.; Viewpoint at Thatcher Thatch·er   , Margaret Hilda. Baroness. Born 1925.

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, 3;30 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Oak Park, 3:30 p.m.

Ribet at Grace Brethren, 3:30 p.m.; Santa Paula at Calabasas, 3:30 p.m.

Prep diving: Marmonte prelims at Rancho Simi Park.

Boys' tennis: Thousand Oaks at Agoura, 2:30 p.m.; Royal at Simi Valley, 2:30 p.m.; Moorpark at Westlake, 2:30 p.m.

Prep track: Ventura County championships at Royal, 2:30 p.m.

Boys' volleyball: Viewpoint at Oakwood, 3:30 p.m.; Malibu at Calabasas, 5:30 p.m.; Newbury Park at Agoura, 6 p.m.; Simi Valley at Westlake, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Prep baseball: Westlake at Loyola, 11 a.m.; Cornerstone Christian at Dunn (DH), 1 p.m.

Prep softball: Thousand oaks tournament: Newbury Park vs. Saugus at Los Cerritos Middle School, 9 a.m.; Simi Valley vs. Hart at Los Cerritos, 9 a.m.; El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
  • There is an El Camino Real in California; see: El Camino Real (California).
 vs. Camarillo at Los Cerritos, 11 a.m.; Moorpark vs. Garden Grove at Thousand Oaks Community Center, noon; Rio Mesa vs. Santa Barbara at Los Cerritos, 1 p.m.; Hoover vs. Thousand Oaks at Los Cerritos, 3 p.m.; Cerritos vs. Calabasas at Los Cerritos, 3 p.m.; Westlake vs. Highland at Los Cerritos, 3 p.m.

Prep volleyball: Royal at Redondo tournament, all day.

College baseball: Moorpark at Cuesta cuesta (kwĕs`tə), asymmetric ridge characterized by a short, steep escarpment on one side, and a long, gentle slope on the other. The steep side exposes the edge of erosion-resistant rock layers that form the cuestas. , 1 p.m.

College softball: Moorpark at Cuesta, noon; Cal Lutheran at UC San Diego (DH), noon.

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