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THE DAY IN SPORTS: VALENCIA GOLFERS STUN HART.

Byline: Daily News

Freshman Brandon Christianson shot 77 and Matt Bastone 79 Tuesday to lead Valencia (401) to a three-stroke victory over Hart (404) in a Foothill League-opening tournament at De Bell GC in Burbank.

It marked the first time Hart has lost a league match since 1989, although Valencia was awarded last year's league title after a postseason ruling stripped Hart of its 11th consecutive title because of an ineligibility.

Hart's Josh Vanek was medalist Tuesday at 71 and Brian Edick added a 73. But Valencia prevailed with depth, finishing with five scores of 84 or better.

In other prep golf:

--Calabasas 378, Servite 385: Drew Kravis had an eagle and four birdies in a 1-under-par round of 71 to lead the Coyotes (2-3) past the defending Southern Section champions at Calabasas Country Club.

--Arcadia 182, Crescenta Valley 190: Paul Young shot 33 and Michael Park 36 to lead the Falcons (5-4, 3-2) in a loss to the Pacific League-leading Apaches.

--Flintridge Prep 196, Viewpoint 205: Jeff Osborn shot 36, Mike Miller 37 and Brendan Kelley 38 to lead the Rebels (6-2, 1-0) in a Prep League opener at par-34 La Canada CC.

In prep baseball:

--Hart 8, Valencia 2: Billy Susdorf homered, drove in four runs and pitched a scoreless seventh inning in relief of starter and winner Eric Posthumus as the defending Foothill League-champion Indians, ranked No. 3 by the Daily News, improved to 9-0, 2-0. Richie Martin homered for Valencia (4-3, 1-1).

--Saugus 13, Burroughs 7: Adam Tripp and Rusty Coleman had three hits apiece, Tripp including a double and home run in a four-RBI effort, as the host Centurions (5-3, 1-1) defeated the Indians (5-2, 1-1) in a game called after five innings because of darkness. Tim Murphy and Mike Silva homered for Burroughs.

--Birmingham 13, El Camino Real 1: Luis Parra and Billy McGrath had two hits apiece, Parra doubling and driving in two runs, as the Patriots (5-3, 1-0) scored a mercy-rule win in a West Valley League opener at ECR (5-3, 0-1).

--Village Christian 3, Oak Park 0: Daniel Bowman struck out 11 in a one-hitter and Brian Drown and Casey Fritts both singled and doubled as the host Crusaders (7-1) won their sixth consecutive nonleague game. Oak Park Park fell to 2-3-1.

--Grant 15, Canoga Park 4: Chris Penta homered twice and doubled, Larry Brown went 4 for 4 with three RBI, and Nevil Vega doubled twice to lead the 17-hit support of winning pitcher Jeremy Harrison in a Sunset 6 League opener at Grant (6-3, 1-0). Canoga Park fell to 2-1, 0-1.

--Viewpoint 4, Grace Brethren 2: Freshman Taylor Kwitny, making his first high school start, singled home the winning run as the visiting Patriots(2-2) defeated the three-time defending Southern Section-champion Lancers (2-3).

In boys' tennis:

--Granada Hills 7, Chatsworth 0: Vlad Kinevsky scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over Paul Choung in No. 1 singles as the Highlanders (5-0, 2-0) swept the visiting Chancellors (1-4, 1-1) in West Valley League play.

In prep softball:

--Birmingham 7, Bell 0: Pauline Morquecho struck out eight in pitching a perfect game and had one of three doubles by the Patriots (10-3-1) in a nonleague win over the visiting Eagles (6-4).

--L.A. Baptist 12, Providence 0: Katie Gustavson struck out 12 in a no-hitter and Kelly Feirfeil had two hits and two RBI as the host Knights (3-0) defeated the Pioneers (1-5) in nonleague play.

--Moorpark 1, Simi Valley 0: Jiffy Fasmer, pinch-running after Jennifer Sweeney's two-out ninth-inning single, scored on a hit-and-run double by Jonae Perez as the visiting Musketeers (5-4, 2-0) defeated the Pioneers (3-4-1, 0-2) in Marmonte League play.

--Antelope Valley 7, Arvin 3: Sonia Iturralde hit a grand slam and Felecia Shepler and winning pitcher Jamie Parker doubled as the host Marauders (4-3) defeated the Central Section team from Bakerfield.

In prep volleyball:

--Taft 3, Granada Hills 1: Bryan Capper had 17 kills and Yaniv Shimone 16 kills for the two-time defending City Section-champion Toreadors (3-1, 1-0), who had a 35-game, two-year winning streak ended Friday in a loss to Grant.

In college softball:

--Canyons 7, Valley 3: Amanda DeFusco, who had eight RBI in her last game, had two hits as the host Cougars (13-5, 8-2) won their seventh consecutive game. Cassandra Burns, Kortney Downen, Lacy Bregger and Elizabeth Harkins also had two hits each against the Monarchs (6-13-1, 2-8) as COC remained atop the Western State Conference South Division standings.

In other news:

--Baseball and softball stats: Beginning this Monday, all local baseball and softball coaches are encouraged to report their cumulative stats to the Daily News every Monday between 1-5 p.m. Coaches can report their stats by calling 800-888-6009, ext. 3607 or 3612, or by faxing them to 818-713-3436.

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Photo: Chris Valaika of Hart throws to first after putting out a sliding Jeff Braun of Valencia Tuesday afternoon.

Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer
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