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Flintridge Prep boys' baseball wins doubleheader

April 22, 2004

Rancho Palos Verdes Chadwick was just what the Flintridge Prep boys' varsity baseball team needed to perk up its spirits during a dismal first part of the season.

The Rebels took both games of a Prep League doubleheader against the visiting Dolphins last Saturday at the Glendale Sports Complex. Prep won the first contest 11-1 and grabbed the nightcap 5-1 to improve to 5-9 overall and to 3-3 in league.

The Rebels traveled to Buckley School on Tuesday for a nonleague contest. No results were available at press time.

In the nightcap, Prep starter Greg Sherman had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning, but wound up with a one-hitter.

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The Rebels scored all their runs in the first inning to give Sherman the offensive support he needed. Scott Hofer was 2-for-3 at the plate and knocked in a run. Mark Rodli smacked a double and drove in two runs.

In the first game, Joey Farewell hurled a no-hitter but gave up an unearned run.

Austin Raines led the Rebels with two hits, including a double, and batted in four turns. Matt Stein was 3-for-3, including a triple, and had two runs batted in. Eric Sarkissian also had two hits, including a triple, for Prep.

A four-run first inning by host Pasadena Poly forced the visiting Rebels to play catch up the rest of the contest and they didn't quite make it.

The Panthers wound up defeating the Rebels 8-4 in a league game on April 13.

After the Panthers went up 4-0, Prep cut their lead in half with two runs in the top of the second inning. Poly came back with a run in the third inning and three more in the fifth inning to take an 8-2 lead. The Rebels added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't close the gap any further.

Prep starter Stein took the loss to fall to 1-3. He hurled four innings, allowed nine hits, five runs (all of them earned), walked four and struck one one. He was relieved by Farewell who pitched the fifth inning, giving up three hits, three runs (all of them earned), walked one and fanned one. Sherman took over for him in the sixth inning and he didn't give up a hit or a run and struck one one.

Despite the loss, the Rebels were not lacking in offense. Among their eight hits were home runs by Hofer and Max Davison and a double by Davison.

Sarkissian also swiped a base for Prep.

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