Prep sports roundup: Harvard-Westlake's Duncan Marsten fans 10, gives up no hits

Duncan Marsten of Harvard-Westlake struck out 10 and allowed no hits in six innings of 2-1 win over Sierra Canyon.
Duncan Marsten of Harvard-Westlake struck out 10 and gave up no hits in six innings of a 2-1 win over Sierra Canyon. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)


That was the word being used to describe the pitching of Harvard-Westlake senior right-hander Duncan Marsten on Wednesday. He struck out the first six batters he faced with a fastball reaching 97 mph. He struck out 10 in six innings without giving up any hits. He also had a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning of Harvard-Westlake's 2-1 Mission League win over Sierra Canyon.

Marsten has shown he's completely recovered from a back injury and Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for two years. Now he has become a legitimate first-round draft prospect. He needed to be at his best because Sierra Canyon pitcher Ethan Montes matched him for five innings.

In the seventh, Sierra Canyon got its first hit, an RBI double by Mikhal Johnson off closer Bryce Rainer. Two walks by Rainer gave Sierra Canyon a chance to tie the game, but he struck out the final two batters for the save.

"Wow. What a performance. Just the culmination of all the work that young man has put in," coach Jared Halpert said of Marsten. "He's got a healthy body and a wonderful opportunity."

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 4, Loyola 3: The Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win on a walk-off double by Dominic Cadiz in the seventh. Levi Sterling had two hits and struck out nine in six innings after giving up three runs in the first.

Crespi 5, Chaminade 3: Landon Hodge had two RBIs and Diego Velasquez struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief for Crespi.

St. Francis 10, Bishop Alemany 8: Jonathan Alvarez had four hits for Alemany in a Mission League defeat.

West Ranch 5, Granada Hills 1: Hunter Manning struck out nine and threw a complete game.

Villa Park 3, Anaheim Canyon 0: Justin Tims and Jake Nobles combined for the shutout.

Bishop Amat 5, Paraclete 3: Aaron Sandlin struck out seven for Bishop Amat.

Arcadia 11, Burbank 3: Damian Catano finished with three hits for Arcadia.

Camarillo 1, Santa Paula 0: Braden Huber struck out six in five scoreless innings.

Foothill 6, Esperanza 0: Noah Macalino had two hits and two RBIs for Foothill.

El Dorado 8, Yorba Linda 3: AJ Frausto struck out seven in six innings.

Newbury Park 10, Castaic 2: Luke Medhurst and Cade Falsken each contributed three hits for Newbury Park.

Moorpark 4, Chatsworth 1: Greg Lareva had two hits for Moorpark.

Corona Santiago 4, Dana Hills 3: Chris Ramirez finished with three hits for Santiago.

Trabuco Hills 2, Long Beach Millikan 0: Two pitchers combined on the shutout.

Boys' basketball

St. Joseph 69, Sierra Canyon 68: In a wild finish, Ethan Johnson of Sierra Canyon made a three with 5.3 seconds left to give Sierra Canyon a one-point lead, then St. Joseph got a winning basket at the buzzer by Tounde Yessoufou to advance to the Open Division regional semifinals Saturday at Eastvale Roosevelt. St. Joseph called a timeout with 2.1 seconds left and set up the final play for Yessoufou.

Carlsbad 75, St. Pius X-St. Matthias 72: Carlsbad prevailed in overtime to advance to a Saturday night game at Harvard-Westlake in the Open Division semifinals. Tyrone Riley finished his career with a 28-point performance for St. Pius X-St. Matthias.

Girls' basketball

Mater Dei 71, Mission Hills 47: The Monarchs won their final home game under retiring coach Kevin Kiernan to advance to the Open Division semifinals. It was his 900th career victory. Mater Dei will play at Etiwanda on Saturday.

Ontario Christian 71, Sage Hill 67: The Knights advanced to the Open Division semifinals at Sierra Canyon on Saturday night.

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