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Noriega Leads Panthers

The Panthers went round and round the base pads, Friday. They had a six-run, third inning explosion.

by Sport Staff Writer


Rosemead outfielder Oscar Noriega went three for four, with a triple, and drove in three runs in the Panthers 9-4 victory over South El Monte on Friday afternoon in Mission Valley League baseball action.
The Eagles, taking advantage of some sloppy Rosemead play early, built a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the third. It was in that frame the Panthers took the lead with a six-run rally. They then added another in the fifth, and two more in the sixth to cruise to the victory.
Rosemead also got key contributions from Armani Garcia (two hits) and Jonathan Chavez (two Rbis) as eight of its nine starters collected hits. The Panthers had 11 in all.
In seven innings of work Rosemead workhorse Angel Lopez Jr. allowed nine hits, struck out two, and walked one. While he gave up four runs, only two were earned as his team improved to 12-8 on the season. South El Monte is now 6-10.

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