Search:

Ureno, Martinez lead Katella past Colony

OCVARSITY.COM

ANAHEIM - Javier Ureno pitched a shutout and Jonathon Martinez made a crucial defensive play and drove in the winning run as Katella defeated Colony of Ontario, 2-0, in a CIF-SS Division 4 first-round playoff game Thursday at Boysen Park.

Ureno notched five strikeouts, including striking out the side looking in the first inning, didn't walk a batter and scattered six hits over seven innings.

The Knights senior allowed the Titans (22-8) to get runners in scoring position in four of the innings, but he managed to pitch out of trouble each time. He got some help from his fielders.

With runners on first and third and two outs in the fourth, Martinez, who was playing center field, made a charging shoestring catch on a sinking line drive off the bat off Edgar Alferez.

Titans pitcher Aaron Bernal was also effective, keeping the Knights (20-8) off the scoreboard for five innings.

Katella finally broke through in the sixth when Clint Salisbury reached on an infield single and took second on a throwing error. Austin Blake came in as a pinch runner for Salisbury.

Martinez drilled a triple to right-center, giving the Knights the only run they would need.

Later in the inning, Edgar Menendez singled home Martinez to make it 2-0.

Katella advances to face North Torrance in the second round. That game will be Tuesday at North Torrance.


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 


Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire
Search Players


Football:

Trabuco Hills 68, Corona del Mar 2 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

San Juan Hills 24, Great Oak 21 - 00:00 1OT QT - Completed

Football:

Cypress 7, Capistrano Valley 30 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Yorba Linda 21, El Modena 42 - 03:21 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Mission Viejo 49, El Toro 14 - 09:33 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Beckman 7, Westminster 41 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Notre Dame of Riverside 17, Tesoro 13 - 02:00 3rd QT - Completed

Football:

Troy 46, Irvine 0 - 12:00 3rd QT - Completed

Football:

Dana Hills 0, Fullerton 22 - 12:00 2nd QT - Completed

Football:

Adelanto 0, University 29 - 11:46 4th QT - Completed