Abe in shutout mode for Irvine Valley baseball team   

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Box Score

On Saturday, it was sophomore Enzio Perez pitching a gem as Irvine Valley's baseball team beat Saddleback.Christian Abe

And on Tuesday, it was freshman Christian Abe's turn against Fullerton.

The right-handed Abe threw a complete-game shutout to lead Irvine Valley to a 2-0 victory over the Hornets.

That makes 18 scoreless innings over the last two games for Irvine Valley hurlers.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 7-8 overall and 2-1 in conference. Fullerton, which was ranked 12th in Southern California, slipped to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Abe, who picked up his first college win and improved to 1-2, allowed six hits and three walks and hit one batter. He struck out four.

Fullerton pitcher Juan Berumen was also on top of his game. He went the distance, pitching eight innings. Berumen gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Irvine Valley scored a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by freshman shortstop Brady Zinsser. Freshman designated hitter Dylan Saunders walked, stole second and scored on Zinsser's hit.

The Lasers added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore right fielder Taran Tani's RBI single to right scored freshman third baseman Daniel Poe, who had singled earlier in the inning.

Fullerton's best chance to score came in the top of the ninth. The Hornets loaded the bases with two outs on a walk, infield single and hit batter. But Abe struck out Alan Willes looking to end the game.

Irvine Valley's hits in the contest came from Zinsser, sophomore catcher Ryan Wagner, Poe and Tani.

The Lasers stole five bases in the game with Zinsser, Wagner, Porter, Saunders and Tani each recording one.

Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday at Cypress at 2 p.m.

 
Posted by  Brent Shaver  on  3/5/2013
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