Espinosa blasts Dirtbags back vs. Pepperdine

first_imgMALIBU – Thanks to Danny Espinosa, the No. 30-ranked Dirtbags live to play another day. Espinosa slugged a three- run homer in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday evening, tying No. 23 Pepperdine, 7-7, before the game was postponed due to darkness. But the Dirtbags’ bullpen buckled down from there, giving the team a chance to come back by recording four shutout innings. Among four relievers, David Roberts tossed two scoreless frames and Bryan Shaw one. The Dirtbags came back with four runs in the fifth, and Espinosa hit his second HR in as many games, driving a 3-2 pitch from left-hander Jonathan Harmston over the left-center-field fence to even the score. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The game, which saw the Dirtbags (2-1) rally back from a 7-0 deficit, will be resumed April 10, when the teams face off at Blair Field for the second of two midweek contests. The Waves (1-2) scored two runs in the second inning and seemed to break the game open with five more runs in the fourth. last_img read more

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first_imgYORBA LINDA – The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace will present the Music of the Magi singing “Keeping the Holiday Spirit” at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. The concert will also feature Andrew Marks on piano. Admission is free. For information, call (714) 562-0860. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champLegion post plans New Year’s ball PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera American Legion Post 411 and auxiliaries will host a “New Year’s Eve Bash” at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at 1642 Serapis Ave. A ham dinner will be served. Music will be offered by Jessie and the Fine Tones. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. For information, call (562) 949-9903. Opening bell set for boxing event NORWALK – The 25th annual Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave. Semifinals for the competition will be at noon and 6 p.m. Jan. 5. The finals will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 6. The competition will feature amateur boxers from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Winners will move on to the National Finals. Admission costs $5 for adults, $1 for children under age 12. An adult tournament pass, good for all three dates, costs $12. For information, call (562) 929-5566. New year brings new schedule WHITTIER – The Police Department’s Public Service Counter, located in the lobby of the station at 7315 Painter Ave., will have new hours beginning Jan. 1. The new hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A phone will be in the lobby that will link to a dispatcher for emergency purposes. For questions, please contact the Police Department at (562) 945-8250. Symphony seeks soloists WHITTIER – Soloists for the Rio Hondo Symphony’s last concert of its 75th Diamond Jubilee season will be named at the Young Artists Competition on Feb. 2 at Whittier College. Categories this year are voice and strings. The winners in each category will perform as soloists at the free “75th Finale” concert on April 13. Each winner will also receive a $1,500 cash prize. The runner-up in each category will receive $500. The contest is limited to the first 25 eligible musicians, including string players through age 26 and vocalists through age 30 at the time of the contest. All contestants must be either California residents or students attending a school in California. Applications are available at the orchestra’s Web site, www. riohondosymphony.org. Information or applications are also available by calling (562) 631-5262. Shed those holiday pounds WHITTIER – If you are 20 pounds or more overweight, join Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s dietetic technician to learn about the importance of nutrition, education, physical activity and behavioral therapy in weight reduction and management. Classes are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 for nine consecutive Wednesdays and a $45 materials fee is due at registration. Space is limited. Call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2580, to register or for more information. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more