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Woodbridge baseball team captures third place in Ryan Lemmon Invitational with 6-0 win over Golden Valley

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Woodbridge’s baseball team wrapped up third place in the Ryan Lemmon Invitational Wednesday afternoon defeating Golden Valley, 6-0, at Ryan Lemmon Stadium.

The Warriors (10-6) got strong pitching from Scott Armstrong, who pitched the first five innings, Wes Hill, who pitched the sixth and Jackson Lyon who completed the game in the seventh.

Armstrong (4-2) allowed just one hit. He struck out five and walked two.

“When we play well, we’re tough to beat,” said Woodbridge Coach Tim Murray. “We made maybe one mistake on defense and our pitcher threw strikes. Armstrong is pretty good. He can beat the best of them and he was on today.

“We had him on a pitch count on how much we were going to go with him. We want him healthy for next week, so we had decided before the game, 60 pitches or five innings and he got the five innings before 60 pitches.”

Armstrong also pitched well in Woodbridge’s 13-3 PCL victory over Beckman March 30. In that game, he pitched the first six innings, striking out four and his teammates supported him with 14 hits.

Kyle Giberson led Woodbridge’s 9-hit attack, with two runs and two hits, including an RBI single in the first inning. He also had a triple and scored in the fifth inning when Dylan Smith drove him in on a groundout.

“I felt that we really came together as a team,” Giberson said. “Everyone played their role and all the guys on the bench even stepped up and got base hits when we needed it the most. Everyone played solid defense, which we needed to do.

“We were pretty solid; we had one game where we kind of lost it a little bit on errors, but we picked it right back up today and got back to work.”

Will Rudy also had an RBI single in the fifth.

Lyon had a double and scored a run and also had a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Woodbridge pitcher John Schultz who pitched six innings and struck out 11 in the Warriors 4-3 victory over Saugus on Monday was named to the all-tournament team and was congratulated by Dick Owens of the Ryan Lemmon Foundation after the game.

Also on Wednesday, Irvine dropped its third game in a row, in the tournament, losing, 3-2. to San Juan Hills.

University plays Laguna Beach tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the upper field at Windrow Park.

West Ranch and Valencia of Valencia meet in the championship game at Ryan Lemmon Stadium at 7 p.m.

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