never had hit a home run - until Saturday.
Once he got the "scent," however, Samudio belted an amazing four home runs as San Pedro (Calif.)
routed Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.) 24-7 during pool play in the San Fernando Tournament.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound first baseman batted a perfect 6-for-6 and drove in eight runs. He collected two of his home runs - including a grand slam - during a nine-run seventh inning. Three of his team members also hit for the distance.
Samudio told the Daily Breeze, "I never thought that was going to happen. After each one, I was just thinking, 'Hopefully I'll get another one' and I just took my hacks and hit some."
San Pedro coach Lefty Olguin added, "He's been hitting all year. He's a line-drive hitter. But I've personally in my 30 years of coaching never seen anyone hit four home runs."
*Junior shortstop Daniel Patzlaff
hit four straight home runs over a two-game span against Huntington Beach (Calif.) - two in his final two trips to the plate as Fountain Valley (Calif.)
posted a 12-11 win and two in his first two at-bats during a 9-8 win. The 5-9, 170-pounder had only one homer previously this year.
pitched a perfect game as Lakewood (Calif.)
blanked West Torrance (Torrance, Calif.) 7-0. He struck out eight and went to a 3-ball count just once.
*In softball, Brittaney Dahle
struck out 21 batters as Wake Forest-Rolesville (Wake Forest, N.C.)
nipped Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.) 2-1 in eight innings.
*Senior Katie Sutherland-Finch struck out 19 and yielded just one hit as Glencoe (Hillsboro, Ore.)
blanked Century (Hillsboro, Ore.) 5-0. Just for good measure, she slammed a two-run homer and drove in four runs.
*Coach Jo Ann Byrd notched her 600th victory as Corona (Calif.)
defeated Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 3-1.