Carlton Baugh Jr stroked an unbeaten 54 on yesterday’s second and final day of the Jamaica Scorpians fourth WICB Professional League trial match at Kensington Park.The diminutive wicketkeeper, who was dropped towards the latter part of last season after a series of poor scores, was the top scorer for Paul Palmer’s XI who played to a draw with Brandon King’s XI.Palmer’s XI ended on 183 for seven in their second innings after dismissing King’s XI for 238 in their first innings early yesterday.Palmer’s XI made 169 in their first innings.Other leading scorers for Palmer’s XI were Andre McCarthy, 37, pacer Sheldon Cottrell, 20, and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, 17.Recent West Indies Under-19 captain, Ramaal Lewis, four for 35, led the way for King’s XI with fast bowlers Nicholson Gordon, Brian Buchanan and John Campbell claiming a wicket each.Earlier, Palmer’s XI, who resumed on 125 for three, were restricted by young pacer Rovman Powell, who finished with four for 40.Fast bowlers Marquino Mindley and Keno Wallace ended with two wickets apiece.The fifth and penultimate trial match, a three-day encounter, is set for Sabina Park starting next Wednesday.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR Stevy Loy, Sr., Valencia Loy, who led Valencia High to its first two appearances in the Southern Section girls’ golf championship, was the scoring leader of a 2005 Vikings team that finished 32-2, placed second in the Northern Divisional, seventh in the section final and ranked No. 1 by the Daily News. Loy, who will play in the Ivy League next year for Columbia, overcame injury and illness to win MVP honors in the Foothill League, with an average of 33.75 strokes for five nine-hole tournaments, then shared medalist honors in the Northern Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard, shooting 1-over-par 73. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake It was an exceptional conclusion to an exceptional year for Loy, who warmed up for her senior season by qualifying for two U.S. Golf Association national championships last summer: the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The best part, Loy said, was the team part. Valencia, the most successful team in Santa Clarita Valley girls’ golf history, received medalist honors from five of six starters this season. The Vikings needed all of that depth to hold off a 30-6 Hart team that won the first two Foothill League matches, nearly won the league title and briefly replaced Valencia atop the Daily News rankings before finishing No. 2. The pivotal match came in the third league tournament. Playing after the first two holes with just five golfers after Loy became ill and had to leave the course, Valencia received co-medalist scores of 1-over 32 from Michelle Mannix and Jenny Kim and set a school record of 170 at El Cariso Golf Course. Hart finished second with a school-record 181. “We had a special team in terms of chemistry as well as skill and talent that was together for two years, and you don’t see that too often,” Loy said of the Vikings, who in 2004 won their first league title, finished second in division and 10th in section. The eldest daughter of Steve Loy, a Cal State Northridge professor, and Laura Yamanaka, Stevy Loy – named after two-time Master champion Sevy Ballesteros – combined good play with solid classroom work (she has a 4.25 grade-point average) and a strong sense of appreciation. She gave Valencia coach Andy Raevouri credit for his unfailing optimism when the team started 0-2 in league and expressed gratitude for the help of area golf instructor Lee Breckenridge and Westlake Village instructor Joe Buttitta – her father’s former CSUN colleague and Loy’s first golf coach. “She had some bad luck, being sick and hurting her neck at the beginning of the year,” Raevouri said. “But she was a great player for us at less than her best, and I know she’s going to continue to improve and have a great college career. _ Dave Shelburne DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Tessa Harp, Sr., Hart Michelle Mannix, Sr., Valencia Ashley Redmond, Sr., Hart Eleanna Tan, Sr., Hart Tracy White, Jr., Valencia Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Jr., Saugus 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!