On an afternoon when the mother of Chatsworth All-City catcher Daniel Zakosek was cooking her famous tri-tip at the snack stand, the Chancellors wasted little time in sending El Camino Real back on the bus to Woodland Hills. Chatsworth won via the mercy rule in five innings, 11-0.
Randy Mata had a pair of two-run singles. Thomas Gutierrez (5-0) allowed two hits. Chatsworth improved to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the West Valley League. Its two-game sweep of El Camino Real, the defending City champion, means the Chancellors are a prohibitive favorite to land the No. 1 seed for the Division I playoffs.
Cleveland defeated Taft, 2-1. Max Yourist struck out five in six innings. Birmingham defeated Granada Hills, 6-2. Alex Ballesteros hit a grand slam and Alberto Garcia improved to 5-0.