It's the time to start getting a feel for quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs with seven-on-seven passing competitions beginning.
Gardena Serra is hosting a weekly Wednesday night competition beginning in May that will include Narbonne, led by QB Jalen Chatman. Long Beach Poly, which picked up Oaks Christian transfer Matt Corral at QB, is playing on May 3.
A year ago, Mira Costa surprised everyone by winning the Boras Classic. Now there should be no surprise that the Mustangs are on a roll once again.
Dylan Dennis got an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning on Thursday night to help Mira Costa move on with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Orange Lutheran.
Junior pitcher Jesse Storey allowed two hits in six shutout innings. Orange Lutheran tied the game, 1-1, with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh before the Mustangs broke through in the eighth with two runs.
Valley Mission League baseball rivals San Fernando and Kennedy were tied in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday. Then the Tigers loaded the bases with two outs and won the game by one of the most unexpected ways _ a bases loaded balk.
Their 3-2 victory over Kennedy featured a strong performance from pitcher Louie Vargas, who allowed three hits in six innings and seven strikeouts. Kennedy freshman pitcher Vincent Esparza threw five innings..
Beckman defeated Northwood, 8-7. Matt McLain went three for four with three RBI. Willie Lajoie finished with three hits. Samuel Cachola hit two home runs and had four RBI for Northwood.
There were strong pitching performances on the opening day of the Boras Classic.
Vista Murrieta Coach Matt Mosiello handed the ball to his son, sophomore right-hander Andrew Mosiello, and he came through with a four-hitter for 6 1/3 innings to lift the Broncos to a 4-2 victory over Chatsworth.
It's been a big year for the Mosiello family. Coach Mosiello's sons, Andrew and Nick, the senior second baseman, have been performing well for the 14-4 Broncos.