Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.
There's a terrific high school baseball tournament this weekend.
Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Simi Valley, West Ranch, Calabasas, Moorpark, Alemany and Valencia are hosting games as part of the Southern California Classic.
Teams coming to face those schools are JSerra, Mater Dei, Dana Hills and El Toro, plus out-of-the-area schools Buchanan, De La Salle, Franklin and Bellarmine.
Games will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various sites.
West Ranch has some of the hottest hitters this summer. The Camacho brothers, Ryan and Jovan, are having their own brotherly competition. Ryan is batting .647 (22 of 34). Jovan is hitting .410 (16 of 39).
Then there's Will Chambers, who has hit six home runs and has a .583 average. And Christos Stefanos has hit 12 doubles and is batting .422.
Notre Dame has been streaking this summer behind Lucas Gordon.