Baseball can produce unexplainable moments. On Monday, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame seemed a cinch to win its Mission League opener with Hunter Greene and his 96 mph fastball on the mound. But the Knights lost to Harvard-Westlake, 9-1.
On Wednesday, Notre Dame turned to pitchers Ryan Morris and Deandre Carter and they combined on a three-hitter to beat Harvard-Westlake, 8-1. Greene hurt the Wolverines with his bat, getting two hits and three RBIs. The two teams end their three-game series on Thursday at Harvard-Westlake.
Reseda Cleveland 4, La Canada 0: The Cavaliers (14-1) won the Babe Herman tournament championship. Greg Conklin threw a four-hitter, striking out eight. Senituli Taufahema had a double, triple and two RBIs.
Gardena Serra 6, St. Francis 1: C.J. Fernandezees struck out 15 and walked three for Serra. Gary McCoy went four for four.
Cypress 2-1, El Toro 1-9: In the first game, Cypress won on an eighth-inning home run by Aaron Lizarraga, who finished with three hits. James Acuna allowed five hits in eight innings, striking out five and walking one. In the second game, Matt Kincade hit a grand slam and Noah Fluman struck out 10 for El Toro.
South Hills 5, Bonita 2: Karlos Morales hit a grand slam and Jacob Dominguez also homered to rally South Hills in a Palomares League game between two top 25 teams.
El Camino Real 7, Helix 5: It took 13 innings and a two-run double by Jake Selco in the 13th for the Conquistadores to win the Lions tournament game in San Diego. Selco also struck out the side in the 13th to get the save.
Ayala 5, Glendora 1: Chris Burnette allowed three hits in six innings for Ayala.
Servite 6, Placentia Valencia 1: The Friars improved to 9-2. Aaron Simpson had an RBI double and Tanner Smith added an RBI single.
Granada Hills 6, Fallbrook 0: Chris Murphy (5-0) struck out 11 in five innings for the Highlanders. Tony LaPorte had two hits and two RBIs.
Gahr 8, Agoura 4: Gahr won its seventh consecutive game. Michael Perez and Jesus Salazar each had two hits. Chris Corral improved to 4-0, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.
Santa Margarita 5, Garden Grove Pacifica 0: At Angel Stadium, four Eagles pitchers combined on a one-hitter. Kyle Bushhousen threw four shutout innings.
Sweetwater 3, Burbank Burroughs 2: The
Great Oak 12, Chaparral 1: Alex Stufft contributed two hits and two RBIs. Ryan Swarthout threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits.
Etiwanda 7, Elsinore 2: Tyler Freeman had two hits and Brad Massaro finished with three RBIs for Etiwanda, which will play in Cougars Classic tournament championship game against Carter at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park.
Corona Santiago 6, King 5: The Sharks won the game in nine innings. Ryon Knowles had two hits.
Corona 3, Norco 2: Jeremiah Priddy threw a complete game for Corona.
Simi Valley 13, Oak Park 5: Turner Nelson hit two home runs and finished with three hits and four RBIs. Timothy Walgren added three hits.
Clairemont 8, North Hollywood 5: The Huskies fell in San Diego.
Durango 6, San Fernando 4: The
Birmingham 8, Boulder City 2: In Las Vegas, the Patriots finished 2-2. Edgar Rivas got the win and had two hits.
Chatsworth 5, Las Vegas 1: Max Mehlbaum went three for three to lead the Chancellors in Las Vegas. Thomas Gutierrez threw a complete game.