Harvard-Westlake can't wait for the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs. The Wolverines are 15-0 in nonleague games after a 7-0 win over Bishop Amat on Saturday. But first they need to make the playoffs.
Harvard-Westlake is 5-3 in the Mission League and in fourth place.
"I think it's a huge indication that each team in our league can beat anybody on any given day," Coach Matt LaCour said.
The Wolverines end their season with a two-game series this coming week against Alemany and a two-game series against Chaminade the following week. They need at least one win out of those four games to probably clinch a playoff spot.
On Saturday, Jake Suddleson had three hits and Ezra Steinberg, John Thomas and Cameron Deere had two hits apiece. Paul Giacomazzi threw shutout ball for 6 1/3 innings. The Wolverines are 20-3 overall. Sergio Robles had two hits for Bishop Amat.
In the championship game of the Boras Classic at Cal State Fullerton, Mountain View St. Francis rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh to defeat JSerra, 3-2. Jeremy Jdens threw a complete game. Andrew Martinez had three hits. JSerra dropped to 21-4.
In the championship game of the Redondo tournament, Redondo defeated Long Beach Millikan, 5-4. Duncan McKinnon had two hits and Danny Zimmerman had two RBIs.
Dos Pueblos defeated Alemany, 7-3.
Cypress defeated El Segundo, 7-5. JD Duran had three hits and two RBI.
Chatsworth defeated Culver City, 7-1. Sam Shaikin, Daniel Zakosek and Niko Switalla had two hits each.
South Torrance defeated Granada Hills, 8-1. Cleveland defeatd Westchester, 7-2. Chris Gonzalez got the pitching win. Anthony Rivera had two hits and three RBI. Raudel Martinez added three hits and two RBI.
Pitcher Trevor Franklin (9-0) won for a school-record ninth time in Mira Costa's 7-2 win over Simi Valley. He threw five shutout innings. Will Proctor and Robert White each had two RBI.
Chaminade defeated Sun Valley Poly, 13-9. Reece Weinberg had two hits. Dallas Tessar hit a three-run home run.
Hart defeated Los Osos, 9-6. Juan Jose Gonzalez had two hits and three RBIs in Kennedy's 5-3 win over Westlake.
Newbury Park defeated Santa Barbara, 6-5. Jeff Tincher had three hits and two RBI. Alex Vega added three hits.