There's a little bit of a role reversal going on for defending City Section champion El Camino Real. Last season, Jordan Berg was the No. 2 pitcher behind ace Jeremy Polon. But this season, Berg has been pitching best and he came through with another standout performance on Thursday.
He struck out five and threw a complete game in a 3-0 win over Sun Valley Poly. Jake Baer hit a two-run home run and Matt Cassin contributed two hits and an RBI.
Birmingham 4, Kennedy 0: Isaac Meza threw a one-hit shutout for the Patriots. He struck out seven. Matt Garcia had two RBIs and Ivan Lomeli had a double and RBI.
Palos Verdes 5, Narbonne 0: Alec Abdalah threw a two-hit shutout to improve to 3-0.
Upland 5, Etiwanda 4: Upland improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the Baseline League. Raul Munoz and Drew Crowley had two hits apiece.
Damien 12, Rancho Cucamonga 7: Harrison Spohn went three for five with two doubles for Damien. Andrew Garriola hit a two-run home run.
North 7, Canyon Springs 6: Shane Martinez and Damien Sanchez each had two hits and two RBIs for North.
Bellflower 8, Mountain View 6: In Arizona, Anthony Garcia went three for three.
Redondo 13-7, El Segundo 4-4: The Sea Hawks stayed unbeaten behind Danny Zimmerman, who had a home run, two singles and four RBIs in the first game. Sean Reynolds added three hits and struck out eight. In the second game, Jacob Springman had three hits and Reynolds hit a home run.
California 3, Whittier 0: Jake Carmichael went four for four in a league opener.
Quartz Hill 22, Boron 4: Ethan Avant had two hits and three RBIs in the five-inning win.
Palisades 7, LACES 2: The Dolphins won the Western League game.