It's tough enough to try to defeat unbeaten San Dimas when Peter Lambert isn't pitching, but when he is on the mound, the chance for success is pretty much zilch.
Lambert is 8-0 this season with an ERA under 0.30 after throwing his latest shutout, a 6-0 victory over Nogales that improved San Dimas to 22-0.
All he does his throw strikes, and with a fastball topping 92 mph, that makes it difficult on opponents. He struck out seven, walked none and gave up four hits. He's a 6-foot-2 right-hander who signed with UCLA but will have pro options.
Nogales hung tough early on behind Anthony Guardado, who was making his first start of the season. He allowed one unearned run in four innings, striking out five.
In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake scored two runs in the seventh to defeat Crespi, 4-2. Chase Aldridge finished with two hits and had the game-winning RBI. Jake Suddleson hit a home run. Crespi's Calvin Estrada had two hits and threw five strong innings on the mound.
In the Big VIII League, Norco defeated Corona, 8-4, to pull into a first-place tie. Roosevelt defeated Centennial, 3-0. Danny Agramont struck out eight and threw a one-hitter. Nick Acosta hit two home runs. Corona Santiago defeated King, 6-3. Brice Turang, Ryan Williams, Jacob Shanks and Kyle Csakan each had two hits.
El Segundo defeated Culver City, 4-0. Hunter Lewis, Dylan McDonnell and Spencer Long combined on the shutout.
Jesse Hanckel threw six shutout innings in Village Christian's 4-0 win over Whittier Christian.
In the Sunbelt League, Temescal Canyon defeated Lakeside, 10-9. Tyler Hardman had three hits and two RBI. Temescal Canyon is 16-4 and 8-1.
In the Marine League, Banning defeated Narbonne, 4-1, behind pitcher Michael Ramirez. In the Western League, Palisades defeated Hamilton, 4-2.
Sierra Canyon defeated Brentwood, 7-0. Beau Zacharia hit a home run. Brock Bell and Karl Kani had two hits apiece. Ryan Ashton had a walk-off single in the eighth in Viewpoint's 3-2 win over Paraclete.
Concordia defeated Einstein, 5-3.