It was showdown time in the Sea View League, and San Clemente came out on top. The Tritons knocked off Mission Viejo and ace pitcher Patrick Sandoval, 2-1, at Mission Viejo to take a one-game lead for first place.
Andre Pallante threw a complete game. Lucas Herbert hit a home run. And Will Tribucher came through with the game-winning RBI single in the seventh. San Clemente is 20-6 and 8-1. Mission Viejo is 19-9 and 7-2.
Huntington Beach (18-7, 10-1) won its ninth consecutive game and clinched the Sunset League title with a 10-0 win over Fountain Valley. Landon Silver hit two home runs and finished with five RBI. Hagen Danner threw six shutout innings. Edison defeated Newport Harbor, 5-1. Jake Scott hit a two-run home run.
In the Suburban League, La Mirada defeated Bellflower, 4-3, in eight innings. Jonathan Duran went three for three and delivered a two-run walk-off single.
In the Marmonte League, Agoura defeated Thousand Oaks, 2-1. Ben Baird and Jonny DeLuca had two hits each and Bryce Fehmel got the save in support of Michael Weisberg. Calabasas defeated Oaks Christian, 4-0. Grant Nechak threw a three-hitter. John Keller had three hits and Max Sonnenberg added two hits. Newbury Park defeated Westlake, 3-1. Jeff Tincher had two hits.
In the Foothill League, Hart stayed in first place with an 8-2 win over Golden Valley. Jack Ralston threw a two-hitter. Austin Russ, Robert Reeves and Dayton Provost had two hits each. Valencia defeated Canyon, 4-0. Anthony Lepre hit two home runs and Kevin Chandler threw the shutout. Saugus defeated West Ranch, 4-2. Brendan Griffith had an RBI double. Anthony Donatella threw four innings for the win.
Mira Costa defeated Morningside, 15-0. Reese Alexiades hit a three-run home run. Michael Rumpp and Miles Kluth combined on a two-hitter.
Aliso Niguel defeated Laguna Hills, 4-0. Kyle Molnar had 14 strikeouts in six innings and added two hits. In game two, Laguna Hills won, 4-2.
Foothill (20-7) defeated Yorba Linda, 5-3, clinching at least a share of the North Hills League title. Sebastian Lopez improved to 10-0.
In the Trinity League, Orange Lutheran defeated Santa Margarita, 12-8. Tristan Hanoian had four hits and four RBI. Jake Hansen added three hits. Connor Hilburn had four RBI for Santa Margarita. Quentin Longrie struck out nine and allowed one hit in 6 1/3 innings to help JSerra defeat Servite, 3-1.
In the Palomares League, Glendora defeated Diamond Bar, 2-0. Ryan Beyer allowed three hits in six innings. RJ Romo was three for three. Bonita defeated Ayala, 7-5. South Hills and Claremont ended in a 2-2 tie after 13 innings because of darkness.
Arlington clinched the Inland Valley League title with a 5-1, 12-inning win over Valley View.
In the Coastal Canyon League, Moorpark handed Camarillo its first defeat, 3-0. Kenny Varnell threw six innings of shutout ball. Royal defeated Oak Park, 9-0. Kurt Johnson threw six shutout innings and also had two hits and two RBI.
In the Moore League, Long Beach Wilson defeated Cabrillo, 9-1. Riley Dent had a double and single.
Sierra Canyon improved to 18-4 and 9-1 in the Gold Coast League with a 9-0 win over Crossroads. Karl Kani went three for four. Billy Edwards had three RBI.
In the Southwestern League, Murrieta Mesa defeated Great Oak, 4-3. Mitch Hayes had two hits for Great Oak. Chaparral defeated Vista Murrieta, 9-6. Jake Hitch had two RBIs.
In the Baseline League, Chino Hills defeated Etiwanda, 6-4, in eight innings. Christopher Ceballos had three hits and two RBI. Nick Lodolo threw a complete game. Damien defeated Los Osos, 1-0.
Easton Lucas threw his third no-hitter of the season, striking out nine in Grace Brethren's 10-0 win over Nordhoff.
Cypress defeated La Palma Kennedy, 13-0. Dominic Fletcher homered and had three RBI.
El Modena handed El Dorado its first loss in the Crestview League with a 4-0 win. Zach McKay threw a three-hitter, walking none. Nick Sprengel struck out 10 for El Dorado. Esperanza defeated Canyon, 6-3. Eric Bigani had three hits.