Baseball: Chatsworth starts 2-0 in the West Valley League

Niko Switalla provided solid relief pitching to come up with the save and also contributed two hits to help Chatsworth knock off Birmingham, 7-4, on Friday to finish a sweep of the defending City Section champions in the opening week of West Valley League play. All-City shortstop Sam Shaikin added three hits for the Chancellors. Aliso Niguel 1, Dana Hills 0: Zak Nocon threw the shutout to hand Dana Hills only its second loss of the season. Ayala 1, South Hills 0: Erik Cha threw the shutout for Ayala. Villa Park 5, Brea Olinda 0: Villa Park improved to 9-2 and 4-0 in the North Hills League. Anthony Navarro threw a two-hitter, walking none and striking out one. Loyola 3, Chaminade 1:...