Taft Wades Past No. 1 Chatsworth, 2-0

Junior right-hander Justin Wade of Taft High pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to help the Toreadors upset top-ranked Chatsworth, 2-0, Friday in a West Valley League baseball game in Woodland Hills.

Wade (3-5), whose sophomore season ended prematurely because of a broken elbow, allowed only a third-inning single by Bryan Gant and a fourth-inning triple by Matt Fisher.

"I just kept them off balance and that made the difference," Wade said.

Taft (10-13, 7-7 in league play) scored twice in the first inning against Ismael Marin, who pitched a one-hitter. Wade singled home a run and K.C. Bounds scored on a fielder's choice.

Chatsworth (23-3, 12-2) saw its league lead sliced to one game over El Camino Real (13-8, 11-3).

Notre Dame 7, Harvard-Westlake 1--Phil Polanco struck out three and allowed one hit in five innings for the Knights in a Mission League victory at Franklin Field.

The Wolverines avoided being shut out by Notre Dame (14-9-1, 6-3-1) for the sixth consecutive time.

El Camino Real 12, Birmingham 2--Matt Schwartz, Mike Grossman, Brian Somoza and Ryan Gunches each had two hits and two RBIs for the Conquistadores (13-8, 11-3) in a West Valley League game that went five innings because of the 10-run rule at El Camino Real.

Westlake 14, Agoura 1--Scott Dragicevich hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Ethan East hit a grand slam in the fourth of a Marmonte League game halted after five innings because of the 10-run rule at Westlake.

Brian Jacobsen hit a home run for Agoura (14-9-1, 5-6-1).

Nate Liberman (2-2) of Westlake (13-9, 7-5) pitched a three-hitter.

Thousand Oaks 11, Simi Valley 1--John Smith hit a grand slam in the first and a three-run home run in the second for the Lancers in a Marmonte League game at Thousand Oaks.

Jesse Siebers hit a triple and a home run for Thousand Oaks (16-7-1, 7-4-1).

Rio Mesa 4, Buena 2--Isaac Romero hit a three-run home run in the sixth to help the Spartans (19-6, 10-2) clinch a tie for the Channel League title at Rio Mesa.

Ernie Borjas (9-1) pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Spartans (19-6, 2-2).

Moorpark 13, Santa Paula 5--Brendan Weak had three hits and five RBIs for the Musketeers in a Frontier League victory at Santa Paula.

Wes Rasmussen hit a three-run home run and pitched four innings of shutout relief for Moorpark (16-6, 10-3).

Hueneme 8, Ventura 3--Chris Neri had four hits and two RBIs for the Vikings (15-9, 7-5) in a Channel League victory at Ventura.

Highland 12, Antelope Valley 8--Jon Anello had three hits and three RBIs and sparked a seven-run sixth inning with a two-run single for the Bulldogs (14-9, 6-7) in a Golden League victory at Highland.

Paraclete 11, Desert 0--Robert Fockaert had two hits and three RBIs for the Spirits in a High Desert League game that went five innings at Paraclete.

Matt Parris (7-0) pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts for Paraclete (18-0, 8-0).

Canyon 5, Valencia 0--Josh Blanken hit a two-run home run for the Cowboys (10-14, 5-8) in a Foothill League game at Canyon.

Quartz Hill 9, Lancaster 5--Johnny Smith's run-scoring triple in the fifth gave the Rebels (11-11, 5-8) a 6-5 lead in a Golden League game at Lancaster.

Mike Brown hit two solo home runs for Lancaster (11-11, 4-9).

Newbury Park 11, Camarillo 9--Barry Tolli hit a grand slam for the Panthers (10-12, 3-9) in a Marmonte League victory at Camarillo.

Royal 14, Channel Islands 1--Tony Ortega had four hits and four RBIs for the Highlanders (16-5, 9-3) in a Marmonte League game at Royal.

Palmdale 18, Littlerock 5--Mike Arellano had six RBIs on three hits, including a grand slam and a two-run home run, for the Falcons (18-4, 13-0) in a Golden League game at Littlerock (7-15, 2-11).

Chaminade 12, Loyola 11--Chris Martinez hit two three-run home runs, the second in the seventh, to give the Eagles a Mission League victory at Chaminade.

Martinez's first home run capped a nine-run third for Chaminade (10-13-1, 3-6-12).

Saugus 4, Burbank 3--Justin Babin pitched a three-hitter for the Centurions in a Foothill League victory at Saugus (9-14, 6-7).

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