For two weeks, Orange Lutheran’s pitching depth has been pretty spectacular. First the Lancers won three of their four games to win the consolation title at the Boras Classic a week ago. And this week, Orange Lutheran went 4-0 and captured its third consecutive National High School Invitational championship with a 6-2 win over Harvard-Westlake on Saturday in Cary, N.C.
Caden Connor was named tournament MVP. He had three hits and scored four runs on Saturday and finished the tournament with a .700 batting average. But the key player against the Wolverines was pitcher Evan Adolphus, who retired the first 13 batters in order and allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Orange Lutheran will return to Southern California with a 17-3 record and prepare for a critical three-game Trinity League series against JSerra.
Among SoCal players named to the all-tournament team were Jag Burden of Huntington Beach, Sam Hliboki of Harvard-Westlake, Dominic Martinez of La Mirada and Max Rajcic of Orange Lutheran.