Milan Tolentino starts season with grand slam to ignite Santa Margarita

UCLA-bound Milan Tolentino had a grand slam on Friday in his season opener for Santa Margarita.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

With nine returning starters from a Southern Section Division 2 championship baseball team, Santa Margarita has high expectations this season and came on Friday looking like a top team.

UCLA signee Milan Tolentino hit a grand slam and Matthew McClure allowed one run in five innings in an 8-1 win over JW North. Michael Mira also homered for the Eagles.

Dana Hills 6, Cypress 0: Dante Jackson struck out six, walked one and threw a four-hitter.

San Pedro 14, Bellflower 0: Travis Connelly struck out 10 and threw a five-inning no-hitter. Waldie Perez went three for three.


Beckman 2, Kaiser 0: Tristan Dupont and Nick McLain combined on a six-hitter.

Pacifica 4, El Toro 1: Zack Dickason had two hits for Pacifica.

Laguna Beach 12, Crean Lutheran 2: Eric Silva led the way with three hits.

Marina 4, El Modena 1: Trevor Lanksbury hit a three-run home run.

Servite 7, San Juan Hills 0: Chris Grothues threw a four-hit shutout for five innings to lead Servite. Jake Lappin, Matthew Schavone and Marc Schavone each had two hits.

Chatsworth 4, Agoura 3: Gabino Lopez had the walk-off hit for Chatsworth.

La Mirada 25, Loara 3: Eugene Jeon had a two-run home run and Jared Jones contributed five stolen bases.

Arcadia 15, Covina 2: The Apaches had 17 hits. Brandon Nguyen went four for five with five RBIs.

Crescenta Valley 3, California 0: Will Grimm threw the shutout, striking out 10 while walking one. Chase Smith and Vince Parrott each had two hits. Crescenta Valley will play in tournament championship game against Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday at Mt. SAC.

Mission Viejo 5, Capistrano Valley Christian 0: Harrison Cody threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Redondo 5, Gardena Serra 4: Liam Critchett had two hits and two RBIs.

Fountain Valley 2, West Ranch 0: Jake Brooks threw a one-hitter for six innings and struck out eight.