How good is the JSerra pitching staff? Three shutouts in six games is a clue. The Lions are 6-0 after their latest victory, a 3-2 win over Palm Desert on Wednesday.
Gage Jump struck out seven in three innings. After trailing, 2-0, Palm Desert tied it at 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning before JSerra went back ahead in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI bunt from Colin Blanchard. Jake Taylor finished with two hits. JSerra will play Huntington Beach in one championship division of the Newport Elks tournament.
Huntington Beach 14, Harvard-Westlake 6: Jake Vogel finished with three hits and four RBIs, including a home run, for Huntington Beach. Shane Stafford added three hits and two RBIs. Sam Biller hit a grand slam for Harvard-Westlake.
Mission Viejo 3, Fullerton 2: The Diablos advanced to the championship game of the Newport Elks tournament. AJ Anzai threw a complete game and also contributed two hits.
Laguna Beach 11, Katella 1: Nolan Smith had three hits to help Laguna Beach improve to 6-0.
Corona 3, Temecula Valley 1: Damian Torres struck out four and walked none in a complete game.
Etiwanda 4, Claremont 2: Armando Briseno and Jack Holman hit home runs for the Eagles.
South Hills 3, Arcadia 1: The Huskies improved to 3-1.
Riverside Poly 4, King 2: Perrey Etter went three for three to lead Poly.
Beckman 4, Ontario Christian 3: Cooper Munro had two hits and two RBIs.
Mira Costa 6, Gahr 0: Addie Lee struck out five in three hits and Kyle Karros had two hits for Mira Costa.
Trabuco Hills 4, Tustin 2: Marcus Weinzimer went three for four and Jared Casebier struck out eight in four innings.
Damien 8, Capistrano Valley 4: Shaun Montoya contributed three hits and three RBIs, including a home run, to lead Damien.
Eastvale Roosevelt 4, Tesoro 3: Roosevelt scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to improve to 6-0. Patrick Fregoso and Preston Allen each had two hits.
Loyola 6, Mater Dei 0: Derek Yoo threw a two-hit shutout and Kevin Parada had two hits and two RBIs. Yoo had no walks and struck out five.
Rancho Cucamonga 6, Crescenta Valley 1: Lorenzo Martinez struck out seven in five shutout innings of relief for Rancho Cucamonga (5-0-1).