Baseball: Chaminade wins Southern California Invitational

Tuning up for the start of Mission League play next week, Chaminade (5-0) won the Southern California Invitational with a 9-2 win over Grace Brethren on Wednesday at Pepperdine.

Tournament MVP Reece Weinberg hit a three-run home run and had a triple and four RBIs. Freshman Carter Graham went two for four with two RBIs.


Mission Viejo got a walk-off hit from Alex Jemal in the eighth to give Mission Viejo a 3-2 win over St. John Bosco. Jemal and Matt Austin had two hits each. Noah Bradford didn't allow a hit in four scoreless innings of relief.

Hemet defeated La Palma Kennedy, 11-2, in the Newport Elks semifinals. Steven Wright threw six shutout innings. Cliff Brown hit a three-run home run.


Nathan Scheider struck out seven in Bonita's 4-0 win over Rancho Cucamonga.

Etiwanda defeated Apple Valley, 5-3. Chris Jemenez and Brad Massar had two hits each.

Norco defeated Glendora, 8-0. Garrett Irvin threw five shutout innings with six strikeouts. Clayton Owens had three hits.

Trabuco Hills defeated Placentia Valencia, 18-2. Dylan Tanner and Ryan Kearney hit home runs. Ryan Thibert and Luke Armstrong had three hits each.


Corona defeated Capistrano Valley, 5-3. Brendan Beck picked up his third save.

Irvine University defeated Brea Olinda, 6-2. Kahi Rodrigues improved his hitting streak to six games.

Loyola was beaten by Los Osos, 11-8. The Cubs led, 8-4. Joe Fortin and Stephen Burke each had two RBIs.

Sylmar defeated Arleta, 6-1. Ricky Galindo threw a five-hitter. Freddy Reynoso had a two-run double.

Kennedy defeated Marshall, 10-2. Luis Gomez and Jose Olivas each had two hits.

Glenn defeated Laguna Hills, 6-1. Joseph Angula threw six shutout innings and had a two-run home run.

Charter Oak advanced to the championship game of the Bonita tournament with a 1-0 win over Yucaipa and will play South Hills, a 6-0 winner over Carter.

Chava Zepeda got his fourth save in Roosevelt's 2-1 win over Venice.


Beckman handed Mater Dei its first defeat with a 2-1 win over the Monarchs. Willie Lajoie went three for three. Will Cohen, Collin Villegas and Jared Platero combined to limit Mater Dei to six hits.

Foothill defeated Damien, 7-5. Harrison Spohn had a double and triple for Damien.

Covina defeated St. Francis, 13-9. Crescenta Valley defeated Los Altos, 4-3. Will Smiley struck out nine in six innings.

Ayala is 6-0 after 7-3 win over Chino.

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