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Baseball: ECR-West Ranch players shine in fall league debut

If it’s October, it’s time for fall baseball in sunny Southern California.

Defending City Section champion El Camino Real took on Division 1 semifinalist West Ranch on Saturday, and there were plenty of individual efforts to admire.

Tim Josten, the ace left-hander for West Ranch headed to Cal State Fullerton, had one shutout inning and also had a triple, double and single.

For El Camino Real, the next star player is sophomore outfielder Cole Kitchen, who contributed three hits.


The game ended with a walk-off double by Christos Stefanos of West Ranch in the ninth inning.

West Ranch is searching for a No. 2 pitcher behind Josten. El Camino Real is searching for pitching depth to challenge City favorite Chatsworth.

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