Pitchers Andrew Devine, Max Rajcic turn up the heat in shutout victories

Andrew Devine, left, standing with teammate Justin Campbell, struck out 14 for Simi Valley on Thursday.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There’s no more hibernation for pitchers Andrew Devine of Simi Valley and Max Rajcic of Orange Lutheran. They’ve been turned loose and everybody better watch out.

On Thursday, Devine struck out 14 and allowed one hit in a 5-0 win over Royal. It was his first complete game since undergoing Tommy John surgery when he was a sophomore.

Rajcic also threw a complete game, allowing two hits while striking out five and walking one in Orange Lutheran’s 4-0 win over St. John Bosco, making the Lancers 6-0 in the Trinity League.

Both are power pitchers who will be very tough to stop in the post season.


Another shutout was thrown by Santa Margarita’s Mathew McClure, who struck out six and allowed four hits in a 2-0 win over Santa Ana Mater Dei.

Diego Ramos and Campbell McGarvey combined on a shutout in Temescal Canyon’s 2-0 win over Heritage. Devin Lindeman hit a two-run walk-off home run in the seventh.

Trabuco Hills defeated Mission Viejo 1-0 on a five-hit shutout from Daniel Gaggiano.

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