Edison turned to sophomore Caden Aoki on Thursday in an important nonleague high school baseball game against unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei.
Aoki was up for the task, surrendering only a first-inning single while striking out seven and walking none in a 3-0 victory. He threw only 68 pitches.
Ted Burton had an RBI triple and Aoki had an RBI double.
Esperanza 5, Anaheim Canyon 4: Leadoff hitter Davis Hildebrandt had three hits, and so did cleanup hitter Jason McDonnell, in Esperanza’s victory.
Great Oak 14, Steele Canyon 3: Zach Arnold, Isaiah Lopez, Jonah Sebring and Jesse Dickens each had two RBIs for Great Oaks (5-0-1).
Corona Santiago 13, Roosevelt 1: Daryl Ruiz had two doubles, a single and two RBIs in the Big VIII League win. George Sonora added three hits and three RBIs.
Corona 11, King 5: Danny Perez homered and Isaiah Greene finished with three hits, including two doubles and a triple, for the Panthers.
La Mirada 7-2, Lakewood 3-0: The Matadores scored six runs in the sixth inning to win the first game of a doubleheader. Jared Jones had three hits. In the second game, Memo Pacheco threw a shutout.
St. Francis 11, Palmdale 1: Doyle Kane had three hits and brother Mikey Kane had two hits for St. Francis.
Granada Hills 9, Kennedy 6: Alberto Prado had a two-run home run and picked up the save.
San Pedro 3, Redondo 2: The Pirates (4-0) stayed unbeaten by scoring a run in the top of the eighth. Dom Porter hit a home run and Armando Arvizo struck out 10 in eight innings.
Paraclete 5, Viewpoint 1: Joey Estes threw a complete game for Paraclete.
Temescal Canyon 2, Paloma Valley 1: Jack McClellan had the walk-off infield single in the eighth inning.
Aoki finishes game going 7 with 7 K’s allowing only a first inning single as well as contributing an RBI double. Final 3-0 Edison over Mater Dei. Player of Week for Aoki? @ocvarsity @latsondheimer @EdisonSportsNet @edison_baseball @DailyPilotSport @SteveFryer pic.twitter.com/OPan3GcUVA— Rich Boyce (@richboyce4) March 1, 2019