Baseball: Mater Dei is one win away from league title
Konnor Armijo hit a three-run home run and freshman Jeremy Martinez had three hits as Santa Ana Mater Dei defeated Bellflower St. John Bosco, 14-4, on Monday to move within one victory of winning at least a share of the Trinity League title.
The Monarchs (15-9, 11-3) will finish in first with a victory on Wednesday against St. John Bosco. They are tied for first with Orange Lutheran (20-5, 11-3), which defeated Santa Margarita, 6-3. But Mater Dei owns two wins in three games over Orange Lutheran, giving the Monarchs the tiebreaker edge for playoff seeding purposes.
Cory Hahn improved to 10-1 by allowing one run in four innings. Ryan Teel also homered for the Monarchs.
JSerra (19-7, 8-6) took over third place with a 6-2 win over Anaheim Servite. Nico Darras went three for four with three RBIs. Reed Reilly struck out five in four innings.
-- Eric Sondheimer