Baseball: Birmingham finally scores and gets its own shutout
A week ago, Birmingham didn't score a run in a pair of shutout losses to Woodland Hills El Camino Real. The Patriots went six more innings on Wednesday without scoring a run until Daniel Gomez hit home run in the top of the seventh inning, enabling Birmingham to defeat Woodland Hills Taft, 1-0, in a West Valley League game.
Kevin Torres threw a one-hitter to outduel Jerry Barajas, who allowed three hits. El Camino Real held off Reseda Cleveland, 3-2. Cleveland took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on an RBI single from Andrew Devian. The Cavaliers had runners at second and third in the seventh, but Jose Cardona got out of the jam with a final strikeout. Justin Russell drove in the go-ahead run.
Chatsworth defeated Granada Hills, 7-2. Raul Camas and Kiefer Kofman had two hits each.
In the Marmonte League, Levi Shordon struck out seven and threw a three-hitter to lead Simi Valley past Royal, 6-0. Jake Aucelluzzo had four RBIs, including a home run, for the streaking Pioneers (11-6, 7-2).
Newbury Park defeated Thousand Oaks, 3-0. Danny Keller threw a three-hitter, striking out eight. Colton Waltner and Matt Haskins hit home runs. Calabasas defeated Agoura, 5-4, in nine innings. Jacob Fields threw two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the victory.
In the Foothill League, Ryan Keller of West Ranch outpitched Scott Barlow of Golden Valley in his team's 7-3 victory. Keller struk out nine.
In the Tri-Valley League, Oaks Christian defeated Grace Brethren, 9-2. Cole Taylor, Mikey Gose and Blake McFadden had two hits apiece. Phil Bickford allowed one hit.
L.A. Cathedral improved to 17-2 overall and 8-0 in the Camino Real League with a 4-3 win over Gardena Serra. Sergio Luna struck out eight and allowed three hits.
-- Eric Sondheimer