Baseball: Sophomore Jacob Nix throws one-hitter for Los Alamitos
Sophomore right-hander Jacob Nix is 6 feet 4 and 200 pounds, has a 4.0 grade-point average, throws a 90-mph fastball and did something Wednesday that no other pitcher had done this season -- beat Huntington Beach.
Nix gave up one hit in a 2-0 Sunset League victory for Los Alamitos (5-3, 1-1) over the Oilers (8-1, 1-1) at Los Alamitos. He struck out three and walked two.
The Oilers finished with 10 fly-ball outs and hit the ball hard at times. But the only hit to drop was Ryan West's in the sixth inning when his blooper to right-center field fell between the second baseman and two outfielders.
"It was one of those days we were hitting the ball hard at people," Huntington Beach Coach Benji Medure said.
Huntington Beach left-hander Shane Grace was the tough-luck loser. He retired the first 12 batters but gave up a double to Daniel Austin to start the fifth inning. Andrew Yazdanbakhsh followed with a run-scoring single. Grace struck out nine and gave up three hits. Chad Katz had a run-scoring double in the sixth.
-- Eric Sondheimer