Baseball: Moore League teams are swept in Division 1 openers
It was not a good day for the Moore League. Shane Grace of Huntington Beach threw a complete game in a 2-1 upset of Long Beach Poly in a Southern Section Division 1 opener. Also going down was Lakewood, which was beaten by Marina, 2-0. And Long Beach Wilson lost to Newbury Park, 3-0.
Ty Moore struck out 14 in Mater Dei's 3-1 win over Rio Mesa. Jack Johnson threw a four-hitter and had a double and home run in Riverside North's 11-2 win over Edison.
El Dorado defeated Tesoro, 2-0, in 10 innings. Brandon Luper had eight strikeouts and Mitch Mosman had three hits in Esperanza's 5-2 win over Simi Valley. Top-seeded Orange Lutheran defeated Moorpark, 3-0. Josh Morgan had two hits and two RBIs. Art Vidrio threw five shutout innings. Capistrano Valley knocked off Sunset League champion Los Alamitos, 14-6.
Saugus defeated Oxnard, 10-2. Chris Devery broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the fifth. Justin Donatella improved to 9-2 with six innings on the mound. West Ranch defeated Riverside Poly, 6-3. JC Cloney threw six innings for the win. JD Krauskopf had two hits, including a three-run home run. Freshman Jagger Rusconi went four for four.
Justin Cana had three hits, including two triples, in Agoura's 6-1 win over Brea.
In Division 3, Beckman got a walk-off RBI single from Torin Goldstein to defeat El Rancho, 1-0. James Kaprielian struck out 12 and allowed three hits. Bonita defeated San Gorgonio, 18-1. Justin Garza (10-1) threw five innings and struck out eight.
In Division 5, Joseph Rodriguez threw a two-hitter in Paraclete's 1-0 win over Linfield Christian. Village Christian upset No. 4-seeded Gardena Serra, 4-2. Cathedral defeated Ontario Christian, 5-0. Alan Trejo threw a two-hitter. Freshman Sergio Robles went three for three with three RBIs.
In Division 7, Milken defeated Riverside Christian, 3-2, in eight innings. Noah Mintz had a two-out RBI double in the top of the eight.
-- Eric Sondheimer