Baseball: Jack Flaherty is impressive in season debut
Harvard-Westlake lost first-round draft picks Lucas Giolito and Max Fried to graduation, but don't feel sorry for the Wolverines. They started their season on Saturday with a 7-0 win over Cleveland.
Jack Flaherty struck out three, walked one and gave up one hit in five innings. Hans Hansen finished with the save. Ezra Steinberg had three hits.
Top-ranked Agoura opened with a 14-2 win over Golden Valley. The Chargers picked up 20 his. Albee Weiss and Bryce Fehmel each hit home runs and had three RBIs each. Tyler Cohen went five for five.
Cypress showed its pitching depth in a sweep of El Toro, winning, 6-2, in 10 innings and 5-1. Orange Lutheran defeated Stockton St. Mary's, 7-0 and 10-0. Josh Morgan went six for eight and Jason Martin was five for 10.
Corona Santiago defeated Baldwin Park, 11-0. Chance Sisco had two hits and two RBIs. Lucas DeRose threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts.
Chatsworth defeated Burroughs, 7-3. Nick Milone hit a home run. Simi Valley defeated Camarillo, 8-1. Taylor Campos had three hits and Wyatt Hogan hit a home run.
Alemany defeated Westlake, 4-3. Rene Deleon got the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Nick Suniga had three hits and two doubles. Andy Frakes struck out eight in Crespi's 7-4 win over El Camino Real. Cole Vercammen had three hits.
Notre Dame defeated San Pedro, 5-2. Eddie Muhl threw six innings. Michael Wilson, Chris Colarossi and Jack Morello each had two hits. San Fernando defeated Granada Hills, 4-2. Jose Haros had three hits and Robert Ramos had a double and single. Alonzo Garcia threw five innings.
Chaminade defeated St. Bonaventure, 11-10. Darren Kriz had two doubles and four RBIs. Dallas Tessar added two doubles and two RBIs. Dalton Rocha hit a two-run home run for St. Bonaventure. Saugus defeated Burbank, 4-0. Chris Danielson threw a two-hit complete game with five strikeouts.
Quinn Brodey hit a three-run home run in Loyola's 5-0 win over Rio Mesa. Moorpark defeated Dos Pueblos, 2-1. Sean Barry struck out nine in six innings. Brad Fullerton and Griffin Mazur each had two hits.
Sun Valley Poly defeated Nordhoff, 6-0. Oscar Romo struck out seven in six innings. David Reyes went three for three. Oaks Christian and Thousand Oaks finished in a 0-0 tie. Phil Bickford struck out 11 in seven innings for Oaks Christian. Oxnard Pacifica defeated North Hollywood, 3-2. Brayden Harris had two hits for the Huskies. Arleta defeated Eastside, 8-6. Chris Garcia had two hits and threw three shutout innings.
Riverside North defeated Beaumont, 4-1. Freshman Shane Martinez went two for four with two doubles and three RBIs. Sophomore Andrew Quintero struck out 11 in a complete game.
Valencia defeated Calabasas, 10-0. J.D. Busfield threw six shutout innings. A.J. Balta hit a home run and Kyle Sanchez had three hits.
Long Beach Poly defeated Capistrano Valley, 8-5, scoring five runs in the seventh. The Jackrabbits also defeated Centennial, 5-2. Andrew Arrona had two wins on the day.
Hart defeated Lancaster, 11-10. Chad Haslock had three hits. Sierra Canyon defeated Hawthorne, 4-3, when Jake Fried threw out the potential tying run at home plate with a throw from center field.
Vista Murrieta swept a doubleheader from Palm Desert, 6-0 and 10-5. Tyler Russell struck out nine and threw a complete game. J.T. McIellan went four for seven with three doubles and five RBIs on the day.
Quartz Hill defeated Newbury Park, 5-2. Quartz Hill scored five runs in the fifth inning. Jonathan Teaney had a two-out RBI double and Tyler Pittman had an RBI single. Teaney struck out nine.
Glendora swept a doubleheader from Diamond Ranch, 6-1 and 10-2. Palmdale defeated West Ranch, 8-6. JD Krauskopf had three hits.
Jarret Weiss threw five no-hit innings in Buckley's 1-0 win over Monroe in eight innings.
-- Eric Sondheimer