Baseball: Conor Cuse, Aaron Cross throw shutouts in North Carolina
Both schools advanced to the semifinals after shutout victories on Thursday.
Harvard-Westlake defeated Utah Bingham, 2-0, behind Conor Cuse, who struck out eight and walked one in a complete-game performance. Jack Flaherty had two hits.
Mater Dei defeated South Carolina Lexington, 1-0, behind pitcher Aaron Cross. Ryan McMahon drove in the only run with an RBI double. Jeremy Martinez and Bryan Call had two hits apiece.
If Harvard-Westlake and Mater Dei win their semifinal games on Thursday, they would meet in the championship game for the second consecutive year.
-- Eric Sondheimer
Photo: Coach Matt LaCour (left) and pitcher Conor Cuse speak to the media on Thursday. Credit: Harvard-Westlake.