Baseball: Solomon Bates throws no-hitter for Gardena Serra
Since he became eligible on April 1, sophomore Solomon Bates of Gardena Serra has been living up to expectations on the mound. In his latest performance, he threw a no-hitter in the Cavaliers' 5-0 Del Rey League victory over La Salle.
Bates was a standout as a freshman at Victor Valley, transferred to Serra and had to sit out the first month of the season. He's committed to USC, but he figures to be one of Southern California's top pro prospects by his senior season. He struck out four and walked two.
Bishop Amat defeated St. Paul, 3-1. Andrew Eppenbach threw six shutout innings. Justin Gonzales had an RBI single. Cathedral defeated Bishop Montgomery, 5-3. Brian Duenas got the save, striking out four in two innings. Ramon Bramasco had a two-run double.
In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake (17-3, 3-2) broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the fifth and six more in the sixth to beat Alemany, 10-3. Jack Flaherty had a two-run single and Alex Horowitz added an RBI single to highlight the six-run outburst.
Alemany (15-5, 3-2) struggled in the field with errors but did get three runs off Flaherty in the third, including a two-run double from Nick Suniga. Flaherty threw a complete game. Alemany used closer Rene Deleon to start the game but didn't have anyone to finish.
Loyola (13-8, 6-1) stayed in first place in the Mission League with a 16-5 win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Quinn Brodey had two doubles and struck out eight. Jack Gilmore had two doubles and four RBIs. Crespi defeated Chaminade, 4-0, behind sidearmer Andy Frakes.
In the Trinity League, Tyler Adkison had two doubles and Ryan McMahon had two hits in Mater Dei's 4-3 win over Santa Margarita. Casey Worden had two hits in JSerra's 5-2 win over St. John Bosco. Orange Lutheran pulled out a 5-2, 10-inning win over Servite. Matt Stumme had three hits. Joshua Steele had three hits for Servite. Ryan Alsworth limited Orange Lutheran to one run in eight innings.
In the Century League, El Dorado defeated Anaheim Canyon, 2-1. Nick Sprengel struck out 11 in 6 1/3 innings. Chris Rivera got the save. Brandon Luper struck out nine and walked none in Esperanza's 9-0 win over Foothill.
In the Pacific League, Camden Palmisano had a home run to highlight Burbank's 11-0 win over Muir. Burroughs defeated Hoover, 10-0. Aiden Anding went three for three.
Jake Hazard had three hits in Beckman's 7-5 win over Corona del Mar in the Pacific Coast League. Camarillo defeated Oxnard, 5-4, in the Pacific View League.
Aaron Frits went four for four in Brentwood's 14-5 win over Viewpoint. Heritage Christian defeated Whittier Christian, 2-1. Will Richardson went three for four and had the walk-off single. Tanner Marcoe (5-1) threw a complete game.
Warren (15-3, 7-1) defeated Dominguez, 13-1. Alan Trejo had two doubles and Rene Vega contributed two triples. Jarret Weiss had three RBIs in Buckley's 9-1 win over Yeshiva.
-- Eric Sondheimer