Baseball: Gardena Serra clinches Del Rey League title
Gardena Serra, known for its championship teams in football, basketball and track and field, can finally consider itself a baseball school, too. The Cavaliers clinched the Del Rey League championship on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory over L.A. Cathedral.
Robert Hunt had two hits, Trent Hammond had two RBIs and the pitching combination of Dominic Smith and Solomon Bates proved to much for Cathedral. Now the Cavaliers (22-5, 9-0) will take aim at winning a Southern Section Division 3 championship.
Bishop Amat defeated Bishop Montgomery, 4-0. Andrew Eppenbach threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts. Adam Alcantara and Scott Hurst had two hits apiece.
In the Southwestern League, Ryan Lillie had two hits and three RBIs in Vista Murrieta's 9-1 win over Chaparral.
In the South Coast League, Stephen Villines threw a four-hitter in El Toro's 5-0 win over Dana Hills. He struck out three and walked none.
In the Hacienda League, Bonita clinched the championship with a 4-1 win over Diamond Bar. Parker Merritt (8-0) threw a complete game. Jacob Blunt had a two-run single and Justin Gomez had a two-run home run. Bonita is 24-3-1 overall and ranked No. 1 in Division 3.
In the Marmonte League, Royal defeated Calabasas, 6-0. That means Thousand Oaks finishes third and Simi Valley fourth. Westlake defeated Newbury Park, 6-5.
In the East Valley League, Arleta pulled out a 2-1 win over North Hollywood in 11 innings. Chris Garcia threw four scoreless innings of relief and droving in the winning run. Andrew Marmor pitched 10 innings, allowing a single run in the first inning. He retired 21 consecutive batters at one point in the game.
In the Marine League, Daniel Rocha had a double and triple and Eduardo Frayre had a home run in Narbonne's 6-2 win over Banning. The two schools share the Marine League title but Banning goes as the league's No. 1 representative because of tiebreaker rules.
In the Valley Mission League, Kennedy defeated Canoga Park, 10-0. Anthony Rios had three hits and two RBIs.
Dylan Stablein struck out six and walked one in Beckman's 3-1 win over Irvine University.
In the Century League, Anaheim Canyon defeated Foothill, 7-3, to gain a share of the league title with El Dorado. Shane Carrier had three hits. Villa Park defeated Esperanza, 3-0.
In the Baseline League, Los Osos defeated Glendora, 9-0, behind a no-hitter from Chris Kohler to clinch the league title.
-- Eric Sondheimer