Baseball: Harvard-Westlake cruises into quarterfinals, 12-1
Executing on offense with six successful bunts, including two squeeze bunts, Harvard-Westlake opened a 12-0 lead by the fourth inning and cruised to a 12-1 victory over host El Dorado in a second-round Southern Section Division 1 playoff game on Tuesday.
Conor Cuse allowed four hits in six innings. Joe Corrigan had two singles, a double and three RBIs. Arden Pabst had two RBI singles. The Wolverines (25-4), seeded No. 3, will play Santa Margarita on Friday.
Santa Margarita pulled out the most dramatic victory of the day, getting a walk-off home run from Josh Meyer in the eighth inning to defeat Fountain Valley, 3-2. Griffin Canning threw a complete game to outdue Monty Plattner.
Riverside Poly got three hits from Matthew Ybarra to defeat Huntington Beach, 3-2. Loyola received a complete game from Nathan Hadley to defeat Lakewood, 6-3.
Tyler Cohen had a three-run home run and Albee Weiss had a two-run home run in Agoura’s 9-4 win over Trabuco Hills.
Huntington Beach Marina defeated Thousand Oaks, 11-4. Casey Hayes and Jake Bauers each hit two-run home runs. Los Alamitos rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Chaminade, 4-3.
Ryan Kayoda struck out six and walked none in El Toro’s 8-0 win over Moorpark.
The matchups for Friday's quarterfinals: Riverside Poly-Loyola, Agoura-Huntington Beach Marina, Harvard-Westlake-Santa Margarita and El Toro-Los Alamitos.
-- Eric Sondheimer