A week ago, Villa Park was the toast of high school baseball in Southern California after winning the Boras Classic. But in a clear sign of the challenges facing teams in the Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, anything can happen on a given day, and on Tuesday, Villa Park was beaten by Foothill 4-2 in a return to Crestview League play.
Foothill won the consolation title in the Boras Classic and is now tied for first place with Villa Park at 6-2 with one game to play. Garrett Davidson had three hits and Cameron Kessel threw two innings of shutout relief to get the save. Villa Park moved to No. 1 in this week’s Division 1 coaches rankings, but the loss opens the door for Orange Lutheran to take the No. 1 seed if it can defeat Santa Margarita twice more this week. The Lancers won 13-6 on Tuesday.
Tustin 6, Cypress 3: Riley Kelly had two doubles in the upset of Cypress.
Servite 7, St. John Bosco 5: The Friars (8-6) continued their drive for a Trinity League playoff spot. Roman Martin had two hits.
Alemany 6, Loyola 5: Carson Chavez had two hits and two RBIs for Loyola.
Harvard-Westlake 4, Chaminade 3: A four-run sixth helped the Wolverines rally and clinch at least a share of the Mission League championship with one game to play. Avery Thau struck out 11 in six innings. Niko Price hit a three-run home run. Owen Carlson had three hits.
St. Francis 4, Crespi 3: Luke Fogarty had two hits and two RBIs for St. Francis.
Valencia 4, Hart 1: Tyler Biggs threw a complete game to hand Hart its first loss in Foothill League play.
West Ranch 17, Castaic 5: Ty DePerno hit a grand slam and Jake Schwartz had three hits and four RBIs for West Ranch.
Redondo Union 3, Mira Costa 1: Tomas Lopez struck out 11 for Redondo Union.
Royal 6, Simi Valley 4: Nate Hamburger hit a grand slam to lead Royal.
Culver City 2, Santa Monica 0: Tommy Peacock struck out five and walked none in six scoreless innings for Culver City.
Trabuco Hills 10, San Juan Hills 4: Joey Gray had three hits and three RBIs to lead Trabuco Hills.
Viewpoint 8, Brentwood 5: Vinny Terraciano had two hits and two RBIs.
Warren 8, Downey 3: Aidan Gonzalez had 14 strikeouts in six innings.
Moorpark 2, Camarillo 1: Danny Orozco had the walk-off hit for Moorpark.
Garden Grove Pacifica 4, Placentia Valencia 0: Johnny Morales threw six shutout innings.
Granada Hills 11, El Camino Real 5: Miles Ortiz contributed three hits and Brandon Garfinkel and Drew Gustafson each had two hits to lead Granada Hills.
Birmingham 6, Cleveland 1: Daniel Flores struck out nine and walked one for Birmingham.
Chatsworth 6, Taft 0: Jose Ruedas struck out 12 in the shutout for the Chancellors.
JSerra 3, Mater Dei 2: Eva Hurtado scattered eight hits to pick up the win. Alyssa Grajeda had two doubles and a triple for JSerra.