Baseball roundup: Anaheim clinches share of Orange title
Anthony Lopez pitched a four-hitter for Anaheim as the Colonists defeated Century, 1-0, Friday in an Orange League game at Century.
Anaheim, 17-8 overall and 11-2 in league, clinched a share of the Orange League championship.
Lopez struck out 10 with only one walk.
Anaheim’s previous league championship was in 2009 when the Colonists went 15-0.
Century remains in contention for a playoff berth with an 8-5 league record.
Next week is the final week of the regular season. CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs brackets will be released May 18 and will be available here at ocvarsity.com upon release.
In the Empire League:
Cypress 6, Kennedy 0: Garrett Brockel pitched a three-hitter and had three hits for the visiting, league-leading Centurions (19-9, 7-1).
Brandon Alamo homered and drove in three runs. Dominic Fletcher had two hits and two RBI.
Cypress is No. 9 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 top 10 that is selected by the CIF-SS Baseball Advisory Committee.
Pacifica 2, Western 1: Freshman Bobby Santos’ two-run double in the bottom of the second inning was all the scoring needed by the Mariners (15-14, 4-4). Jared Serna pitched a complete game for Pacifica which remains in contention for a playoff berth.
In the Freeway League:
Sunny Hills 3, Fullerton 2: Connor Holz, Jacob Murphy and Christian Milroy drove in the runs for the host Lancers (16-9, 8-5) who are tied with La Habra for third place, the final guaranteed playoff berth in the league.
Head-to-head results would break any ties in the final standings when the regular season concludes next week. Sunny Hills won two of its three league games against La Habra.
In the Golden West League:
Ocean View 2, Segerstrom 1: Jake Legg’s double drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth for the league-leading, host Seahawks (16-9, 12-1).
In the San Joaquin League:
Capistrano Valley Christian 9, Southlands Christian of Walnut 0: Dylan Baird and Sterling LoCicero combined on a no-hitter for the host, league-leading Eagles (16-8, 8-1).
Baird pitched six innings in which he struck out nine. LoCicero took over in the seventh inning and struck out two.
Ryan Rapattoni drove in two runs for Capistrano Valley Christian which is No. 6 in the CIF-SS Division 5 top 10.
In the Trinity League:
Santa Margarita 5, No. 5 Orange Lutheran 3: Nick Plaskett drove in two runs for the visiting Eagles (16-11, 6-6). Johnny Carr and Andrew Medonca both had two hits and drove in a run. Lutheran is 19-8 overall, 7-5 in league.
Lutheran is second place, behind JSerra. Santa Margarita is in third place, one game ahead of Mater Dei. Santa Margarita won two of its three games against Mater Dei; head-to-head results would break any ties in the final standings.