Cole Clark launches the shutout while Notre Dame wins the opening of the playoffs

At the end of a high school baseball season in the absence of dominant pitchers, Elder Cole Clark of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has a hot hand.

Loyola Marymount’s engagement on Friday scored a blow to lead the Knights to a 3-0 victory over Mira Costa in an opening match of the Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. He hit seven and walked two.

“His last four outings have been like this,” said Notre Dame manager Tom Dill. “He throws four strikes at any time. When you can do it, it’s like playing a video game. It is quite surprising. “

Notre Dame will play in El Dorado on Tuesday. El Dorado eliminated Yucaipa 3-2.

Served 3, Corona of March 2: Mikiah Negrete continued his consistency, scoring 11 in a full match for Serve.

7 Port of Newport, 1 San Clemente: Joey Wright had three hits and three RBI for Newport Harbor. Trent Liolios eliminated 11.

San Dimas 3, Arcadia 2: Kasen Khansarinia hit a home run and added a single RBI in the 11th inning for the win.

Bonita 6, Damien 1: Bonita steps up to play on Tuesday with seeded Orange Lutheran.

JSerra 4, West Ranch 1: David Horn, Owen Fuller and Brandon Chang each had two hits for JSerra. Horn got the save with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

Bishop Amat 4, Ocean View 1: Jake Hernandez finished with three shots to ignite the Lancers.

13 Santa Margherita, 10 Trabuco Hills: Blake Balsz and Luke Lavin each finished with four successes to power up the Eagles. Will Burns scored two home runs for Trabuco Hills while Bobby Gray scored three wins.

Villa Park 3, Ayala 2: AJ Krodel and Brandon Luu combined on a six shot. Tyler Gordon had three hits and Zach Brown drove in two runs.

Harvard-Westlake 3, Los Alamitos 2: The Wolverines had to endure a Los Alamitos rally in seventh place after taking a 3-0 lead. Alex Shane got the save. Jacob Galloway contributed a two-run single in support of owner Tommy Bridges.

La Mirada 4, Thousand Oaks 0: The Mirada advances to host Harvard-Westlake in the second round.

Monrovia 1, Crespi 0: Monrovia scored a run in the first inning and got him to his feet in a Division 3 throwing duel.

Oaks Christian 8, Rio Mesa 6: Royce Clayton Jr. scored a two-point home run in seventh place to break a 6-6 tie.


Colin Sahlman of Newbury Park does not run in the southern section preliminaries, focusing on other goals, and one he achieved on Friday was the state record of 1,500 meters at 3: 39.59 at the Sound Running rally at JSerra. It was the fifth fastest time in US history.

Lex Young, a junior from Newbury Park, ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in US history at the San Juan Capistrano meeting.
Young finished in 13: 43.95, surpassing Gerry Lindgren’s 1964 score for second place. Only record holder Galen Rupp went faster.

Only Hobbs Kessler, Alan Webb and Jim Ryun ran fastest in the 1,500 while in high school.

Granada Hills’ Dijon Stanley won 400 in 48.92 and 200 in 21.88 at the West Valley League Finals in Birmingham. Sofia Abrego of Granada Hills took the 1,600 girls in 5: 19.07. Extraordinary Arlis Boardingham won the triple jump in 43-9½.