In high school baseball games:
The Venice High School Gondoliers went on a scoring roll in the fourth and fifth innings to earn a dominating 17-4 Western League victory over host Fairfax High School Thursday, May 10th.
The Gondoliers (14-10, 8-6) picked up nine runs in the fourth inning and added six more in the fifth to cruise to the victory. It was the second convincing victory over Fairfax this season for Venice, which defeated the Lions 11-0 April 19th.
Graham Davis led Venice with three hits in the game, including four RBIs (runs batted in). Pitcher Troy Sommo finished with six strikeouts in four innings for Venice, which is in third place in the league standings.
The Westchester High School Comets struggled early against host Hamilton High School and lost 15-6 in a Western League game Thursday, May 10th.
The Comets (12-13-1, 8-6) fell behind 11-0 before they were able to get their first runs in the fourth inning. Westchester, which finished with eight hits in the game, added four more runs in the sixth inning.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings closed out the regular season with two victories over Serra High School to finish in fourth place in the Camino Real League.
The Vikings (9-15, 8-7) ended the league season with an 8-4 win over visiting Serra High School Thursday, May 10th.
Jeremy Laney and Greg Walker led St. Bernard with two hits and three RBIs each in the final league game.
Dillon Hasty pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts for the Vikings.
The St. Monica High School Mariners won their final three games of the regular season to finish in third place in the Del Rey League.
In the final regular season game, the Mariners (10-13, 5-7) picked up a 6-5 victory over visiting Bishop Montgomery High School Thursday, May 10th.
St. Monica fell behind early against Bishop Montgomery but scored five runs in the sixth inning to earn the win.
The victory set up a visiting game against Gabrielino High School of San Gabriel in the first round of the Southern Section playoffs at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 17th.
In high school softball games:
The Western League champion Venice High School Gondoliers finished the season with a narrow 5-4 loss to host Sylmar High School in the second round of the City Section playoffs Thursday, May 10th.
Venice took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning but Sylmar came back to grab a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning and added two more runs in the fifth, which were good enough to secure the victory.
Gabrielle Dominguez and Jasmine McNeal led Venice with two RBIs each in the game.
Venice finished the season with an overall record of 18-4-1 and captured the league championship with an 11-1 league record.
The Westchester High School Comets ended the season with an 11-5 loss to host Chatsworth High School in the second round of the City Section playoffs Thursday, May 10th.
The Comets scored two runs in the top of the first inning but Chatsworth responded with four runs in the bottom of the first to grab the lead for good.
Westchester finished the season with an overall record of 15-13 and was fourth in the Western League with a league record of 9-3.
Santa Monica High School captured the Ocean League championship with an undefeated league record after a 5-0 victory over visiting Culver City High School Thursday, May 10th.
The two teams were scoreless in the first inning but Santa Monica scored at least a run in the next four innings to take the victory.
Hailey Sheridan led Santa Monica with two RBIs in the game. Hannah-rose Peters pitched a complete game with ten strikeouts for Santa Monica (25-3, 10-0).
The St. Monica High School Mariners finished in fourth place in the Camino Real League after a 3-0 loss to visiting Mary Star of the Sea High School Thursday, May 10th.
The Mariners finished the season with an overall record of 7-13 and had a league record of 3-5.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings finished in fifth place in the Camino Real League after a 12-0 defeat to host Cantwell-Sacred Heart High School Thursday, May 10th.
The Vikings ended the season with an overall record of 5-13-1 and had a league record of 3-7.