In high school baseball playoff games:

The Westchester High School Comets were knocked out of the Los Angeles City Section Championship Division playoffs in the first round after a 3-1 loss to host Roosevelt High School Wednesday, May 17th.

Senior Flavio Ramos, who finished one-for-three, drove in the only run for Westchester.

Ramos also pitched three strikeouts in four innings for the Comets, who finished in second place in the Western League with an 11-4 league record.

Westchester finished the season with an overall record of 16-11.

The Venice High School Gondoliers ended the season after an 8-3 loss to host Franklin High School in the second round of the Los Angeles City Section Invitational Division playoffs Friday, May 19th.

The Gondoliers had defeated South Gate High 10-2 in the playoff first round Wednesday, May 17th.

Senior Max Alatorre finished two-for-three, including two RBIs (runs batted in) and senior Darrin Takade drove in the other run for Venice, which trailed Franklin 4-1 after the first inning.

Senior Jesse Buteyn and junior Jack Richardson each pitched two strikeouts for the Gondoliers, who finished with five hits in the game.

Venice finished the season in third place in the Western League with a league record of 8-7 and an overall record of 10-17.

After finishing in second place in the Ocean League, the Santa Monica High School Vikings were defeated 3-1 by host San Dimas High School in the first round of the Southern Section Division IV playoffs Friday, May 19th.

San Dimas, which out-hit Santa Monica 9-5, took the lead for good with two runs in the first inning.

The Vikings finished the season with an overall record of 18-11-1. Junior shortstop David Castellanos led the league with a batting average of .447.

The St. Monica High School Mariners ended the season after a 5-0 loss to host Cantwell-Sacred Heart High School in the first round of the Southern Section Division V playoffs Thursday, May 18th.

The Mariners finished in third place in the Del Rey League this season with a league record of 7-5 and had an overall record of 13-11.

In high school softball playoff games:

Back-to-back Ocean League champion Santa Monica High School scored a run in the eighth inning to defeat visiting Millikan High School 7-6 in the first round of the Southern Section Division III playoffs Friday, May 19th.

The Vikings trailed Millikan 6-1 at the end of the fourth inning, but they picked up three runs in the fifth inning and two runs in the seventh to even the score.

Lana Bowie, Jackie Kay and Christine Foley each led the Santa Monica offense with two RBIs.

Junior pitcher Hannah-rose Peters added an RBI and threw two strikeouts in eight innings for the Vikings (21-5), who dominated the league this year with an undefeated league record of 10-0.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings earned an 11-6 victory over host Avalon High School in the first round of the Southern Section playoffs Thursday, May 18th.

After Avalon scored three runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead, the Vikings answered with seven runs in the sixth inning to grab the playoff victory.

Junior Teresa Flores, who finished three-for-four, led St. Bernard with four RBIs. Lecia Robbins and Leah Rodriguez each added two RBIs for the Vikings, who finished in third place in the Camino Real League.

The St. Monica High School Mariners ended the season after a 10-0 loss to host Cabrillo High School in the first round of the Southern Section Division V playoffs Friday, May 19th.

The Mariners finished in third place in the Del Rey League this season with a league record of 3-5 and had an overall record of 12-11.

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