In high school softball games:
The defending Ocean League champion Santa Monica High School Vikings clinched at least a share of the league title this season after a 21-3 blowout victory at home over Inglewood High School Thursday, May 4th.
The Vikings (17-5, 7-0) put the game out of reach for Inglewood in just the first inning by racking up 16 runs on the way to a five-inning victory, giving Santa Monica back-to-back league titles.
Senior Sarina Fazio, who finished two-for-three, led Santa Monica with four RBIs (runs batted in). Freshman Yaneth Guzman and junior Zena Ladish each added three RBIs for the Vikings.
Santa Monica will close out league play against second-place Beverly Hills in a visiting game at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 11th.
The Westchester High School Comets finished off Western League play in second place after a 10-1 victory over host Fairfax High School Wednesday, May 3rd.
The Comets (11-13, 7-3), who finished with a total of 16 hits, got on the scoreboard with three runs in the fourth inning and added seven runs in the final two innings.
Junior shortstop Amanda Steele finished three-for-three with three RBIs and one run scored, and senior third baseman Shannon Jennings hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
Sophomore pitcher Shenaaz Burrell threw five strikeouts in seven innings for the Comets.
St. Bernard High School scored eight runs in the first inning on the way to a 10-0 Camino Real League victory over host St. Anthony High School in a five-inning game Monday, May 8th.
Junior Teresa Flores, who finished two-for-three, led the Viking offense with three RBIs.
Sophomore pitcher Leah Rodriguez finished with three strikeouts for the Vikings (6-10-1, 4-2), who are tied with Serra High School at second place in the Camino Real League standings.
The St. Monica High School Mariners picked up all of their runs in the third inning to defeat visiting Mary Star of the Sea High School 4-0 in a Del Rey League game Thursday, May 4th.
Senior Amber Angel led St. Monica with two RBIs and also pitched six strikeouts in six innings.
The Mariners (10-10, 2-5), who are in fourth place in the league standings, will next play host Crossroads High School in a non-league game at 3 p.m. Friday, May 12th.
In high school baseball games:
The Santa Monica High School Vikings remain in position to capture back-to-back Ocean League Championships after a 7-0 victory over Pacifica High School Saturday, May 6th.
David Castellanos and Kevin Gonzalez drove in two runs each for the Vikings, who finished with ten hits in the victory. Pitcher Joe McGrew threw nine strikeouts for Santa Monica (17-9-1, 6-2).
The Vikings are currently tied for first place in the league with Culver City after the Centaurs lost to Hawthorne High last week. Santa Monica will try to earn at least a share of the league crown when it plays host Beverly Hills High at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 11th.
The St. Monica High School Mariners scored in each of the first five innings to earn a 10-0 non-Del Rey League victory over visiting Serra High School Friday, May 5th.
Junior Michael Duval led the Mariner offense with two RBIs and senior Ricardo Valdez pitched four strikeouts in six innings.
St. Monica (11-10, 5-5), the third place team in the Del Rey League, will close out league play against Bosco Tech High at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11th.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings lost 10-4 to visiting St. Paul High School Friday, May 5th, and remain winless in Del Rey League play.
Senior Brett Bailey finished two-for-three with two RBIs and junior Aaron Roberts drove in two more runs for the Vikings (7-16, 0-10), who trailed 4-1 at the end of the first inning.
St. Bernard will finish off the league season against host Bishop Montgomery High School at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 11th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers were held to one hit in a 10-0 Western League loss to host Palisades High School in five innings Friday, May 5th.
Junior pitcher Troy Sommo picked up the sole hit for the Gondoliers (8-15, 7-6).
Venice, the fourth-place team in the league, will finish league play at home against Fairfax High School at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11th.