In high school baseball games:
The Westchester High School Comets were defeated 10-2 by host Hamilton High School in a Western League game Monday, April 7th.
The Comets scored their only two runs of the game in the fourth inning but it was not enough to overcome the lead of Hamilton, which picked up a run in each of the first four innings.
Westchester (6-9, 2-3) will next play at University High School in a league game at 3 p.m. Monday, April 14th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers earned a dominating 16-5 victory over visiting Fairfax High School in a Western League game Monday, April 7th.
Venice took an 8-2 lead after two innings and added eight more runs in the fourth and fifth innings to put the game out of reach.
Daniel Hordo finished with two hits, including three RBI (runs batted in), and Keaton Frey added four RBI. Zack Mandell had three strikeouts in four innings pitched.
Venice (5-14, 2-3) will next play at Hamilton High in a league game at 3 p.m. Monday, April 14th.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings defeated host Hawthorne High School 4-3 Thursday, April 3rd, to pick up back-to-back Ocean League victories over Hawthorne.
The Vikings (6-9, 2-0) trailed Hawthorne 2-1 after two innings, but they scored two runs in the third inning and added the game-winning run in the fifth inning. Santa Monica finished with six hits in the game.
The Vikings will next play Palos Verdes High School in the Redondo Tournament Saturday, April 12th.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings captured the St. Paul Easter Tournament Championship in Division A with a 5-4 victory over Ontario Christian High School of Ontario.
Dillon Hasty, Randall Irvin and Walter Pijeaux were selected as all-tournament players. Jordan Taylor, who struck out 14 batters over two games, was named tournament most valuable player.
The Vikings (6-8, 1-3) are next scheduled to play at Serra High School in a Camino Real League game at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 11th.
The St. Monica High School Mariners lost 7-0 to visiting Bishop Montgomery High School in a Del Rey League game Tuesday, April 8th.
Bishop Montgomery scored two runs in the first inning to take the lead and kept the Mariners scoreless for the remainder of the game. St. Monica was limited to four hits in the game, while Bishop Montgomery finished with ten hits.
The Mariners (3-11-1, 0-5) will play a second game at Bishop Montgomery High at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 11th.
In high school softball games:
The Venice High School Gondoliers grabbed their tenth consecutive victory with a dominating 15-2 win over visiting University High School in a Western League game Monday, April 7th.
The victory keeps the Gondoliers (13-2-1, 6-0) undefeated in league play.
Venice held a narrow 3-1 lead after three innings but racked up eight runs in the fifth inning to put the game away.
Danielle Mestas and Jasmine McNeal each blasted a home run in the game. Mestas pitched a complete game, tallying 12 strikeouts.
Venice will next play at Westchester High in a league game at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10th.
Westchester High School (7-5, 5-1) defeated host Palisades High School 7-4 in a Western League game Thursday, April 3rd, to earn its fourth consecutive victory.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings picked up a narrow 5-4 victory over Redondo Union High School in a non-Ocean League game Friday, April 4th.
The Vikings (11-5, 2-0) trailed 3-1 after five innings but scored four runs in the sixth inning to overtake the lead.
Santa Monica will next play at Hawthorne High in a league game at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15th.
St. Monica High School opened Camino Real League play with a commanding 8-1 victory over host Mary Star of the Sea High School Tuesday, April 8th.
The Mariners (6-5, 1-0) will next play at St. Bernard High School (1-6, 0-1) in a league game at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10th.