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The West Valley League for baseball is known for its parity, but sometimes there’s a surprise result that shakes things up.
The Chatsworth baseball team completed a two-game sweep of El Camino Real with a 3-1 win Thursday anchored by Nate Flores’ performance from the mound and at the plate. Flores earned the win with five strikeouts in five innings of work, and had an RBI.
Josh Pollack earned the save for the Chancellors (10-5, 2-4 WVL). Daniel Ortiz had two hits.
Brady Heron hit a solo homer for El Camino Real (8-12).
First-year Chatsworth coach Marcus Alvarado picked up his first league win Tuesday, then picked up his first series sweep Thursday afternoon.
“We’re just taking it one game at a time,” Alvarado said.
Chatsworth is tied for fourth with El Camino Real, both 2-4 in league. Chatsworth will take on Cleveland next week. ECR will face Birmingham.
Cleveland 9, Taft 2: Gabe Juarez hit a grand slam in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. Andrew Howe threw five innings and had five strikeouts.
Thousand Oaks 7, Calabasas 3: Dylan Jackson and Max Muncy homered to keep the Lancers unbeaten at 21-0.
Simi Valley 19, Oak Park 2: Matthew McCartt and Benjamin Sawyer each homered for the Pioneers. Hunter Boylan had four hits. Ryan Orsini had four RBIs.
Birmingham 12, Cleveland 0: Lizbeth Mora had five strikeouts in five innings, and went 3 of 4 batting with four RBIs.
Newbury Park 6, Agoura 1: Sofia Morales went 3 for 3 with a double, and Alexa Paradis was 2 for 4 with a homer for the Panthers.
El Camino Real 9, Granada Hills 4 (9 innings): Jillian Kelly earned the win with nine strikeouts from the circle. Zoe Anderson was 3 for 4. Amber Rivas had two hits and three RBIs.
Saugus 8, West Ranch 4: Shae Sabedra hit a three-run homer for the Centurions. Alyssa Ramirez pitched a complete game and struck out six. West Ranch’s Krista Viereck homered for West Ranch.