The dynamic Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
baseball duo is down to one.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Wolverine senior righthanded pitcher Lucas Giolito
, ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the country by MaxPreps, has been diagnosed with a sprain in his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He sustained the injury in the seventh inning of Harvard-Westlake's 2-1 loss to Alemany on Tuesday.
According to Wolverine coach Matt LaCour, Giolito's injury does not require surgery but will leave him sidelined for six to 10 weeks.
"He's probably done for our season," LaCour told the Times.
Giolito was part of an outstanding tandem of pitchers at Harvard-Westlake. Max Fried
, the No. 1 lefthanded pitcher in the country, is ranked No. 5 in the country while Giolito is the No. 1 overall player.
Committed to play at UCLA, Giolito reportedly hit 100 mph on the radar gun in Harvard-Westlake's season opener. Giolito is the returning Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year.
"He's crushed. His teammates are crushed," LaCour told the Times. "His coaches are crushed, and we're going to have to spend the next two days getting back on track."
The Wolverines are 4-2 on the season.