California High School Baseball - Western can't hold off PacificaMay 4, 2012: Garden Grove, CA 92845
In Friday's league game, the host Pacifica Mariners baseball team scored a tight 1-0 victory over the Western Pioneers.
The Mariners (21-5) will now prepare for their game against Valencia (Placentia, CA). The Tigers go into the Empire game with a 16-12 record. In their last game, Valencia tipped Yorba Linda (Yorba Linda, CA), 6-1, in a league game.
The Pioneers (12-13) will now prepare for their game against Kennedy (La Palma, CA). The Fighting Irish go into the Empire game with a 12-10 record. In their last game, Kennedy was edged by Cypress (Cypress, CA), 6-0, in a league game.
Senior Max Bethell threw a complete game shutout striking out 8 and earned his county leading 9th win of the season. He also had the game winning double in the bottom of the 6th. Hammond from Western threw a complete game as well striking out 1.