Brethren Christian: The Warriors played a pair of Academy League games over the past week and lost Friday at Oxford Academy (13-5) and Tuesday at Crean Lutheran (2-1). They'll host Crean Lutheran at 3 p.m. Friday.
Edison: The Chargers split a nonleague doubleheader against El Toro Tuesday at UC Irvine, beating the Chargers, 4-3, in the first game but then dropped their first game of the season in the nightcap, 5-1. Junior Timmy Lopes got the win in Game One to up his season record to 3-0.
Edison started out the season 5-0 before losing 1 in the second game. The Chargers on Saturday won the Loara Tournament title by edging Vista Murrieta, 3-2. Senior Henry Owens struck out 16 and was named the player of the title game. Senior first baseman Jonathan Brooks was named to the all-tournament team.
"Up to this point, we're getting results but we need to get better," Edison Coach Steve Lambright said. "I tell the kids, it's one pitch at a time, one out at a time. The scoreboard will take care of itself. We have some work to do."
The Chargers travel Friday (3:15 p.m.) to face rival Fountain Valley. Lambright anticipates a tight league race.
"I think the league is really going to be tough," he said. "There are a lot of good ballclubs in this league and nothing is going to be easy for anybody."
Fountain Valley: The Barons split a nonleague doubleheader Tuesday with visiting Villa Park, losing the first game, 2-1, in 10 innings before coming back to nip the Spartans, 8-7.
In the second game, Nathan Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third and Danny Jimenez doubled during a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh that resulted in Fountain Valley pulling out an 8-7 win. Junior Turner Clouse went three for three and drove in three runs and senior Mike Tucker, who came on in relief in the fifth, got his first win (1-0) of the season.