Bishop Amat won its 37th consecutive Del Rey League game and clinched its fourth straight Del Rey League title with an 8-1 win over St. Paul, capped by another strong two-hit complete game from pitcher Brandon McNitt, who improved to 8-0. The Lancers got a bit boost offensively on an inside-the-park grand slam from Bernardo Zavala in the second inning that gave the Lancers a 4-0 lead. Sierra Vista pitcher Christian Huerta held on for a 3-2 victory over La Puente after giving up both runs in the 7th inning to give Sierra Vista a one-game lead over La Puente with both teams meeting again on Wednesday at Sierra Vista.
Bishop Amat 8, St. Paul 1: Senior pitcher Brandon McNitt is the reason Bishop Amat High School baseball coach Andy Nieto doesn’t like naming anyone as his staff ace. Most would assume that label would belong to senior lefty Paul Paez, who is 11-0 with a 0.56 ERA. But McNitt has put together a season that would make anyone envious, and it was on full display in Bishop Amat’s 8-1 victory over St. Paul on Monday that clinched the Lancers’ fourth consecutive Del Rey League title.
Sierra Vista 3, La Puente 2: Sierra Vista High School took a huge step toward defending its Montview League baseball championship on Monday when it scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and beat La Puente 3-2.