Showing no fatigue from tournament week in San Diego where they reached the championship game, the Centaurs continued playing good baseball with solid pitching, timely hitting and tough defense in a pair of shutout wins past Beverly Hills, last week.
Culver City has won eight of its last nine games.
The Centaurs visit Hawthorne High School, today, 3:15 p.m., and play at Inglewood, 3:15 p.m. next Tuesday in league games.
Culver High (13-6 overall, 2-0 in Ocean League) swept Beverly Hills, 9-0 and 3-0, to open league last week, and defeated Westchester High School, 6-5, last Saturday in the third game of the Redondo Tournament. Culver City plays El Segundo Saturday 2 p.m. in the tournament.
Devin Sylvester scored the first run of the game in the first inning and that is all the run support Tyler Mark and Patrick Rincon needed to defeat the Normans, 9-0, last Tuesday.
Mark, the young freshmen, pitched five strong innings, allowing five hits and striking out three Norman batters. Rincon closed the game by pitching two very good innings, said head coach Rick Prieto. Rincon gave up one hit in two innings.
Adrian Campos and Ryan Mulvihill opened the fourth inning with singles. William Oh singled in Campos, and Patrick Cousineau hit a sacrifice fly to score Mulvihill to up Culver’s lead to 3-0.
In the fifth inning, RBI’s by Campos, Mulvihill, and Cousineau broke open the game for Culver City.
Rincon had two hits and two stolen bases.
Junior left hander Eric Goodrich pitched four strong innings, allowing three hits and striking out five batters, to pace Culver City to a 3-0 win over Beverly Hills. Campos followed with three innings of shut-out baseball. He allowed one hit and fanned four batters.
Devin Sylvester went 1 for 3 and scored a run. Jimmy Seay and Adrian Campos each doubled and went 2 for 3.
Ryan Wheeler allowed three runs on six hits for the 6-5 win over the Westchester High School Comets. Each team committed four errors.
Culver City overcame a 3-0 deficit to take a 5-3 bulge after the first inning and led 6-3 after two innings.
Rincon had a good day at the plate, going 2 for 3, scored a run, double and tripled.
Garrett Gemgnani continues to drive in runs, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Cousineau went 2 for 2 and had 2 RBI's.