The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are finishing the 2017 with a whimper, not a bang. After losing 5-4 to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night, the Halos saw their record fall to 78-81, meaning that they can’t have a winning record. They’ve lost nine of their last 11 contests and fell out of the American League wild card race.
The Angels led 4-2 going into the bottom of the eighth when the home team rallied for three runs, two of them on a home run by Rob Brantly. The Orange County team managed just five hits in the game and committed two errors. Carlos Perez had two RBIs with a home run in the fifth for the visitors.
On Friday the Angels will be back at home for their final games of the season. They’ll open a series with the Seattle Mariners (77-82). Despite the loss, the team remains in second place in the American League West, a game ahead of the M’s.
Seahawks prevail over University
The Ocean View High football team survived a major challenge, turning back previously unbeaten University High of Irvine 28-21 on Thursday night at the Vaqueros home field.
Noah Hickman scored four touchdowns in the victory. He threw for 187 yards and ran for 78 more. Noah De Loera rushed for 92 yards.
The final TD by the Hawks gave them their only lead of the contest. The win improved the record of the Seahawks, who open Golden West League play next week, to 4-1. OV will take on Segerstrom on Oct. 6 at the Jaguar field.
IN ANOTHER game of local interest, Rancho Alamitos defeated Adelanto 35-0 Friday night in a non-league contest. The Vaqueros, now 3-2, will open Garden Grove League play on Oct. 6 against Los Amigos at Monsoor Stadium on the Garden Grove High campus.