Brandon Marsh isn’t a superstar – yet – but he played like one on Thursday as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians in Anaheim. He went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs as the Halos swept all four games against the visitors from Ohio and maintained their position atop the American League West with a 13-7 record.
Marsh is now batting .340 and leads the team with 15 runs batted in.
The Angels also got a strong pitching performance from starter Reid Detmers (1-1), who worked five innings, yielding just two hits and one run. He struck out four batters and walked one.
Next up for the Halos is a trip to Chicago on Friday to start a series against the White Sox.
The Dodgers (12-6), second place in the National League West, had the day off and will start a series at home on Friday hosting the Detroit Tigers (6-12).
Preps: Empire finales were all about ties
The Pacifica High baseball team finished its regular season with a 4-0 win over Valencia to complete its Empire League season in second place. The possibility of a three-way tie for the title was avoided when Cypress defeated third place Tustin Thursday by 14-0 to get the pennant
The Mariners are 7-3 in league and 19-8. The Centurions are 8-2 and 25-6-2.
In softball, there was a deadlock at the top in the Empire League. The co-leaders – Pacifica and Kennedy, both now 9-1 in league – each won their games to finish in a dead heat for the EL pennant. The M’s are 24-4 overall and the Fighting Irish are 17-10.
Pacifica slammed Valencia 14-0 and Kennedy overpowered Crean Lutheran 17-2.
Here are Thursday results for local baseball, softball and CIF-SS boys’ volleyball.
- Pacifica 4, Valencia 0
- Cypress 14, Tustin 0
Golden West League
- Katella 5, Garden Grove 1
- Anaheim 10, Magnolia 2
- Century 16, Western 2
- Corona del Mar 4, Edison 1
- Pacifica 13, Valencia 0
- Kennedy 17, Crean Lutheran 2.
CIF-SS Boys’ Volleyball
- Edison 3, Murrieta Valley 1
- Bolsa Grande 3, Chino Hills 0.