High school sports

Loara beats LA, moves to 1st

LOS AMIGOS baserunner streaks to home plate in Friday’s game between the Lobos and the Loara Saxons. Loara won 9-4 to take the lead in the Garden Grove League baseball race (GGUSD athletics).

In a baseball race more crowded than a Tokyo subway car, the Loara Saxons defeated the Los Amigos Lobos 9-8 to take a half-game lead in the Garden Grove League on Friday.

Loara is now 5-2 in GGL play, followed by LA (5-3) in second, Bolsa Grande (4-3) in third and La  Quinta and Santiago tied for fourth at 4-4. Only Rancho Alamitos is out of the picture with a 1-7 mark.

The Saxons will close out the GGL schedule with games on April 25 are 27 against Bolsa, while Los Amigos closes out with a pair against La Quinta on those same dates.

Katella protected its share of first place in the Golden West League with a 6-5 win over Westminster. However, the result of the game between Garden Grove and  Ocean View wasn’t in at our deadline. A win by the Seahawks would put them ahead of the Knights with a 4-1 mark compared to Katella’s 3-1.

The two leaders will probably duke it out for the GWL title in the final two games of the regular season on April 25 and 27.

In softball action on Friday, Los Alamitos remained on top in the Sunset League with an 8-1 win over Edison. The Griffins are now 6-0 in league and 16-2 overall. 

Huntington Beach remained in the hunt with a 9-4 win over a good Marina team. The Oilers are 7-1 (14-4). The Vikings are in third at 5-3 and 17-6.

Huntington suffered its only league loss to Marina 2-1 in March. The orange-and-black have two more chances to catch and possibly pass Los Al on April 18 and 24, bur the Griffs are riding a nine-game winning streak.

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