Two-way football player DeShon Elliott was having one of his best offensive days when he saw him losing for the first time in coach Chris Conlin's two-year coaching tenure.
Elliott, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior, didn't have a hit but stole a base on a late read by outfielder Pat DeFrancesco. He later scored the winning run for defending CIF Southern Section Division 1 champion JSerra in its season opener on Friday night in Westminster.
There will be more offensive fireworks from the Lions. Their top pitching staff is so strong that Elliott can practice only on the football field. Yet he made Conlin look good.
JSerra plays at 5 p.m. today at Marlborough.
BOX SCORE: Agoura 2, Oaks Christian 1 >> Junior left-hander Zack LePore improved to 4-0 with six strikeouts and two walks for the Chargers.
Westlake 1, Valencia 0 >> Gavin Poston pitched a one-hitter for the Warriors.
Crespi 8, Notre Dame 1 >> Peter Perez hit a home run and double, stole a bases and had three RBIs for the Celts.
Harvard-Westlake 9, Louisville 7 >> First baseman Jacob Kolb was three for three with two runs scored. Sophomore left-hander Tyson James struck out four in four innings to get the win.
Burbank 6, Valencia 1 >> Michael Makarich went three for three for the Bulldogs. Cole Furstek had two doubles and a triple and scored twice.
Crespi 7, Xavier 5 >> Nathan Kaloves went two for three with two home runs and two RBIs.
Marshall 7, West Adams Charter 0 >> Chris Torres threw a three-hitter.
Crespi 10, Grace Brethren 1 >> Dante Restivo struck out five and took the loss. Connor Kim pitched 4 1/3 innings with one walk.
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