Game One: St. Anthony 3, Cerritos 0

Starting pitcher Derian Garcia threw six scoreless innings, allowing five hits to pick up the win. Fellow junior Grant Grainger pitched the seventh inning for the save. An RBI double from freshman Dominik Goldschmidt opened up the scoring and proved to be the winning hit.

Game Two: St. Anthony 6, Cerritos 5

Senior starter Gabriel Rivera nearly went the distance, throwing 6.2 innings, but it was Grainger who got a clutch final out with the bases loaded to earn his second save of the day, inducing a deep flyout to center.

The Saints (4-3) took a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning and were able to hold off a late Cerritos rally. Lake Campbell had a pair of singles while Coby Palmares was 1/3 with a double. Cerritos’ Justin Fujii knocked a home run for the visitors who also moved to 4-3 on the year.

Sports Guy Mike Guardabascio has been writing professionally for a decade, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards and is the author of the historical book "Football in Long Beach."

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