Baseball remains unbeaten

Baseball remains unbeaten

Nobody saw this coming from the Sierra Canyon baseball team.

The Trailblazers have started the year 8-0-2, 4-0-2 despite having lost its two best pitchers from a year ago.

Sierra Canyon swept Loyola two weeks ago in its first ever Mission League games and sandwiched two ties around a victory against Crespi last week.

Kheden Hettiger had a two-run home run to give Sierra Canyon a 2-1 lead in the opener against Crespi before the Trailblazers hung on for a 2-2 tie on Tuesday.

Wednesday in Encino, it was the Mikhal Johnson show. Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound freshman crushed a 3-run home run to left field and Sierra Canyon went on to an easy 8-0 victory,

On Thursday, back in Chatsworth, both teams scored a first inning run and that was it in a 1-1 tie. Hettiger had a sacrifice fly for the Trailblazers.

Sierra Canyon had a chance to win it in the bottom of the seventh inning but Grayson Gullage was thrown out at home on a beautiful throw from the left fielder. The game was called due to darkness after that.

Sierra Canyon knocked off Buena, Camarillo, San Marcos, Thousand Oaks and Rio Mesa earlier this year and has not lost in 11 games.

The Trailblazers have a 3-game set with St. Francis and new coach Shaun Kort next week. The Tuesday and Friday games are on the road while the middle Wednesday game is at home.