Friday, May 11, 2012
Baseball: Poly takes Moore League title
By Blair Angulo
Moore League baseball juggernauts Lakewood and Long Beach Wilson were expected to duke it out for the top spot this season, but Long Beach Poly spoiled the party.
Xavier Lavelle's walk-off two run double in the bottom of the 12th inning led the Jackrabbits to a 2-1 win against Wilson on Thursday night, giving Poly sole possession of the league title for the first time since 1968. Wilson star pitcher Chase DeJong threw 10 innings of no-hit ball and hit a leadoff triple in the top of the 12th that led to the Bruins' go-ahead run.
Poly (24-6, 11-1) entered the week ranked fourth in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 poll. Wilson (23-7, 9-3) was eighth and Lakewood (25-6, 10-2) ninth.
The CIF-Southern Section playoff pairings will be released Monday at 12:30 p.m.