COACHELLA — A year after winning the tournament, the Central Union High School baseball team took the consolation title in the Coachella tournament here Wednesday.
The Spartans knocked off Hamilton High from Riverside 13-1 in five innings to get the consolation title.
Kevin Betz pitched the complete game for Central. He struck out one.
Matt Baker led the Spartan offense with four hits and four RBIs. Victor Cesena had two hits and an RBI. Ricky Paleo added two hits and three RBIs.
Central returns to action at 4:15 p.m. April 24 at Southwest in El Centro.
Clark 6, Imperial 5
SAN DIEGO — The Imperial High baseball team was knocked from the Lions tournament, falling to Clark High of Nevada 6-5 in 11 innings here Wednesday.
Aaron Hartsock took the loss in relief of starter D.J. Hastings. Hartsock pitched one and one-third innings. Hastings was on the mound for eight and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and striking out seven.