It’s very hard to beat Etiwanda in a baseball game when Dylan Goff is on the mound and freshman Brady Ebel is hitting hard.
Birmingham held a 1-0 lead over Etiwanda and Goff, making it to the bottom of the fifth on Thursday. Then the Eagles scored six points and won 12-1, advancing The regional final of the II division will be held on Saturday against Torrey Pines at Etiwanda.
Goff improved to 12-0, eliminating eight in six innings. Ebel scored two doubles and a triple and will likely start from the mound on Saturday.
In other games:
JSerra 5, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 4: Seeded Lions waited for victory to advance to the Division I final at home Saturday against Huntington Beach. Owen Fuller and Brandon Chang have had two hits each. Ben Reimers, the seventh pitcher, pitched 1 2/3 of innings of relief. Jack Gurevitch scored a two-point home run for Notre Dame.
9 Huntington Beach, Villa Park 2: Jack Smith eliminated 12 to lead the Oilers into the Division I final. Dean Carpentier and Ralph Velazquez had two wins each.
Oaks Christian 4, Grossmont 2: Lions advance to the Division III championship game. Patrick Chute and Elijah Clayton both hit home runs and outfielders Royce Clayton Jr. and Tommy Farmer made critical plays on the defensive. On Saturday, Oaks Christian will host Newport Harbor. Newport Harbor defeated Chula Vista Eastlake 8-2 behind pitcher Sam DiCarlo.
Fullerton 10, Burbank Burroughs 6: The Indians advance to the final of Division IV.
Eastvale Roosevelt 7, Camarillo 4: Southern Section Division 1 champion Roosevelt progressed to the Division I regional final on Saturday. Kayla Lyon broke a 4-4 tie with a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Ashlee Arnett had three RBI. Camarillo will play the winner of Friday’s match between Oaks Christian and Mission Viejo.
7 Sant’Antonio, 3 Granite Hills: Saint Anthony advanced to the Division III final against Temple City on Saturday at 4pm in Temple City.
Torrance 3, Bonita 2: No. Seeded Torrance earned a spot in the Division II final against Chula Vista Mater Dei at home on Saturday.