No. 14 Beckman High School reduced their magic number for a third consecutive outright Pacific Coast League title to one with with a 15-6 win over Irvine High School on Wednesday. The Patriots (11-4; 8-0) needs a victory against Sage Hill (3-4; 3-4) or (4-9; 3-5) or a Northwood loss next week to make it official.
Ryan King and Jake Waltz led the Patriots with five goals and four goals, respectively. Aidan O’Connor (1g), Alex Malmlund (2g), Justin Wayt (1g), and Alex Watson (2g) completed the scoring for the Patriots.
Wesley Kim (4 goals), Noah Miller (1g), David Trask (1g), and Tucker Page (2a) scored for the Vaqueros. The Vaqueros (5-4; 3-4) play Woodbridge (4-9; 3-5) on Monday and University (0-11; 0-8) on Thursday next week.