The Malibu High baseball team won an unprecedented 20th game of the season Friday, being Santa Paula at home, 9-4, and completing a three-game season sweep of its league rival.
With this sixth win in a row, Malibu moves to 20-3 on year and 10-1 in league play. The Sharks are also holding tight to first place in the Frontier League.
Sophomore lefty Andre Simoneau had another impressive outing, going five innings and giving up one run for the win. The Sharks offense put up four runs in each of the first two innings and nine runs in all before Santa Paula finally scored.
The offense was led by junior catcher Chris Falk, who went 3-4 with one run batted in and two runs scored. Senior center fielder Alvie Alvarado was 2-3. Senior left fielder Riley McMillin was 2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Freshman infielder Ezra Allen went 1-2 with two RBI.
With four games remaining, the Sharks’ magic number is at one to clinch the Frontier League Title.
The Sharks play Villanova Prep twice next week and look to not only clinch their first league title in nearly a decade, but pick up their fourth straight, three-game sweep of a conference opponent. The Sharks have already swept Fillmore, Santa Clara and Santa Paula and already beat Villanova in their first meeting in March.
Junior Ace Noah Simon picked up the victory and he will be going again on Wed., May 1, to try and clinch the league title in Malibu at 3:30 p.m.