After the West Los Angeles College Oilers play Canyons at 2 p.m. today at West Los Angeles and Mission on Saturday at noon at Mission, they will host a non-league tournament starting at 10 a.m. Monday and running through Wednesday.
Canyons, in second place in the Mountain Valley Conference, has a league record of three wins, one loss, and one tie. In an earlier game this season, Canyons drubbed the Oilers, 15-1, scattering 17 hits along the way. Mission is in fifth and last place (1-3-1).
The Oilers, who have settled into fourth place (2-3), are having problems with pitching, Coach Art Harris said. "They fell apart," he said, after a posting pre-league record of 11 wins and three losses.
Now the Oilers are depending on the bats of first baseman DeJon Watson (.400 with 9 runs batted in), designated hitter Lorenzo Leskey (.400), and left fielder Victor Hithe (.300, leading the team with 18 RBIs).