Half a game out of first place and on a 10-game winning streak, the West Los Angeles College baseball team will play Mountain Valley Conference leader College of the Canyons today at 2 p.m. at Canyons.
The Oilers will host Los Angeles Mission on Saturday at noon and play a non-league game against Allan Hancock on Monday at 2 p.m. at Santa Maria.
Coach Art Harris said that though the Oilers defeated Canyons, 3-0, last week he expects a tough game.
He said Canyons has outstanding players in Frank Halcovich, a combination pitcher, shortstop and designated hitter, and third baseman Bill Bluhm, who has hit 12 home runs this year.
The Oilers, with a 6-3 conference record, are 20-6 overall. Canyons is 6-2-1 in league play.
Right-hander Lee Carballo (6-1, 2.82 earned-run average), who won the most valuable pitcher award in the recent West Los Angeles College Tournament, should start against Canyons.