University High School of Los Angeles, with junior Eric Alexander pitching his third complete game in a week, won the City 3-A baseball title with a 6-2 victory over Bell Thursday at Dodger Stadium.
Alexander, who beat L.A. Marshall in the semifinals Tuesday and Huntington Park in the quarterfinals last Friday, scattered eight hits, but although he never retired the side in order, he was in control the entire way. The biggest rally the defending champions could mount was two hits in the same inning, and then only twice.
"He only had to use his fastball," University Coach Frank Cruz said. "He didn't use many curveballs, just for a look. He's a strong youngster."
Exactly how strong was debatable.
"I didn't think I'd get past the fifth inning," Alexander said. "I was pretty shaky (at the start), pretty nervous. But after the first inning, I kind of cooled down. . . . I got pretty tired again in the sixth inning. By then, I was on empty."