With the score tied in the bottom of the fifth against Newhall-Saugus, Woodland Hills West squandered a none-out, bases-loaded opportunity in a game crucial to both teams.
"We've been playing together so long that we can read each other's minds," said Woodland Hills West center fielder Justin Martin. "We knew we were due for a spark and kept trying. If you keep rolling the dice, you'll get a 7 eventually. We were due to hit our stride and get our runs in this game."
Tony Kyber and Randy Wolf combined to pitch shutout ball after the first inning and Woodland Hills West found the spark, rolling out a four-run sixth inning to beat Newhall-Saugus, 7-3, Saturday at El Camino Real High. The game was shortened to seven innings because Newhall-Saugus (13-6-1) had another game later in the day, which it lost to Las Virgenes, 6-3.
The victory sets up today's game between Woodland Hills West (18-2) and Valley North (18-2) for the District 20 Western Division lead.