Ronnie Moreno pitched a one-hit shutout Thursday as host Garden Grove beat Bolsa Grande, 4-0, to clinch a berth in the Southern Section Division III baseball playoffs.
Moreno (7-4) struck out five and walked two, and retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced. The only hit he gave up was an infield single by catcher Dan Hendrix with one out in the third inning.
"All my pitches were working today," Moreno said. "I got ahead of most of the batters, which made it easier. I don't throw that hard, so I had to change speeds."
Argonaut Coach Jim Rawls said he didn't expect his team to make the playoffs.
"This is really a plus," he said. "We've only got three seniors, and four sophomores. (But) it was Moreno's best outing, and his second-best was the last time we played them (a 3-2 Garden Grove victory)."