Aaron Berglund and Andrew Yu combined for seven solid innings on the mound and were instrumental in adding two insurance runs on offense in the final frame as the St. Francis boys’ baseball team defeated Harvard-Westlake, 7-4, in the Mission League opener on Tuesday at Franklin Field.
Despite stranding eight runners on base and committing two key errors early on, the Knights (5-1 overall, 1-0 in league) relied upon timely scoring and solid late game pitching to prevent the Wolverines (1-4-1, 0-1) from taking advantage of St. Francis’ miscues.
“We got some pretty good pitching today and we hit the ball OK,” St. Francis Head Coach Brian Esquival said. “A couple errors kept [Harvard-Westlake] in the ball game. We just have to fine tune htat a little bit and I think we’ll be okay.”