Palisades High won 24 games and reached the semifinals of the Los Angeles City Section baseball playoffs but was eliminated in predictable fashion.
As good as Palisades was, it eventually had to play Chatsworth High, one of the highest-rated prep baseball teams in the nation.
Chatsworth won, 11-1, on Wednesday, May 30 to reach the championship game for the fifth consecutive year. Its opponent will be Kennedy High, also from the San Fernando Valley, which has dominated the tournament for the last 30 years.
Chatsworth was seeded first in the tournament and Palisades was seeded fourth.
It was an unusual game as Palisades’ pitchers hit seven batters. In the sixth inning, Palisades reliever Andy McGee was ejected for hitting a batter.
Palisades’ pitchers walked 11 batters. Cole Cook was the losing pitcher and finished the season 10-2. The 6-foot-7 Cook will play at Pepperdine next season. McGee, the Dolphins’ shortstop, will go to Yale.