Venice, which had an 11-18 record last season, has won its first seven games this season. The last four were in the Western League, including 6-5 and 4-1 conquests of Hamilton.Daniel Hordo is the leading hitter at .500, followed by Nolan Ohliger (.455), Eric Salazar (.444) and Nic Losman (.400).Also in the Western League, Palisades played a flurry of games in a short time and improved its victory total from two to seven, with five defeats.The Dolphins beat Westchester, 11-5 and 2-1, lost to Mira Costa, 9-7 and had two wins over University, 12-2 and 5-1.St. Monica lost its first two Camino Real League games, most recently to Mary Star, 10-9, but then routed Serra, 18-3. The Mariners, who are 4-5 overall, also lost a non-league game to Grace Brethren, 5-2.Jose Munoz is batting .560 (14 for 25), Michael Redondo has a .400 batting average and Anthony Yoshinaga is the team leader in RBI with eight.New Roads won twice after losing a doubleheader to Santa Clara of Oxnard, 11-1 and 13-3, giving the Jaguars six straight defeats to begin the season.The wins were over New Community Jewish of West Hills, 15-4 and Sierra Canyon, 5-4.Senior Jake Flynn is batting .429 and Quinn Barbini and Anthony Carrillo .400.Pacifica Christian, in its first year of fielding a baseball team, isn’t playing any non-league games. Its entire schedule will consist of Mulholland League opponents.The Seawolves have a 3-1 record and are tied for first place with Wildwood and Shalhevet. In head-to-head meetings with the co-leaders, Pacifica Christian lost to Wildwood and had a 28-0 win over Shalhevet. The Seawolves have some remarkable early season batting averages — David Hammer .588, Zach McMillan .556, Keenan Pieradozzi-Howes .545 and Kevin Hammer .533. The team batting average is .405.Brentwood evened its record at 4-4 with a 10-5 win over Village Christian. Its two previous games were losses — to Firebaugh of Lynwood, 3-1 and Maranatha, 20-5.Mikey Wapnick is batting .414, Scott Milne .409 and Billy Heller .407.
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