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Corona and Etiwanda baseball teams set to square off in Boras Classic semifinals – Press Enterprise

Seth Hernandez continues to show why he is considered one of the best baseball players in the country in the 2025 recruiting class.

Hernandez pitched two batters with 11 strikeouts and also hit a three-run homer as Corona pulled away for an 8-0 win over Aquinas in a Boras Classic semifinal game Wednesday afternoon at JSerra High School in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Hernandez and Aquinas starter Nate Christman tied zeros through the first four innings, but Corona finally broke through in the bottom of the fifth. Anthony Murphy and Brady Ebel both hit one-out singles, then Hernandez hit a home run to left field.

Corona (14-1) added five more runs in the sixth inning. The Panthers loaded the bases with one out. Murphy singled in the first run and Ebel doubled on two more runs to extend the lead to 6-0. Hernandez recorded his fourth RBI of the contest on a sacrifice fly, and Josh Springer capped the big inning with an RBI single.

Hernandez did not walk or hit a batter in the game and only faced one batter over the minimum.

Murphy, Ebel and Springer had two hits each for Corona. Estaban Olazaba had both hits in the game for Thomas Aquinas (10-7).

Corona will face Etiwanda in a semifinal match Thursday at 6 p.m. at JSerra High School.

Aquinas will face Oaks Christian on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana.

ETIWANDA CRUISES TO VICTORY

After winning a pitching duel 1-0 on Tuesday, Etiwanda posted a 13-2 victory over Oaks Christian at JSerra High School.

Leadoff hitter LJ Roellig reached base safely four times (single, three walks) and scored three runs to spark the Eagles’ (6-10) offense. Alvaro Moreno Jr. and Blake Torres each had two RBIs, and Chris Montes de Oca also scored three runs.

Moreno threw a no-hitter Tuesday, and he got Etiwanda on the board Wednesday with a two-out RBI double in the first.

Oaks Christian’s four pitchers combined to walk eight batters, strike out two more batters and throw three wild pitches.

Freshman Michael Aleman earned the win for Etiwanda, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings of work.

FAVELA DOES NOT PUT A HITTER FOR SAN DIMAS

Jude Favela pitched one hit and struck out five batters as San Dimas beat Ganesha 7-0 in a consolation game played at Mater Dei High School.

Favela, who is headed to USC, walked three and hit a batter, but didn’t allow Ganesha (9-3) to score.

San Dimas (15-3) took the lead in the second inning, scoring two runs on a two-out error. The Saints added to the lead when Jayden Medina singled on a run in the fourth inning. Rocco Regan hit a grand slam in the sixth inning.

San Dimas will face Crespi on Thursday at noon at Mater Dei.

Ganesha will face Rancho Bernardino on Thursday at 9 a.m. at JSerra.

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