The Sharks are off to their best start in school history and have moved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in league play after beating Santa Paula 5-1 on Friday at Sharks Field.
Last week's rainout forced the Sharks to play three league games this week, putting a challenge on the young pitching staff of a 12 man roster.
After going 2 and 0 on the week, with impressive wins over Fillmore and Santa Paula coming into today, the Sharks turned the ball over to Freshman Ezra Allen. He already an impressive outing earlier in the year in his relief debut vs Sierra Canyon in a 16-2 victory, and Friday was his first high school start and it will be one he will always remember.
Allen pitched 4.2 innings of no hit ball striking out 6 in his first career start. Allen took his no hitter in the 5th inning and was able to get two outs but the Sharks got a little sloppy with a hit by pitch, a balk an error and the Santa Paula Cardinals closed the gap to 2-1.
Allen left, giving way Junior Ace Noah Simon who finished the job from there allowing not hits and no runs striking out 4 in 2.1 innings of work to earn the save. Simon went 1-0, with 1 save on the week). Ezra Allen earned the win and is 1-0 on the year.
The Sharks would get all the offense they would need from a monster 2-Run Homerun to left field by Sophomore Bronson Bard in the 4th inning giving the Sharks the 2-0 lead they would never let go.
Austin George added a big 2 run single in the 5th and Chris Falk drew a bases loaded walk to give the Sharks all the insurance they would need in the no hit performance. The game was 0-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning before the Sharks offense finally clicked scoring 5 runs in their final three at-bats led by Bard's 1st high school homerun and Austin George's clutch 2 RBI single in the 5th inning only up 2-1.
Malibu Sharks Baseball next opponent is Wednesday at league rival Villanova.
The boys are playing hard nosed great baseball and making our community proud!