In their Bay League opener, the Redondo Union High School Freshman beat rival Palos Verdes 6-0 with a nearly "perfect" pitching performance by Billy Strickland. Going the distance—7 innings—he drew no hits, walks or errors until the last batter of the game reached base on a dropped third strike passed ball. No one had an answer for Strickland as one by one, the Sea Hawk pitcher sat them all down.
"He was on fire, great attempt at a perfect game, but still a no-no," exclaimed Sea Hawk supporter Jim DiPaola.
RUHS beat Palos Verdes thanks to seven hits, including two extra base hits. They scored three runs in the fifth on a solo home run by Malik Downey, an RBI double by Zane Zent, and a sacrifice fly by Matt Carroll. The Sea Hawks got one-run rallies in the fourth inning and the sixth. In the fourth, they scored on a groundout by Addison Knott, plating Frankie Palasie.