INGLEWOOD — Santa Monica High School’s baseball team remained in the hunt for an Ocean League title with a big 18-2 victory over Morningside on Tuesday afternoon.

The Samohi Vikings improved their record to 11-10 overall and more importantly 4-1 in league. The Vikings now find themselves tied with Beverly Hills for first place. Morningside’s record falls to 4-15 overall and 1-4 in league.

The two teams will face each other again today at 3 p.m., this time at Samohi.

Samohi softball ranked third<p>

Samohi’s softball team is currently ranked No. 3 in the latest CIF-SS Division 4 poll.

Ahead of the Vikings are La Quinta at No. 2 and North Torrance at No. 1.

Samohi will look to improve its record today at Inglewood High School in Ocean League action. Samohi enters the game 15-5 overall and 4-0 in league. The Vikings sit atop the league standings with Hawthorne a close second at 3-0.

Xrds routs Kilpatrick, 14-3<p>

Crossroads’ baseball team rolled over Delphic League rival Kilpatrick, 14-3, on Tuesday at Clover Park.

The win improves the Crossroads Roadrunners record to 10-7 overall and 2-0 in league.

Kilpatrick’s record falls to 1-12 overall and 1-2 in league.

A rematch is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. again at Clover Park.

daniela@smdp.com

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