SAMOHI — Looks like Santa Monica High School’s baseball team will have a little extra time on their hands this week.

A pair of Ocean League games against Inglewood have been canceled. Sheldon Philip-Guide, Samohi’s head coach, said that he heard about the cancellation on Friday. He was told that Inglewood’s administration didn’t want its teams to play during spring break. Philip-Guide said he wasn’t sure when the games would be rescheduled, but it does mean that the Vikings will have at least two weeks in the near future with three league games, one more than the norm.

A call to Inglewood High School was not returned by deadline.

As for the extra time, Philip-Guide said that he wants his players to relax a bit.

“I want to let them refresh their batteries after playing such a tough schedule,” he said.

The unexpected break may actually work to cool off Samohi. Despite being just 5-14 this season, the Vikings have won four of their last six games, two coming against league opponents.

“The kids are starting to believe in themselves a little more,” Philip-Guide said of the recent turnaround. “Confidence is something that they need, it’s important.”

The Vikings will be out of action until Saturday when Samohi takes on West Torrance as part of the Redondo Tournament. That game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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