WOODLAND HILLS ROLLS ALONG.
Woodland Hills continues to dominate all competition in the Little League District 40 playoffs.
On Wednesday in Encino, Dusty Destler and Dusty Szabo each hit grand slams and Amin Abusaleh added a three-run home run as Woodland Hills routed Canyon Country West 16-0 in a game halted after four innings because of a 10-run mercy rule.
Jimmy Roberts also hit a two-run home run and Szabo threw a one-hitter as Woodland Hills improved to 3-0. The team of 11- and 12-year-olds has now outscored the opposition 54-0.
Next up for Woodland Hills is a Saturday showdown with the only other unbeaten team in the 12-team, double-elimination tournament, Encino, in a 5 p.m. game at Encino.
Moorpark, a participant in last year's Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., was eliminated by Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, losing 13-2 in District 13. Bryan Huston hit a grand slam for Thousand Oaks, which plays for the District 13 title Saturday at El Rio.