After an 8-0 start to the season in non-league play, the Menlo Park Legends are finding California Collegiate League play to be more of a test.
The Legends dropped a 5-2 decision Friday in a road contest against the Santa Barbara Foresters.
First baseman Ryan McCarthy led the Legends with two hits. Sean Watkins and Nick Brooks knocked in the two runs.
Elsewhere, Maverick Handley, a Stanford commit, doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs to lead the PUF Caps past the West Coast Kings, 14-7, on Friday.
Nicholas Qunitana and Alejandro Lara each added a pair of RBI. Sacred Heart Prep grad Andrew Daschbach also drove in a run.
The Palo Alto Oaks opened their season qith an 8-6 victory over the host San Mateo Rounders on Friday.
Robert Garcia homered and drove in four runs and Jason Lock added a pair of RBI for the Oaks, who host Bercovich Gold at Baylands Park both Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.