The Tritons (15-6, 2-2) are left to look home with their championship hopes. They play the entire second half of league at home, and could regain at least a share of the title, if they go undefeated.
In the loss, San Clemente squandered a rarity for it, three players in double figures. Max Marshall had 16; Evan Banks, 14; and Daniel Mircheff, 13. Jimmy Varos added 4, while James VanGinkel had 2 and Kurt Crapo 1.
The Tritons return to South Coast League play at 5:30 p.m. Friday when they host Mission Viejo.