East County Sports

Scots lose Lions pitcher’s duel; Braves win, MM, MV, FC fall

Helix's Connor Konishi circles under a sac fly by St. Augustine in La Mesa on Monday.

By Bill Dickens

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LA MESA – JACK STRONACH pitched a complete game 5-hitter for the Helix Highlanders in Monday’s (Mar. 21) 66th Annual Lions Tournament Classic Division opener..

But he came up short against St. Augustine’s pro prospect Jack Dashwood, who is 3-0 with 29 strikeouts. Dashwood scattered 8 hits in a complete game against the Highlanders, as the Saints won, 2-1, in La Mesa.

Stronach was a one-man show for the Highlanders. Not only did he log a complete game, he drove in the lone Helix run in the fifth inning with a base hit.

“It was tough to get into a scoring groove against Dashwood,” said Helix coach COLE HOLLAND. “We got hits but we couldn’t get anything going.”

Stronach deserved better as the Saints put together 3 hits in the fourth inning to take the lead.

Although the Highlanders are 3-3, all of their losses have come by one-run margins.


OCEANSIDE 4, MONTE VISTA 0 – The Monarchs, who were listless on the offensive side, succumbed to host Oceanside in Monday’s (Mar. 21) 66th Annual Lions Tournament 4A Division encounter.

Monte Vista mustered only 3 hits while committing 4 errors, aiding Oceanside (5-1) to the victory.

The Monarchs’ offensive attack consisted of singles by ANTHONY ROSARIO, ANDREW GONZALES and JON GULLEY.

The Monarchs wasted the pitching of JUSTIN SCHWEIZER, who pitched a complete game and surrendered only one earned run in six innings. He gave up only 5 hits as he was tagged with his second loss in three decisions.

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CENTRAL UNION 6, MOUNT MIGUEL 2 – Mount Miguel took the lead in Monday’s (Mar. 21) 66th Annual Lions Tournament 4A Division game with a run in the second inning on a double by ANDREW MONTIJO and a base hit by CAMERON BEAUZEC.

In the top of the third, with Mount Miguel leading 1-0, the bases loaded. Montijo hit what appeared to be a grand slam that was ruled foul by the home plate umpire, which stopped the play.

“Even after consulting the base ump, who said it was a fair ball, the home ump refused to change his call,” said Mount Miguel coach LB HAVIRD. “He said he didn’t see the ball land. Andrew was robbed. He had already doubled and was in the middle of a magical day.”

In the sixth inning JOEL SANDOVAL led off with a single and Montijo walked. With one out Beauzec loaded the bases as he got on with an error. AUSTIN ORTIZ hit a sacrifice fly to score Sandoval but that would be all the scoring the Matadors would see.

By Bill Dickens, © EastCountySports.com


HOOVER 15, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 7 – Hoover hammered the Foothills Christian Knights for 19 hits in Monday’s (Mar. 21) 66th Annual Lions Tournament 2A Division game.

The Knights (2-4) committed 8 errors in the loss.

Senior EZRA SIMS, junior BAILEY LINK and freshman JALANI BROWN had RBI for the Knights.

By Bill Dickens, © EastCountySports.com


EL CAJON VALLEY 6, KING CHAVEZ 3 – The Braves improved to 5-2 by clipping King Chavez in Monday’s (Mar. 21) 66th Annual Lions Tournament 1A Division plus contest.

On the horizon for El Cajon Valley is a duel with Lincoln Saturday (Apr. 9) at 10 a.m. in Petco Park.

By Bill Dickens, © EastCountySports.com


65th Annual Lions Tournament
Classic Division

St. Augustine (5-1) 000 200 0 – 2 5 0
Helix         (3-3) 000 010 0 – 1 8 0
Dashwood and Gutierrez. Stronach and Isbell. 
WP-Dashwood (3-0). LP-Stronach (0-1).

4A Division
Mount Miguel  (1-5) 010 001 0 – 2 6 5
Central Union (1-5) 001 041 x – 6 5 2
Orozco, Darby (6) and Montijo. Bermudez and Arce. 
WP-Bermudez. LP-Orozco (0-2).
Monte Vista (3-3) 000 000 0 – 0 3 4
Oceanside   (5-1) 002 101 x – 4 5 1
Schweizer and Rosario. Chapman, Doherty (7) and Lundy. 
WP-Chapman (2-0). LP-Schweizer (1-2). Sv-Doherty (3).
2A Division 
Foothills Christian (2-4) 001 321 0 –  7  4 8
Hoover              (6-1) 345 120 x – 15 19 3
(No further information reported.)

1A Division plus
El Cajon Valley 6, King Chavez 3

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