East County Sports

Nunez mows down Henry to set rematch with Christian

Santana's Noah Nunez walks off the mound on Friday during the CIF playoffs.

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
EastCountySports.com

 

SANTEE – The Santana Sultans sidestepped visiting Patrick Henry, 5-1, in Friday’s (May 27) San Diego Section Division II playoffs to set up a rematch against Christian on Saturday (May 28) in Santee at 11 a.m.

Remember, the top-seeded Sultans (25-4) were clobbered by Christian 12-2 in round one action.

NOAH NUNEZ made it look easy as he posted his 9th win without a loss in a complete game effort.

Neither team could furnish much offense, as Nunez surrendered 3 hits against the Patriots.

Two Patrick Henry pitchers allowed 2 earned runs in the losing cause.

The Sultans were led by REECE HERNANDEZ who was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. He also stole a base.

But hits came at a premium for the two teams, which combined for only 8 hits in the contest.

AIDAN RASMUSSON turned in a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

 

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Chase Wehsener (6) is congratulated by Patriots teammates following his solo home run on Friday.

SAN MARCOS 7, CHRISTIAN 4 – Third-seeded Christian (19-11) kept its playoff hopes alive despite dropping a 7-4 decision to San Marcos (21-7-1)  in Friday’s (May 27) Division II playoff action in the double elimination portion of the tournament.

Four Christian errors led to 6 unearned runs for San Marcos.

Pitchers CAMDEN BESSONE, LUKE GENTRY, JOE MARKOWICZ and BRAD JEREMIAH combined to surrender only 8 hits but four Christian errors undermined the Patriots’ efforts.

It was a long day for the Patriots, who fell behind 5-0 after three innings.

Christian scored in the fourth inning on a solo home run by CHASE WEHSENER. GARRET NIELSEN slugged a solo homer to right center field which left the Patriots still in a comeback mode. Wehsener finished 3-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI.

ZACH HOGUEISSON – 2-for-4 with an RBI single – slashed a round-tripper in the sixth inning.

“This was one of the worst games we’ve ever played,” said Christian coach MIKE MITCHELL. “We popped up 12 times.”

 Christian will face Santana in Santee on Saturday (May 28) at 11 a.m. in a third round game.

 

Division II
SULTANS 5, PATRIOTS 1
Patrick Henry   ab r h bi Santana        ab r h bi
Hawke cf         3 0 0 0  Salinas cf      3 1 1 0
Esquerra 1b      2 1 1 0  Hernandez 2b    3 1 2 1
Halcon 1b        1 0 0 0  Nunez p         1 1 0 0
Lawrey ss        2 0 1 1  Rasmusson ss    1 0 0 1
Demos 3b         3 0 0 0  Odenkirk lf     3 1 1 0
Hansel rf        3 0 0 0  Alesi 1b        2 0 0 1
Engquist c       2 0 0 0  Ellis dh        2 0 0 0
Henry dh         3 0 0 0  Mora c          3 0 1 0
Ruckel lf        3 0 1 0  Calvert pr      0 1 0 0
Woodruff 2b      3 0 0 0  Miller 3b       2 0 0 0
TOTALS          25 1 3 1  TOTALS         20 5 5 3

  Patrick Henry  (12-17) 100 000 0 – 1 3 2
  Santana         (25-4) 000 320 x – 5 5 1

GWRBI-None.
Hernandez, Lowry, Demos. LOB-PH 5, Sant 3. 
2B-Esquella, Hernandez. SB-Salinas, Hernandez. 
S-Rasmusson, Ellis, Miller. SF-Rasmusson, Alesi.

PITCHING SUMMARY
Patrick Henry    ip  h  r er bb so
 Merson  L      4.1  4  6  2  1  1
 Scott          1.2  0  0  0  1  0
Santana
 Nunez  W(9-0)  7.0  3  1  1  1  4
WP-Merson.KNIGHTS 7, PATRIOTS 4
Christian      ab r h bi San Marcos    ab r h bi
Stowers cf      3 0 0 0  Blas ss        4 1 0 0
Wehsener 1b     4 2 3 2  Murphy 3b      4 2 2 2
Hogueisson rf   4 0 2 1  Bruse rf       4 1 3 1
Ledgerwood 3b   3 0 1 0  Prujzner 2b    3 1 0 0
Cazares lf      3 0 0 0  Crane cf       3 1 1 0
Gershow 2b      3 0 0 0  Martinez c     3 0 1 0
Nielsen dh      3 1 2 1  Anderson pr    0 0 0 0
Josephson c     0 0 0 0  Katnik dh      3 0 0 0
Beck ss         2 0 0 0  Valencia p     0 0 0 0
Contreras ph    1 0 0 0  Lanniciello 1b 3 1 1 2
Bessone p       1 0 0 0  Badman lf      2 0 0 0
Gentry p        1 0 0 0
Mazza ph        1 0 0 0
Jeremiah p      0 0 0 0
NJarvis ph      1 0 0 0
Keltner pr      0 1 0 0
TOTALS         30 4 8 4  TOTALS        29 7 8 5


  Christian   (19-11) 000 111 1 – 4 8 4
  San Marcos (21-7-1) 023 200 x – 7 8 0

GWRBI-Lanniciello.
E-Beck, Josephson, Cazares, Ledgerwood. DP-SM 1. 
LOB-Chr 5, SM 5. 2B-Wehsener, Nielsen, Buso. 
HR-Murphy 4th, one on; Lanniciello; 
Wehsener (1) 3rd , solo; Nielsen (2) 5th , solo. 
SB-Hogueisson, Blas. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
Christian          ip  h  r er bb so
 Bessone  L(2-1)  2.1  5  4  1  0  0
 Gentry           1.1  2  2  0  0  2
 Markowicz        0.1  0  0  0  0  0
 BJeremiah        2.0  1  0  0  1  0
San Marcos
 Whittaker  W     6.2  8  4  4  1  1
 Valencia   Sv    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
HBP-by Whittaker (NJarvis). WP-Marcowicz.

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