East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Pats, Pack, Scots win Wednesday



By Bill Dickens
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CHULA VISTA (3-9-17) — The Christian Patriots continue to use a heavy bat as they blasted Mater Dei 9-0 on Wednesday (Mar. 8) in an Aztec-Foothiller Tournament in South Bay.

It was the second 9-run margin of victory in a row for the Patriots, as they defeated San Ysidro 12-3 last Saturday.

JUSTIN LEDGERWOOD slashed a 2-run double in the 3rd inning to make it 4-0 in favor of the Patriots.

BRAD JEREMIAH blasted a 2-run home run in the 6th inning to turn the game into a rout.

Seven Patriots banged out hits against two Mater Dei pitchers.

The Patriots stole 4 bases led by Ledgerwood, CHASE WEHSENER, ZACH HOGUIESSON and ETHAN CONTRERAS, who also had an RBI.

JOE MARKOWICZ pitched six innings, allowed 2 hits, no runs, no earned runs, walked 3 and struck out 5.

LUKE RYNKOFS pitched one perfect shutout inning.

Christian will play at Eastlake Friday (Mar. 10) at 3 p.m.


WEST HILLS 4, LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY 2 – NOAH QUINTANA pitched 4 shutout innings for West Hills, allowing one hit and striking out 3 to earn his first win for West Hills in Wednesday’s (Mar. 8) Aztec-Foothiller Tournament.

JONATHAN MAAT came on in relief for 2 1/3 innings, and BRENDAN SHERWIN entered in the bottom of the 6th with the tying run on second base and logged 2 strikeouts to end the rally and get his first varsity save.

West Hills struggled offensively, in fact all of the clutch hitting was by DYLAN CRAFT, who slashed an RBI single in the first inning and then hammered a triple with the bases loaded in the third.

“I had a good approach at the plate, feeing confident and knowing what I can do,” said Craft. “Both times, I needed to go the right side, which I was able to do.”

Following consecutive one-out base hits by JASON VILLASANA and TOMAS GAGLIANO, a bunt single, loaded the bases.

Craft followed with his smash to right field which may have been lost in the bright sky with the sun setting. All three runners scored for a 4-0 lead.

Quintana left after retiring  15 consecutive hitters, claiming his second victory of the season.


HELIX 4, MADISON 1 (8 inn.) – It took eight innings for Helix to send host Madison packing in Wednesday’s (Mar. 8) non-league encounter.

Helix put the game away in the 8th as MATTHEW RICHARDSON led off by getting hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by CONNOR KONISHI.

CARLOS OQUITA walked and then RAMON PADILLA whacked a 2-run double to right-center field.

Padilla advanced to third on a passed ball and Richardson doubled in the third run in the 8th inning.

AUSTIN KRETZECHMAR drove in a run to put the game on ice for the Scotties.

KEATON CHASE pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing only one hit and one run while striking out 4.

ERICK SMELKO pitched 2/3 of an innings, giving up one earned run, 5 strikeouts and 3 walks.


CARLSBAD 4, GROSSMONT 3 – The Foothillers succumbed to a walkoff walk to Carlsbad in Wednesday’s (Mar. 8) Aztec-Foothiller Tournament action.

The game came down to the bottom of the 7th when JAYDEN LOMBARDO surrendered a single to the Lancers’ Michael Knorr, driving in the winning run.

It was a tough loss for Grossmont, which hammered out 11 hit compared to just 6 for Carlsbad.

GIOVANI GIGANTI was 3-for-4 in the Grossmont leadoff spot. KALEB TEDOKON was 2-for-3, and CHRIS GIOVENGO slashed 2 hits and scored a run, while Lombardo was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

In the second inning the Foothillers turned into a run-scoring single by MAX FORD.

In the 4th inning Tedokon hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run to make it 2-1 Foothillers.

In the 5th inning Giovengo singled to right and Carlsbad made an error. Lombardo capitalized with a base hit to left field to score Giovengo.


Wed., Mar. 8, 2017
Aztec-Foothiller Tournament
Christian (2-0) 013 023 0 - 9
Mater Dei       000 000 0 - 0
Markowicz, Rynkofs (7) and Josephson. 
Landeros, Villafranco (5) and Ruiz.
WP-Markowicz (1-0). LP-Landeros. 
HR-Jeremiah (Chr-1) 6th, one on.

Grossmont (1-1) 010 110 0 – 3 11 2
Carlsbad        101 010 1 – 4  6 1
Romero, Lombardo (4) and Tedokon. 
Knorr, Sommers (6), Lutz (6) and Siriani. 
WP-Sommers. LP-Lombardo. 
West Hills (2-0)     103 000 0 – 4 5 0
La Jolla Country Day 000 002 0 – 2 3 0
Quintana, Maat (5), Sherwin (6) and N/A. 
Frankel, Wylie (5), Springer (6) and N/A.

Helix (2-0) 010 000 03 – 4 3 2
Madison     100 000 00 – 1 1 3
Chase, Smelko (6) and PJohnson. 
Lantz, Tafolla (7), Mayers (8) TJohnson. 
WP-Smelko (1-0). LP-Lantz.

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