East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Sandoval lifts Monarchs



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


IMPERIAL BEACH (3-28-17) — Monte Vista squeezed out a 4-3 walk-off victory with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on a one-out double by junior DIEGO SANDOVAL in Monday’s (Mar. 27) Bill Dickens/City/Metro Tournament game.

Monte Vista took a 1-0 lead in the 1st frame as KRYSTIAN CAMACHO singled for the first of his three singles in the inning. DAVID GARCIA singled to right to score Camacho.

The Monarchs extended their advantage in the 3rd inning as FRANCISCO GUTIERREZ singled to right and Camacho reached base on an error as did Garcia, but Gutierrez was out at home running. Sandoval was hit be a pitch and ABRAHAM SANCHEZ singled in Camacho for the run in the 3rd.

In the 7th inning Camacho singled on a line drive to right, Garcia reached on an error and Sandoval doubled to right, scoring Camacho and Garcia.

IVAN PLAZOLA pitched six innings for the Monarchs and was relieved by JUSTIN SCHWEIZER in the final frame. The offensive support was there as Plazola picked up his second win of the season.

Sandoval was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI to pace the Monarchs and also had a double.

The Monarchs improved their record to 6-3.


TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN 3, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 1 – The Foothills Christian Knights could not find the victory formula against the Tri-City Christian Eagles as they succumbed to a 3-1 Crusader Baseball Classic defeat on Monday (Mar. 27) in North County.

The Knights mustered 7 hits, including 2 by JUSTIN EICHER but came up on the short side against TCC.

The first time these teams met in a Bully’s Tournament game earlier in the season, the Knights won 11-5.


CASTLE PARK 8, EL CAJON VALLEY 1 – No further information was provided for this non-league game.


Mon., Mar. 27
Bill Dickens/City/Metro Tournament
Mar Vista   (5-5) 000 210 0 – 3 3 3
Monte Vista (6-3) 101 000 2 – 4 9 4
Mar Vista batteries N/A. 
Plazola, Schweizer (7) and N/A. 
WP-Schweizer. LP-N/A. 

Crusader Baseball Classic
Foothills Christian (7-2) 010 000 0 – 1 7 2
Tri-City Christian  (3-5) 200 100 0 – 3 7 1
Stallard, Smallwood (5) and N/A. 
Curry and N/A. WP-Curry. LP-Stallard.

Castle Park     (6-4) 112 020 2 – 8 10 3
El Cajon Valley (1-4) 100 000 0 – 1  9 2

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