East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Several teams falter on second day



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


EL CAJON (4-12-17) — After being buried in a slump for the majority of the season, the Grossmont Foothillers came to life and clobbered the Agoura Chargers 7-2 in the second round of the Lions Tournament Classic Division on Tuesday (Apr. 11) .


The Foothillers (5-9) hammered out 10 hits including 3 by JACKSON HULETT and 2 each by MAX FORD and JAYDEN LOMBARDO.


Ford was a deadly leadoff man for the Foothillers as he reached base all four times at bat. He singled, doubled, walked twice and scored a run in the 6th inning. He also stole a base.


GIOVANI GIGANTI chipped in with a single and a stolen base to aid Grossmont’s catcher, Lombardo.


Hulett was 3-for-4 with a double, 2 singles and scored a run.


G1: SANTANA 10, SUNNYSIDE 0 (5 inn.) – Teeing off against the No. 7 team in the Central Valley, the Sultans were ready to make their own statement.


They did so by clobbering the Sunnyside Wildcats (11-6) in five innings of the Fresno Easter Classic on Tuesday (Apr. 11) in the first of two games.


JERRY ALESI scattered 3 hits, struck out 4 and walked one in a game halted after five innings.


AIDAN RASMUSSON, the Sultans’ shortstop, was 4-for-4 with one RBI and 2 stolen bases.


TC SIMMONS was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles and 2 stolen bases.


G2: SANTANA 8, COSUMNES OAKS 2 – In the nightcap against Cosumnes Oaks the Sultans claimed an 8-2 victory.


BROCK ELLIS spun a 7-hitter as the Sultans shut down the Wolfpack (9-5).


The Sultans put this game away in the 1st inning with five runs.


Santana’s offense shared the load. NOAH NUNEZ was 1-for-4 with a 2 RBI double and  ANDERS TOLHURST was 2-for-2


TRISTEN SALINAS was 2-for-4 with one run scored.


MOUNT MIGUEL 8, NORTH HOLLYWOOD 0 – A trip south for the visitors of tinseltown didn’t do much to impress the Mount Miguel Matadors in Tuesday’s (Apr. 11) second round of the Lions Tournament Division 2A ballgame.


Fact is, the Huskies (5-15) failed to score against the Matadors, who came out of the chute on the strong pitching of RUBEN PRECIADO, who struck out 4 and walked only one.


CHRIS CARTWRIGHT was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Preciado was 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored.


The Matadors took the early lead with 2 runs in the 1st inning on a base hit by Conwright, who collected the first of his three hits in the opening frame. ANDREW MONTIJO was hit by a pitch and both scored on a double by CONNOR WHITE.


In the 3rd inning, ANGELO ZERTUCHE singled, then White walked and Preciado doubled in two runs.


The Matadors picked up another run in the 4th inning on a base hit by White.


In the bottom of the 5th JOSEPH MENDOZA was hit by a pitch and Beauzec singled. NICO CAMACHO singled in Mendoza, Conwright singled on a line drive and Beauzec was out at home.


VISTA 8, CHRISTIAN 1 – The Christian High Patriots ran out of firepower against the Vista Panthers and never recovered in a Lions Tournament Premier Division contest as the Panthers pulled off an upset.


Christian (13-3) was clobbered by the host Panthers (10-5).


BRADLEY JEREMIAH slugged his third home run, a solo shot, in the 3rd inning but it was much too late to make a difference.


Five Patriots paraded to the mound, including starter Jeremiah.


ZACH HOGUEISSON collected 2 hits.


CALABASAS 10, VALHALLA 4 – The Valhalla Norsemen dropped their 6A Division game of the 67th Annual Lions Tournament to Calabasas of the Southern Section 10-4 Tuesday (Apr 11) at Eric Turgeon Field.

The Coyotes scored three in the 1st and five in the 2nd, aided by six Norsemen errors, to gain a commanding lead they would never relinquish.

Valhalla moved to within a run in their half of the 1st on a LEWIS DIRKES single, stolen base and an error in center field off the bat of RILEY O’SULLIVAN, who scored Dirkes. O’Sullivan would score on a double steal attempt. That would be as close as the Norsemen would get.

Valhalla mounted a rally in the 4th as MAX HAGEMAN led off with a double. COLE HOWARD would reach on an E4 that scored Hageman. Howard stole second and scored on a single by JONAH ST CLAIR. However, the rally would end there.

Calabasas plated two more runs in the 6th for the final score.

Valhalla will continue 6A Division action Wednesday at Westview HS at 3 p.m.


BISHOP GORMAN 5, GRANITE HILLS 0 – In a battle of national competitors, the Bishop Gorman Gaels of Nevada stung Granite Hills in Tuesday’s (Apr. 11) Lions Tournament Classic Division encounter.


Granite Hills (8-6) spun rookie right-hander ERIC HOGAN at the Gaels. In only his second varsity appearance, the freshman Hogan threw a complete game seven innings allowing 5 earned runs and 7 hits in a losing effort.


The Gaels (16-2) pounded the Eagles with three home runs – two in the 1st inning and one in the 3rd.


SEAN ROSS had 2 hits including a double for Granite Hills in a losing cause.
RANCHO BERNARDO 3, HELIX 2 (10 inn.) – Helix had a chance Tuesday (Apr. 11) in a Lions Tournament Classic Division ballgame of knocking off top-ranked North County rival Rancho Bernardo in a game that was decided in 10 innings

The Highlanders were limited to eight hits, including two by MATTHEW RICHARDSON, ROMAN PADILLA and BRANDON PETERSON, and one each by ERICK SMELKO and AUSTIN KRETZSCHMAR. Richardson and Padilla each had a RBI.


CONNOR KONISHI pitched five innings for the Highlanders, giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and a strikeout. ERICK SMELKO came on in the 6th inning, allowing 2 hits, one earned run, one walk and 3 strikeouts in a losing cause.


EL CAJON VALLEY 6, VALLEY ACADEMY 2 – The El Cajon Valley Braves came up victorious in a Lions Tournament Division 1A Plus game on Tuesday (Apr. 11) against the Valley Academy Vipers (7-7).


The Braves (4-6) scored in the first inning and the third, then three in the 5th and one more in the 6th.


HECTOR CARREON pitched a complete game 7 innings and went 2-for-3 with one run scored.


ANTHONY MORENO went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while catcher JUAN MICHEL was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.


MAX BOVEE was 2-for-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored, wile JOSHUA CEBREROS was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.



FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 15, PLACER 5 (6 inn.) – Foothills Christian pounded out 17 hits and scored in every inning of Tuesday’s (Apr. 11) Lions Tournament Division 2A contest against Placer.


JOSH GATES, TREVOR SMALLWOOD and BAILEY LEWIS did not allow an earned run against the Hillmen (5-9).


On the offensive boards, the Knights scored in all six innings as Gates punched in 5 runs, including 2 doubles.


JALANI BROWN was 3-for-5 with 3 RBI in his leadoff spot.


JUSTIN EICHER was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI.


MIRA MESA 4, EL CAPITAN 2 – El Capitan pitcher BLAKE PEYTON came up short despite a powerful complete game pitching performance. The Vaqueros hurler gave up 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts in Tuesday’s (Apr. 11) Lions Tournament Division 5A contest.


Catcher AUSTIN BELL smacked two doubles in the 6th inning.


STEVIE MONTEJANO singled and HUNTER MARKLE followed with another single, moving Montejano to second. He tagged up on a fly ball by TYLER LINDSAY and advanced to third. TREVOR SHENEFIELD hit a base hit to score Montejano. Shenefield was put out at first and Markle scored on the play.
WHITTIER CHRISTIAN 3, MONTE VISTA 2 – The Monarchs scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and tried to make it stand up in Tuesday’s (Apr. 11) Lions Tournament Division 2A game against the Heralds of Whittier Christian.


DIEGO SANDOVAL and ANDREW GONZALES each hit a double for the Monarchs, and ZACH MANUEL and DAVID GARCIA each had a stolen base.


The Herald’s Christian Soto slugged a home run with one aboard in the 6th inning to claim the victory.
STEELE CANYON 9, EL CAMINO 6 – AUSTIN GARMO earned the victory and LANDON SCHIRER earned the save. No other information was provided for this Lions Tournament Division 6A game.


FOOTHILLS (NEV.) 5, WEST HILLS 3 –Anthony Pannullo went 2-for-3 with two runs to lead the Falcons (9-8) over the Wolf Pack (6-8) in the Lions Tournament.

Brandon Armand went 2-for-3 with a RBI for the Falcons. Ben Gonzalez allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings to get the win. He struck out three and walked two. Kelton Lachelt pitched a scoreless seventh to get the save.
BRAEDEN SANFORD had two hits and a RBI for the Wolf Pack.


No further information was provided for this Lions Tournament Division 5A game.


Tue., Apr. 11, 2017
Lions Tournament
Classic Division
Bishop Gorman (16-2) 101 120 0 – 5 7 3
Granite Hills (8-6) 000 000 0 – 0 4 0
Landis and Sadovia. Hogan and Fenn. 
WP-Landis. LP-Hogan. HR-Israel (BG) 2, Wells. 

Agoura  (5-15) 000 110 0 – 2 5 2
Grossmont (5-9) 010 213 x - 7 10 1
Giovengo, Williams (5) and Lombardo. 
Roschko, Estera (3), Scels (4), Matheism (5)
and Winkler. 
WP-Giovengo. LP-Roschko.

Helix (10-5) 000 002 000 0 – 2 8 0
Rancho Bernardo (15-2) 011 000 000 1 – 3 6 1
Konishi, Smelko (6) and Isbell. 
Seamors, Lewis (7) and Jones. 
WP-Lewis. LP-Smelko.

Premier Division
Christian (13-3) 001 000 0 – 1 4 1
Vista  (10-5) 033 200 x – 8 10 0
Jeremiah, Rynkofs (4), AMarkowicz (5), Velton (6)
and Josephson. 
Childress and Grossman. 
WP-Childress (4-1). LP-Jeremiah.

Division 6A
Calabasas (7-10) 350 002 0 – 10 11 2
Valhalla (4-9) 200 200 0 - 4 5 6
Crystal, Snyder (5) and Garren. 
Dempsey, CSt.Clair (2), Casper (3), Ingrassia (6)
and Heider. 
WP-Crystal. LP-Dempsey.

Steele Camino (9-4) 9
El Camino (6-9) 6
WP-Garmo (2-0). Sv-Schirer (2).

Division 5A
Foothill Nev. (8-8) 013 001 0 – 5 9 2
West Hills (6-8) 100 020 0 – 3 6 2
Foothill batteries N/A. 
Kondyra, DCraft (2), Commerford (6) and Wittmeier. 
WP-N/A. LP-Kondyra.

Mira Mesa (5-10) 010 030 0 – 4 5 0
El Capitan (3-11) 000 002 0 – 2 3 2
Mira Mesa batteries N/A. Peyton and N/A. 
WP-N/A. LP-Peyton.

Division 2A
North Hollywood (5-15) 000 000 0 – 0 8 0
Mount Miguel (3-10) 203 120 x - 8 10 1
Ortiz, Kim (6) and Macabee. Beauzec, Preciado (1)
and Montijo. 
WP-Preciado. LP-Ortiz.

KNIGHTS 15, HILLMEN 5 (6 inn.)
Placer              (5-9)  050 000 –  5  7 1
Foothills Christian (12-4) 333 321 – 15 17 1
Addison, Morrsey (3), Sivca (4), Betts (5)
and Boynton. 
Gates, Smallwood (2), Lewis (6) and Wurts. 
WP-Smallwood (1-1). LP-Morrsey. 

Whittier Christian (11-11) 000 102 0 – 3 2 2
Monte Vista          (8-7) 200 000 0 – 2 4 1
Whittier batteries N/A. Plazola, Gonzales. 
WP-N/A. LP-Plazola. HR-Soto (WC) 6th, one on. 

Division 1A Plus
Valley Academy  (7-7) 002 000 0 – 2  6 0
El Cajon Valley (4-6) 101 031 x – 6 10 1
VA batteries N/A. Carreon and N/A. 
WP-Carreon. LP-N/A.

Fresno Easter Classic
SULTANS 10, WILDCATS 0 (5 inn.)
Santana    (8-6) 420 22 – 10 13 1
Sunnyside (11-6) 000 00 -  0  3 1
Alesi and Allen-Fox. Sunnyside batteries N/A. 
WP-Alesi. LP-N/A.

Santana       (9-6) 501 002 0 – 8 12 1 
Cosumnes Oaks (9-5) 110 000 0 – 2  3 5
Ellis and Allen-Fox. 
Cosumnes Oaks batteries N/A. 
WP-Ellis. LP-N/A.

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