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Matadors’ Beauzec latest with 6 RBI day



EastCountySports.com staff report


SANTEE – The El Capitan Vaqueros made some noise and upset the 19th-ranked Santana Sultans, 6-4, on Thursday afternoon.

El Capitan led 6-2 after four innings as BLAKE PEYTON earned the win.

Peyton lasted four innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out six.

Both teams are now 1-1 on the season.

El Capitan got on the board in the first inning when SHAYNE CUNNINGHAM doubled.

The Vaqueros scored three runs in the fourth inning, as STEVIE MONTEJANO and ANTHONY BENEDETTO both drove in runs in the frame. Benedetto’s triple drove in two.

LARRY SNOW recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for El Capitan.

Santana’s JOSH OEDEWALDT had a hit and drove in a run with a liner to left in the top of the third.

LANDON WOOD, of Santana, allowed three hits and three runs over three innings, striking out two.

Cunningham went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead El Capitan.


MOUNT MIGUEL 15, HOOVER 6 – The Matadors pounded the Cards for 11 first-inning runs in a road game as part of the Sweetwater Invitational, picking up their first win in two starts.

Mount Miguel junior CAMERON BEAUZEC had a monster day with six RBI.

He went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.

Senior RUBEN PRECIADO-TEJEDA went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI for the Matadors.

Matador junior NICO CAMACHO went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Senior ANGELO ZERTUCHE went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Mount Miguel.

Junior AUSTIN ORTIZ, along with Camacho, slowed the Cards’ offense, combining for four innings of one-run relief.

Beauzec singled in the first, doubled in the first, singled in the second, and singled in the sixth.

Mount Miguel collected 14 hits and Hoover had six.

Camacho lasted two innings, allowing no hits and one run while striking out four.


FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 9, LINCOLN 4 – The Knights’ TREVOR SMALLWOOD had four hits and drove in two runs as Foothills Christian made a 7-0 lead stand at the Bully’s Tournament.

“Good win after a tough first-game loss,” said Foothills Christian coach JOHN LEWIS. “Good pitching from our starter and closed it with two freshmen.”

Afterward, Smallwood, a senior, was all small talk about his big performance.

“A couple of the pitches were fastballs down the middle that I was able to take advantage of,” Smallwood said. “I was just seeing the ball well today. I was trying to do my job and move runners over.”

BAILEY LEWIS got the win, as he allowed six hits and four runs over five innings, striking out eight and walking one.

“My arm felt good,” Lewis said. “I was hitting my location good my velocity was high today. I don’t think anyone teed-off on me. I had a lot of ground ball and pop fly outs.. I was happy with my outing today.”

KIP FAMOLARO and CORBIN HARRIS helped to close out the game in relief.

“I felt my velocity wasn’t quite where I wanted it, but I was able to hit my spots and work to get Lincoln off balance,” Famolaro said. “I was just doing my job for the team. I’m glad I pitched well behind Bailey, who pitched great even when we made some errors behind him.”

JALANI BROWN had two hits and scored two runs for FCHS.

“I feel like these non-league games are actually very important because it lets us see what we have as a team and we get to scout other teams as well,” Smallwood said. “If all goes well, I believe that we will be very good this year. We have a lot of young guys this year that all have great potential.

“I would say our biggest strength team wise would be our bond. We are all brothers out there and at the end of the day, we have each other’s back.”


STEELE CANYON 5, VALLEY CENTER 3 – The Cougars rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning and BRAD BARKLEY and CLAY DALEY combined for the pitching victory over the Jags at the Falcon-Pirate Classic.

Barkley earned the win, which was the Cougs first of the season.

Sophomore ANTHONY MATA had three hits and drove in two runs for the Cougars with a line single to center to cap the critical rally in the top of the seventh.

Senior RILEY MCCARTHY drove in a run for Steele Canyon.

Senior MATT BRINKMEIER had two hits, stole two bases and scored a run for SC.

Senior JOSH ESQUIBEL had a hit, stole three bases and drove in a run for the Cougs, while sophomore teammate DANNY YANEZ doubled and scored.

Steele Canyon junior pitcher RICHARD PEDRIN threw three innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits.

Steele Canyon hosts Classical Academy on Saturday at 3 in the Falcon-Pirate Classic.


MONTE VISTA 5, BRAWLEY 3 – The Monarchs used a three-run second to get by the Wildcats at home in the Sweetwater Invitational and even their mark at 1-1.

Monte Vista scored on a double by ERNIE ARAMBULA and a single by CAM SHULER in the second inning.

Arambula doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Schuler singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.

JON GULLEY earned the victory, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four.

ANDREW SAVOY recorded the last three outs to earn the save.

IVAN PLAZOLA and ABRAHAM SANCHEZ both had a hit for Monte Vista, which faces Southwest (SD) on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the road.


MOUNTAIN EMPIRE 21, ARMY-NAVY 2 – The Red Hawks TREVOR ELLIOTT and WYATT MANN both drove in four runs.

Mountain Empire got four hits from RYAN SAWYER and Mann, who also stole three bases.

Empire’s IAN ESTRADA earned the win, striking out six along the way. He also tripled and drove in three runs.

Mann singled in the first, tripled in the second, then singled in the third and fifth innings.

Mann drove in a run with his first-inning hit. He also tripled and scored five runs in the game.

Freshman JACOBE NOLAND drove in three runs for MEHS.

SEAN HODGE, DEVIN WEISIGER and Estrada each had RBI for the Red Hawks.

Mountain Empire was frisky on the bases with 11 steals.


POWAY 6 GRANITE HILLS 0 – The 17th-ranked Titans scored five runs in the fourth to beat eighth-ranked Granite.

Poway took the lead on a single in the second inning.

TK PARKER had a single in the first inning for the Eagles.

GAVIN LOSOGGA threw two innings in relief for Granite.

CLAY FORDHAM, BRADLEY HARRIS, and SEAN MCGREW also had hits for Granite Hills (1-1).


RANCHO BERNARDO 8, VALHALLA 1 – The Broncos of Rancho Bernardo High School registered their first win of the contest as they defeated the Norseman of Valhalla High School by an 8-1 score in the second game of the Hilltop Lolita’s Tournament.

Valhalla’s JONAH ST. CLAIR, a junior, had two hits and an RBI.

For the Broncos, David Baer (sr.) pitched 6 shutout innings to win allowing just 4 hits, while Ethan Ellis (jr.) was 3-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI.

Miles Cook (jr.) went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for RB.

The Broncos of Rancho Bernardo will take on Cathedral Catholic on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm in a matchup of top four teams.

David A. Willauer contributed to this report

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