East County Sports

Mickey D.’s memorable milestone has Stars 15-0



East County Sports staff report

SANTEE (6-22-2018) – Earlier in the week, when San Diego Stars owner/manager Mickey Deutschman captured his 1,100th career contest, it may have been a historic milestone, but the game itself was rather mundane.

Victory No. 1,101 was anything but routine.

In an outing with several extremes – although none of them rec0rd-breaking – the Stars rebounded to cap a perfect 15-game homestand by belittling the San Diego Mavericks, 22-15, in a Western Baseball Association contest at West Hills High.

Although the following list is full of extremes, none were new Stars marks, yet grouped together form an amazing scoreline.

The Mavericks built a 15-3 by the middle of the third inning. Not only did the Stars rally from the 12-run deficit to win, they closed the game by scoring 19 unanswered runs.

Yes, 19 straight runs is incredible, yet just last the Stars tallied 22 consecutive runs. The unbeaten Stars (15-0) also swept the 6-game season series with the Mavericks (although they could meet again in tournament play).

The Stars cap the first half of the summer season with a road doubleheader this Sunday, meeting the San Diego Reign at Mount Miguel High, starting at noon.

Sticks and Stones spell ‘1, 1 0 0’
Stars owner/manager Mickey D. reaches another milestone victory

East County Sports staff report

SANTEE (6-20-2018) — San Diego Stats owner/manager Mickey Deutschman, a member of the National Semipro Baseball Hall of Fane in Evansville, Ind., registered career victory No. 1,100 on Tuesday (June 19), as the Stars downed long-time Western Baseball Association rival San Diego Mavericks, 9-3, at West Hills High.

Noah Quintana first a complete-game for the pitching victory, while Jeremiah Wylie batter 4-for-6 to key the offense, lifting the unbeaten Stars to a perfect 14-0 mark (7-0 in National Division).

‘Mickey D.’ now carries a career mark of 1,100-405-7 since taking over operation of the Stars in 1984 (a decision on whether to add a 7-4 record in recent Money tournaments is pending).

Updated Stars Statistics (thru Sunday) HERE

Salinas doesn’t monkey around
Former Santana star hits three homers as Stars sweep Gorillas;
owner/manager Mickey D, near milestone victory

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SANTEE (6-18-2018) — Tristan Salinas, a first-team member of the 2017 All-East County baseball team. slammed three home runs Sunday (June 17), while Kyle Pineda went deep twice, pacing the San Diego Stars to a doubleheader sweep of the TB SoCal Gorillas (formerly West Coast Clippers of Temecula), 7-3 and 17-7, in Western Baseball Association action held at West Hills High.

Salinas belted homer over consecutive at-bats of the second game when the Stars went long four times. Oddly, none came in the decisive sixth inning, when the Stars piled up seven runs to turn a 4-all nail-biter into a route.

The triumphs also moved Stars owner/manager Mickey Deutschman to within one of his milestone 1,100th career victory. For the current season, San Diego remains unbeaten at 13-0

Stars ‘dub’ streak reaches double figures

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SANTEE (6-16-2018) — The San Diego Stars extended their summer-long unbeaten streak to 11 straight contests following Saturday’s (June 15) doubleheader sweep. The Stars took down the San Diego Reign, 8-3 and 5-3 in Western Baseball Association action, moving to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the WBA National Division.

Clutch hitting in the 8th inning saw the Stars scored four times after the Reign moved to within 4-3.

Clayton Lewis, Johnny Valdez and Jeremiah Barr each registered RBI singles, sandwiched around a Brady Joslyn sacrifice fly to push the Stars winning streak to 10. Valdez also added a 2-run homer to give the Stars a 3-0 lead in the third after the Reign took a 2-0 lead in the top-half of the inning.

Jeremiah Wylie pitched seven strong innings, allowing just three hits to collect the victory. Brandall Buckles tossed the final two frames to garner the save.

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