East County Sports

Eagles, Sultans claim Thursday wins



SANTANA 8, CORONADO 0 – The Sultans’ Joey Barkheimer pitched six innings, allowing three hits while striking out eight, and also led the team at the plate with three RBI on Thursday at the Gold & Silver Classic.

Barkheimer had two hits, including a double.

Brianna Jerig went 3-for-4 at the plate for Santana, scoring a run.

Sultan Isabella Cyman had two hits and an RBI.

MacKenzie Sims had a hit, stole a base, and scored a pair of runs for Santana.

Taylinn Warren had two hits and scored twice for Santana.


GRANITE HILLS 3, RAMONA 2 – The Eagles won at the Falcon Fiesta behind two hits and two RBI from senior Bailey Wallace.

Brooke Bertussi had a hit, a run, and an RBI for the Eagles.

Senior Haley Johnson had a pair of hits and a run scored for Granite Hills.

Staci Chambers, a senior, pitched a complete game, striking out six. She scattered four hits.


OCEANSIDE 10, CHRISTIAN 7 – The visiting Patriots fell to the Islanders after holding an early 6-1 advantage.

Oceanside scored four in the fifth and three in the sixth to overcome the deficit.

Dawnelle McCloud had a triple and three RBI for Christian. She also scored a run.

Sophomore Kate Manes had a pair of hits and scored twice for Christian.

“The game started off very well with both of us battling from the start,” Manes said. “Both us and Oceanside fought hard constantly throughout the game keeping everyone on their toes. There we several strong points during the game for both teams and it made the game very engaging.

“Oceanside just ended up taking advantage of our weaker moments in the game but I feel that our team did the same, as well. I definitely did not expect Oceanside to stay in that game. I thought once we had a four-run lead they would let up but they kept us battling the whole time.

“Our team learned a lot from this game in that we can play anyone and have a positive outcome, even if it’s not winning. We had several highlights including Audrey (Shebloski’s) diving play at shortstop where she dove into the 5.5 hole, caught the ball and threw the girl out at first.”

Shebloski, Audrey Mallon and Manes all had stolen bases.

“I think the only change we need to make at this point is a mental change so that we all believe we can beat anyone we play,” Manes said. “I think this team is slightly better than last year’s team because we have still a younger team but the girls we have truly want to be there and do their best all the time. Also, this year’s team is in it for each other and everyone is playing to get a team victory.”

Isa Stephens and Shebloski both had two hits and an RBI for the Lady Pats.

“This loss was disappointing as we were winning most of the game but this loss is one of the growing pains our young team is going to go through,” Shebloski said. “Oceanside is a good team as they recently won CIF, got fourth in D3 last year and is now a D2 team.

“It would have been a great win but not a shame to lose to them. Coach (George) Gentry felt that way, as well.

“It’s key that our freshmen grow and gain experience quickly, and that I can continue to show senior leadership.

“Winning (the Eastern) League is our goal for this year as a team, but as the teams in our league changed, it’s too soon to say.

“As we get ready for our next game against Chula Vista we will focus on what we need to improve on at practice and hopefully we can come out with a win on Monday. I believe our team can win if we focus and play together as a team. After another practice before the game, I think our team is will be ready for Monday and the upcoming week of games.”


LIBERTY CHARTER 20, OCEAN VIEW ACADEMY 11 – The Lions’ Gisselle Gonzalez and Elizabeth Valentine both drove in four runs

Gonzalez did her damage on four hits and she also scored three runs.

Valentine, meanwhile, had two hits and scored a run.

Sydney Via had three RBI on four hits and scored three runs for the Lions.

Lauren Tarpy had four hits, driving in a pair of runs, and scored twice.


ORANGE GLEN 18, MOUNT MIGUEL 1 – For the Matadors, Roanna Riggins, a sophomore had a hit and scored a run.


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