East County Sports

Lions: Stinkeoway, Gordon carry Norse



ECS staff report

RANCHO SAN DIEGO — David Gordon slugged a game-tying, two-run double, then Colton Stinkeoway followed with a walk-off, two-run homer, as the Valhalla Norsemen tallied four times in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun visiting Mission Vista, 5-3, in Lions Tournament play.

The Norsemen placed runners on base all afternoon, yet scored just one time in eight hits until the decisive seventh.

A leadoff single by Aidan Treltas led to a run. Later, a Julian Jerjees sacrifice bunt set-p Gordon’s line drive to center field to moved the Norsemen even.

A dropped third strike allowed Gordon to move to second base, yet with two down and an ioopen base, the Timberwolves elected to pitch to Stinkeoway, who drilled an 0-1 pitch out beyonf center field.

Stinkeoway, the starting pitcher, left after 5.2 solid innings with a no-decision, despite not allowing an earned run.

Ironically, Gordon retired just one batter, yet received the pitching win, extending the Norsemen win streak to three.

For Valhalla (7-11 overall), shortstop Colin Scribner posted three hits, while designated hitter Nick Medrano had two hits form the leadoff spot.

Mission Vista, located on the east-side of Oceanside, slipped to 9-7.

El Capitan 8, San Ysidro 3
LAKESIDE —The El Capitan Vaqueros finally discovered their bats, scoring six times in their first trip tp the plate and leading 8-0 through two frames to vanquish visiting San Ysidro,8-3, in Lions Tournament play at Hostetler Field.

Second baseman Clayton Brown registered a pair of RBI with a triple. Cole Winsor also triples, while Bradley Larsen posted a double.

Wnsor also recorded the pitching victories, as the Vaqueros staff carried a shutout into the seventh inning.

Winsor struck out five Cougars batters, then Brody McAuliffe and Ethan Curo also fired shutout relief.

Vaqueros right field Jett Hayes picked up three hits to lead an 11-hit attack.

El Capitan (9-8) is now the .500 plateau with its third straight victory. San Ysidro fell to 10-6.

Mira Mesa 10, Monte Vista 6
MIRA MESA — The extremely young Mira Mesa Marauders, which opened the season with a 1-7 mark, saw a pair of underclassmen led the hosts past Monte Vista, 10-6, in Lions Tournament action.

Junior Angel Flores and freshman Khalil Graham each drove in a pair of runs, giving Mira Mesa (7-11 overall) its sixth victory in 10 ballgames.

Monte Vista (6-12) dropped its fourth straight early on after Mira Mesa tallied eight runs in its first trip to the plate. The rally was aided by three free passes and a pair of errors.

For the Monarchs, Niko Heidt batted 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Holtville 7, at Mount Miguel 4

SPRING VALLEY — Tied at 4-all through six innings, the Holtville Vikings scored three times in the seventh to out=last Mouny Miguel, 7-4,In Tuesday’s (Apr. 12) Lions Tournament contest.

The Matadors twice came back to move even following earlier deficits until the Vikings scored a trio of unearned runs.

In the seventh, the first two batters reached on errors to break the tie, then singles by J.R. Garewal, Raul Sierra and Hilficker Smith brought in a pair of unsurance markers.

Mount Miguel twice came back from early deficits,

In the third, Daniel Guzman provided the fourth of consecutive singles to get even. An inning later, doubles by David Keller and Steve Gulley leveled the contest once again.

However, Garewal barely capped off his complete game on 110 pitches, allowing 11 Matadors hits but struck out 8 batters for Holtville (9-9-2).

For Mount Miguel (4-13), Keller, the designated hitter, finsihed with three hits from the leadoff spot.

Army-Navy 10, ECVHS 3

EL CAJON — El Cajon Valley keeps showing improvement, but one facet of the game continues to take a day off.

On Tuesday (Apr. 12), the Braves received some hitting and pitching, but it was the defense which commited seven errors to allow the Warriors of Army-Navy Academy of Carlsbad to take this Lions Tournament contest, 1-3, on the Braves field.

El Cajon Valley pitcher Alvaro Alvaradoposted his best individual effort ofd the season, but nine unearned runs cost him

Tied at 2-all, the Warriors tallied three times in the fifth, then four more in the sixth — all unearned — to break free for the victory,

Braves relief pitcher Rikki Ortiz fired one inning of no-ht ball.

On offense, leadoff batter Chris Cosio, the left fielder, collected half of the four hits by El Cajon Valley (2–8-1 overall).

ANA Warriors (5-2) senior center fielder Nick Sommers drove in three runs with a triple and a double.

Other Scores

West Hills 14, La Jolla 0
Patrick Henry 13, Palisades 7
Ramona 9, Brawley 1

CV-Victory Christian 15, Julian 2
JULIAN — Immediately after the Julian Eangles got on the scoreboard with a pair of runs inthe third inning, the visiting Knights of Victory Christina of Chula Vista (3-11) scored eight times in the fourth to take an easy win.

This was the first game for Julian (1-4-1) in nearly three weeks coming off a triumph over neighborhood arch-rival Borrego Springs, 20-7, on Mar. 24.

The run total of 20 is Julian’s best in five years,whenthe Eagles whipped Oceann View Christian, 22-2, on Apr. 28, 2017.


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