East County Sports

Carrillo sets Vaquero stolen base mark

El Capitan's Wyatt Carrillo against El Cajon Valley. / El Capitan Baseball FB



By Ramon Scott



EL CAPITAN 20, EL CAJON VALLEY 2 –– El Capitan senior Wyatt Carrillo stole two more bases on Friday in El Capitan’s 20-2 victory over El Cajon Valley in a Grossmont Valley League game on Friday.

For Carrillo, the thefts gave him a school record of 30 stolen bases in one season. Carillo had three hits and scored three runs while driving in two for the Vaqueros.

Ironically, the head coach in the opposing dugout, Clifton Thomas, holds the all-time East County record with 50 steals in one season back in 2006.

Patrick McMillan, a senior, drove in four runs for El Capitan, while senior teammate Bradley Larsen added three runs batted in.

Junior Brody McAuliffe had three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI. He also stole a base.

El Capitan’s Jaden Padilla struck out five in just two innings of work.

El Capitan scored 11 runs in the first inning after trailing 1-0 on an RBI from Matias Hererra, a sophomore.


HELIX 2, GRANITE HILLS 0 — Lincoln Werschem tossed a one-hit shutout to out-duel the Eagles’ Brenden Lewis on Friday in a Grossmont Hills League matchup.

The win gave Helix their fourth league win of the season, while the Eagles were dealt a key defeat, falling to 6-4 in the GHL.

Helix got both runs in the top of the first, when Anthony Matthiessen drove in the first run of the game. Max Ruiz added the other RBI.

Werschem struck out nine and walked two.

Granite Hills now trails Santana by two games for the GHL pennant with two games remaining. The teams meet in the regular season finale on Thursday.


WEST HILLS 5, MONTE VISTA 0 — The Wolf Pack recorded a shutout of the Monarchs in a Grossmont Valley League game.

West Hills (15-10-1) improved to 7-1, holding a one-game lead over El Capitan. with two games to play.

West Hills scored four runs in the second inning, including a home run by senior star Braden Wilson. The two-run shot opened the scoring.

Junior Braeden Stevenson earned the win, allowing four hits in a complete game effort, striking out six.

The teams meet on Thursday in the final game of the regular season.


GROSSMONT 9, STEELE CANYON 0 — Grossmont scored a run in the first and got a combined two-hitter from four hurlers in a Grossmont Hills League win on Friday.

Junior Ty Instone went three innings, while Gabe Sanz-Miller went two innings to lead the mound crew.

Junior Cody Bigley drove in four with a grand slam in the fourth inning to make it a 5-0 lead.

Senior Sammy Danto had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for Grossmont, which improved to 5-4 in GHL play.


VALHALLA 12, MOUNT MIGUEL 3 — The Norsemen scored seven times in the second, and led 11-0 after 3 1/2 innings to take the Grossmont Valley League game on Friday.

Valhalla improved to 16-9 on the season and 5-3 in GVL play.

Aidan Treitas, a junior, had three hits and scored three runs for the Norsemen.

Valhalla sophomores Tanner Lough and Mathew Ibrahim each had two hits, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Ibrahim earned the win with four innings pitched, allowing one run, with no walks and five strikeouts.

Sophomore Mace Wheeler, who tossed a scoreless inning, doubled twice and scored a run for VHS.


LIBERTY CHARTER 7, HIGH TECH CHULA VISTA 3 — The Lions improved to 6-1 in Summit League play on Friday and were awarded a forfeit victory on Saturday over Bayfront Charter.

Andruw Godinez drove in a pair of runs in the first inning. He finished with four RBI in the contest, adding another two-run in in Liberty’s five-run fifth.

Sophomore Brody Harris drove in a pair of runs for the Lions.

Senior Nathan Bott had two hits and scored a run. He also stole a base.

Junior Jaxon Adrain went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and striking out 10.


FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 9, ARMY-NAVY 1 — The Knights, led by senior Ezra West, smashed the Warriors on Saturday.

FCHS scored six runs in the second inning as West delivered a four-hitter, striking out eight and walking two in a complete-game effort.

Freshman Joe Famoloaro, along with seniors Colby Johnson and West, each drove in a pair of runs.

West lowered his earned run average to 3.02. He has a team-high three victories.

Senior Zach Ortiz had two hits, including a double, and scored a pair of runs for the Knights.

FCHS improved to 6-2 in the Pacific League standings, currently one game behind first-place Escondido Charter.

The Knights and White Tiger will meet in the final two games of the season next Wednesday and Friday.



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