East County Sports

Four-year standout Henry fires no-hitter



ECS staff report

Chandler Henry

EL CAJON – Granite Hills senior pitcher Chandler Henry fired a no-hitter to power the Eagles past the Del Norte Nighthawks, 4-0, on Friday (Mar. 8).

Henry, aa right-hander, struck out seven batters, while three walks prevented a perfect game.

The no-hitter was East County’s first since Mar. 2, 2023, when Christian needed to go 8 innings to stop host Chula Vista, 1-0. Meanwhile in 2022, Andruw Godinez and Brody Harris — a pair of freshmen — powered Liberty Charter past NC-High Tech, 14-0.

The last Grossmont Conference school to fire a no-hutter came in 2021, hen Helix blanked San Ysidro, 8-0, nehind Layton Wirschem and Isaac Cota. Before that, Valhalla’s Joseph “JoJo” Ingrassia fired a no-hiter on the final day of the 2020 regular season after accepting a scholarship to San Diego State.

Henry, a four-year varsity performer, is now 2-0 and has yet to allow an earned run over 11 innings pitched.

Granite Hills (3-12 overall) led gate-to-wire behind a two-run double by Parker Vance  in the first inning. The other runs came inthe fifth on a pair of unearned runs.

In three victories this season, Eagles pitcung has allowed just one unearned run.

Chandler Henry / ECS 2023 file photo


Patrick Henry 7, Mt. Carmel 2 – Four runs in the first inning, then two more in the second placed this contest into the Patriots’ win column early. The Patriots opened the bullpen to a host of pitchers in the waltz, as the Sundevils didn’t score until the seventh inning against underclassmen to avoid the shutout.

The offense saw swnior  Talin Gardini slug a two-run double, while Jack Giordano and Rohan Brown also stroked two-base hits. Freshman Lukas Waite  also collect a pair of RBI, the first of his career. Sophomore Alex Mestman scored twice.


Ramona 2, at Point Loma 2, tie (8 inn., darkness)
Mater Dei Catholic 9, West Hills 4
Bonsall 10, Borrego Springs 9
Vincent Memorial at ECVHS