East County Sports

Monarchs reign/rain over the Storm



Compiled by Nick Pellegrino
ECS Senior writer

SPRING VALLEY – The Monte Vista  Monarchs took a 4-2 first-inning lead. Afterward, it was a series of zeros, including 6.1 frames of shutout ball by Monte Vista in Saturday’s (*Mar. 16) 5-2 decision over the visiting San Diego Cavers.

The big blow was a go-ahead, three-run double by Niko Heidt. The senior posted two hits, along with David Aceron and Jacob Schweizer.

Schweizer, the winning pitcher, struck out nine Cavers over five innings. Caleb Tea Jonesgarnered the save with two frames of relief.

Neither starting pitcher was ready for the morning contest, then both offenses were powerless.

The Monarchs(6-3 overall) have equaled their best start since 2019.

Mount Miguel 17, SD-High Tech 3 – The host Matadors registered 2, 5 and 4 runs during the first three innings to reign/rain == both! — over the Storm of High Tech/San Diego, 17-3.

A series of five doubles — by Alex Sandoval, Charlie Sandoval, Easton Sanchez, Tyler elly,and Jeremiah Castillo — fueled a season-best 16 hit attack.

Kelly was the leader leader by going 4-for-5, then shared RBI honors with Alex Sandoval with three.

Castillo reached base on all five trips to the plate, establishing career highs in runs scored (5) and stoen bases (4).

On the mound, James Cibrian shut the door with 8 strikeouts over six innings to garner the triumph.

Hoover 9, ECVHS 5 (8 inn.) – The Hoover Cardinals gave away a pair of late leads this week, but turned the tables to edge ECVHS, 9-5 in 8 innings tThe Braves were two outs away from the win, but the Cardinals scored four runs in the seventh and eigth innings to gain their first win in seven starts.

The deciding run saw Quincy Enyama-Turner accept a lead walk, steal two bases — despite an appeal by the Braves at third base — then came home on a vasehit by Alonso Hernandez.

The Braves (3-3) collected seven hits, including RBI singles by Eduardo Cazarez and Jorge Vargas Tiznado

Longmont (Colo.) 10, Foothills Christian 4
Ramona 7, at EC-Southwest 0