East County Sports

Wolf Pack’s Spargo drives in Five Runs



By Adam Paul

Katy Spargo

SANTEE – West Hills sophomore Katy Spargo (2-3, R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR) drove in a season-high 5 runs to put the nail in the convincing 10-1 home victory over the Valley Center Jaguars on Monday (Mar.18th).

Spargos’ offensive damage included a fourth-inning grand slam to left field and an RBI double in the fifth inning.

Goodman would earn the victory in the circle as she allowed three hits and one run over four innings of work while fanning four and walking one. Maddie Aylesbury came in and tossed three innings of shutout ball in relief in which she gave up two hits while striking out one.

Both Aylesbury (3-4, R, 2B, SB) and Balestreri each tallied three hits in four at-bats. Lili Leija tallied two hits in two at-bats.

On the day the Wolf Pack offense laced out 13 hits against Jaguar pitching which included three doubles by Raelyn Gagnon (1-3, 2 R,2B, SB), Spargo and Balestreri,

The win moves the Wolf Pack to 4-4-1 and they will next take on Rancho Buena Vista on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Spargo’s career best in RBI is six against Monte Vista in2023.


Our Lady of Peace 7, El Capitan 6 – Multiple lead changes in extra innings lead to AOLP’s Olivia Garcia driving in the game-winning run to claim victory in Mater Dei Tournament action.

AOLP would get on the board first thanks to a two-run blast by Alexandra Riggs in the first inning.

El Capitan though would tie the game as Sofia Simone would drive in a run on a groundout and Ciara Bernardini singled in a run.

The momentum wouldn’t last as Stefini Ma’ake would blast a two-run home run over the left field fence for a 4-2 lead and would add another run to make it 5-2. The Vaqqueros though would eventually tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning when Kameron McDaniel drove in a run and Bernardini doubled in both Kylee Frazier and McDaniel.

Later when the game went into extra innings Aubrey Thorne in the top of the ninth inning would give the Vaqueros their first lead of the game with an RBI single that scored Bernardini to make it 6-5.

Ma’ake would tie the game up for the Pilots with a one-out RBI single which would lead to Garcia’s heroics.

El Capitan offensively tallied 18 hits which included five players collecting multiple hits in the contest.

Alyssa Cole unfortunately took the loss for the Vaqueros as she allowed seven runs (five earned) on twelve hits over nine innings in which she struck out three and walked one.

El Capitan with the loss falls to 3-5-4 overall and will next take on Otay Ranch on Wednesday at 4 PM.


El Capitans’ Ciara Bernardini from all accounts which includes looking at the CIF record book and past seasons of stats for the Vaqueros tied the school record with her six hits in her 6-for-6 day. The school record was previously set by Anjie Bryant against St. Margaret’s in the 1987 season.

Her 6 hits from looking at everything appear to have tied the Grossmont Conference along with Bryant.

OLP slugger Stefini Ma’ake with her home run today now has 4 on the season and 46 career home runs which puts her 3 behind Sofia Mujica of Granite Hills who has hit a pair of home runs so far this season and 49 career home runs.


Cathedral Catholic 3, Santana 1 – Powerful pitching by Melissa Botticelli of the Dons slowed down the Santana Sultans’ bats on Monday afternoon.

Botticelli would strike out 11 batters in the win as she allowed five hits and one run over five innings of work.

Santana would get on the board first when Delaney Smith singled in a run to give them a 1-0 lead.

The momentum and lead wouldn’t last as Sina Talataina would give Cathedral Catholic a 2-1 lead on a two-run double.

Vanessa Ryan would lead the Sultans offense as she went 2-3 at the plate.

Aurelia Dawson would take the loss for the Sultans. She would go six innings in which she allowed three runs on seven hits.

The loss now puts Santana with an overall record of 6-4 and they will next take on the Clairemont Chieftains on Tuesday at 4 p.m.