East County Sports

More shutouts; Braves best start since 2018


ECS staff report

ECVHS 9, Will C. Crawford 2 – Trailing 1-0, the Braves scored four times in the fourth inning to begin a run of nine unanswered runs.

Vhristopher Cosio, who recorded just 1 RBI in 2023 and only one this season, posted a career day.The senior drove in five runs including a 3-run double to power ECVHS past visiting Crawford.

Matias Herrera added a 2-run double, while oseph Johnson scored three times.

The Braves (4-3 overall) are off to their best 7-game start since 2018.

El Capitan 8, Longmont (Colo.) 0 – Vaqueros right-hander Emilio Fearn Flores may have earned a berth in the starting rotation. After starting the season in limited actiom, the junior captured his second straight start in shutting out Longmont (Colo.), 8-0, Tuesday (Mar. 19) at Hostetler Fielder.

Fearn Flores struck out seven batters over six Trojans,then turned over the game to Nick Barnes, who posted a 1-2-3 in the seventh inning, striking out two of the three batters.

On offense, David Vera drove in three runs, while sophomore Kasen Baker smacked his first career home run on a solo shot. Brody McAuliffe scored twice.

Longmont (2-2 overall, 1-1 on California trip) received both hits from Collin Pool.

Mount Miguel 11, Hoover 0 – The host Matadors scored in each of the first five innings to back a 3-hit shutout of the Hoover Cardinals.

Starting pitcher Charlie Sandoval struck out four Cards over 5.1 innings. Alfredo Rodriguez retired six of the seven batters he faced in relief, striking out a pair.

Junior Ettleman drove in a career-best four RBI, one btter than three 3 he posted on two other occasions earlier in the year.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Castillo scored three times.

Foothills  Christian 7, Tri-City Christian 1 – Knights pitcher “Captain” Jack Morgan captured his second straight contest in dramatic fashion, firing a complete-game 1h-hitter to stop the Tri-City Christian Eagles of Oceanside in a Pacific League contest.

Morgan struck out six Eagles batters, with the only hit coming off the bat of Phoenix Markoski.

Senior Andrew Burke fueled the offense with a 2-run triple, while Blake Rothrock and Morgan each added doubles. Morgan also stole a pair of bases, eventually scoring both times.

The Knights (7-4 overall, 2-0 league) remain a half-game behind front-running Escondido Charter (3-0).

Borrego Springs 19, Vincent Memorial 17 – The Rams’ third-highest scoring game this century. Record: 45, vx. arner, Apr. 26, 2013 (W 30-15)

The Bishop’s 6, Ramona 0 – Knights: 2-hit shutout.

Madison 13, Valhalla 1 – Alex Jennings (M) 4 RBI, Dakota James (M) 4 RBI.