East County Sports

Foothillers reverse fortunes in walk-off



ECS staff report

Grossmont 5, McClatchy (Sacramento) 4 (walk-off); Santa Fe Christian 19, Valhalla 0 (6 inn.) – In the 1988 motion picture Bull Durham, developing young pitcher Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (played by Tim Robbins) noted in an interview upon reaching the major leagues: “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, “Sometimes (dramatic pause) it rains.” VIDEO CLIP

If you are the Valhala Norsemen, where were the recent rains when you needed them?

While the Norsemen suffered their scond-biggest setback in school history, Grossmont overcame a Wednesday setback to Orange Nation by posting a walk-off victory.

Less than 24 hours after Valhalla defeated Grossmont for the first time in nine seasons, the Foothillers rebounded from its embarrassing performace by scoring twice in the seventh inning to register a 5-4 walk-off triumph over McClatchy High of Sacramento.

Trailing 3-0, the bullpen of the Foothillers limited McClatchy to just one run and three hits over the final four frames. The victory went to 0 Jacob Suter gaining the victory by retiring all four batters he faced.

The decision was Grossmont’s first of the Lions Tournament, earlier dropping all three pool play affairs. The Hillers move to 5-9 overall.

McClatchy fell to 8-4 after the Lions went 1-3 in Lions competition.

McClatchy held a 4-3 led on a pair of RBI by Ari Silva, who belted a home run and a double.

Grossmont’s comeback was fueled bytwo RBI by Caidan Lindsay, while Luis Camargo delivered a double.

Meanwhile, Valhalla fell to Santa Fe Christian, 19-0, when the white flag was waved after six innings. Only thr 2021 loss to Granite Hills, 20-0, ranks as the school’s low point.

  • Compiled by Nick Pellegrino