East County Sports

Christian Continues Winning Ways



By Adam Paul

LA JOLLA – The Christian Patriots offense did some damage as they tallied six first-inning runs and thirteen hits in the 11-0 City Eastern League win over University City on Friday (Aug. 19) afternoon.

Leading the charge for the Patriots was Lucy Sherburne who collected three hits in three at-bats that included singles in the first, fourth, and fifth innings.

RBI singles by Kaitlyn Moody, Keels Carrizosa, and Reese Danczak along with Sienna Staite being hit by a pitch leading to another run, Giselle Colmenero who drew a walk leading to another run, and Tyler Krystek who drove in another run on a sacrifice fly led to the 6-0 lead.

Ava Barrios earned the win for the Patriots. The starter allowed four hits and no runs over four innings while walking one and striking out five. The win by Barrios gives her a record of 11-2 on the season in the circle. Staite would come in and throw two innings of relief in which she allowed one hit while striking out one.

RBI-wise for the Patriots, Krystek, Moody, and Carrizosa each drove in a pair while five Patriots collected multiple hits including Tyler Krystek, Sherburne, Carrizosa, Danczak, and Jordyn Krystek.

The win now gives Christian 6 in a row and moves their record to 16-4-1 overall and 4-0 in league which keeps them a game ahead of Pt. Loma who is a game behind in second place after they edged Scripps Ranch 10-9.



EASTLAKE 6, GRANITE HILLS 3 – The Eastlake Titans tallied nine hits as they doubled up the Granite Hills Eagles on Friday afternoon.

The Titans would get on the board first thanks to Mia Vasquez who drove in a pair of runs to make it 2-0.

Peyton Wells would pull the Eagles within a run when she belted a solo home run deep to center field in the top of the second inning for her first of the season.

However, Eastlake would extend their lead in the bottom half thanks to pushing across four runs to make it 6-1.

Granite Hills though would push across a run in the top of the fourth inning when Wells doubled to left field allowing Alexis Mujica to come in and score to make it 6-2.

The Eagles in the top of the fifth inning would cut the deficit in half thanks to Sofia Mujica who belted a solo shot deep to center field for her seventh of the season to make it 6-3.

Wells who started would take the loss as she went two innings in which she allowed six runs (two earned) on seven hits while walking one and striking out one. Kaleigh Baugher came in and tossed four innings in relief in which she gave up two hits while striking out three.

The loss snaps the two-game winning streak for the Eagles and puts their overall record at 8-8 while Eastlake moves to 14-5 overall.



CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC 6, PATRICK HENRY 0 – Dons sophomore fireballer Melissa Botticelli showed her dominance in the circle as she fanned 16 Patrick Henry batters en route to a four-hit victory on Friday afternoon.

Botticelli’s 16 strikeouts over seven full innings of play along with the low amount of hits allowed also walked two in the performance.

Leading 3-0 in the top of the sixth inning the Dons would add to the lead when Sina Talataina blasted a three-run homer to left field.

Belle Will started for Patrick Henry and would be tagged with the loss. The started went five innings allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out five. Zoe Rutherford tossed 2 innings of relief in which she allowed one hit while walking three and striking out two.

Izzy Ervin led the Patriots at the plate as she went 2-for-4 while both Sophia Sanchez and Will had the other hits.

Cathedral Catholic moves to 14-4 overall and 2-1 in league while Patrick Henry falls to 12-8 overall and 1-2 in league.