East County Sports

GVL: Showdown series set in battle of 4-0’s



Compiled by Nick Pellegrino
ECS Senior writer

Grossmont Valley League

Valhalla 3, El Capitan 0

RANCHO SAN DIEGO – Forget about the entire Grossmont Valley League, try naming the pitching of the year from Valhalla High.

Forty-eight hours after Matt Ibrahim fired a complete-game shutout against El Capitan, Norsemen senior Colton Stinkeoway repeated the feat in a 3-0 decision over the Vaqueros.

The victory was also Valhalla’s third straight shutout over El Cap during the past two season, propelling their streak to 21,1 innings without yielding a run to the Vaqueros.

Stinkeoway  struck out 13 Vaqueris batters in another complete-game effort,  giving him 57 Ks over 50.1 innings.

Meanwhile, El Capitan Brody McAuliffe allowed a mere five hits against the Norsemen. He struck out just a pair, instead relaying on a series of ground balls too register his outs.

Valhalla scored twice in its first trip to the plate to make life easy for Stinkeoway.

The Norsemen received two hits with a double from both Mace Wheeler and Stinkeoway. The RBI leader was Julian Jerjees with two.

For El Capitan (12-9, 1-34 GVL), both hits were registered by sophomore Kasen Baker, icluding a double.

On Friday, Valhalla (14-6, 4-0 GVL) hosts West Hills in the first of a two-game series that could — Monte Vista is also still alive — determine the league champioship.


Monte Vista 7, Mount Miguel 2

SPRING VALLEY – Twenty-four hours after this ballgame concluded, Monte Vista should know who they are tied with for second place in the Grossmont Valley League.

The circuit officially became a three-team race after the Monarchs completed their two-game sweep of neighborhood rival Mount Miguel, 7-2, on Thursday (Apr. 25).

David Aceron and Tony Mccomb each smacked RBI doubles, while Justyn Stone also registered a two-base hit among his pair of knocks to lead a 10-hit attack.

Meanwhile, Monte Vista pitchere Jacob Schweizer tossed a 3-hitter, falling one out shy of a complete game. Schweizer struck out right Matadors batters.

Monte Vista moced to 15-6-1 overall, 3-1 in GVL action.

For Mount Miguel (9-12, 0-4 GVL), Jeremiah Castillo, the Grossmont Conference leader in triples,pumped a solo homer, his first of the season to push his on-base percentage to a solid ,476.


West Hills 16, ECVHS 0 (6 inn.)

EL CAJON – The deuces are wild for West Hills pitcher Jacob Howard.

Howard faced just two batters above the minimum, yet was just twoouts short of a complete game, leveling his record to 2-2 after firing a 2-hitter at host El Cajon Valley.

Howard struck out eight Braves batters (whicxh is the 8 is 2-cubsed for you mathematics aficionados).

The Braves called it quits after six innings in Thursday’s (Apr. 25) Grossmont Valley League contest.

For the Wolf Pack (9-11 overall, 4-0 GVL), Braeden Steveson batted 3-for-4 with fuve RBI, including a double and his first home run of the season.

On Friday, West Hills opens a road-and-home series with its GVL co-leader, Valhalla, starting at 4 p.m.

ECVHS hosts an erly-afternoon 3 p.m. ballgame Friday against Monte Vista.