East County Sports

Scoreless for 16 inn., Patrick Henry wins


ECS staff report

Western League

Patrick Henry 2, Point Loma 1 (8 inn.)

SAN CARLOS – In the wood-bat era, well before high school baseball was played with metal (aluminum) or composite bats, this week’s scores in the Patrick Henry-Point Loma would never be surprising.

However, in this flashback to the past, the Patriots both moved back into the Wetsern League race by dropping the Pointers out of sole possession of firsdt place with a dramatoc 2-1 veridct in 8 innings.

The triumph give Patrick Henry the series, 1-0-1, including a scoreless draw in 9 innings before the sun finally set (light bending away as Earth rotates –the world is not flat!) earlier in the week.

Following 16 consecutive scoreless frames,all three runs were scored in the 8th inning.

Point Loma snapped the drought on an RBI single by Druw Frost, bringing home Adrian Gomez, who collected half of the Pointers’ four total hits.

However, the Patriots responded against the Point Loma bullpen on an RBI basehit by Carter Lockwood and an error. Scoring were 5 Talin Gardini (Sr) (2-for-4) and Preston Conklin.

Pointers starting pitcher Matt Garrison went seven frames, striickungout seven Patriots batters. Garrison left with the lead, yet finished with a no-decision.

For Patrick Henry, Gardini also went seven frames, firing a two-hitter while striking out nine Pointers batters.

Despoite allowing a run on two hits in extra innings, Nate Moloney gained the pitching win, as the Patriots leapped forward into fourth place after starting the week in sixth last) place.


St. Augustine 18, Christian 1

EL CAJON – AFter the St. Augustine Saints received a major wake-up call by once Trailing 3-0 in the opener of a two-game set earlier in the week, the Saints made no doubts about Friday’s (Apr. 26) return contest by handling the Christian Patriotys an 18-1 setback.

Saints pitcher Mike Ivanjack toss a six-hitter over as many innings, enjoying leads of 5-0 and 11-0 following the first two inning.

By completing the sweep, St. Augustine remains in Western League title contention, but Christian is now all-but-mathematically eliminated.

Down 13-0 in the third, the Patriots lone run saw freshman Xander Molina (2-for-3) score on a D.H. Kim basehit.

Elsewhere in the Western League, Cathedral Catholic blanked host Madison, 9-0.

With the triumph, the Dons remain tied with St. Augustine in league play at 4-2. Point Loma is 3-1-2, but no one seems to know what is the tie-braker (be it most wins, fewest losses, percentatge, et al).

The setback was Christian’s largest since falling to Patrick Henry, 23-1, in 2009. Two days later, Christian bounced back to capture the rematch, 5-2.


Western standings

Point Loma…… 3-0-2 (12-6-4)
St. Augustine… 4-2-0 (19-4)
Cathedral Cath.. 4-2-0 (18-5)
Patrick Henry… 2-3-1 (17-6-1)
Christian……. 2-4-0 (10-12)
Madison……… 1-4-1 (10-12-1)