East County Sports

Eagles’ Lewis returns club into GHL lead



Compiled by Nick Pellegrino
ECS Senior writer

Grossmont Hills Legaue

Granite Hills 4, Grossmont 0

EL CAJON – Granite Hills junior Brenden Lewis moved to the front on the list of caqndidates for Grossmont Hills League pitcher of the year after firing a 2-hit shutout, powering the Eagles to a 4-0 verdict over visiting Grossmont in a fight for the top spot in the Grossmont Hills League/

Lewis, who advanced his record to an East County best 8-1, struck out ninr Foothillers batters against just one walk, gaining his fifth complete-game effort of the season.

Grossmont didn;t need its heralded bullpen after Cody White, a diminutive 5-foot-6 right-hander, also fired a complete game. WHite yileded just four hits.However, four walks and a pair of Hillers errors tilted the advantage to the Eagles.

Both ballclubs moved to 7-2 in GHL play, but the Eagles captured two of the three meetings shoulda tiebreaker be utilized.

Granite Hills snapped the pitchers’ duel with two runs in the fourth including, including an RBI triple by Mansfield (2-for-3).

Also driving in runs were Lewis (double), Kade Gaeir and Parker Vance.

Mansfield (.43210 and Lewis (.400) paced the Eagles in batting average.

Among Grossmont’s two hits, Elias Burlaza stroked a double.

Santana 6, Steele Canyon 5

SANTEE – The revitalized Santana Sultans tallied three times in the sixth inning to rally past the Steele Canyon Cougars, 6-5, in Tuesday’s (Apr. 30) GVL contest.

Following an early start by Santana, Steele Canyon held the lead for most of the afternoon after scoring three times in the fifth.

Tommy Rimoldi drove in two runs with a home run and a double for Steele Canyon.Rimoldi finished with a career-best four hits, running his hitting streak to 8 of the last 9 games to rank among the GHL leaders.

Delivering for Santana was Kayden Henson with a pair of doubles, good for two RBI.

Sultans releiver Caden Lynn tossed the final 3.1 innings, yielding just two hits to gain the triumph.

GHL standings

Granite Hills..... 7-2 (16-5)
Grossmont......... 7-3 (113-11)
Helix............. 4-4 (10-12)
Santana........... 4-5 (6-17)
Steele Canyon..... 0-9 (4-19)


Grossmont Valley League

Valhalla 17, West Hills 7

SANTEE – The Valhalla Norsemen effctively eliminated the West Hills Wolf Pack from the Grossmont Valley League pennant race by swamping over the second-place Pack, 17-7, in Tuesday’s (Apr. 30) featured GVL ballgame.

The Norsemen (16-6 overall, 6-0 GV L) remain a full game ahead of Monte Vista, while West Hills drops into third after getting swrpt in the two-game set.

Valhalla and Monte Vista close the regular season against each other on May 7 and 9.

The Norsemen ked 4-3 after the first inning, but then scored seven more times in the next two innings to quickly pull away.

For Orange Nation, Mace Wheeler, one of the GVL’s top hitters at .58, belted a two-run home run.

However, the fay’s biggest hiotters were Colton Stinkeoway (3 hits, 5 RBI) and Aidan Treltas (3 hits, 4 RBI) to pull ahead.

Meanwhile, Nate Moulton slugeed a triple and a double, finishing with three RBI, as eight of the nine Norsemen in the starting line-up registered 18 hits.

West Hills failed to report its individual statistics.

El Capitan 14, Mount Miguel 2

SPRING VALLEY – Already leading 2-0 with singles runs in their first two trips to the plate, the El Capitan Vaqueros blew this one wide open with a 9-spot in the third innngto topple the host ount Miguel Matadors,14-2, ina GVL ballgame on Tuesday (Apr. 30).

For the Vaq Attack, three players — Emilio Fearn Flores (3 RBI on 3 hits), Landon Harbach and Deegan Brumfield — all posted RBI doubles.

The pitching victory went to rody McAuliffe, who allowed just one hit and an unearned run over six solid innings in a combned 2-hitter.

Mount Miguel, which once helfd a 9-3 record, dropped its 11th straight

Monte Vista 120, ECVHS 0

SPRING VALLEY – Monte Vista swept this week’s two-gae set with El Cajon Valley by posting a second staight shutout. A trio of Monarchs pitchers — Caleb Taa Jones Tristan Walker and Tristan Walker — combined on a 3-hitter.

Monte Vista’s Gavin Daley registered a bases-loaded triple. David Aceron added a two-run single, as ther Monarchs scored three times over the forst three innings for a quick 9-0 cushion.