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Week Fifteen/CIF Regionals

Thurs., May 30
CIF Southland Semifinals
(3) Oxnard-Pacifica 6, (2) Valhalla 4

(2) Azusa 6, (3) Mount Miguel 4 (8 inn.)

Tue., May 28
CIF Southland Quarterfinals
Complete Brackets HERE
(3) Huntington Beach 8, (6) Granite Hills 3
(7) La Mirada 4, (2) Torrey Pines 2
(1) Orange Lutheran 9, (8) Cathedral Catholic 3
(5) Santa Margarita 7, (4) Rancho Bernardo 1

(2) Valhalla 4, (7) Cypress-Oxford Academy 0

(3) Mount Miguel 2, (6) Newport Beach-Pacifica Christian 0

Week Fourteen/CIFSDS

Sat., May 25

Valhalla 3, Mira Mesa 0

Thurs., May 23
Playback Final
Imperial 6, Monte Vista 4

Mount Miguel 5, Kearny 3 (8 inn. — MM: Castillo, walk-off 2-run HR)

Wed., May 22
Lower Bracket, Playback Final
Torrey Pines 3, Granite Hills 0

Tue., May 21
Granite Hills 6, at Torrey Pines 5
Playback final: Thursday, at Torrey Pines, 3:30 p.m.

Valhalla 9, La Jolla 2 (LJ eliminated)
Championships: Valhalla vs. Mkra Mesa/SD-Southwest winner, at UC San Dieoh, 7 p.m.

Monte Vista 11, Imperial 3

Mount Miguel 10, Orange Glen 1 (G eliminated)
Championship: Mount Miguel vs. Kearny, at UC San Diego, Thurs., 4 p.m.

Calvin Christian 2, Liberty Charter 1 (8 inn.) (Lions eliminated)

Week Thirteen/CIFSDS

Sat., May 18
Granite Hills 5, Carlsbad 4 (walk-off; Eagles score 4 in the 7th)

Bonita Vista 3, Helix 2

Monte Vista 8, Escondido Charter 4

Army-Navy df. Mountain Empire, forfeit

Liberty Charter 9, Borrego Springs 3

Fri., May 17

Torrey Pines 3, Granite Hills 2

Del Norte 9, Santana 0

Santa Fe Christian 2, Helix 0 (no-hitter by SFC’s Will Marenghi (SrWill Marenghi )

Valhalla 3, Calexico 1

Imperial 3, at Monte Vista 2 (11 inn.) READ MORE

Mount Miguel 11, SD-High Tech 2
Orange Glen 6, ECVHS 4
Mountain Empire 15, Army-Navy 2

Calvin Christian 8, Borrego Springs 7
Liberty Charter 17, CV-Victory Christian 7

Wed., May 15
Start of Double-Elimination

(3) Granite Hills 7, (6) Patrick Henry 1

(2) Poway 6, (10) Santana 1

(6) Helix 3, at (3) Bonita Vista 12

Monte Vista 13, Palo Verde Valley 1

(2) Mount Miguel 4, (7) ECVHS 3
Kearny 9, Mountain Empire 1

Borrego Springs 15, CV-Victory Christian 7

Tue., May 14
Upper Bracket
(8) Sage Creek 10, (9) Christian 6
(5) LJCDS 8, (12) Steele Canyon 3
Lower Bracket
(11) Montgomery 2, at (6) Grossmont 0
(10) Santana 7, at (7) Mission Hills 2

Lower Bracket
(6) Helix 4, (11) Westview 2

Upper Bracket:
(7) La Jolla 2, (9) El Capitan 1
(5) Brawley 13, (12) Ramona 1

Lower Bracket:
(10) Palo Verde Valley 5, at (7) Hilltop 4 (PVV plays at Monte Vista, Wed.)

Lower Bracket:
(7) El Cajon Valley 3, (10) Guajome Park 0
Calvin Christian 14, Liberty Charter 2

Upper Bracket:
(8) Liberty Charter 10, (9) Cali[atria 2

Mon., May 13
Special Play-In
CV-High Tech 5, Foothills Christian 4 (walk-off)  – The Knights made a sever push to reach the CIFSDS playoffs, hoping for their first post-season win since defeating Fallbrook in 2018, Rain-outs and a lack of make-up dates slowed their dream, but by defeating Borrego Spring on Friday,local CIF officials awarded a Special Play-In Game to determine the 12th seed. Despite ths setback to the bruins, at least the goal of making the playoffs was  achieved.l. In the game, Andrew Burke slugged an RBI double, but the Bruins eventually won in walk-off fashion with out down in the seventh in a contest at Sweetwater Valley L.L. In additional, Johannes Jansen Granillo  added two hits for the Knights.

Special Play-In
St. Joseph 7, Julian 3 – Kenny Morytko and Max Crus each posted a hit and scored a run, but a single swing by the Crusaders’ Andrew Wadds — a three-run homer — spelled the difference. It was the first playoff action by the Eagles since 2017.

Week Twelve

Fri., May 10
Western League

Patrick Henry 8, at Madison 4
Point Loma 9, Christian 0
Cathedral Catholic 5, St. Augustine 0
Foothills Christian 2, Borrego Springs 0

Thurs., May 9
Grossmont Hills League
Granite Hills 1, Santana 0
Helix 10, Grossmont 4
Grossmont Valley League

Valhalla 8, at Monte Vista 1
West Hills 6, El Capitan 0
Mount Miguel 8, ECVHS 1
Summit League

Ocean View Christian 7, at Mountain Empire 6
Manzanita League

Vincent Memorial at Julian

Wed.,  May 8
Western League

Christian 6, Point Loma 3
Patrick Henry 1, Madison 0 (9 inn.)
St. Augustine 15, Cathedral Catholic 4

Tue., May 7
Grossmont Valley League
Valhalla 5, Monte Vista 4 (walk-off_
El Capitan 3, West Hills 1
Mount Miguel 4, at ECVHS 2
Grossmont Hills League
Helix 6, at Steele Canyon 3
Grossmont 6, Santana  5 (8 inn.)
Valley League
Ramona 3, El Camino 1
Manzanita League
Borrego Springs 17, at Julian 3

Mon., May 6
Mountain Empire 21, at CV-LCC 1 – Mountain Empire and CV-High Tech are tied at 6-1 on top of the Summit League.Bothballclubs cap the regular seaso with a game each against Ocean View Christian, (7-15).Liberty Charter finished third.

Coronado 10, at Christian 1 – Leading 4-1, the Islanders scored six timesin the third inning to post th early blowout, as the Christian Patriots elected to save their pitching for an importan to-game series with Point Loma to close the regular season. The Island Boys snapped a streak of losing 7-of-8 to the Pats.

Escondido Charter 4,Foothills Christian 1 – The Escondido Charter White Tigers complete a two-game sweep to claim the Pacific League title over the defending champion Knight.

Kearny 10, Liberty Charter 4 – With a third-place finish in the Summit League already guaranteed, The Lions played a non0-league game on the road, but lost to the Komets. Trailing 3-2, Kearny scored five in the fourth inning to win. Liberty Charter closes the regular season at 7-15.

M=Week Eleven

Sat., May 4
CV-High Tech 8, Liberty Charter 2
Mission Vista 11, Ramona 0

Fri., May 3
Grossmont Hills League
Granite Hills 4, at Helix 2
Grossmont 3, Steele Canyon 0
Grossmont Valley League
West Hills 6, Monte Vista 2
Valhalla 17, at Mount Miguel 0
El Capitan 21, at ECVHS 1 (5 inn.)

Thurs., May 2
Grossmont Hills League
Santana 7, Helix 4
Granite Hills 23, at Steele Canyon 5
Grossmont Valley League
El Capitan 14, ECVHS 0
Monte Vista 13, West Hills 6
Valhalla 11, Mount Miguel 1
Valley League
Ramona 5, Mission Vista 4 (walk-off)

Summit League
Liberty Charter 13, CV-LCC 2 (5 inn., walk-off)
CV-High Tech at Mountain Empire
Coastal League3
Tri-City Christian 12, at Foothills Christian 0
|Manzanita League
Vincent Memorial at Borrego Springs
Warner at Julian

Wed., May 1
Patrick Henry 3, Christian 0 – The Patriots’ Talin Gardini belted an RBI double, then scored his team’s other two runs in a shutout vicvtory over Christian.  Pitcher Nico Lopez was firing a 1-hitter, but was forced from the game in the fourth inning, thus didn’t qualify for the win.  In all, a trio of arms combined on a 5-hitter. Christian received two hits from frosh Braeden Casey, including a double.

West Hills 13, Grossmont 12 – In a late-season non-league affair, neither side used any regular pitchers… and it showed on the scoreboard. This was the highest-scoring game in the series since 2006 (Grossmont 18-13). The Wold Pack had dropped 11 straight in the series (2013-21), but now have captured to straight.

Tue., Apr. 30
Grossmont Valley League
El Capitan 14, at Mount Miguel 1
Monte Vista 10, ECVHS 0
Valhalla 17, at West Hills  7
Grossmont Hills League
Granite Hills 4, Grossmont 0
Santana 5, Steele Canyon 4

Valley League
Ramona 2, at Mission Vista 1
Manzanita League
Borrego Springs 17, at Warner 6 (5 inn.)
Julian at Vincent Memorial,Calexico
Summit League
Mountain Empire 6, Liberty Charter 5

Mon., Apr. 29
Christian 6, at Coronado 4 (10 inn.)
Tri-City Christian 3, Foothills Christian 0

Week Ten

Sat., Apr. 27
No local games scheduled.

Fri., Apr. 26
Grossmont Valley League

Valhalla 4, West Hills 3
El Capitan 8, Mount Miguel 2
Monte Vista 9, ECVHS 0
Grossmont Hills League

Santana 1, Granite Hills 0
Grossmont 10, Helix 2
Bye – Steele Canyon
Western League

St. Augustine 18, at Christian 1
Patrick Henry 2, Point Loma 1 (8 inn.)
Cathedral Catholic 9, at Madison 0
Manzanita League
Vincent Memorial )Calexico) 5, Borrego Springs 4

Thurs., Apr. 25
Grossmont Valley League
Valhalla 3, El Capitan 0
Monte Vista 7, Mount Miguel 2
West Hills 16, ECVHS 0 (6 inn.)
Grossmont Hills League
Grossmont 5, Helix 2
Granite Hills 7, Santana 0 (1-hitter)
Western League
St. Augustine 8, Christian 6
Small Schools
Foothills Christian 14, Pacific Ridge 7
Mountain Empire 15, at St. Joseph (San Marcos) 3
Julian at Borrego Springs

Wed., Apr. 24
Summit League
Liberty Charter 14, at Ocean View Christian 2 (4 inn.)

CHULA VISTA – In a rare 1 p.m.  midday contest, the Liberty Charter Lions needed a mere four innings to vanquish the Ocean View Christian Patriots, 14-2. Lions catcher Drake Keehl drove in a career-best five runs, featuring his first home run of the season. Sophomore Isaac Anderson also established a career-high with three RBI. Both also escored twice. Meanwhile, Christian DSLayton tied a school mark by walking three times. On the mound,  Jaxon Adrain pitched the first three innings, but since the score was at 14-1, he still received the win based on the CIF Victory with Honor guidelines. Among his 9 outs, all 9 were on strikeouts; the run was unearned. Liberty Charter (6-12 overall) moved to 3-2 in Summit League play, to gain a share of second place.

Western League
Patrick Henry 0, at Point Loma 0, tie (9 inn., darkness)

POINT LOMA – The pitching staff from Patrick Henry bounced back from a rough, 2-week stage to shutout the host Point Loma Pointers… yet they didn’t win. The Pointers also posted a shutout via a 3-hitter in a scoreless draw which keeps Point Loma in first place. The oddity is that the game was played after the time change, giving Point Loma its fourth tie of the season. People holding the records are busy seeing if this is a CIF-San Diego Section record. For the Patriots, Cody Cappelletti fired a 3-hitter over seven innings, then the bullpen survived allowing two hits in two frames. Cappelletti  struck out eight. For Point Loma, William Sanford struck out eight in seven innings, yet also garnered a no-decision.

Tue., Apr. 23
Grossmont Hills League
Grossmont 7, at Santana 3
Helix 8, at Steele Canyon 4
Grossmont Valley League
Valhalla 11, at El Capitan 0
West Hills 8, ECVHS 2
Borrego Springs 14, at Warner 1 (5 inn.)
Foothills Christian 5, at Pacific Ridge 1
Mountain Empire 17, at Ocean View Christian 0
CV-High Tech 4, at Liberty Charter 1

Mon., Apr. 22
Grossmont Valley League
Monte Vista 9, Mount Miguel 2 (at PETCO Park)

Bonita Vista 5, at Christian 0
St. Augustine 3, Ramona 0

Week Nine

Sat., Apr. 20
Foothills Christian 12, at Santa Rosa Academy (Menifee, Calif) 7 (11 inn.)

MENIFEE – The day was long for Foothills Christian, yet it eventually became fruitful. The Knights scored four times in the first inning in building a 5-0 lead, but fumbled it away. The lead went to 7-5, but a run in the seventh would force extra innings. But in the 11th, a 5-run outburst finally proved to be enough for Foothills Christian (13-9) to down the host Santa Rosa Academy Rangers in a non-league affair. The Mustangs  (7-12) drilled three triples, but lost on five errors.

Valley League
Escondido 1, at Ramona 0
El Camino 2, Valley Center 1

Fri., Apr. 19
Grossmont Hills League
Grossmont 6, Santana 0
Grossmont Valley League
El Capitan 9, Monte Vista 1
West Hills 8, at Mount Miguel 3
Valhalla 15, ECVHS 0
Western League
Christian 4, Madison 1
Cathedral Catholic 11, Patrick Henry 4
Point Loma 7m,at St. Augustine 1

Thurs., Apr. 18
Granite Hills 6, Helix 3
Grossmont 2, Steele Canyon 1
Monte Vista 3, El Capitan 2
West Hills 15, Mount Miguel 1
Valhalla 21, ECVHS 2 (4 inn.)
Borrego Springs 24, Warner 1 (5 inn.)
Coastal 15, Foothills Christian 3
Mountain Empire df. CV-LC, forfeit
Escondido 3, Ramona 0
Vincent Memorial at Julian, not reported

Wed., Apr. 17
Patrick Henry 2, Cathedral Catholic 1
Borrego Springs 24, Warner 1 (5 inn.)
Point Loma 1, St. Augustine 0 (walk-off)

Tue., Apr.16
Grossmont 4, at Steele Canyon 2 (8 inn.)
Granite Hills 3, at Helix 1
Valhalla 7, Monte Vista 4

Madison 10, Christian 4
Escondido 8, at Ramona 4

Liberty Charter 16, at CV-LCC 0 (3 inn., white flag)
Borrego Springs 15, at Julian 4 (5 inn.)
Foothills Christian 3, at Coastal 1
Mountain Empire 14, at CV-High Tech 5

Mon.,Apr. 15
Madison 4, at Christian 3 – The Christian Patriots scored once in the seventh, then had the potential game-tying and -winning runs on base, but the Madison Warhawks collected the final out to escape with a Western League victory. Once again, th Pats’ batting leader as Xavier Farnum with two hits and an RBI.

CV-High Tech 9, at ECVHS 3 – Bruibs sophomore Daniel Cardoso collected three hits with a double, plus three RBI, to win the non-league contest.

Week Eight

Sat., Apr. 13
No local games scheduled/rain make-up day

Fri., Apr. 12
 ECVHS df. CV-LCC, forfeit
Cathedral Catholic 9, at Christian 6
St. Augustine 6, at Patrick Henry 0
Point Loma 1, Madison 0
Valley Center 4, Ramona 1

Thurs., Apr. 11
Monte Vista 11, at Mount Miguel 5
Helix 4, Santana 3
Granite Hills 4, Steele Canyon 0

Borrego Springs 13, Vincent Memorial 7
Julian 8, at Warner 0
Mountain Empire 10, at Liberty Charter 1
Ramona 2, Valley Center 1
Escondido Charter 12, Foothills Christian 4

Wed., Apr. 10
Western League
Christian 6, at Cathedral Catholic 3
St. Augustine 7, Patrick Henry 2
Point Loma 8, at Madison 8, tie (7 inn., darkness; Madison scored 8 in the 6th)
Bonita Vista 5, West Hills 0

Tue., Apr. 9
Granite Hills 11, at Steele Canyon 0
Helix 7, at Santana 3
Monte Vista 12, West Hills 5
Valhalla 16, at Mount Miguel 1 (5 inn.)

Borrego Springs 21, Warner 0 (5 inn.)
Liberty Charter 11, Ocean View Christian 0  (1-hitter)
Escondido Charter 2, at Foothills Christian 0
Valley Center 10, Ramona 2
Julian at Vincent Memorial

on., Apr. 8
Mountain Empire 15, at Calipatria 4 – The RedHawks mounted a 7-0 lead, but when the Hornets finally answered, the visitors answered back with eight runs in the fourth to waltz to an easy win. Next for Mountain Empire is its Summit League opener at Liberty Charter of Alpine on Thursday.

Patrick Henry 3, at Montgomery 2 – The Patriots scored nce in the sixth inning to snap a 2-all deadlock to top host Montgomery. Preston Conklin doubled and scored a run.

Cathedral Catholic 21, Christian 5 – The Patriots allowed their highest point total since 2009 (23) in a loss in their Western League opener at Manchester Field.\

Gompers Prep at Julian, cc., adverse weather day/school was out (Not for vsolar eclipse)
West Hills at Mount Miguel, ppd. (moved to Apr.19)

Week Seven

Sat., Apr. 6
Foothills Christian 7, Coastal 3 – The Knights (11-6 overall) remained unbeaten in Pacific League play at 3-0 after stopping the Stingrays, scoring all of their runs in the first two innings before Coastal finally answered in the seventh to ruin the shutout bid. Senior Andrew Burke delivered a two-run single in the first for a 3-0 lead, then Foothills Christian added four more runs in the second. Burke, overcoming a terrible junior season, is now batting over .300 and leads all East County batters with 19 RBI. Burke was also the winning pitcher, giving a chance for the shutgout with 6.1 solid innings before Coastal finally broke through. Nevertheless, he established a career high by striking out 11 Stringrays batters.

ri., Apr. 5

All games, ppd., rain/wet grounds, except (as of 1 p.m.)…
West Hills at Mount Miguel, 4 p.m.
Ocean View Christian at Julian, now ccd., wet grounds

Thurs., Ap  r. 4
Grossmont 4, Granite Hills 3
Monte Vista 8, at El Capitan 1
Patrick Henry 2, Otay Ranch 0
Classical 6, at Christian 2
El Camino 8, Ramona 7 (5 in 7th walk-off)

Wed, Apr. 3
Christian 6, University City 1 – The 600th career victory for Patriots head coach Mike Mitchell

Granite Hills 3, Grossmont 2 – GHL opener.
Santana 4, at Steele Canyon 0 – GHL opener.
Valhalla 6, West Hills 3 –  GVL opener.
El Capitan 15, Mount Miguel 1 – GVL opener.

Tue, Apr 2
ECVHS 15, CV-LCC 5 (1-hitter)
Christian  4, Brawley 0 (2-hit shutout)
Patrick Henry 1, Bonita Vista 0 (2-hit shutout)
Ramona 2, El Camino 1 (2-hitter)
Warner at Julian

Mon., Apr. 2
No local teams scheduled

Week Six

Sat.,Mr. 30
No local teams scheduled

ri., Mar.29
Valhalla at Del Norte

Thurs, Mar. 28
ECVHS 5,  Foothills Christian 3
El Capitan 9, Madison 7
Grossmont 5, McClatchy (Sacramento) 4 (walk-off)
Liberty Charter 6, Will C. Crawford 2
Ramona 2, Brawley 1 (walk-off)

Bonita Vista 4, Steele Canyon 0
Del Norte 15, Santana 2
El Camino 7, Monte Vista 0
Green Valley (Henderson, Nev.) 7, West Hills 2
Santa Fe Christian 19, Valhalla 0 (6 inn.)
Torrey Pines 4, Patrick Henry 1
Viewpoint  (Calabasas, Calif.) 14, Mount Miguel 5
Borrego Springs 4, at Desert Mirage 2

Wed., Mar. 27
ECVHS 7, Hoover 6
El Capitan 5, Cleveland (Reseda, Calif.)  3
Foothills Christian 10, Mount Miguel 6
Helix 3, Coronado 2
Monte Vista 9, Lincoln (Portland, Oree.) 1
Valhalla 6, Grossmont 5 (walk-off)
Patrick Henry 6, West Hill  (Ore.) 0
Ramona 3, San Dieguito 2
Santana 6, Fallbrook 5

Broomfield (Colo.) 10, West Hills 0
Santa Fe Christian 12, Steele Canyon 10
Torrey Pines 3, Granite Hills 0

Tue., Mar. 26
Granite Hills 2, St. Augustine 0
Mount Miguel 8, Mountain Empire 6
Foothills Christian 4, Mountain Empire 2
Foothills Christian 11, Liberty Charter 10
El Capitan 12, Canyon Crest 0
Helix 4, Chatsworth 1
Monte Vista 10, Poly (Sun Valley, Calif.) 6
Valhalla 4, Maranatha Christian 2
West Hills 12, Fallbrook 1
Patrick Henry 6, Simi Valley 4
Broomfield (Colo.) 6, Santana 5
Del Norte 3, Grossmont 2 (walk-off)
Montgomery 10, Steele Canyon 4
The Rock 8, ECVHS 6

Mon., Mar. 25
West Hills 4, Santana 3
ECVHS 8, Orange Glen 3
El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, Calif.) 2
Mount Miguel 7, Liberty Charter 5
Patrick Henry 14, Carlsbad 1
Ramona 10, L.A.-Roosevelt 2
Oceanside 2, at Monte Vista 2, tie (9 inn., darkness)

Maranatha Christian 3, Grossmont 0
Lakeridge  (Lake Oswego, Ore.) 6, Helix 4
Green Valley (Henderson, New.) 8, Steele Canyon 7
Caldera  (Bend, Ore.) 9, El Capitan 7
Bayfront Charter vs. Foothills Christian, ccd., wet grounds
Valhalla at Del Norte, ccd., wet grounds

Week Five

Sat., Mar. 23
No local games scheduled.

Fri., Mar. 22
Patrick Henry 6, Mission Hills 1 – An early 1-1 deadlock vanished when the Patriots scored five times in the fifth inning.  Mos of the damage was created by the Grizzlies (3-5), which committed three errors to allow five unearned runs to score. For the Patriots (9-2), Jack Giordano and Alex Mestman posted RBI singles.

Guajome Park 10, Liberty Charter 6 – tThe host Frogs (6-2) scored five times in the first inning en route to mounting a 10-1 lead to down the Lions (2-7).

Borrego Springs 11, at Calipatria 2 – In a night contest held in the Imperial Valley, the Rams scored four times in the first inning in the gate-to-wire victory.

CV-Victory Christian 26, Julian 5

Thurs., Mar. 21
Monte Vista 8, Morse 1
Mount Miguel 4, Chula Vista 1
Ramona 6, Holtville 1

Hilltop 6 Foothills Christian 3
Bonita Vista 5, Santana 4

Wed., Mar. 20
Grossmont 7, Montgomery 1
Christian 3, Valhalla 2
Patrick Henry 4, Santana 0
Foothills Christian 3, Coastal 2 (8 inn.)
Cathedral Catholic 4, Steele Canyon 2 (8 inn.)
St. Augustine 4, Granite Hills 0
Scripps Ranch 3, West Hills 2 (walk-off)
University City 4, El Capitan 2

Tue., Mr. 19
Borrego Springs 19, Vincent Memorial 17
ECVHS 9, Will C. Crawford 2
El Capitan 8, Longmont (Colo.) 0
Foothills Christian 7, Tri-City Christian 1
Mount Miguel 11, Hoover 0
The Bishop’s 6, Ramona 0
Madison 13, Valhalla 1

Mon., Mar. 18
Granite Hills 4, Montgomery 2
Patrick Henry 2, Steele Canyon 0 = No-Hitter.
Cathedral Catholic 8, Helix 5
Coronado 8, West Hills 3
Eastlake 3, Grossmont 0
La Jolla 6, El Capitan 0
La Jolla COuntry Day 9, Christian 0
St. Augustine 3, Santana 1
Julian at CV-Victory Christian, not reported

Week Four

Sat., Mar. 16
Monte Vista 5, San Diego HS 2
Mount Miguel 17, SD-High Tech 3

Hoover 9, ECVHS 5 (8 inn.)
Longmont (Colo.) 10, Foothills Christian 4
Ramona 7, at EC-Southwest 0

Fri., Mar. 15
Granite Hills 8, Eastlake 7 (walk-off)
Christian 5, West Hills 4
El Capitan 2, Mission Bay 0
Patrick Henry 10, Helix 0
Montgomery 5, Santana 3
Point Loma 8, Valhalla 7
St. Augustine 6, Steele Canyon 2

Thurs., Mar. 14
Foothills Christian 4, Pacific Rodge 0
Mount Miguel 13, Kearny 5
Monte Vista 13, Lincoln 0

Calipatria 17, Borrego Springs 6
Cathedral Catholic 5, Grossmont 0
SD-High Tech 8, ECVHS 4
Orange Glen 3, Liberty Charter 2 (walk-off)
many others, ppd., rain

Wed., Mar. 13
El Capitan 1, Clairemont 0
Granite Hills 2, Cathedral Catholic 0
Patrick Henry 13, Grossmont 3
Steele Canyon 2, Montgomery 1 (11 inn.)
Valhalla 8, Scripps Ranch 3

Bonita Vista 3, Christian 1
Eastlake 4, Santana 0
Madison 4, West Hills 0
St. Augustine 2, Helix 0
Brawley 6, Ramona 2

Tue., Mar. 12
Liberty Charter 15, Coastal 44 – Liberty Charter junior Brody Harris drove in a career-high five runs, stroking both a doubl and home run to power the Lions past the host Coastal Academy Stingrays, 15-4, on Tuesday (Mar. 12) in North County.

Along with Hsarris, senior Jaxon Adrain aded 3 RBI,as the lions mounted 13 hits, including three (and three runs scored) by Nathan Banks.

Trailingh 1-0, Liberty Charter (2-5 overall) posted 12 runs in the third inning to subdue the Stingrays (3-3) tp snp a 4-game losing skid.

Monte Vista 15, Canyon Hills 2 – The Monarchs were leading 8-0 through three frames, then posted five additional runs in the fifth inning to put this puppy away.

Of course,a polite Monarchs scorekeeper “pnly” l”credited” visiting Canyon Hills with 8 errors, although the total was probably much greater

Monte Vista also turned on the power, with seven extra-base blasts among the team’s nine hits.

Four doubles, a pair of triples and a home run — featuring Gavin Daley’s two-base hit and a bomb to left field — allowed the Monarchs to score in event inning except the first.

Daley was also the winning pitcher after going five innings.

Mount Miguel 5, Will C. Crawford 1 (6 inn.) – In another Spring Valley blowout, the Mount Miguel Matadors built a 10-0 vushiion, then added five more markers in the fourth inning before the visiting Colts threw in the towel in a contest shortened to six innings.

Alex Sandoval collected four RBI, Junior Ettleman drove in three runs, with both slugging doubles along with Alfredo Rodriquez. There was also a triple from Matt Barton.

Mount Miguel pitchers Charlie Sandoval and 9 James Cibrian combined on a 4-hitter, as the Colts run was unearned.

Following an 0-3 start, the Matadors are now at .500 with a nice 3-game winning streak.

We noticed Crawford is still above .500 at 3-2, so we looked at the schools they defeated: neighborhood rival Gompers Prep, Bonsall and Bayfront Charter.

Next for Mount Miguel is Kearny, which lost to El Cajon Valley on Tuesday (Mar. 12).

ECVHS 10, Kearny 5 – Unique for a high school series, both ballgames between the schools were played at El Cajon Valley, as the Braves overcame an 11-2 defeat to clobber the Komets, 10-5, in Tuesday’s (Mar. 12) rematch.

The Braves scored twice in the fourth innng to grab a 5-4 advantage, then added five more runs in the fifth to secure full control.

Christopher Cosio collected three of ECVHS’s nine hits, scoring three times. Meanwhile, Jorge Vargas Tiznado went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs, raising his average to .500.

Kearny (4-2) saw its 4-game winning streak snapped. The Braves are 3-1 overall after avenging their lne setback.

Sweetwater 6, Foothills Christian 2
Hamilton (Anza, Calif.) 13, at Borrego Springs 19

Mon., Mar, 11
Christian 5, Otay Ranch 1 – Christian senior Peter Zacharzuk did not allow an earned run in a complete-game effort, as the host Patriots stopped Otay Ranch, 5-1, in Monday’s (Mar. 11) tournament contest.

Zach arzuk struck out four Mustangs without yielding a walk, and was backed by a trio of double plays,all three surrounded by sophomore Benji Molina and senior Johnny Rocco. D.H. Kim had a hand in a pair of the twin-killings.

Christian (4-2 overall) scored in the first inning, then extended the lead to 3-0 before Otay Ranch answered on an error, then an RBI double by Ricky Aguilar.

However, the Patriots answered in similar fashion on an RBI dobule by Rocco. Also driving in runs were Landon Reed, Braeden Casey and Xavier Farnum (sacrufuce fly).

The Patriots have now won two straight, while the Mustangs (1-6) dropped their sixth straight.

On Wednesday (Mar. 13), the Patriots hit the road to meet Dave Palet’s Bonita Vista Barons (3-1) at 4 p.m.

Helix 3, Montgomery 0 – Helix junior Antoin Simpson fired five innings of 1-jit ball, then accounted for all of the scoring by drilling a 3-run homer in the third inning to single-handily stop visiting Montgomery in
onday’s (Mar. 11)( turnament contest.

Simpson struck out a pair, then relief pitchers Trevor Raylould (hold) and Gabe Lanier (save) fired one frame each to close out the Scotties’ Fourth victory in five outings.

Eastlake 18, Steele Canyon 5 – Tied for third-most runs allowed in Steele Canyon history.
Eastlake 8, Steele Canyon 1 – Both scores reported.

According to MaxPreps 9see Screen Grad, right), the Eastlake Titans made mincemeat of Steele Canyon pitcher, collecting 18 runs on 22 hits in a one-sided tournament contest next to the Great Wall of Jamul.

Other reports claim the final score to bhe 8-1; the Cougars do not report to East County Sports.

If true, the 18 runs allowed ties for the third-most allowed in Cougars history, equaling the mark set by Ramona in CIF San Diego Section playoff action on May 31, 2014.

According to MaxPreps,the recod is 19 set by Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in the teams’ lone meeting in 2007, but this is incorrect.

The mark is actually 24 by Granite Hills in a Grossmont South League contest on May 6, 2003. LINK

The Cougars record for offense is 29 runs, set im 2011.

El Capitan 3, Mira Mesa 2 – Mira Mesa, which traditionally owns oe of the best home-field records in the San Diego City Conference, lket one slip awat Monday (Mar. 11) aftert El Capitan registered single runs in the sixth and seventh inings to nip the Marauders, 3-2.

Neither starting pitcher was ready, as Mira Mesa took a quick 2-1 lead in the first. The the parade of zeroes started until the sixth.

El Capitan’s eun production has been provided by underclassmen most of the seson. This timew, it was two RBI by sophomoe Matthew Eckis and another by junior Dominic Jones on a solo home run to fuel the offense.

Vaqueros pitcher Landon Harbach went 5.1 innings, te final4.2 of shutout variety. However, the victory went to Evin Padilla from out of the bullpen. with1.2 framesof no-hit ball.

Granite Hills 3, Patrick Henry 2 – The Granite Hills Eagles tallied single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, then held on for dear life to finally edge the visiting Patriots, 3-2, in Monday’s (Mar. 11) tournament contest.

Eagles pitcher Brenden Lewis came within two outs of a complete game, but Kade Gaeir entered to register the final two outs, inckuding a strikeout, to garner the senior’s first career save.

Phillip Jones delivered an RBI double for the Eagles, while a pair of errors by the Patriots allowed a pair f unearned runs to spell the difference.

ry Cathedral Catholic 10, Santana 6
Coronado 4, Valhalla 0 – C: 4-hit shutout along the Silver Strand.
Point Loma 17, West Hills 8
St. Augustine 5, Grossmont 3

Week Three

Sat., Mar. 9
Monte Vista 9, Monte Vista 0 – MV: 2-hit shutout.

Fri., Mar. 8
Granite Hills 4, Del Norte 0 – Eagles senior pitcher Chandler Henry fired a no-hitter to power the Eagles past the Del Norte Nighthawks. Henry struck out seven batters, while three walks prevented a perfect game.

The no-hitter was East County’s first since Mar. 2, 2023, when Christian needed to go 8 innings to stop host Chula Vista, 1-0. Meanwhile in 2022, Andruw Godinez and Brody Harris — a pair of freshmen — powered Liberty Charter past NC-High Tech, 14-0.

The last Grossmont Conference school to fire a no-hutter came in 2021, hen Helix blanked San Ysidro, 8-0, nehind Layton Wirschem and Isaac Cota. Before that, Valhalla’s Joseph “JoJo” Ingrassia fired a no-hiter on the final day of the 2020 regular season after accepting a scholarship to San Diego State.

Henry, a four-year varsity performer, is now 2-0 and has yet to allow an earned run over 11 innings pitched.

Granite Hills (3-12 overall) led gate-to-wire behind a two-run double by Parker Vance  in the first inning. The other runs came inthe fifth on a pair of unearned runs.

In three victories this season, Eagles pitcung has allowed just one unearned run.

Patrick Henry 7, Mt. Carmel 2 – Four runs in the first inning, then two more in the second placed this contest into the Patriots’ win column early. The Patriots opened the bullpen to a host of pitchers in the waltz, as the Sundevils didn’t score until the seventh inning against underclassmen to avoid the shutout.

The offense saw swnior  Talin Gardini slug a two-run double, while Jack Giordano and Rohan Brown also stroked two-base hits. Freshman Lukas Waite  also collect a pair of RBI, the first of his career. Sophomore Alex Mestman scored twice.

Ramona 2, at Point Loma 2, tie (8 inn., darkness)
Mater Dei Catholic 9, West Hills 4
Bonsall 10, Borrego Springs 9
Vincent Memorial at ECVHS

Thurs., Mar. 7
Chula Vista 13, Liberty Charter 0 (6 inn.) – CV: 1-ht shutout.
Vincent Memorial at ECVHS, ppd.
Bonsall at Mountain Empire
Julian at Ocean View Christian

Wed., Mar. 6
Christian 4, Valhalla 2 – Valhalla played catch up to move even on a pair of unearned runs, but Christian scored twice in the fifth inning to down Orange Nation. Patriots senior Xavier Farnum (Sr) and D.H. Kim each stroked a double and two RBI. Brody Gundert  pitcher six frames of 4-hit ball over six innings for the victory;  Benji Molina garnered the save with a 1-2-3 in the seventh. For Valhalla, starting pitcher Colton Stinkeoway pitched all six innings and is closing in on the school record for career complete games.

Grossmont 5, Vista 4 – The visiting Panthers tallied all four of its runs in the fifth inning inning to take a 4-2 lead, but the Foothillers immediately answered with three runs to take as 5-4 decision. GHS overcame five errors to hang on after three players — Lucas Abkin,Jacob Suter  and Brandon Hermosillo  — belted home runs.

El Capitan 6, Otay Ranch 2 – Both ballclubs registered seven hits, but the Vaqueros’ hit were more effective.  Dominic Jones belted a home run and David Vera slugged a two-run double to lead the Vaq Attack. Both are juniors.

Patrick Henry 4, San Pasqual 0 – Patriots senior pitcher Talin Gardini fired a 3-hitter over five innings, then junior Nate Moloney came out of the bullpen to register three strikeout in a pair of no-hit innings, dominating the host Golden Eagles in southern Escondido. On offense, senior Talin Gardini (Sr), a four-year starter, batted 2-for-4, with a double a two RBI. Mid-game sb Dillon Foster batted 2-for-2.

Steele Canyon 8, Westview 1 – Cougars senior   J.T. Hendrie drilled a complete-game to upend the visiting Wolverines. Cougars  struck out seven., overcming an early run to fire 6.1 innings of shutout ball. The offense saw Gabe Celaya  belt a two-run homer, while Tommy Rimoldi went 3-for-=4 and scored twice.

Canyon Crest 13, Ramona 2
Coronado 9, Monte Vista 1
West Hills at Mater Dei Catholic, no report

Tue., Mar. 5
Valhalla 2, Vista 1 (8 inn.)- Following a scoreless draw through seven regulation  innings, all of the contest’s runs were tallied in the 8th inning.

Collecting the RBI for the Norsemen were Julian Jerjees and Colton Stinkeoway;. Scoring the runs were Nate Moulton (Sr) and Ryland Urtnowski.  All four are seniors.

Valhalla starting pitcher Mathew Ibrahim fired a 3-hitter  but left with no decision after six stellar innngs. Julian Jerjees garnered the victory in relief with two innings despite giving up a run.

If darkness had come sooner, this ballgame would’ve been the first 0-0 game locally since Julian opened the 2023 season at home against the Raptors of North County High Tech High.

Borrego Springs 16, Julian 0 – After scoring nine times in the second inning, the host Rams (2-2 overall) won the Battle of the Tuqui Pass (State Hwy. 76). The game was the season opener for the Eagles.

Kearny 11, ECVHS 2 (6 inn., darkness) – Braves senior Paul Rodriguez Pelayo Stuck  out two Komets in an inning of relief, then smacked a double. For Kearny, Elijah Duffy (Sr) belted a 2-run homer to left field.

Foothills Christian 1, ACE 0 – The Knights gained a shutout triumph over ACE (Academy of Careers & Exploration), located in Helensdale (just north of Victorville) off Interstate 15. ACE, of course, are the Eagles.

La Costa Canyon 5, Granite Hills 1
Rancho Buena Vista 11, Santana 6
Escondido Charter 7, Liberty Charter 1

Mon., Mar. 4
Helix 5, El Capitan 4 – The visiting Highlanders scored three times in the fifth inning to get even, then scored the game-winning in the seventh for a road decision at Hostetler Field in Lakeside. Helix senior Gabe Lanier  batted 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI. to rlly his side from a4-0 deficit. The bullpen tossed five innings of shutout ball, including the final 1.2 frames by Jake Hopkins to garner the victory.

Monte Vista 1, Otay Ranch 0 – Marches senior pitcher Sr fired a two-hut shutout with five strikeouts, while junior Damian Ordaz drove in Orlando Rupley for the contest’s lone run in the sixth inning., to spark Monte Vista (2-2) to a second straight victory.

Eastlake 6, Grossmont 2
Madison 3, Christian 2 (9 inn.)

Maranatha Christian 21, Ramona 2 – Most runs allowed by Ramona this centruy (previous mark: 20, Poway, Mar. 30, 2016)

Torrey Pines 6, Patrick Henry 0

Granite Hills at La Costa Canyon, moved to Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Coronado at Steele Canyon, no report
Montgomery at West Hillsm no report

Week Two

Sat., Mar. 2
Mount Miguel 8, CV-High Tech 3 – Matadors senior Junior Ettleman batted 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs to give Mount Miguel a 22-game hitting streak. The visiting Bruins, down 4-0, closed to within 4-3 in the ate innings, but the Matadors scored four times in the sixth for the victory. Easton Sanchez and Tyler Kelly also added twohits for Mount Miguel (2-3 overall). which stole seven bases.Senior starting pitcher Charlies Sandoval allowed just one unearned run over five frames;  senior James Cibrian tossed a 2-inning save.

Granite Hills vs Bonita Vista, ppd., rain VIDEO

Fri., Mar. 1
Monte Vista 5, San Diego HS 3
Christian 7, Grossmont 0
Helix 2, Vista 0
Valhalla 4, Otay Ranch 1
West Hills 4, San Ysidro 2
Patrick Henry 4, Scripps Ranch 2
Steele Canyon 5, Eastlake 4
Foothills Christian 13, Borrego Springs 1
Poway 8, Santana 5
San Pasqual 4, Ramona 1
Westview 6, El Capitan 4

Thurs., Feb.  29
Granite Hills 9, Rancho Bernardo 1
Mount Miguel 9, Pacific Ridge 0
Santana 7, Del Norte 1
Calvin Christian 4, Liberty Charter 4 (8 inn.)
Desert Mirage 13, Borrego Springs 2
Mountain Empire 9, Bonsall 2

Wed., Feb. 28
Mountain Empire at Bonsall (n)
Christian 8, Steele Canyon 3
El Capitan 8, Mater Dei Catholic 4
Grossmont 4, Montgomery 3
Helix 6, Madison 1
Valhalla 11, San Diego HS 1
West Hills 5, Coronado 2
Liberty Charter 5, Hoover 2
Patrick Henry 5, LJCDS 4
San Ysidro 10, Monte Vista 8

Tue., Feb. 27
Borrego Springs 10, Bonsall 3
Granite Hills 8, at Poway 0
Foothills Christian 15, CV-Victory Christian 2
Carlsbad 16, Santana 0
Chula Vista 5, Mount Miguel 3

Mon., Feb. 26
ECVHS 10, Liberty Charter 2
El Capitan 7, San Diego HS 2
Grossmont 5, Coronado 4
Steele Canyon 2, Madison 0
Valhalla 7, San Ysidro 3
Eastlake 10, Christian 1
Mater Dei Catholic 8, Monte Vista 1
Westview 2, Helix 1
SD-Southwest 3, Foothills Christian 1

Week One

Tue., Feb. 20
Foothills Christian 10, Castle Park 1

Thurs., Feb. 22
Sweetwater at Mount Miguel, ppd., rain/wet grounds

Fri., Feb. 23
Sweetwater 13, at Mount Miguel 12
Canyon Hills 11, Kearny 1
Borrego Springs at Desert Mirage, ppd., wet grounds

Sat., Feb. 24
Foothills Christian 5, United Christian (Rancho Cucamonga) 5 (walk-off)
Mission Bay 13, Mount Miguel 1
Otay Ranch at West Hills, no report