By Gideon Rubin
Torrey Pines’ powerful offense propelled the Falcons to two decisive wins.
The Falcons defeated Mission Hills 10-6 and Oceanside 12-4 in North County tournament games on March 23 and 24.
Garrett Stubbs went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Falcons in the Mission Hills game, and Brock Larson contributed two hits including a double and three RBI.
Falcons starter Brian Thene pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball for the win. He allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out seven batters.
San Wisenberg, Jack Mitchell and Kyle Johnson each had two hits to lead the Falcons in the Oceanside game.
Falcons starter Brock Larson allowed one unearned run struck out eight batters and one walk in five innings of three-hit ball for the win.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 7-1.
Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to five games with an 8-1 victory over Serra in a City tournament game on March 26.
Michael Martin pitched a gem to lead the Dons, striking out 13 batters and allowing one run and one walk in a six-hitter.
Nico Garbella led the Dons offensively with a triple and two RBI.
The Dons, who are unbeaten since losing their season opener, improved their overall record for the season to 5-1.
Santa Fe Christian has rebounded form a sluggish start, winning their last three games decisively after losing three of their first four games.
The Eagles defeated Lincoln 9-3 on March 22 and Clairemont 8-0 in City tournament games on on March 22 and 24.
Nolan Gannon led the Eagles in the Lincoln game, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI, and Jackson Balla added two hits.
Eagles reliever John Gamble pitched four shutout innings of three-hit relief for the win.
Josh Estill hit a three-run homer and Jake McKinney, Barrett Floyd and Gamble each had two hits to lead the Eagles in the Clairemont game.
Eagles starter Gannon pitched six shutout innings of one-hit ball for the win, striking out 11 batters and allowing two walks.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-3.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mt. Carmel 11-9 in a nonleague game on March 26.
Jack Kaloogian had two doubles and two RBI and Scott Horning had two hits and two RBI to lead the Ravens.
Matt Wineberg also had two hits for the Ravens.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 4-3.
Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to five games as the Falcons trounced Del Norte 13-3 in a North County tournament game on March 26.
Taylor Lee and Lauren Filicia each had two hits and three RBI and Lauren Hynes had three hits and two RBI and to lead the Falcons.
Julia Yacker and Emma Wong each added two hits.
Hynes struck out 10 batters and allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings for the win.