By Gideon Rubin
With a Coastal League South title on the line, Santa Fe Christian left nothing to chance in a 9-0 dismantling of Bishop’s. The win followed a 3-0 league victory over La Jolla Country Day the previous day.
The Eagles in their title-clinching game broke open a 1-0 lead when they scored four runs in the top of the second inning. They stretched the lead to 8-0 with a three-run fourth inning.
Bobby Zarubin had two hits including a homer and three RBI, and Cal Roberts had a double and three RBI.
Eagles starter Graham Gomez pitched five innings of three-hit ball in which he struck out four batters and allowed no walks.
Nolan Gannon struck out 10 batters and allowed two walks in a complete game two-hitter to lead the Eagles in the LCJD game.
John Gamble had two hits including a solo homer and scored two runs to lead the Eagles offensively.
The Eagles improved to 7-1 in league and 18-5 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy continued its amazing turnaround, moving to within a game of first place in the Valley League after extending its winning streak to six games.
The Ravens defeated Valley Center twice; 7-3 on May 9 and 8-4 two days later. They finished the week 3-0 after defeating San Dieguito Academy 3-1 on May 13.
Ravens starter Matthew Dinerman struck out seven batters and allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings to lead CCA in the first Valley Center game.
Riley Adams had two hits (both doubles) and four RBI to lead the Ravens in the second Valley Center game.
Cory Osetkowski struck out eight batters and allowed one run on four hits and one walk to lead the Ravens in the SDA game.
The red-hot Ravens moved into a two-way tie for second place with SDA as they improved to 6-4 in league and 12-15 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic swept a two-game series from University City to remain in sole possession of first place in the Western League.
The Dons won by scores of 6-0 and 4-2 on May 10 and 12th, respectively.
Starter Stephen Gonsalves struck out 10 batters and allowed two walks in five innings of two-hit ball to lead the Dons in the first game.
Matt Boermeester had three hits to lead the Dons offensively.
Nico Garbella and Tommy Valles each had two hits, and Stephen Haviar had two hits and three RBI to lead the Dons in the second game.
Dons starter Michael Martin struck out eight batters and allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk in five innings.
The Dons improved to 9-1 in league and 24-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines improved its playoff positioning and moved into sole possession of third place in Palomar League play after taking two of three games from Ramona.
The Falcons opened the series with a 10-8 victory on May 10, but split a May 14 doubleheader, winning the first game 8-1 and losing the second 4-0.
Kyle Johnson led the Falcons offensively in the series opener, going 3 for 5 with two homers and three RBI.
Taylor Murphy had three hits, all doubles, and Sam Wisenberg contributed three hits and two RBI.
Wisenberg had three hits to lead the Falcons in the first of two games on May 14, and Morgan Oliver and Taylor Murphy each contributed two hits and two RBI.
Jake Mitchell had two of the Falcons six hits in the second game, as Torrey Pines was shut out for just the second time all season
The Falcons improved to 8-6 in league and 21-9 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines advanced to the San Diego Section Div. I semifinals in dramatic fashion, as the Falcons rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit to defeat Rancho
Bernardo 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-12) in the quarterfinals on May 13.
Henry Guan led the Falcons with 24 kills and 12 digs, and Sean Kemper had 20 kills and four blocks.
Falcons setter Jake Reeves had 47 assists.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 19-11.
Torrey Pines extended its winnings streak to 13 games with a decisive 18-5 San Diego Section Division I quarterfinal victory over Grossmont on May 14.
The victory followed a 9-8 Avocado League win against La Costa Canyon in a regular season finale for both teams on May 11 that preserved the Falcons’ unbeaten league record.
The Falcons left nothing to chance in the Grossmont game, jumping out to an 11-0 halftime lead.
Anna Knowles led the Falcons with three goals and three assists, and Katie Trees scored two goals and had three assists.
Knowles and Trees were among nine Falcons players who contributed to their scoring.
Falcons goalie Carrie Yang had five saves.
Trees scored four goals and had two assists to lead the Falcons in the LCC game. Camille Doan contributed two goals, and Knowles scored one goal and had one assist.
Yang had six saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 17-2.