By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic took a four-game winning streak into its Easter break, and the Dons showed no signs of rust when they got back.
The Dons extended their winning streak to seven games as they opened Western League play with three straight victories. They have won 13 of their last 14 games.
The Dons opened the week with two extra innings victories over Madison, 6-3 in eight innings on April 16, and 5-4 in 10 innings two days later.
In the first game, Jesse Kay’s two-hit game led the Dons offensively, and Stephen Gonsalves pitched three shutout innings of no-hit ball for the win in relief of Michael Martin, who struck out six batters and allowed three-runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks.
Martin, Gonsalves and Brandon Nelson each had two hits and Kay had a double and two RBI to lead the Dons in the second game.
Matt Boermeester had two hits and three RBI to lead the Dons in a decisive 8-0 victory over Point Loma on April 20.
Alex Schick pitched six innings of shutout ball and allowed no walks, combining with Brendan Reh on the shutout.
The Dons improved to 3-0 in league and 17-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines swept a three-game Palomar League series from Mt. Carmel.
The Falcons extended their winning streak to five games as they outscored their opponent 24-3.
Daniel Reitzler, Morgan Oliver and Henry Grow each had two hits to lead the Falcons to a 14-1 victory in the April 18 opener that set the tone for the three-game series.
Luc Rennie struck out nine batters and allowed no walks in a two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in a 4-0 victory in the first of two games on April 21.
Grow, Brock Larson and Reed Mason each had two hits to lead the Falcons in a 6-2 victory later in the day.
The Falcons improved to 5-1 in league and 17-3-1 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian opened Coastal League South play with a 5-0 victory over Horizon as the Eagles recorded their third straight shutout.
The victory followed a 10-0 nonleague win against Mater Dei three days earlier.
Nolan Gannon struck out 11 batters and allowed two walks in five innings of two-hit ball to lead the Eagles in the Horizon game.
Jackson Balla had two hits and two RBI and Bobby Zarubin contributed a solo homer to lead the Eagles offensively.
Zarubin pitched five innings of three hit ball in the Mater Dei game. He struck out six batters and allowed one walk.
Gannon led the Eagles offensively with two hits including a home run and three RBI, and Josh Estill homered and drove in two runs.
The Eagles improved to 1-0 in league and 15-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines opened Palomar League play with a split decision.
The Falcons defeated Rancho Bernardo 1-0 in their league opener on April 18, but then lost to Mt. Carmel 2-1 two days later.