By Gideon Rubin
Santa Fe Christian defeated San Marcos 1-0 behind a great pitching performance from Cole Acosta to finish the nonleague San Diego Lions tournament with a 2-1 record.
The Eagles opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Birmingham of Lake Balboa (Los Angeles County) on April 14. They lost to El Capitan of Lakeside 3-1 the next day.
Acosta pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Eagles in the San Marcos game on April 16. He struck out 10 batters and allowed two walks.
Dillon Paulson had two hits including a double and Brian Blatnick had one hit and drove in the game’s only run for SFC.
Paulson pitched a three-hitter to lead the Eagles in the Birmingham game. He struck out 10 batters and allowed two walks.
Will Finnerty, who hadn’t played in two years as a result of injuries, had two hits to lead the Eagles offensively in his return.
Finnerty also had two hits to lead the Eagles in the El Capitan game.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 12-5.
Canyon Crest Academy went 2-1 in the San Diego Lions tournament.
The Ravens opened with a 3-1 victory over Brawley on April 14 and defeated Tamalpais of Mill Valley (Marin County) 17-10 the next day. They lost their tournament finale to Santana 3-0 on April 16.
Sam Rhoads struck out six batters in 5 2/3 innings of two-hit ball to lead the Ravens in the Brawley game. Rhoads struck out six batters and allowed four walks.
Jacob Gotta had three hits including two doubles to lead the Ravens offensively.
Gotta and Riley Adams each had three hits and four RBI to lead the Ravens in the Tamalpais game. Gotta had a double and a home run and Adams had two doubles.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 8-8.
Cathedral Catholic lost to Clovis North 10-1 in a San Diego Lions tournament game on April 17.
The Dons lost their last two games in the tournament after winning their first two.
They opened with a 7-6 win against Vista on April 14 and beat Green Valley of Henderson, Nev., 4-1 the next day. They lost to Granite Hills 6-5 on April 16.
The Dons scored the game-winning run to defeat Vista in their last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Giovanni Garbella had three hits and scored two runs and Brady Aiken had two hits and two RBI to lead the Dons.
Sean Bouchard added two hits and drove in a run.
Connor Lunn pitched a three-hitter to lead the Dons in the Green Valley game. He struck out nine batters and allowed no walks.
Andrew Wilson had a triple and drove in two runs and Bouchard contributed two hits.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 15-3.
Torrey Pines defeated Kennedy of Granada Hills (Los Angeles County) 5-1 on April 17 to finish the nonleague San Diego Lions tournament with a 2-2 record.