Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach

By Gideon Rubin

Baseball:

Santa Fe Christian swept a two-game Coastal League South series from Horizon Christian Academy as standout Dillon Paulson led the Eagles in both games.

The Eagles won behind Paulson’s arm in a 4-2 victory on April 25. His bat carried them to a 12-1 win two days earlier.

Paulson pitched a complete game for his fifth win of the season in the most recent game. He struck out seven batters and allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks.

Paulson led the Eagles offensively too with two hits including a double and two RBI.

In the series opener, Paulson had three hits, four RBIs, and scored two runs to lead the Eagles.

Cole Weaver contributed three hits and two RBI and Tyler Ledbetter and Brian Blatnick each added two hits.

Cole Acosta, who was credited with the victory, pitched five shutout innings of two-hit ball. He struck out six batters and allowed four walks.

The Eagles have won three consecutive games and 10 of their last 11.

They improved to 3-0 in league and 14-5 overall for the season.


Torrey Pines took a best-of-three Palomar League series from Mt. Carmel in dramatic fashion, as Jake Singer hit a home run in the Falcons’ last at-bat of a 2-1 nine-inning game on April 26.

The victory completed a doubleheader sweep, with the Falcons winning the first game 8-2.

The Falcons bounced back from a 3-2 loss in the series opener on April 24.

C.J. Stubbs hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Falcons in first game of the doubleheader.

Singer added two hits including a double and two RBI.

Sandy Plashkes was credited with the victory. He pitched a complete game for the Falcons, allowing two runs on 10 hits and no walks.

Singer had three hits in the second game including delivering the knockout blow.

Josh Sidney was credited with the victory after pitching two innings of shutout ball in relief of starter Kenny Mares.

Mares struck out four batters and allowed one run on six hits and four walks.

The Falcons improved to 2-4 in league and 11-9 overall for the season.


Cathedral Catholic won its fourth straight Eastern League game as the Dons defeated Mira Mesa 4-0 on April 25.

Will Law had two hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Dons.

The victory followed a 3-2 league win against St. Augustine on April 23 in a game that went eight innings and a 4-1 victory over Scripps Ranch two days earlier.

Law had two hits including a home run and two RBI and Giovanni Garbella added three hits including a triple to lead the Dons in the St. Augustine game.

Connor Lunn, who was credited with the victory, allowed one run (unearned) on one hit in two innings in which he struck out four batters and allowed no walks.

Lunn relieved starter Brady Aiken, who struck out 12 batters and allowed one run on three hits and one walk.

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