Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Encinitas
Canyon Crest Academy continued its strong start as the Ravens opened the North County Tournament with three straight victories.
The Ravens opened the tournament with a 9-1 victory over San Pasqual on March 28 behind a strong pitching effort from starter Matt Sellee, who allowed one run on five hits and one walk in six innings.
Two days later Niko de Boucaud pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Ravens to a 5-0 victory over Oceanside.
Arjun Nichani led the Ravens offensively with two hits and two RBI.
The Ravens defeated Classical Academy 7-2 on April 1 as Nichani had two hits and two RBI and Sam Hreha contributed two hits and one RBI.
The Ravens improved to 10-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines improved to 2-1 in the North County Tournament as the Falcons defeated Ramona 5-2 on April 1.
Max Spencer struck out 10 batters and allowed no walks in a complete game effort in which he allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits to lead the Falcons.
Evan Trausch had three hits including a double and one RBI to lead the Falcons offensively.
The victory followed a 3-0 victory over Classical Academy in which Joshua Sidney pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Falcons.
Sidney struck out eight batters and allowed three walks.
Trausch, James Rutledge and Sean Bingham each had two hits to lead the Falcons offensively.
The Falcons lost to Mission Hills 6-5 in eight innings in the March 28 tournament opener on March 28.
The Falcons improved to 8-4 overall for the season.
La Costa Canyon rallied from a 5-1 deficit to defeat Mater Dei 6-5 in a Boras Classic Tournament game on April 1.
The Mavericks trailed 5-1 going into the top of the fifth inning, when they rallied for three runs.
They scored two runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead.
Mickey Moniak had two hits including a home run and a triple and three RBI and Blake Miller had three hits to lead the Mavericks offensively.
Austin Merrill helped the Mavericks overcome an early deficit, pitching 6 2/3 innings of shutout relief in which he struck out five batters and allowed five hits and no walks.
The Mavericks improved to 9-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Clairemont 4-2 in a Falcon Fiesta Tournament game on March 31 that went eight innings.
The Falcons rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to send the game into extra innings.
The Falcons scored one run in the fourth inning and tied the top of the seventh.
Xstaviana Augur had two hits (both doubles) and two RBI to lead the Falcons and Cassie Kaelber had two hits and scoed two runs.
Haley White, who pitched four shutout innings of two-hit ball for Torrey Pines in relief of starter Kiley Rose, was credited with the victory.
White struck out five batters and allowed no walks.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 12-3.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Montgomery 13-3 in a nonleague game on March 29.
Madigan Wade had four hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Ravens and Caroline Mehta contributed three hits and three RBI.
Cara Polese, Erin Coogan and Kristen Chaplin each added two hits.
Chaplin, who was credited with the victory, allowed three runs (one earned) in six innings.
The Ravens improved to 3-7 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Glenbrook South (Glenview, Ill.) in a nonleague game on March 30 as the Ravens extended their winnings streak to four games.
Rayna Higuchi scored three goals and had one assist to lead the Ravens and Ally Deremer, Anna Hong and Shayna Weinstein each added two goals.
Ravens goalie Jessie McConville had eight saves.
The victory followed a 13-8 win against Del Norte on March 28 in which Higuchi scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Ravens.
Daisy Valdivieso added three goals and Deremer, Weinstein and Hong each added two goals.
The Ravens improved to 9-1 overall for the season.