Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas
La Costa Canyon opened Avocado League West play with a dramatic series victory.
The Mavericks rallied from a two-run deficit in their last at-bat, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Vista 6-5 in the decisive game of a three-game series on April 16.
Ryan Orr had three hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Mavericks and Griffin Teisher and Micky Moniak each added two hits.
The Mavericks lost the series opener 2-1 on April 12.
But they rebounded for a 15-7 win two days later as Moniak led a 15-hit attack, going 4 for 5 and completing three legs of the cycle with a home run, two triples and a single. Moniak drove in seven runs and scored four runs.
Orr had three hits including two doubles and three RBI and Kooper Christ, Brandon Bay and Reed Labar each added two hits.
The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 11-5.
Torrey Pines took a best-of-three Palomar League series from Rancho Bernardo as the Falcons won the deciding game 11-5 on April 15.
The Falcons broke open a 2-1 game in the top of the fourth inning when Kyle Hurt’s three-run homer highlighted an eight-run rally.
Ryan Bramlett added a two-run homer.
Hurt, who started the game and was credited with the victory, allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out five batters.
The series started inauspiciously from a Falcons standpoint as they lost the opener 7-1 on April 11.
But they bounced back two days later for a 1-0 victory as Joshua Sidney pitched a one-hit shutout. Sidney struck out five batters and allowed no walks.
James Rutledge led the Falcons offensively with a solo home run.
The Falcons improved to 2-1 in league and 12-5 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Mira Mesa 4-1 in a Western League game on April 15.
Preston Price pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Dons. Price struck out nine batters and allowed four walks.
Quinn Hoffman had two hits including a double to lead the Dons offensively.
The Dons opened league with a 2-1 victory over Scripps Ranch on April 11.
Starting pitcher Sam Miller, who was credited with the victory, allowed one run (unearned) on five hits and one walk in six innings.
Hoffman had three hits and Jacob Allred had two hits including a double to lead the Dons offensively.
The Dons were held to five hits in a 1-0 loss to St. Augustine in a league game on April 13 despite a great pitching performance from Connor Lunn, who allowed one run (unearned) on four hits in seven innings. Lunn struck out four batters and allowed one walk.
The Dons improved to 2-1 in league and 13-5 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy lost the deciding game of a three-game Palomar League series to Westview 6-2 on April 15.
The Ravens had their five-game winning streak snapped in the series opener, a 6-3 loss on April 11 in which Alex Rejto had two doubles and Seth Bernstein added two hits.
They bounced back for a 5-4 victory on April 13 in which Sammy Benbow had a double and three RBI to lead the Ravens.
The Ravens fell to 1-2 in league and 13-4 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian lost to Montgomery 4-0 in a nonleague game on April 14.
Chet Moody had two hits in defeat for the Eagles.
The loss followed a 7-3 loss to La Jolla Country Day in a Coastal League game on April 12.
The Eagles fell to 1-1 in league and 10-5 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to 10 games as the Dons defeated Hilltop 4-0 in a nonleague game on April 16.
Devyn Magnett threw her third straight shutout. She tossed a one-hitter in which she struck out four batters and allowed no walks.
Jacey Bourgeois had three hits including a double to lead the Dons offensively.
Magnett pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Dons in a 5-0 Western League victory over Point Loma on April 13.
Olivia LaQua had three hits and Bourgeois, Marisa Estrada, Emily Henson and Kaelene Walter each contributed two hits.
Magnett scattered five hits in a 5-0 league win against La Jolla on April 15.
The Dons improved to 4-0 in league and 16-3-1 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Bernardo 4-2 in a Palomar League game on April 16.
Mikaila Reyes, Xstaviana Augur and Sydny Poh each had two hits to lead the Falcons.
The victory followed a 2-1 11-inning league win against Westview two days earlier in which starting pitcher Haley White pitched a complete game.
She struck out eight batters and allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and six walks.
Augur led the Falcons with three hits including a triple.
The Falcons improved to 2-0 in league and 15-3 overall for the season.