Week in Sports: Dons improve their record with win over Grossmont


-A tough top-to-bottom lineup with no soft spots makes Cathedral Catholic an especially tough opponent.

The Dons showed why in their most recent victory, a 7-5 nonleague win against Grossmont in which nine players had at least one hit.

The Dons combined for 12 hits as they won their sixth straight game and improved their overall record for the season to 16-4.

The Dons earlier in the week defeated Madison of San Diego 14-2 on April 28 and Point Loma 13-1 on April 30 in Western League games to improve their league record to 5-0.

The Dons are hitting a combined .397 as a team and averaging 10.3 runs a game. Seven Dons players are batting at least .400 and another four are hitting over .300.

Casey Husband had two hits including a three-run homer to lead the Dons. Parker Hipp, Brandon Healy and Matt Moynihan each added two hits.

Moynihan also had two stolen bases and scored two runs.

Dons starter Danny Tyson pitched 4 1/3 innings of no-hit ball for the win. He struck out five batters and allowed three walks and two runs (one earned).

Jonathon Meyer pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out 11 batters and allowing no walks to lead the Dons in the Madison game.

Healy, Daniel Camarena and Casey Munoz each had three hits, and Ryan Wilkins had two hits with a homer and four RBI.

Wilkins dominated the storyline of the Point Loma game, striking out 11 batters in a complete game three-hitter. He also homered twice and drove in four runs. Tyler Gaffney added three hits.

-Santa Fe Christian remains in title contention in the Coastal North League after two key league wins.

The Eagles defeated Army-Navy 6-0 on April 29 and Escondido Charter 11-5 two days later.

Eagles starter Graham Gomez pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball for the win in the Army-Navy game, combining with Luc Dewulf on a two-hit shutout in which they allowed no walks.

Josh Estill and Nolan Gannon each had two hits for the Eagles.

Estill had two hits and three RBI and scored three runs in the Escondido Charter game.

Christian Efseaff pitched four innings for the win, combining with reliever Gannon on a four-hitter.

The Eagles improved to 4-1 in league and 13-6 overall.

  • Canyon Crest Academy got its first win in the intensely competitive Coastal South League, a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bishop’s in which the Ravens scored the game-winning run in their last at bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Ravens starter Patrick Montejano pitched a complete-game five-hitter for the win.
Galen Morrison had two of the Ravens’ six hits and Chris Bianchi scored two runs.

The Ravens lost to La Jolla 12-2 two days later as they dropped to 1-2-1 in league and 9-10-1 overall.

  • San Diego Jewish Academy’s five-game winning streak was snapped when the Lions lost to Calvary Christian of Vista 5-1 in a Citrus West League 13-inning ultra-marathon on April 30.

The loss came two days after a 6-3 league victory over Midway Baptist of San Diego.
The Lions where uncharacteristically inefficient in the Calvary Christian game, scoring just one run on 10 hits. Zev Warhaft had three hits including a double to lead the Lions.

Lions pitching sensation Michael Fagan struck out 16 batters in eight innings, but was long gone when Calvary Christian plated four runs in the top of the 13th.

The Lions were more opportunistic in the Midway Baptist game, capitalizing on four errors and 13 walks as they scored six run on just three hits.

Warhaft had a triple and scored three runs, and Sean Callahan had two RBI.

The Lions fell to 8-1 in league and 11-3 overall.

  • Torrey Pines had its six-game winning streak snapped when they lost to Mission Hills 4-2 in an Avocado League game on April 28.

Two days later, they lost to Fallbrook 9-8 in a league game.
The Falcons closed to within a run after trailing Fallbrook 9-3 in the third inning but their rally came up short.

The Falcons fell to 5-2 in league and 14-7 overall.


  • Torrey Pines had a six-game winning streak snapped as the Falcons lost to San Pasqual of Escondido 4-3 in a nonleague game on May 1.

The loss dropped the Falcons overall record for the season to 18-4.
Earlier in the week, the Falcons improved to 3-0 in league with a 4-0 win against Fallbrook on April 29.

Lauren Hynes had two hits including a double in the San Pasqual game.

Sydney Gerbracht pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in the Fallbrook game.

Gerbracht helped herself, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.