Week in Sports: SFC Eagles take Lions tourney title
A week that started out with a loss ended with a championship for Santa Fe Christian.
The Eagles opened the San Diego Lions Club tournament with a 9-7 loss to Madison on April 6, and then went on to win their next four games, culminating with an impressive 12-7 victory over Nevada Union of Grass Valley in a divisional title tournament game on April 9.
The Eagles rebounded from their tournament opener on April 7 with a 12-0 trouncing of Hilltop. They advanced to the title game after beating Central of El Centro 4-2 on April 8 and Mount Miguel 11-3 on April 9.
Trevyn Reese had two hits, including a homer and three RBI, to lead SFC in the title game. Barrett Floyd, Ethen Ogden and Cal Roberts each contributed three hits for the Eagles.
Reese had three hits, including a triple, in the Mount Miguel game in support of starting pitcher Graham Gomez, who pitched a four-hit shutout. Gomez struck out six batters and allowed two walks.
Floyd and Ogden each had three RBI in the Central game, and Luc Dewulf pitched a six-hit shutout to lead the Eagles against Hilltop.
Torrey Pines concluded Lions tournament play with a 10-0 shellacking of Silverado of Las Vegas on April 9.
Josh Sabourin pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out seven batters while allowing one walk.
The Falcons were led by K.C. Rogers, who was 3 for 3 with two doubles, a homer and three RBI. Sabourin had two hits including a homer and three RBI.
The Falcons went 3-2 in the tournament, including a 14-10 victory over Cathedral Catholic on April 6.
Johnathan Reading hit two homers and drove in four runs to lead the Falcons.
Ryan Wilkins hit a grand slam to lead the Dons, who rallied for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning, when they closed to within 14-10.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 10-5.
The Dons went 2-2 in the tournament, with a 7-0 victory over Stockdale of Bakersfield on April 7 and a 14-6 win against El Capitan of Lakeside the next day.
Wilkins struck out 15 batters in a five-hit shutout to lead the Dons in the Stockdale game.
Tyler Gaffney had two hits including a homer and scored two runs to lead the Dons, and Parker Hipp had a triple and two RBI.
In the El Capitan game, the Dons broke open a 3-3 game with a six-run outburst in the top of the second.
Matt Moynihan led the Dons with four hits including a homer, two stolen bases and four runs scored.
Wilkins had three hits including a double, and Gaffney had two hits including a homer and four RBI.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 10-4.
Galen Morrison and Wyatt Thomas combined on a four-hit shutout to lead Canyon Crest Academy to a 1-0 victory over Kearny of San Diego in a Lions Club tournament game on April 8.
Morrison struck out four batters and allowed three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings to get the win, and Thomas was credited with the save after getting the last four outs.
The Ravens went 2-2 in the tournament, including a 5-4 victory over Washington of San Francisco on April 7.
Matt Malott had three hits and Ari Heller had two hits including a double in the Washington game.
Wyatt Thomas allowed two runs (one earned) in two innings to pick up the win in relief of starter Ryan Sandler. Sandler allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings of five-hit ball.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 7-7.
Track and Field
Torrey Pines distance standout Megan Morgan placed fifth in the girls 3,200 at the prestigious Ardadia Invitational on April 11.
The Falcons boys distance medley relay team placed fourth overall in the top-tier invitational heat, with Andrew Ward, James Aliamus, James Patterson and Dillon Jack clocking a 10:18.61.
The Falcons girls distance medley relay team (Ali Billmeyer, Alyssa Zafuta, Erin Gillingham and Ashlyn Dadkhah) took seventh in the invitational heat, clocking a 12:12.50.
In the seeded heat, Cathedral Catholic’s distance medley team (Katrina Mecklenburg, Caitlin Krol, Melanie Holohan and Amanda Post) placed second, clocking a 12.29.74.
Santa Fe Christian’s Jenna Puterbaugh won a 200-meter qualifying heat, posting a 24.99. She finished fourth in the seeded race, clocking a 25.21.
Torrey Pines’ Brock Ringo placed second in the long jump (22' 3").