The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach
• Even in defeat, Torrey Pines High isn’t going down easy these days.
The Falcons, who won the first two games of a three-game Palomar League series against Poway, lost the finale 6-5 on April 25 despite a spirited rally in their last at-bat.
The Falcons trailed 6-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, when they scored four runs.
Cole Klemke and C.J. Stubbs each had two hits in defeat for the Falcons.
The Falcons opened the series with a 2-0 victory on April 21 in which Stubbs pitched a five-hit complete game shutout.
Stubbs struck out nine batters and allowed no walks. He also led the Falcons with two hits.
James Rutledge had one hit and drove in both Falcons runs.
The Falcons won the second game of the series on April 25, 3-0 behind another commanding pitching performance.
This time it was Chase Cameron who threw a complete game shutout in which he had three strikeouts and allowed six hits and no walks.
The Falcons scored all three runs in their last at-bat in the top of the seventh inning.
The Falcons improved to 4-2 in league and 13-7-1 overall for the season.
• Santa Fe Christian defeated Bishop’s 13-2 in a Coastal League game on April 24 as the Eagles extended their winning streak to seven games and won for the 11th time in 12 games.
Cole Weaver had three hits and Luke Vandertie had two hits and three RBI to lead the Eagles offensively.
Starter Cole Acosta, who was credited with the victory, allowed one run in five innings of two-hit ball in which he struck out three batters and allowed three walks.
The victory followed an 8-0 league win against Bishop’s two days earlier in which Dillon Paulson pitched a five-hit complete game shutout. Paulson struck out six batters and allowed one walk.
The Eagles broke open a 1-0 game in the bottom of the sixth inning when Vandertie’s leadoff double sparked a seven-run outburst.
The Eagles improved to 5-0 in league and 18-3 overall for the season.
• Cathedral Catholic isn’t allowing much margin for error these days, but the Dons just keep winning.
The Dons defeated Patrick Henry 2-1 in an Eastern League game on April 23 for their third straight win — all of which have come in one-run games.
Jonathan Pendergast pitched a complete-game five hitter in which he struck out five batters and allowed one walk to lead the Dons.
Michael Guerena had two hits and Clayton Dale had one hit and two RBI to lead the Dons offensively.
The victory followed a 3-2 win league win against Mira Mesa in which Connor Lunn pitched a complete game four-hitter in which he struck out six batters and allowed two walks.
Griffen Case had three hits to lead the Dons offensively.
The Dons improved to 3-1 in league and 12-8 overall for the season.
• Cathedral Catholic defeated Mission Bay 12-0 in a Western League game on April 23 that was mercy-ruled after five innings.
Devyn Magnett pitched a two-hit complete game shutout to lead the Dons. She struck out seven batters and allowed no walks.
Jacey Bourgeois had four hits, including a double, and Olivia LaQua had two hits, including a double and four RBI, to lead the Dons offensively.
The victory followed another resounding league win, 22-1 over Madison, in a game that was also mercy-ruled after five innings.
Megan Faraimo pitched a two-hit complete game shutout to lead the Dons. She struck out nine batters and allowed no walks.
Tierra Falo and Raven LeClair each had four hits, and both homered to lead the Dons offensively.
Sarai Niu had three hits, including a home run, and Bourgeois contributed four hits, including a double.
The Dons improved to 6-1 in league and 17-6 overall for the season.
• Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 7-0 in a Palomar League game on April 24.
The victory was the Falcons’ third straight and their fifth in six games.
The victory followed a 6-5 league win against Mt. Carmel two days earlier in which Belanie Nagiel had four hits and three RBI to lead the Falcons. Cassie Kaelber, Xstaviana Augur and Shelbianne Evans each added three hits.
The Falcons improved to 3-1 in league and 11-6 overall for the season.
• San Dieguito Academy lost to Escondido 12-4 in an Avocado League East game on April 22.
Alexis Funaki had two hits and three RBI to lead the Mustangs, and Rachel Gartner added two hits.
The Mustangs two days earlier defeated El Camino 6-0 in a nonleague game in which Funaki pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout. Funaki struck out five batters and allowed two walks.
Helaina Baes-Erbs had three hits and two RBI to lead the Mustangs offensively.
The Mustangs fell to 0-3 in league and 5-14-1 overall for the season.
• Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 10-7 in an Avocado League West game on April 24.
Alexa Carter scored four goals in defeat for the Ravens.
The Falcons improved to 5-2 in league and 11-5 overall for the season. The Ravens fell to 4-3 in league and 11-6 overall for the season.
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