The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach

Baseball:

• Torrey Pines assured itself of at least a share of the Palomar League title when the Falcons defeated Mt. Carmel 2-1 their May 19 league finale. They got help the next day when Poway defeated Rancho Bernardo 6-2 to give the Falcons an outright championship.

The league championships culminates an impressive turnaround after two straight losing seasons.

The Falcons’ victory was their fifth in a row and their eighth in nine games.

Pitching standout C.J. Stubbs tossed a three-hitter to lead the Falcons. He struck out eight batters and allowed one walk.

Stubbs had two hits including a double and drove in a run to lead the Falcons offensively. Christian Gange added two hits.

The Falcons improved to 12-3 in league and 21-8-1 overall for the season.

• With an Eastern League championship already in hand, Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to 11 games as the Dons rallied late to defeat Patrick Henry 7-3 in a regular season finale for both teams on May 21.

The Dons trailed 3-2 going into their last at-bat in the top of the seventh when they pushed across seven runs.

Cole Mueller led the Dons offensively with two hits, including a home run and two RBI. John Cresto added a double and two RBI.

The victory followed a 6-1 win against Patrick Henry two days earlier in which Cresto had two doubles and two RBI and Ryan Johnson had two hits including a triple.

Michael Guerena also had two hits.

The Dons improved to 11-1 in league and 20-8 overall for the season.

• La Costa Canyon lost to Carlsbad 4-3 in eight innings in its Avocado League West finale on May 21, but it was no matter, as the Mavericks had already clinched a league championship earlier in the week.

Johnny Aiken had three hits in defeat for the Mavericks, and Ryan McClure added two hits.

The Mavericks defeated El Camino 3-2 on May 19 to clinch the league championship.

Micky Moniak had two doubles and two RBI to lead the Mavericks.

Mavericks starter Julian McDonald struck out seven batters and allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks in a complete game effort.

The Mavericks lost to El Camino 2-1 in a league game on May 20.

The Mavericks fell to 9-3 in league and 23-6 overall for the season.

• Santa Fe Christian defeated Francis Parker in a Coastal League game on May 21.

Eagles starter Kyle Ferraro struck out four batters and allowed one run on six hits and one walk in a complete game effort.

Ari Gerber had two doubles and a triple to lead the Eagles offensively and Murphy Stehly and Cole Weaver each added two hits.

The victory followed a 2-1 loss to Francis Parker two days earlier in a league game that went eight innings.

The Eagles lost despite a strong effort from Cole Acosta, who struck out eight batters and allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in seven-plus innings.

Tyler Ledbetter led the Eagles offensively, going 2 for 3 with game-tying solo homer in the top of the seventh inning that sent the game into extra innings.

Acosta also had two hits.

The Eagles improved to 9-3 in league and 23-6 overall for the season.

• San Dieguito Academy, which at mid-season was mired in a dreadful slump, finished strong.

The Mustangs won their last two regular season games, defeating Del Norte 5-3 in Avocado League East game on May 21 and San Marcos 1-0 in a league game two days earlier.

The Mustangs, who at one point lost 12 consecutive games and lost their first six league games, won five of their last nine regular season games.

Bo Templin had three hits. Keats Strider had two hits including a triple and two RBI to lead the Mustangs in the Del Norte game.

Starter Gabe Coffidis struck out five batters and allowed four hits and no walks in six innings of shutout ball to lead the Mustangs in the San Marcos game.

The Mustangs improved to 5-10 in league and 8-20 overall for the season.

Softball:

• La Costa Canyon advanced to the San Diego Section Division II semifinals after a 5-3 win against Brawley on May 23 in the second round.

Shannon Hennessy and Megan Wachholtz each had two hits, and Sophia Chapelone homered to lead the Mavericks offensively.

The Mavericks defeated Our Lady of the Peace 8-5 in a first round game on May 21.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 23-5.

• Cathedral Catholic dropped into the Open Division loser’s bracket after experiencing a 7-0 loss to Poway on May 23 in a second round game.

The Dons defeated Rancho Buena Vista 10-3 in a first-round game that went 11 innings on May 21.

The Dons fell to 23-6 overall for the season.


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