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Rancho Santa Fe sports update

By Gideon Rubin

Softball:

Cathedral Catholic celebrated its Division I championship with a side order of revenge.

The top-seeded Dons defeated Ramona 6-1 in the May 31 championship game.

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The title game featured a rematch between the Dons and the team that sent them into the loser’s bracket after a 1-0 loss in a second-round game May 24 in which they were held to just one hit.

The Dons responded by pounding out 10 hits in the title game.

They broke open a 2-0 game in the top of the fourth inning with a four-run outburst.

Hannah Gilliland had three hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Dons.

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Devyn Magnett, who was credited with the victory, pitched a four-hit complete game. She struck out three batters and allowed two walks.

Magnett struck out 10 batters and allowed one walk in a complete game five-hitter to lead the Dons to a 9-1 victory over Otay Ranch in a May 29 semifinal.

Gilliland had two hits including a home run and two RBI and Sarai Niu contributed a double and three RBI.

The Dons opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Scripps Ranch on May 24.

They got out of the loser’s bracket by beating Fallbrook 2-1 on May 27 and Mt. Carmel 7-4 two days later.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 29-3.

Golf:

Torrey Pines rallied from a nine-stroke deficit to win its fifth consecutive San Diego Section title on the last round of the two-day tournament on May 29.

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Jamie Cheatham fired a 6-under-par 66 score to lead the Falcons, who shot a combined 350 to beat Rancho Bernardo by two strokes at Admiral Baker Golf Course.

Kyoshiro Azumada contributed a 69 score and Otto Vanhatalo shot a 70.

Jonah Holty and Kaiwen Liu contributed 72 and 73 scores.

Baseball:

The Santa Fe Christian pitching staff was dominant during the regular season has been every bit as good so far in the playoffs.

The Eagles advanced to the San Diego Section Division II semifinals after blanking their opponents in each of the first two rounds of the double-elimination tournament.

Dillon Paulson pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over Bonita Vista in a second round game on May 29.

That followed a Cole Acosta’s four-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory over Scripps Ranch the previous day.

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The No. 3 seeded Eagles were scheduled to play No. 1 El Camino on June 3.

The Eagles lowered their team ERA to 1.31 as they recorded their eighth and nine shutouts of the season.

Paulson struck out five batters and allowed no walks in the Bonita Vista game.

Cole Weaver led the Eagles offensively with two hits, one RBI and a run scored.

Acosta struck out nine batters and allowed one walk in the Scripps Ranch game.

Paulson had three hits including a double and drove in the game’s only run in bottom of the first inning.

Tyler Ledbetter contributed a triple.

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


Cathedral Catholic moved to within one game of playing in the Open Division semifinals, but the Dons got there the hard way after falling into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

The No.3 seeded Dons opened the tournament with an 8-6 victory over No. 6 Vista on May 28, but dropped into the loser’s bracket after a 3-2 loss to Granite Hills on May 30 in a game that went eight innings.

The Dons bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Vista the next day. The Dons were scheduled to play Rancho Bernardo for semifinal berth on June 3.

Sean Bouchard had two hits including a home run to lead the Dons in their most recent victory over Vista.

Griffen Case, who pitched two shutout innings in relief of starter Jordan Chang, was credited with the victory.

Chang allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks in five innings.

The Dons lost to Granite Hills despite a great pitching performance from Brady Aiken, who struck out 14 batters and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in six innings.

Reliever Ryan Johnston took the loss.

The Dons tallied just four hits in the Granite Hills game. Bouchard had a solo homer and Andrew Wilson contributed a double and one RBI.

Aiken had a double and two RBI and Bouchard contributed two hits and two runs scored in the first Vista game.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 25-6.


Canyon Crest Academy was eliminated from the double-elimination Division III tournament after a 4-2 loss to Mt. Carmel on May 30 and an 8-6 loss to Mount Miguel the next day.

The Ravens opened the tournament with a 10-3 victory over Coronado on May 28.

Riley Adams had two hits including a home run in defeat for the Ravens in the Mount Miguel game and Jakob Loren contributed two hits and one RBI in the Mt. Carmel game.

The Ravens combined for 12 hits in the Coronado game.

Jacob Gotta had three hits including a home run and five RBI to lead the Ravens and Brendan Kahn and Nathan Landers each added two hits.

Dylan Gargas, who was credited with the victory, allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings.

The Ravens fell to 14-17 overall for the season.


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