Rancho Santa Fe sports update
By Gideon Rubin
Santa Fe Christian swept a two-game Coastal League South series from Horizon Christian Academy as standout Dillon Paulson led the Eagles in both games.
The Eagles won behind Paulson’s arm in a 4-2 victory on April 25. His bat carried them to a 12-1 win two days earlier.
Paulson pitched a complete game for his fifth win of the season in the most recent game. He struck out seven batters and allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks.
Paulson led the Eagles offensively too with two hits including a double and two RBI.
In the series opener, Paulson had three hits, four RBIs, and scored two runs to lead the Eagles.
Cole Weaver contributed three hits and two RBI and Tyler Ledbetter and Brian Blatnick each added two hits.
Cole Acosta, who was credited with the victory, pitched five shutout innings of two-hit ball. He struck out six batters and allowed four walks.
The Eagles have won three consecutive games and 10 of their last 11.
They improved to 3-0 in league and 14-5 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines took a best-of-three Palomar League series from Mt. Carmel in dramatic fashion, as Jake Singer hit a home run in the Falcons’ last at-bat of a 2-1 nine-inning game on April 26.
The victory completed a doubleheader sweep, with the Falcons winning the first game 8-2.
The Falcons bounced back from a 3-2 loss in the series opener on April 24.
C.J. Stubbs hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Falcons in first game of the doubleheader.
Singer added two hits including a double and two RBI.
Sandy Plashkes was credited with the victory. He pitched a complete game for the Falcons, allowing two runs on 10 hits and no walks.
Singer had three hits in the second game including delivering the knockout blow.
Josh Sidney was credited with the victory after pitching two innings of shutout ball in relief of starter Kenny Mares.
Mares struck out four batters and allowed one run on six hits and four walks.
The Falcons improved to 2-4 in league and 11-9 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic won its fourth straight Eastern League game as the Dons defeated Mira Mesa 4-0 on April 25.
Will Law had two hits including a double and two RBI to lead the Dons.
The victory followed a 3-2 league win against St. Augustine on April 23 in a game that went eight innings and a 4-1 victory over Scripps Ranch two days earlier.
Law had two hits including a home run and two RBI and Giovanni Garbella added three hits including a triple to lead the Dons in the St. Augustine game.
Connor Lunn, who was credited with the victory, allowed one run (unearned) on one hit in two innings in which he struck out four batters and allowed no walks.
Lunn relieved starter Brady Aiken, who struck out 12 batters and allowed one run on three hits and one walk.
Aiken had two doubles and Law homered and drove in two runs to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game.
Sean Bouchard contributed two hits and Clayton Dale hit a solo homer for the Dons.
Jonathan Pendergast, who was credited with the victory, allowed one run on three hits and three walks.
The Dons improved to 4-0 in league and 18-3 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy lost to state and national power Rancho Bernardo 9-4 in a Palomar League game on April 23.
The Broncos are ranked No. 6 in the state and No. 23 in the nation according to Maxpreps.com.
Riley Adams had two hits and one RBI in defeat for the Ravens.
The Ravens fell to 2-2 in league and 8-9 overall for the season.
Three days after winning the prestigious Best of the West tournament, Cathedral Catholic kept its momentum going with a 12-2 victory over La Jolla in a Western League game on April 25.
The Dons defeated St. Bonaventure of Ventura 8-1 in the finals of the Best of the West tournament in Santa Maria three days earlier.
Hannah Gilliland led the Dons with three hits and three runs scored in the St. Bonaventure game and Lauren Meyerson added one hit and three RBI.
The Dons extended their winning streak to eight games as they improved to 7-0 in league and 19-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 12-0 in a Palomar League game on April 24 that was mercy-ruled after five innings.
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak.
Xstaviana Augur had two hits including a double and five RBI and Emma Won had three hits to lead the Falcons.
Monroe Peed combined with Mikaila Reyes on the shutout.
Peed, who pitched three innings, was credited with the victory.
The Falcons improved to 1-3 in league and 14-7 overall for the season.