Cathedral Catholic took a four-game winning streak into its Easter break, and the Dons showed no signs of rust when they got back.
The Dons extended their winning streak to seven games as they opened Western League play with three straight victories. They have won 13 of their last 14 games.
The Dons opened the week with two extra innings victories over Madison, 6-3 in eight innings on April 16, and 5-4 in 10 innings two days later.
In the first game, Jesse Kay’s two-hit game led the Dons offensively, and Stephen Gonsalves pitched three shutout innings of no-hit ball for the win in relief of Michael Martin, who struck out six batters and allowed three-runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks.
Martin, Gonsalves and Brandon Nelson each had two hits and Kay had a double and two RBI to lead the Dons in the second game.
Matt Boermeester had two hits and three RBI to lead the Dons in a decisive 8-0 victory over Point Loma on April 20.
Alex Schick pitched six innings of shutout ball and allowed no walks, combining with Brendan Reh on the shutout.
The Dons improved to 3-0 in league and 17-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines swept a three-game Palomar League series from Mt. Carmel.
The Falcons extended their winning streak to five games as they outscored their opponent 24-3.
Daniel Reitzler, Morgan Oliver and Henry Grow each had two hits to lead the Falcons to a 14-1 victory in the April 18 opener that set the tone for the three-game series.
Luc Rennie struck out nine batters and allowed no walks in a two-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in a 4-0 victory in the first of two games on April 21.
Grow, Brock Larson and Reed Mason each had two hits to lead the Falcons in a 6-2 victory later in the day.
The Falcons improved to 5-1 in league and 17-3-1 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian opened Coastal League South play with a 5-0 victory over Horizon as the Eagles recorded their third straight shutout.
The victory followed a 10-0 nonleague win against Mater Dei three days earlier.
Nolan Gannon struck out 11 batters and allowed two walks in five innings of two-hit ball to lead the Eagles in the Horizon game.
Jackson Balla had two hits and two RBI and Bobby Zarubin contributed a solo homer to lead the Eagles offensively.
Zarubin pitched five innings of three hit ball in the Mater Dei game. He struck out six batters and allowed one walk.
Gannon led the Eagles offensively with two hits including a home run and three RBI, and Josh Estill homered and drove in two runs.
The Eagles improved to 1-0 in league and 15-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines opened Palomar League play with a split decision.
The Falcons defeated Rancho Bernardo 1-0 in their league opener on April 18, but then lost to Mt. Carmel 2-1 two days later.
Rachel Nasland struck out six batters in a three-hit shutout to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game.
The Falcons scored the only run they would need in the top of the first, when Lauren Hynes singled in Lauren Filicia.
Julia Yacker homered for the Falcons only run in the Mt. Carmel game.
The Falcons fell to 1-1 in league and 20-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway 191-193 in a Palomar League match on March 19.
Ryan Burgess shot a one-under-par 35 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hold par-36 course at StoneRidge Country Club.
Bobby Gojuangco added a 36 score for the Falcons and Aaron Strokis contributed a 38.
The Falcons improved their league record to 5-1.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Valley Center 203-236 in a Valley League match on March 19.
Patrick Vogt shot a one-over-par 37 to lead the Ravens on a nine-hole course at Loma Santa Fe Country Club.
Max McKinney added a 40 score and Nick Rowe and Reed Gilbreth each contributed 41 scores.
The Ravens improved to 8-0 in league and 11-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines’ girls’ team defeated Mt. Carmel in a Palomar League meet on April 20.
Multiple event winners Eva-Lotta Pold and Allison de Peralta led the Falcons, who improved to 3-0 in league and 6-0 overall for the season.
Pold clocked a 1:58.59 to win the 200-yard freestyle, and a 5:10.84 to win the 500 freestyle, and de Peralta won the 200 individual medley (2:09.6).
Pold, de Peralta, along with Florence Lambert, and Nicole Skaggs won the 200 medley relay (1:53.49).
On the boys side, Mt. Carmel beat Torrey Pines 113-72 as the Falcons experienced their first loss of the season.
The Falcons were led by Kevin Wang, who won the 200 individual medley (2:03.25).
The Falcons fell to 2-1 in league and 5-1 overall.