Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas
La Costa Canyon completed a three-game Avocado League West sweep of Sage Creek as the first-place Mavericks extended their winning streak to six games with a 15-2 victory on April 23.
Ryan Orr led the rout, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and seven RBI.
Blake Miller and Gabe Willes each added three hits.
Brendan Kawaja improved to 5-0 for the season, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks in five innings. The Mavericks have won all six games he’s started.
The Mavericks opened the series with an 11-4 victory on April 19 in which Mickey Moniak went 4-for-5 with two homers and three RBI.
Two days later freshman Spencer Jones had three two hits and three RBI to lead the Mavericks in a 8-3 victory over Sage Creek.
The Mavericks improved to 5-1 in league and 14-5 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian snapped a three-game skid with a 5-1 Coastal League victory over Francis Parker on April 23.
Ari Gerber pitched a complete game five-hitter to lead the Eagles.
Van Coykendall had three hits to lead the Eagles offensively.
Will Locken had a double and drove in two runs and Gerber added two hits.
The victory helped the Eagles salvage the last of a three-game series with Francis Parker.
Coykendall had two hits and Matt Pierson had a double and two RBI in defeat for the Eagles in a 9-3 loss in the April 19 series opener.
Two days later in the second game the Eagles experienced a 5-4 loss in which Coykendall and Gerber each hit solo home run and freshman Bryson Hashimoto contributed two hits including a double and two RBI.
The Eagles improved to 2-3 in League and 11-7 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway 2-1 in a Palomar League game on April 23 as the Falcons salvaged the finale of the three-game series.
James Rutledge led the Falcons, going 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, one RBI and two runs scored.
Joshua Sidney pitched a complete game five-hitter in which he struck out four batters and allowed one walk and one unearned run.
The Falcons experienced a dispiriting 7-6 loss in the series opener in which Poway rallied from a 6-1 deficit in its last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Ryan Bramlett had two hits including a solo home run in defeat for the Falcons.
The Falcons lost the second game on 3-1 April 23. Kyle Hurt had one hit and drove in the Falcons’ only run.
The Falcons improved to 3-3 in league and 13-7 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic lost to Grossmont 2-1 in an Eastern League game on April 23, snapping the Dons’ three-game winning streak.
Dons starter Preston Price struck tout eight batters and allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk in seven innings.
The Dons trounced Patrick Henry 13-2 in an Eastern League game on April 20 in which Jordan Chang had three hits and two RBI.
The Dons defeated Montgomery 7-3 in an league game the next day.
Cole Mueller had four hits including a double and two RBI and Jacob Allred added two hits.
The Dons improved to 3-1 in league and 15-6 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Classical Academy 8-2 in a nonleague game on April 19.
The previous day the Dons defeated Classical Academy 5-0 in an nonleague game.
Brennan Rubin threw six shutout innings of two-hit ball to lead the Lions.
Rubin struck out 14 batters and allowed two walks.
Jacob Sclar had three hits and two RBI and Sebastian Meyer had two hits including a double and two runs scored.
The Lions improved to 11-4 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy lost to Mt. Carmel 11-2 in the deciding game of a three-game Palomar League series on April 23.
Mt. Carmel broke the game open with an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the first inning.
The Ravens won the series opener 7-0 on April 20.
Sophomore Ryan Blakeman pitched a complete game four-hit shutout in which he struck out three batters and allowed one walk.
Seth Bernstein had three hits including a double and one RBI to lead the Ravens.
The Ravens experienced a 4-3 extra-innings loss in the second game on April 23.
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Mt. Carmel scored two runs to send the game into extra innings and scored game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Sammy Benbow, Sam Hreha and Drew Johnson each had two hits in defeat for the Ravens.
The Ravens fell to 2-4 in league and 14-6 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic trounced Serra 22-1 in a City League game on April 22.
Logan Schmitt and Oliver Mirer each scored five goals to lead the Dons.
The Dons improved to 6-0 in league and 9-7 overall record for the season.
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