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


• Santa Fe Christian’s pitching has been outstanding since the start of the season.

Eagles starter Cole Acosta took it to another level.

Acosta was perfect in a 3-0 victory over Canyon Crest Academy in a North County Conference tournament game on April 9.


It took him fewer than 80 pitches to throw a perfect game as the torrid Eagles won for the seventh time in eight games.

Acosta struck out seven batters as he improved to 301 and lowered his ERA to 1.63. He’s struck out 37 batters and allowed eight walks on the season.

The Eagles staff, which boasts a 1.84 team ERA, is led by ace Dillon Paulson, who’s 5-0 with a 0.20 ERA with 48 strikeouts and three walks.

The Eagles improved to 2-0 in tournament after opening with a 6-0 win against Del Norte on April 7 in which Paulson tossed a three-hit complete game shutout.


Ari Gerber had two hits in each of the two NCC tournament games.

The tournament wins sandwiched a 14-5 victory over Horizon Christian Academy in a Coastal League opener on April 8 in which Paulson went 3 for 4 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 14-3.

• Two days after experiencing their most lopsided loss so far this season, Torrey Pines bounced back with its most decisive victory.

The Falcons’ 17-0 shellacking of Valley Center in a North County Conference tournament game followed a 13-1 loss to Fallbrook in their tournament opener.

The Falcons broke the game open with a 12-run outburst in the top of the second inning.

Ryan Bramlett went 4 for 4 three runs scored, and Logan Tomlinson had two hits and three RBI to lead the Falcons. Jake Singer added two hits and two RBI.

• The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-5-1.


La Costa Canyon lost to Vista 4-1 in a North County Conference tournament game on April 10.

The loss followed a 6-2 victory over Escondido in an NCC tournament game two days earlier in which starting pitcher Brendan Kawaja struck out six batters and allowed no walks in 5 2/3 innings of four-hit ball. He allowed two runs (one earned).

Ryan Casper, Ryan Orr and Reece Anthony each had three hits for the Mavericks.

• Cathedral Catholic fell to 0-2 in the City Conference tournament after experiencing a 9-4 loss to La Jolla Country Day in a City Conference tournament game on April 8.

John Cresto had three hits including a double and three RBI to lead the Dons.

Cole Mueller homered and drove in two runs and Griffen Case added three hits.

The loss followed a 6-5 NCC tournament game loss to La Jolla two days earlier in which Clayton Dale and Michael Guerena each contributed two hits.

The Dons fell to 8-7 overall for the season.


• San Dieguito Academy lost to Carlsbad 3-2 in a North County Conference tournament game on April 9.

The Mustangs lost despite a solid effort from starter Zach Haupt, who allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball.

SDA led 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning when Carlsbad rallied to send the Mustangs to their sixth straight defeat.

The Mustangs fell to 3-10 overall for the season.


• Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to nine games as the Dons defeated University City 17-1 in a Western League game on April 7 that was mercy-ruled after five innings.

Tierra Falo had two hits and four RBI, and Jacey Bourgeois had two hits (both doubles) and drove in two runs to lead the Dons.

Olivia LaQua added two hits and Alexa Held contributed one hit and three RBI.

Dons starter Devyn Magnett, who was credited with the victory, struck out five batters and allowed one unearned run on five hits and no walks in five innings.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 13-5.

Boys lacrosse:

• Cathedral Catholic defeated Palos Verdes 9-6 in a nonleague game on April 11.

Liam Cavanaugh-Fernandez scored four goals and had one assist to lead the Dons.

Morrison Mirer added two goals and one assist, and Preston Stebel contributed one goal and one assist.

Dons goalie Will Howard had 14 saves.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 5-3.

Girls lacrosse:

• La Costa Canyon defeated Carondelet of Danville (Contra Costa County) in a nonleague game on April 10.

Shannyn Westgarth scored three goals to lead the Mavericks, and Caroline Ricci and Madison Lambert each added two goals.

Rachel Dumiak contributed one goal and two assists and Genesis Lucero added three assists.

Mavericks goalie Jenna Soenksen had four saves.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 10-2.

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