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


By Gideon Rubin


• It took eight innings, but red-hot Santa Fe Christian walked off with another win.

The Eagles 4-3 Coastal League victory over Parker on April 17 actually came on a walk-off walk.

The win was their fifth straight and their ninth in 10 games.

Tyler Stephens drove in the game-winning run when he drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Eagles leadoff man also doubled to spark a two-run rally in the bottom of the first inning.

Stephens was among three Eagles players with three hits. Griffin Rydin and Cole Weaver were the others.

Cole Acosta pitched all eight innings for the complete-game win. He struck out five batters and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.

The victory followed a decisive 10-0 league win against Bishop’s on April 13 in which Dillon Paulson struck out nine batters and allowed no walks in six innings of two-hit ball.

Evan Ogden had two hits including a triple and three RBI and Weaver had three hits to lead the Eagles offensively.

The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league and 16-3 overall for the season.

• La Costa Canyon left nothing to chance in its last regular season meeting with Avocado West League rival Vista.

The Mavericks, who a week earlier lost to Vista in the nonleague North County Conference tournament championship game, trounced Vista 11-0 on April 17.

The victory gave them a 2-1 win.

Micky Moniak struck out six batters and allowed two walks in a complete game two-hit shutout to lead the Mavericks. He made an impact with his bat, too, contributing three hits and three RBI.

Moniak and Johnny Aiken, who had three hits including two doubles and two RBI, led a 15-hit attack.

Shane Potter also had three hits, and Kevin Alazard and Reed Labar each added two hits.

The Mavericks opened the series with a 3-0 victory on April 13 in which Ethan Abrams led the way with a complete game three-hit shutout. Abrams struck out five batters and allowed one walk.

Vista defeated LCC 3-2 two days later.

The Mavericks improved to 2-1 in league and 11-6-1 overall for the season.

• Torrey Pines opened Palomar League play with a 2-1 series win.

The Falcons defeated Rancho Bernardo 5-4 in eight innings in a decisive third game on April 18.

Chase Cameron pitched all eight innings for the Falcons to get the win. He allowed four runs (three earned) on 11 hits. He struck out three batters and allowed one walk.

Jake Singer led the Falcons with two hits and an RBI and James Rutledge had one hit and two runs scored.

The Falcons opened the series with a 2-0 victory on April 14 in which C.J. Stubbs pitched a complete game five-hit shutout.

Stubbs also led the Falcons offensively with two RBI.

Rancho Bernardo defeated the Falcons 13-5 on April 16.

The Falcons improved to 2-1 in league and 11-6-1 overall for the season.

• Cathedral Catholic defeated St. Augustine 2-1 in an Eastern League game on April 16,

Jonathan Pendergast struck out four batters and allowed no walks in a complete game effort in which he allowed one run on eight hits to lead the Dons.

Griffen Case and Quinn Hoffman each had two hits to lead the Dons offensively.

The Dons improved to 1-1 in league and 10-8 overall for the season.


• Torrey Pines defeated Westview 10-6 in a Palomar League game on April 17.

Belanie Nagiel and Cassie Kaelber each had three hits and Kiley Rose had four RBI to lead the Falcons.

The Falcons led 3-2 going into the bottom of the third inning, when they broke the game open with a six-run outburst.

The Falcons improved to 1-1 in league and 9-6 overall for the season.

• San Dieguito Academy lost to San Pasqual 13-7 in an Avocado East League game on April 17.

Helaina Baes-Erbs had four hits including a double and two RBI in defeat for the Mustangs, and Sarah Turner added two hits and one RBI.

Alexis Funaki added a solo home run.

The Mustangs fell to 4-13 overall for the season.

Girls lacrosse:

• La Costa Canyon extended its winning streak to eight games as the Mavericks defeated Torrey Pines 10-8 in an Avocado West League game on April 16.

Shannyn Westgarth scored five goals to led the Mavericks and Genesis Lucero added one goal and three assists.

Mavericks goalie Jenna Soenksen had five saves.

Marisa Kuberra and Lexi Kaplan each had two goals to lead the Falcons. Alex Rasmussen and Nicole Morris each contributed one goal and one assist.

Falcons goalie Sophia LeRose had four saves.

The Mavericks improved to 5-0 in league and 12-2 overall for the season.

The Falcons fell to 2-2 in league and 7-5 overall for the season.

• Canyon Crest Academy defeated Mission Hills 9-4 in a Palomar League game on April 17.

Arielle Shahrabani scored three goals to lead the Ravens, and Alexa Carter added two goals and one assist.

Alyson Tharp contributed two goals and Rayna Higuchi added two assists.

Ravens goalie Jessie McConville had four saves.

The Ravens improved to 3-1 in league and 9-4 overall for the season.