San Diego Prep Baseball : Bonita Vista Hands Madison Its First Loss, 11-7

Designated hitter David Woodhouse and pitcher Randy Abshier led Bonita Vista High School's baseball team to an upset victory over previously undefeated Madison on Friday afternoon.

Woodhouse drove in six runs, and Abshier hurled 4 innings in relief as the Barons beat the visiting Warhawks 11-7.

"We're excited. They were rated No. 1," Bonita Vista Coach John Gibbs said after his team evened its record at 4-4. "We're a young team. We start seven juniors, and they're getting better every day."

Abshier, a freshman whose record is 2-0, relieved starter Paul Harris in the top of the second inning with two runners on, two out and five Madison runs already in. Abshier got the third out, then blanked the Hawks until the seventh, when he was pulled after allowing two runs. Bill Miller replaced Abshier on the mound and shut down Madison (5-1) for his second save.

In Crawford Tournament games:

Championship Bracket

Mira Mesa 6, Morse 3--The Marauders scored five runs in the first inning, then held on to keep their record flawless at 6-0 and advance to the tournament's finals.

Mark Robert had the key hit in the first-inning uprising, a single to right-center field that scored Jason Adelman and Todd Hentges. Adelman, Willie Morris and Ernie Burton also had RBIs in the inning.

Jon Willard pitched the entire game for Mira Mesa. Morse (5-3) was boosted by a two-run homer by Duane Lager in the second.

Christian 11, Clairemont 11--The game, called after eight innings on account of darkness, will resume this morning at 11 at Mira Mesa. The winner will advance to the finals against Mira Mesa, this afternoon at 1.

Both teams had plenty of opportunities to win. The Chieftains (3-3) led, 6-0, after two innings, then the visiting Patriots (3-4) rallied for eight runs in the fifth.

Clairemont could have won in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, with the bases loaded and two out, Christian shortstop Steve Essick made a diving, outstretched catch of a soft popup in short left field.

In the eighth, Clairemont had runners on second and third with one out, but Patriot reliever Jon Okken came on to retire the final two batters.

Mario Flores and Andy Roberts led Clairemont with two hits apiece. Mike Ippolito and Todd Savage each drove in two runs for Christian.

Consolation Bracket

Crawford 10, Serra 6--Serra (3-4) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after two innings, but the Colts (2-3) battled back with three runs in the third inning and two in the fourth in the consolation semifinal game at Serra High.

Crawford starting pitcher Tim Staninger had to leave the game after giving up a lead walk in the second inning. Jim Rojas (2-0) replaced Staninger on the mound and pitched the rest of the way. Crawford second baseman Jack Palestini had two doubles, a triple and two RBIs, and shortstop Scott Northeimer had a triple, two singles and four RBIs. Serra's Tom Rowan had a solo home run in the fourth inning.

University City 12, La Jolla 0--University City (2-4) will play host to Crawford in the consolation bracket championship game today at 1 p.m. after beating the Vikings (0-6) at University City.

In Grossmont League games:

Granite Hills 17, El Capitan 7--The Eagles (1-0, 6-1) battled back from a 6-1 deficit with five runs in the second inning and eight in the third in a game at Granite Hills High.

Designated hitter Todd Parker highlighted Granite Hills' eight-run third with a bases-loaded double, and right fielder Don Carroll followed with a two-run homer. El Capitan pitchers combined for 17 walks in the game. Granite Hills shortstop Frank Carey walked four times and scored three runs. Aaron Petrich (2-0) picked up the win in relief. Petrich came in in the second inning and allowed one run over 3 innings. El Capitan is 0-1, 2-4.

El Cajon 7, Mount Miguel 2--El Cajon (1-0, 2-5) scored three runs in each of the first two innings to take a 6-1 lead in a game at El Cajon High.

El Cajon shortstop Tim Bryant erased Mount Miguel's 1-0 lead with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. Back-to-back doubles by El Cajon second baseman Joey Kaewpalug and pitcher Juan Zamora highlighted the three-run second inning. On the mound, Zamora (2-2) went the distance, scattering five hits and striking out nine. Mount Miguel is 0-1, 1-6.

Grossmont 3, Helix 1--Van Wilson and Jay Butsko hit home runs for the Foothillers (1-0, 4-3), and pitcher Dave Richards did the rest.

Wilson broke up a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, his seventh homer of the year. Butsko's homer came in the third and tied the score at 1-1.

Richards, in his first pitching effort this season, struck out 10 and allowed 2 hits in his seven innings of work. Willie Davis pitched for Helix (0-1, 3-3).

In nonleague games:

University 13, Hilltop 8--David Mudd and Mike Vacio led the way as the Dons upped their record to 4-3.

Mudd had three hits, while Vacio drove in four runs on a double, a fielder's choice and a sacrifice bunt. Troy Kent went the route for the victors, although Hilltop (5-2) had him on the ropes when it scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Vista 11, Oceanside 0--Frank Wyant (3-0) threw a complete game two-hitter to lead Vista (4-3) to the win at Oceanside High.

Wyant allowed one single in each the fifth and sixth innings. The Panthers (4-3) scored three runs in the first inning on a three-run homer by first baseman Clint Estremo, his first of the season. Vista added two more runs in the second inning to increase its lead to 5-0. Vista shortstop Ron Howard went 2 for 2, and center fielder Roger Price had a double. Oceanside is 0-5.

Kearny 6, Sweetwater 2--The Komets, 5-15 a year ago, improved their record to 6-1 behind the pitching of David Portugal and the hitting of Chris Bwy.

Portugal went the distance to gain his fourth win without a loss, while Bwy rapped out three hits and drove in three runs to keep his batting average over .500.

"I've had a whole lot of these kids for three years now," Kearny Coach Steve Soldi said. "They're more mature now. They know how to win. We're hitting the ball well. Up until today, we were getting just enough pitching to win. Today was our first good pitching outing."

Escondido 7, Torrey Pines 6--Nick Scales hit a double to drive in Rick Afenir and break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving the Cougars their first win after five losses.

Tim Saffell, who pitched the last two innings, picked up the win for Escondido. Cougar Randy Ford went 3 for 4 and drove in a run, while Saffell added two hits and an RBI.

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