Rich Shaw’s single scored Enzo Rodriguez with the winning run in the 10th inning Thursday as fifth-ranked Mission Bay High School edged University, 3-2, in a Western League baseball game on the Dons’ field.
The game marked the second time the Buccaneers (6-2, 19-4) have beaten the Dons (3-5, 12-10) by one run in extra innings. Mission Bay won the earlier meeting between the teams, 1-0, in nine innings.
“We’ve lost four games by two runs or less,” University Coach Dick Serrano said. “You can say that with some kind of breaks we could be 6-2 or even 7-1. But the good teams make their own breaks.
The Dons had a 2-0 lead midway through the game. Joe Thomas tripled and came home on a sacrifice fly by Mike Gonzales in the first, then Thomas scored again in the third on a double by David Mudd.
The Bucs evened the score in the fifth. Chris Butler singled in the first run and Pete Rodriguez scored the second coming in from third base on a passed ball.
AVOCADO LEAGUE San Pasqual 3, El Camino 1--Eagle pitcher Greg Bratten (7-0) earned a complete-game victory when he stuck out nine batters and scattered four hits in a game at San Pasqual High. In the fifth inning, center fielder Yale Fowler hit his seventh home run for San Pasqual (9-1, 18-3). El Camino is 2-8, 5-16.
Escondido 14, Ramona 2--Rick Afenir and Nick Scales hit home runs to pace a six-run outburst in the second inning as the Cougars (6-4, 10-12) beat the Bulldogs (2-8, 6-10) at Ramona. Both Afenir and Scales finished the day 3 for 5; Afenir also drove in four runs. Joe Perry (3-3) pitched a complete game for Escondido, allowing five hits and striking out six.
METRO MESA LEAGUE Bonita Vista 11, Sweetwater 1--The Barons (8-3, 13-9) moved within a half-game of first place Mar Vista with a win at Sweetwater. Randy Abshires (7-0) pitched five innings to earn the win. Paul Harris kept Sweetwater hitless the final two innings. Bonita Vista catcher Kenny Guyton was 3 for 5, including a three-run triple in a nine-run second inning. Second baseman John Nelson added a two-run double in the inning. Designated hitter Nano Sacay was 2 for 2, scored twice and had one RBI. Sweetwater is 5-6, 7-14.