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San Diego Prep Baseball : Mission Bay Wins Another 1-Run Game

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.

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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.

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