San Diego High School Baseball : Bledsoe’s 2-Run Double Rallies Coronado Past Hilltop


Richie Bledsoe doubled with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in the tying and winning runs and give Coronado a 7-6 victory Friday over Hilltop in a Metro League game.

After falling behind 4-1 in the early innings, Hilltop (1-1 in league) tied the score in the fifth and went ahead, 5-4, in the ninth, when Steve Gritts singled home Ward Lanham. Gritts later scored on a fielder’s choice.

Coronado’s Noi Duhala went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Teammate J.D. Douglas had three hits and two RBIs, and Danny Mosher hit a two-run home run for Coronado (2-0, 8-2). Hilltop was paced by Lanham with three hits and Gritts with two RBIs. Paul Austin (3-0) was the winning pitcher.



Patrick Henry 6, Morse 4--Patrick Henry (3-1, 6-2-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to give Morse its fourth league loss in as many games. Patrick Henry’s David Schiff was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI. Teammate Lance Lowery drove in three runs with two hits. Tony McVickar was the winning pitcher.

Mira Mesa 4, Point Loma 2--Mike Eicher (5-0) pitched a four-hitter to beat visiting Point Loma. Losing pitcher Israel Stanley also allowed only four hits but was victimized by five Point Loma errors that led to two unearned runs.

Briefly: Madison 7, Serra 4.


Christian 9, Lincoln 4--Matt Brouillette, Jim Loucks and Mike Ippolito all hit home runs as Christian (3-1, 7-4) won at Lincoln. With Christian leading 3-2 in the fifth, Brouillette hit a three-run home run. Loucks followed in the sixth with a solo home run and Ippolito hit a two-run homer in the same inning. Jon Okken (3-1) pitched a three-hitter.

St. Augustine 4, Crawford 1--Leon Olais drove in what proved to be the winning run with a single in the third inning to give visiting St. Augustine (2-2 in league) the victory. Jim Bitler also had two hits and an RBI for St. Augustine. Crawford’s Doonie Ward had two singles and drove in a run.


Mission Bay 19, University City 7--Colin Davis and Scott Vonderlieth each had four RBIs as Mission Bay (3-1, 7-3) beat host University City (1-3 in league). Mission Bay pitcher Sean Rees struck out 10 in four innings, but gave up seven runs, including a two-run homer by Brian Sexton and a three-run shot by Jim Schafer.

Clairemont 12, Kearny 4--Mike Giardano was 3 for 3 with a three-run home run to lead first-place Clairemont (4-0, 5-5-1) at Kearny. Garth Klem also had a solo homer and four RBIs. Kearny’s Lupe Ford hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Teammate Scot Welish went 3 for 4.

Briefly: University of San Diego High School 4, La Jolla 3.


Fallbrook 2, San Dieguito 1--Pitcher Mark Ringkamp, entering the game in the bottom of the seventh with runners on second and third, threw three strikes to get the last out and a save for Fallbrook (2-0, 7-1) at San Dieguito (0-1, 5-4). Jamie Willcox (2-0) pitched the first 6 innings for Fallbrook, allowing three hits. San Dieguito’s Gary Ross Jr., son of the former San Diego Padre pitcher, pitched a two-hitter but lost the game on two unearned runs.

Briefly: Vista 18, Poway 5.