San Diego High School Baseball : Mira Mesa Ends Slump by Beating Madison

Mira Mesa High School got back on track with a 13-1 victory over Madison Friday afternoon in a City Eastern League game at Mira Mesa.

The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Marauders. Three of the losses were in last week's Lions Tournament.

"After we lost the first game of the tournament, we took it a bit easy and tried some different things in the last two games," said Larry Elliot, Mira Mesa coach. "We had trouble putting it back together in our league game this week (an 8-6 loss at Morse). But we put everything together (Friday)."

Mira Mesa (5-2 in league) remained in a first-place tie with Patrick Henry. Madison is 3-4 in league.

The Marauders, who won the section 3-A championship in 1985 and reached the semifinals last year, scored four times in the second inning.

Patrick Henry 17, Serra 1--Patrick Henry (5-2, 10-4-1) had 17 hits and led 11-1 after two innings. Mark Lavoie was 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and Miller Miller knocked in three runs for Patrick Henry. Serra, which had only two hits off Joey Destino (1-0), is 2-5 in league.

Point Loma 8, Morse 1--Arlondo Hill had a three-run homer in the first and Jud Franklin added a two-run shot in the second to pace Point Loma (4-3, 10-5) at Morse. Morse is 2-5 and 8-10.


Mission Bay 19, Clairemont 6--Mission Bay, the defending section 2-A champion, began the week two games behind Clairemont, but is now tied for the lead after the victory at Clairemont. The Buccaneers (5-2, 12-5) had 20 hits, including four apiece by Sean Reese and Mike McMahon. Clairemont, which committed six errors, is 5-2, 8-8-1.

University of San Diego High School 6, University City 2--Duke Gonzalez struck out five, including four to end innings with runners in scoring position, for USDHS (5-2, 13-4) at University City (1-6 in league).

La Jolla 5, Kearny 1--Scott Wehne's sacrifice fly to right scored Jeff Schultz for the winning run in the fifth inning at La Jolla. David Jennings and Brad Raulston each had RBI singles in the sixth to pace La Jolla (4-3, 11-6). Kearny is 1-6 in league.


Christian 13, Hoover 8--Jon Okken hit a two-run homer and Chris Waymire added a solo shot to pace Christian (5-2, 11-5) in the first inning at Hoover. Waymire was 4 for 5 with three RBIs. Hoover (2-5, 4-13) committed five errors.

Crawford 12, San Diego 7--Jeff Wilcox had four hits and Manny Gagliano drove in three runs to lead Crawford (2-3-2, 4-13-3) over San Diego (4-2-1 in league) at home. John Edge added three hits and two RBIs for Crawford, which had an eight-run third inning.

Briefly--Lincoln 15, St. Augustine 14 (8 innings).


Escondido 7, Oceanside 5--Gary Larabee hit a two-run home run in the seventh for Escondido at Oceanside. The Cougars (4-1, 6-9) moved into a first-place tie with Carlsbad. Andy Martin and Oscar Lopez combined for six-hitter. Keith Combs paced Oceanside (2-3, 4-10) with two hits and pair of RBIs.

San Pasqual 15, San Marcos 3--San Pasqual, behind Keith Nichols' two-run triple and three San Marcos errors, rallied for eight runs in the third inning at San Marcos. Todd Brose was 2 for 4 and Mike Escarsega was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs to lead San Pasqual (2-3, 9-8). San Marcos (3-2 in league) committed four errors.

Ramona 6, El Camino 4--Nick Diaz's two-run triple and Chris Gunnett's two-run double highlighted a six-run second inning for host Ramona. The Bulldogs are 2-3, 2-9-2. El Camino (0-6, 2-11) rallied for four runs in the final two innings.


Orange Glen 9, Fallbrook 7--Fallbrook's T. J. Flynn tied a San Diego Section record at Fallbrook ( 3-2, 13-5) for home runs in a season with a two-run homer, his 12th. Orange Glen (4-1, 14-5) rallied as Rick Martinez and David Miller hit two-run homers. Scott Carlovsky and Ray Chatton added solo home runs.

Mt. Carmel 15, San Dieguito 6--First-place Mt. Carmel (5-0, 15-3) capitalized on six walks and two errors in an 11-run first inning at San Dieguito. Ron Kelly had a three-run homer. San Dieguito (1-4, 6-7) scored five in the sixth.

Briefly--Torrey Pines 14, Poway 9.

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