Roundup : David Powers’ 3 Homers Pace Marian, 11-7

Sweetwater High School’s Larry Meza hit a grand slam and a solo home run Tuesday--and was overshadowed.

Marian’s David Powers hit two three-run home runs and a two-run homer as Marian, playing in its cozy ballpark, won the Metro Conference game, 11-7. Chip Beardsley also hit a three-run home run for Marian (4-17-1 overall, 2-10 in league play).

Sweetwater dropped to 14-11-1 and 8-4.

In other Metro games:

Hilltop 4, Coronado 0--Senior right-hander Rob DePerro pitched a no-hitter. DePerro (6-1) struck out four, walked one and hit one. Bret Butterfield hit a solo home run and Don Diffenbaugh hit a two-run homer for Hilltop (7-5, 8-12).


Chula Vista 3, Bonita Vista 0--Steve Trainor pitched a three-hitter, walking none, and teammate Eric Slinkard had two singles and an RBI for host Chula Vista (13-11, 10-2). Bonita Vista is 7-5 in the conference.

Montgomery 7, Southwest 0--Sophomore Oscar Ramirez (6-1) pitched a five-hitter, striking out five, and Jesse Lopez drove in three runs for host Montgomery (14-9, 7-5).

Castle Park 7, Mar Vista 6--The host Trojans made good use of eight hits to improve to 22-4 and 10-2. Castle Park’s Juan Pena had two singles and an RBI, Juan Beltran a single, triple and 2 RBIs and Mike Vallarelli a run-scoring triple. Sergio Hicks overcame a four-run sixth to improve his record to 8-0.


Madison 4, Point Loma 3--Pitcher Andy Williams (6-2) allowed only three hits and hit a game-winning solo home run in the eighth for host Madison.

Morse 9, Mira Mesa 6--Cesar Guzman and David Grigsby each hit two-run homers in the fourth inning to lead host Morse (14-13, 7-8). Guzman finished 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs.

Patrick Henry 8, Serra 5--Cory Powell hit a solo home run and Dave Barnier had two hits as host Patrick Henry (13-11, 8-7) kept its playoff hopes alive. Mike Chapman (5-3) gained the victory with relief help from Powell.


USDHS 7, Clairemont 5--Matt Siesel (7-5) allowed only two runs in six innings, and teammate Lee Wilebski singled in two runs for host USDHS (14-10 9-5).

Kearny 5, University City 4 (12 innings)--Winner John Williamson (2-2) singled in James McDonald in the 12th for visiting Kearny. University City (9-16, 3-12) lost for the 10th time this season after leading in the sixth or seventh inning.


San Pasqual 4, Rancho Buena Vista 3--Kevin Herde allowed only 1 hit and struck out 11 for host San Pasqual (14-9, 10-3). Mike Escarcega had two hits and two RBIs for San Pasqual, which clinched second place in the league.

El Camino 4, Oceanside 3--Scott Otasvall pitched a two-hitter for his first victory of the season as El Camino (4-19, 3-10) scored three runs in the fifth for the victory at home. Rich Sundstedt had an RBI single and Brad Sears had two stolen bases to increase his season total to 28.

Escondido 5, Carlsbad 3--Carl Skaja singled in two runs to break a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning as host Escondido handed Scott Karl his first loss and Carlsbad its first league loss. Karl (8-1) allowed seven hits and struck out two. Carlsbad, hurt by three errors, is 19-5 and 3-1. Winning pitcher Robert Erp allowed eight hits.

San Marcos 7, Ramona 6 (10 innings)--George Mojica drew a bases-loaded walk with two out in the 10th for host San Marcos (13-8-2, 8-5). Toby Lehman pitched four scoreless innings in relief of Paul Jeffers, and Jeff Bates (1-0) gained the victory by pitching three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out five. Tom Morton of San Marcos hit two solo homers. He and Mark Villalobos hit two-out, run-scoring singles as San Marcos tied the game in the seventh, 6-6.


Poway 3, Torrey Pines 0--John Youngkin (6-1) outdueled John Lynch as Poway remained in first place with Mt. Carmel. Youngkin, who threw only 74 pitches, allowed two hits, striking out five and walking two. Poway (15-7, 9-2) got two hits from Ed Cornblum. Torrey Pines finished league play at 8-4.

Mt. Carmel 9, San Dieguito 2--Ron Kelly, Chris Lofthus and Marcus Lee each homered for Mt. Carmel (19-10, 9-2). The Sundevils have won four consecutive games.

Fallbrook 3, Orange Glen 2--Jeff Lawrence went the distance, allowing three hits and striking out six, to keep Fallbrook’s wild-card playoff hopes alive. Lawrence also was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs for Fallbrook (14-9, 6-5).


St. Augustine 2, Hoover 0--Nathan Reber closed the regular season with a 4-hitter, striking out 12 and walking none, for the Saints (11-13, 8-7) in a night game at San Diego State. Reber (2-3) had two singles, a sacrifice fly and scored a run. The Saints will qualify for the playoffs if Crawford beats San Diego today.