The San Diego High School baseball team wasn’t fazed when a line drive double play in the first inning wasted a leadoff triple. The Cavers, who trailed by a run, went on to score 10 runs in the inning and routed visiting Coronado, 16-3, Monday in pool play of the Grossmont Metro City tournament.
San Diego (3-1) used six hits, four walks and three Coronado errors to send 14 players to the plate in the first. San Diego scored in each of the first five innings. The game was called after the fifth because of darkness. Coronado is 2-2.
Kian Sly had a two-run homer in the fourth and finished three for three with a triple and four RBIs. Josh Stepner went the distance for the victory, allowing three hits.
In another tournament game:
El Cajon Valley 6, La Jolla Country Day 3--Fred Earnst went two for three with a double and an RBI triple and Donny Frost was two for three to lead El Cajon Valley (2-2). John Hayward (1-1) pitched six innings for the victory.
Fallbrook 7, Grossmont 2--Wade Pearson hit a grand slam as Fallbrook won at home. Pearson was two for three for Fallbrook (3-1) and is nine for 14 with nine RBIs this season. David Michaelian was three for three with two RBIs for Fallbrook. Left-hander Mike Gainesborough (1-1) allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings for the victory. Grossmont is 3-1.
Madison Warhawk tournament
Sweetwater 4, Point Loma 2--Two errors led to a run and Juan Lopez’s sacrifice fly to right in the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie for Sweetwater (4-2) at home. Reliever Issac Bruce (2-1) struck out six in five innings for the victory. Point Loma led, 2-0, with two runs in the top of the second, but Sweetwater rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the inning.
Orange Glen 13, Mt. Miguel 5--Matt Taylor hit a three-run homer as Orange Glen trailed, 3-1, after two innings. Orange Glen (4-2), however, scored four runs in the third and five in the fifth for the victory at Mt. Miguel. Scott Coleman and winning pitcher Jim Roby (1-1) had two-run singles in the fifth.