Baseball Roundup

In other Lions tournament AAA Division games:

Southwest 8, San Dieguito 7--San Dieguito, which clinched a semifinal spot Tuesday, scored five runs in the top of the seventh, but Southwest came back with four in the bottom of the inning. Tony DelaTorre had the game-winning RBI. Bryan Thistle and Nat Fleck each had two hits (including one homer), two runs and two RBIs for the Mustangs.

Orange Glen 9, Chula Vista 1--Scot Porter and Matt Taylor hit bases-empty home runs to help lift the Patriots (5-6).

Point Loma 4, Mt. Miguel--Point Loma scored three runs in the first inning to finish 2-1 and tied with Poway in pool play. The Pointers advanced because of a 5-4 victory over Poway Tuesday.


Poway 7, Montgomery 6--Poway scored in the bottom of the eighth. Bruce Matthes (2-0) was the winner.

Granite Hills 4, Morse 3--Granite Hills finished pool play 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals against Point Loma.

San Diego 10, Sweetwater 9--Claudio Moreno scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh for San Diego. Brian Baird had a home run, a double and four RBIs. Joe Picone, Isaac Bruce and Lorenzo Ruelas homered for Sweetwater.

Mira Mesa 6, Santana 5--The Marauders scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the eighth.


Lions AA Division

Valhalla 10, San Marcos 4--Eight of the Norsemen’s 10 runs were the result of home runs. Mark Iveson went three for three, including a grand slam in the sixth, and Dave Angotti was three for four with a three-run homer in the fourth. Iveson and Angotti knocked in seven of Valhalla’s runs. Valhalla (6-4-1) went 3-0 in pool play and meets Castle Park today in the semifinals.

Castle Park 9, Grossmont 5--At Grossmont, 11 of 14 runs were result of home runs; all of Grossmont’s runs came on homers. For Castle Park, Joe Carrillo was two for four with four RBIs and two home runs. Grossmont’s Todd Cady went two for four with three RBIs and two home runs. Juan Beltran (3-0) was the winner.

Helix 10, Vista 9--Helix finished its pool play with 54 runs and three victories and will play Hilltop in the semifinals.


Hilltop 11, El Cajon Valley 3--The Lancers scored 10 runs in the second. Hilltop’s Paul Stojsavljevic went three for four with two RBIs, and Gus Chavarin was two for three with three RBIs, including a triple. Hilltop improved to 3-6 and advanced to the semifinals.

San Pasqual 10, USDHS 9--Mike Escarcega had a nine-game hitting streak on the line and was zero for three when he came up with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Escarcega (23 for 34 on the year) lined a single to right, driving in Erin Sutton and Eric Marsh to finish San Pasqual’s come-from-behind victory.

USDHS (7-2) had scored four runs in the sixth to go ahead, 9-5. Escarcega (3-1) was also the winning pitcher.

University City 9, Hoover 8--The Centurions scored in the top of the eighth to break an 8-8 tie. Jeff Sevier hit a leadoff single, reached second on a passed ball, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and was sacrificed home by Scott Clark. Brett Punches went three for four with a bases-empty home run for University City (2-8). Hoover dropped to 5-5-1.


Fallbrook 15, Serra 6--Nino Storniolo’s grand slam in the seventh completed the Conquistadors’ scoring, but Serra’s six errors helped give Fallbrook (7-2) the edge at Grossmont. Serra fell to 4-6.

Lions A Division

St. Augustine 6, Coronado 2--Mike Mossuto hit a two-out two-run double in the top of the sixth to give St. Augustine (5-4) a 3-2 lead. After giving up a home run to Rich Bledsoe and two singles in the first inning, Mark Jackson (1-0) allowed Coronado just one hit the rest of the way. Juan Lopez had three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Saints, who advanced with a 3-0 pool record to the semifinals against Mission Bay.

Mission Bay 4, Oceanside 0--Mo Aviles, Pat Betancourt and Sean Darrock had two hits each. Tony Lennan (4-0) pitched a three-hitter for Mission Bay (7-2). Oceanside dropped to 5-3-1.


Crawford 7, La Jolla 4--Eric Turner went three for four with three RBIs and Scott Hill two for two with two RBIs and two runs to lead Crawford (8-2). John Edge (1-1) was the winner. Jon Romanowski was two for four with three RBIs for La Jolla (3-7). Crawford plays Escondido in today’s semifinals at 10:30 a.m.

Escondido 6, Clairemont 1--Joe Cabral went three for three with two RBIs and Jeff Hopkins two for three with an RBI as the Cougars improved to 6-3.

El Camino 12, Julian 5--Todd Swanson collected two triples and Ricky Spears hit a bases-empty home run for El Camino (3-6) at La Jolla. Swanson and Spears were four for five.

Lincoln 11, Marian 8--Lonnie Field went three for three, and Ron Jones was three for four with three RBIs. Both players are batting over .600 for the tournament. For Marian, JamaarBrown hit a three-run homer in the seventh.


Sun Devil tournament

Las Vegas Valley 4, El Capitan 0--Las Vegas Valley was averaging 16.8 runs per game and had not been held under 11 runs all season.

El Capitan 13, Las Vegas 3--With the victory, El Capitan finished second in the tournament. Joe Spry hit two home runs, two doubles and had three RBIs. Dave Rios (2-1) was the winner.