HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP : Mira Mesa's Bovee Gets No-Hitter Against Patrick Henry

Mira Mesa's Mike Bovee threw his first high school no-hitter as fourth-ranked Mira Mesa on Wednesday blanked Patrick Henry, 3-0, in a City Eastern League game.

Bovee struck out 11, walked none and threw only 71 pitches. Only a throwing error by the third baseman in the fourth inning kept Bovee from a perfect game.

Bovee's county-leading strikeout total is 116.

Mira Mesa scored its runs in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Marc Nielsen walked and was doubled in by Brendan Hause, who scored on Phillip Henry's single. Daryle Owen singled in Henry for the final run.

Mira Mesa, which had already clinched the league title, finished at 24-4-1, 11-1, Patrick Henry at 10-11, 8-4.

Another City Eastern League game:

Point Loma 5, Morse 3--Josh Serrano had two RBIs to support winning pitcher Mel Shanley. Losing pitcher Chris Nelson had two doubles and two RBIs. Point Loma finished at 14-13, 7-5; Morse at 6-16, 2-10.

City Central League

Madison 13, Crawford 1--Proving that Monday's 30-run explosion against Lincoln was no aberration, Madison (13-9, 11-2) has now scored 43 runs in its past two games.

This time, the offensive heroes included: Mike Jones, who went three for five with two doubles and two RBIs; Brian Delgado, who went three for four with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs; Brian Presley, who went two for two with three RBIs; Jerry Jones, who went three for four with one RBI.

On the mound, Mike Jones struck out nine as Madison finished at 13-9, 10-2.

San Diego 8, Lincoln 0--San Diego broke open a pitcher's duel in the fourth inning when it scored four runs on a bases-loaded wild pitch. The Cavers (17-8-1, 8-4) were running on Tobias Price's two-out pitch, scoring two runs, and Lincoln threw the ball away--twice--trying to throw out the batter, James Dean, who circled the bases.

Price allowed only two hits, struck out 15, walked eight and hit one in six innings. Winning pitcher Jacque Jones allowed two hits, struck out 10, walked three and hit one in five innings. Lincoln finished 7-18, 2-10.

City Harbor League

Clairemont 10, Marian 4--Rabbit Henry went three for four with two solo home runs and a stolen base as Clairemont (12-11-1, 6-6) overcame a four-run deficit after two innings. Teammate Josh Severson had a two-run homer and three RBIs. Bobby Applegate went two for three with a homer for Marian (4-17-1, 1-11).

St. Augustine 8, Coronado 1--After St. Augustine starter Mike Bryant walked four consecutively in the second, Marco Inzunza came in and allowed only one runner (an infield hit by Scott Dickerson in the third) the rest of the way.

Offensively for St. Augustine (18-8, 10-2), Jeremy Klem hit a two-run homer in the second, Justin Williams drove in two runs with a double and a single and Dominic Giammarinaro drove in two with a bases-loaded pinch-hit single in the top of the seventh.

Coronado finished at 8-13, 5-7.

City Western League

La Jolla 10, Kearny 6--John Jennings went four for four, drove in four runs and scored three runs.

La Jolla finished at 13-10, 4-8 while Kearny closed at 4-19-1, 1-11.

USDHS 5, Mission Bay 3--USDHS (18-9, 9-3) scored five runs in the fourth inning, four of them unearned, to beat Mission Bay (18-8, 8-4) for the league championship. The Dons scored their runs on two hits, two errors, two walks and a sacrifice fly. Losing pitcher Manny Castillo (6-2) allowed only five hits, two to David Sanchez. Winning pitcher Ian Hamilton allowed eight hits.

Metro Conference

Bonita Vista 2, Montgomery 1--The Barons closed out their season on a high note, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to upset third-ranked Mongtomery (19-5-1, 11-3).

Joe Morales, who went three for four, and Ron Battle, who was two for four, got the RBIs for the Barons, who ended the season 5-13-1, 5-8-1. Mike Dole also had two hits.

Castle Park 5, Southwest 3--Freshman Alex Lontayo had a two-run single to tie the game in the fourth inning and scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Kiko Palacios went two for three and scored once for seventh-ranked Castle Park (18-8, 9-5). Ernie Negrete had an RBI double for Southwest (5-14, 3-11).

Hilltop 12, Mar Vista 5--Sergio Guzman highlighted Hilltop's attack with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth. Hilltop improved to 11-8-2 as Mar Vista fell to 9-12-1, 4-10.

Sweetwater 4, Chula Vista 1--Lorenzo Inzunza pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven and Paul Wapnowski went three for three with an RBI for Sweetwater (11-9-1, 8-6), which won six of its last seven games. Eric Galardo and Nolan Alcantara had an RBI apiece. Chula Vista is 14-11, 9-5.


University City 7, Hoover 3--University City (17-8) overcame a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the fourth inning and four in the sixth to beat Hoover (6-18). Peter Uriarte had two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs.

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