Defying odds, Falcons take Div. II regional baseball title in rout
Torrey Pines beats Etiwanda 19-8, winning on the run rule
Print RANCHO CUCAMONGA — With an offense that had scored two runs in a pair of playoff wins, a pitching staff depleted by the top two arms in the rotation deciding not to finish the season and facing No..June 4, 2022 at 6:02 p.Wesley Faison (24) of Texas State is met by teammates after hitting a three-run homer against Louisiana during college baseball action in San Marcos on Friday, May 13, 2022.
1-seeded Etiwanda after graduation Friday night and a two-hour bus ride, the Torrey Pines High baseball team faced long odds for taking home a Division II Southern California championship.So all the No.2-seeded Falcons did Saturday was pound out 16 hits, score 19 runs and run-rule Etiwanda 19-8.m.Southern California Prep Baseball Championships Division II Torrey Pines 19, Etiwanda 8 “What a ride!” said Falcons coach Tommy Simis.“That’s the best our offense has produced all season.2 overall seed and regional host Stanford at 9 p.
We pieced together the pitching, and the offense was able to grind out every at-bat.WESTLAKE VILLAGE — The Newport Harbor baseball team was in familiar territory Saturday, up two runs early against Oaks Christian.“There were times in that game where I couldn’t breathe.” Advertisement Etiwanda (27-9), which had won 10 games in a row and scored 18 runs in two SoCal games, jumped out to a 3-0 lead.Only a nifty 6-4-3 double play started by Thomas Maher kept a two-run second inning from blowing up into five, six or seven.Newport Harbor players celebrate winning the CIF Southern California Division III regional title Saturday.“Maybe the turning point in the game,” Simis said.Texas State erupted for four runs in the fourth inning.
Torrey Pines answered with five runs in the top of the third, six in the fourth, two in the fifth and six in the sixth to put a bow on the win.Every starter in the Falcons (23-12) lineup had an RBI.Oaks Christian baseball hosted Newport Harbor in Division III CIF State SoCal Regional final Saturday June 4, 2022.Catcher Junior Barajas had four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the fifth.“It was a completely different mindset today,” Barajas said.“We were determined to flip the scoring thing around.(Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Jack Davey scores for Newport Harbor in the sixth inning in the Division III final of the CIF Southern California Regional baseball playoffs.Wood earned the win for the Bobcats, throwing six innings with three runs allowed on five hits and three walks against seven strikeouts.
And once we got it going, we wanted to pour it on because Etiwanda is a really good team.We were able to grind this out, and it feels awesome.” First baseman Ryan Jackel had a pair of hits, walked, scored twice and drove in two.III championship game.“We had been pitching so well, maybe the offense got a little lazy,” Jackel said of a pair of 1-0 SoCal wins.“We knew we were in for a battle today.net.
We came up short in our CIF playoffs (losing in the Open Division semifinals).Oaks Christian baseball hosted Newport Harbor in Division III CIF State SoCal Regional final Saturday June 4, 2022.People are going to be shocked to hear we won a SoCal title.” Ryan Flather had three hits and four RBIs for the Falcons.AJ Guiliana had three hits, including a double and triple, and drove in a run.(Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Newport Harbor’s Trent Liolios scores in the first inning against Oaks Christian in the Division III championship game of the CIF SoCal Regional playoffs.Burke Stratton drove in two and Liam Kelly scored four times hitting out of the ninth spot in the lineup.
On the mound, Simis started Dougie Jutronich, then went with Reece Dixon (who got the win), JV callup Ryan Babcock and Tuesday’s starter Grayson Bannano closing in the sixth.“Just like we drew it up,” Simis said.(Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Joseph Steventon pitches for Oaks Christian against Newport Harbor on Saturday.“What a great effort by the kids and my coaching staff.” The Southern California Regionals are in their second year with an eye on a State Championship down the road.La Costa Canyon, Granite Hills, and West Hills all won championships last season.(Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Trent Liolios pitches for Newport Harbor against Oaks Christian in the CIF SoCal Division III regional final Saturday.
“Feels really good to represent San Diego,” Simis said.“These kids can hold their heads high, that’s for sure.”.Oaks Christian baseball hosted Newport Harbor in Division III CIF State SoCal Regional final Saturday June 4, 2022.
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