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ROUNDUP: PATRIOTS CRUISE AGAINST BUCS, HELIX DOWNS THE SULTANS & EAGLES CLIP THE HILLERS

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

CITY LEAGUE

PATRICK HENRY 14, MISSION BAY 0

The Patriots behind four pitchers including Kyle Wilsie who picked up the victory pounded out 14 hits on the day as they shutout the home teams Mission Bay Buccaneers (3-13 Overall, 0-4 City) on Thursday afternoon.

Patrick Henry (11-4-1 Overall, 3-1 City) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Mateo Medina (2-6, 3R, 4 RBI, 2B) singled to bring home Tomas Gagliano (1-2, 2R, 2 RBI), they would score another run courtesy of an error by the Buccaneers allowing Medina to score to make it 2-0.

Medina in the top of the second extended the Patriots lead with a double which brought home Ryan Miller to make it 3-0.

Multiple hits by Patrick Henry in the top of the third inning led to six runs scoring and a 9-0 lead started by a double by Max Shabestari (4-4, 2R, 2 2B). Others contributing in the inning included Dante Juliano (1-4, 2R, RBI), Andrew McAlpin (RUN), Ryan Preciado (1-3, RBI), and Jonathan Marshall (2-3, RBI).

Intertwined between the multiple hits by the Patriots were key walks and taking advantage of miscues by Mission Bay.

Moving along to the top of the seventh inning Shabestari and Ed Demos hit back-to-back doubles to make it 11-0, Gagliano later laced a two-run base hit scoring both Demos and Fernando Lozano to make it 13-0, the final run came courtesy of an error allowing Juliano to score.

Wilsie picked up his second victory on the season as he went 4 innings giving up 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9, Jack Powell tossed 1 inning of relief giving up 0 runs on 1 hits while striking out 1, Corey James tossed 1 inning of relief giving up 0 runs and 0 hits while striking out 2 and Garrett Willis pitched 1 inning giving up 0 runs on 1 hit while striking out 3.

 

GROSSMONT HILLS LEAGUE

HELIX 8, SANTANA 2

Solid pitching and a big fifth inning spurred the Helix Highlanders (9-6 Overall, 4-1 GHL) to victory on Thursday afternoon out in Santee against the Santana Sultans (7-8 Overall, 2-3 GHL).

Leading 1-0 thanks to Alonzo Richardson (4-4, 3R, 2 2B) who led off the first with a double and later scored on a passed ball the Highlanders used multiple hits to push across five runs to take a 6-0 lead in the fifth inning.

Starting off with a Richardson single, Eric Smelko (1-2, R, RBI) walked followed by a Jordon Thompson base hit to score Richardson. With runners on first and second Carlos Oquita (1-4, 2 RBI, 2B) banged a double to left field scoring Smelko and Thompson scored on the throw, they would add their final run on a Santana error.

Leading 6-0 in the top of the fourth inning the Highlanders again produced more damage as Richardson again got on with a double, he came around to score on a base hit by Smelko to make it 7-0.

The Sultans finally got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning when Brandon Glowacki led off reaching on an error, he would later score on a Tyler Fitzgerald ground ball out to make it 7-1.

Helix added their final run in the top of the seventh inning courtesy of a Justin Cervantes ground ball out.

Santana was able to score another run in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out as Kyle Sebastian, Blake Taylor and Aidan Donovan all consecutively had base hits. With the bases loaded and only one out things looked good for the Sultans but they would only get a single un out of it on a Cole Contreras fielders choice scoring Sebastian.

Tyler Glowacki would take the loss for the Sultans as he only lasted 2.2 innings in which he gave up 6 runs on 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 2.

For the Highlanders, Thomas Caneday had a solid outing as he went 6 innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit while walking 1 and striking out 4.

 

GRANITE HILLS 3, GROSSMONT 0

The Granite Hills Eagles (8-8 Overall, 2-4 GHL) scored runs in the second, third and fourth innings and used strong pitching to make them hole up as they claimed the home victory in El Cajon on Thursday afternoon and second consecutive over the Foothillers.

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Brian Smith scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the inning.

Grossmont (10-7 Overall, 3-3 GHL) thought it had something going in the top of the third with one out as Zak Farris roped a double. He would advance no further as Clay Fordham retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Still leading 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning the Eagles picked up more momentum starting with a lead single by Austin Smith, a couple of batters later Ryan Fenn advanced Smith to third on a base hit, Smith would come into score on an error by the Grossmont right fielder to make it 2-0.

Granite would push across a third run in the top of the fourth inning as Fordham helped his cause with a base hit, Art Lopez who came into run for Grant Mac Arthur would advance to third and come into score on a sacrifice fly by Dillon Goins to make it 3-0.

Once again the Foothillers threatened to put runs on the board in the top of the fifth inning with one out. Starting with Danny Yanez who walked, Brodie Romero followed with a single and Farris walked to load the bases.

With the bases full Fordham buckled down and promptly retired the next two batters to get out of the jam and end the inning.

Fordham in the seventh inning for the Eagles only allowed one runner who reached on an error before retiring the final three batters including back-to-back strikeouts to end the game.

For Grossmont, Jack Hyde who also pitched a strong game took the loss going 6 innings in which he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5.

Fordham for the Eagles tossed a complete 7 inning victory in which he gave up 0 runs on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 8.

 

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