The La Jolla Country Day baseball team made it two titles in a row last week as they topped Monte Vista 7-5 in the championship game of the Lions Tournament’s 5A Division.
Jackson Volle took the mound for the second time of the week and earned his second win, pitching three innings.
Sam Ayala entered the game in the fourth inning with a 7-3 lead and held the Monarchs off for three innings giving way to Dustin Hughes with the lead down to 7-5.
Hughes earned the save in relief, pitching a scoreless seventh which was highlighted by two great plays by Austin Rooke at second base. Anthony Torres, Frankie Brown, and Hughes each had two hits on the day to pace the offense.
Last season the team won the 3A division last year.
The Torreys are currently 16-4 overall on the season and 1-1 in league.
Vikings win one Lions game
The La Jolla Vikings varsity baseball team played three close games, coming away with one victory in last week’s annual Lions’ Club Tournament.
The Vikings fell to Desert Oasis 5-2 in the tourney opener. Kevin Usselman drove in both runs for La Jolla and Jake Linsky pitched well, allowing only two earned runs in five innings.
La Jolla rebounded from the opening loss with a 2-1 come from behind win against Morse. Tyson Youngs led the way on the mound and at the plate, as he threw six innings, allowing only one run and striking out six batters. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate and scored the winning run when Spencer Manlapig hit a sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the 6th inning. Bobby Schuman had 2 doubles in the winning effort. Bradley Zimmer struck out the side in the 7th to earn his first save of the year.
La Jolla jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Nevada Union before eventually falling 8-3. Schuman was 3-for-4 at the plate. Youngs and Zimmer each collected two hits for the Vikings.
Here are last week’s scores:
Tuesday, April 19
— La Jolla Country Day 3, Mission Bay 0
Dustin Hughes threw a complete-game shutout for the Torreys in the win.
— La Jolla 2, Morse 1
Tyson Youngs went 2-for-3 and pitched six innings in the win for the Vikings.
— La Jolla def. St. Augustine
14-25, 13-25, 25-17, 25-16, 15-7
— Cathedral Catholic 8, La Jolla 7
David Roos led the way for the Vikings, scoring two goals.
— La Jolla 9, Cathedral Catholic 8
Wednesday, April 20
— Nevada Union 8, La Jolla 3
Bobby Schuman went 3-for-4 and scored two runs for the Vikings while both Tyson Youngs and Bradley Zimmer each added two hits.
— La Jolla Country Day 216, San Pasqual 223
at Del Mar Country Club
— La Jolla def. Mira Mesa
25-21, 25-19, 25-19. 25-19
Clay Jones led the Vikings with 12 kills.