High School Roundup: La Jolla splits with University City

Eric Pitrofsky watches as the baseball moves past his ankles last week against University City. The Vikings won the game, 2-1.  Phil Dailey photo
Eric Pitrofsky watches as the baseball moves past his ankles last week against University City. The Vikings won the game, 2-1. Phil Dailey photo

The La Jolla Vikings baseball team (9-13, 2-5) used a late rally to come from behind and steal a 2-1 victory over visiting University City last week, but fell short Monday in a 9-2 loss to the Centurions.

In the first game, starting pitcher Tyson Youngs threw four scoreless innings before giving way to an aching back. Eric Pitrofsky came in relief and kept the Vikings close until the offense could break through in the bottom of the 6th.

Max Needham led off the sixth inning with a single to left field and with one out, Kevin Usselman hit a single to right field advancing Needham to second base. Jimmy Meyerott then stepped to the plate and lined a single to right center field to bring home the tying run. Spencer Manlapig capped off the scoring with a deep sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Usselman with the go ahead run.

Bradley Zimmer pitched a scoreless 7th inning, earning his second save of the season.

"This was a huge win for us,” La Jolla coach Gary Frank said. “The guys showed a lot of heart and character by coming back against a very tough pitcher late in the game.”

Torreys tie for league title

The La Jolla Country Day boys golf team finished the regualr season with a record of 21-12, including a 7-1 mark in Coastal League play which was good for a tie for first with Francis Parker.

The team will compete in the Coastal League finals is today at Del Mar Country Club starting at 1:30 p.m.

Here are last week’s scores:

Tuesday, May 3

Boys golf

La Jolla Country Day 204, Mar Vista 256

Bernardo Bustmanete was the medalist for the Torreys, carding a 38

Boys volleyball

Westview def. La Jolla

28-26, 25-20, 23-25, 25-14

Boys lacrosse

Scripps Ranch 7, La Jolla 3

Boys tennis

La Jolla Country Day 15, Bishop’s 3

Boys swimming

Bishop’s 135, Partick Henry 33

Girls swimming

Patrick Henry 89, Bishop’s 81

Wednesday, May 4

Softball

University City 22, La Jolla 0

Bishop’s 5, Horizon 4

Alex Mejia went 3-for-3 and two RBI in the win for the Knights.

Tri-City 9, La Jolla Country Day 2

La Jolla Country Day 13, Chula Vista High Tech 2

Boys golf

La Jolla Country Day 179, Westview 208

Harry Kang and Sanchez were both medalist with 34s

Boys tennis

La Jolla 15, Cathedral Catholic 3

Boys swimming

La Jolla Country Day 99, Point Loma 71

Girls swimming

Point Loma 86, La Jolla Country Day 80

Boys Lacrosse

Bishop’s 12, Pacific Ridge 2

Thursday, May 5

Baseball

La Jolla 2, Univeristy City 1

Spencer Manlapig had the game-winning RBI for the Vikings.

Boys golf

City Conference Championship

La Jolla — T2. Perry Cohan and Ben Doyle each shot a 139

Boys volleyball

Cathedral Catholic def. La Jolla, 25-17, 29-27, 25-23

Boys track and field

La Jolla Country Day 114, Tri-City Christian 11

Lee Klitzner won the 800 with a time of 1:57.22. Junior Togiaso won the discus with a toss of 150-6.

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