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La Jolla Country Day baseball season comes to a close

The Torreys left it all on the field last weekend as they fell short, 6-5, against Mater Dei in CIF play.

The team advanced to that game after beating Calvary Christian, 18-3, in a game where they got a combination of dominant pitching and hitting, scoring 15 runs in the first two innings.

As you might expect with that score, a number of players had great offensive nights, including Austin Rook (two doubles and four RBI), Anthony Torres (two hits and four RBI), Connor Gerhart (two hits and three RBI), Tommy Edman (two hits, four runs), Jason Gilberg (three runs) and Frankie Brown and Sam Ayala each who had two hits. In total, 11 Torreys had hits against Calvary.

But last Saturday, the team found that Mater Dei had not yet thrown its No. 1 pitcher in the playoffs. They were not intimidated and jumped in front in the first inning. But Mater Dei scored a run in each of the first three innings to go up 3-2. In the fourth inning, Gerhart and Brown each earned bunt singles and Edman drove in Gerhart with a sacrifice fly to tie the ballgame. Ian Lutz was dominant in the middle innings on the mound, holding Mater Dei scoreless and pitching out of a tight jam in the bottom of the 7th. In the top of the 8th, Connor Gerhart reached base with one out and advanced to second. Both teams added two runs in the eighth, but it was Mater Dei that went on to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.

For the Torreys, Anthony Torres and Brown each had three hits, Edman had two.

LJCD lacrosse ends run

The most successful season in the short history of La Jolla Country Day lacrosse came to an end last week as the Torreys, who had previously won their last 14 games, were beaten 12-0 by Coronado in the second round of the CIF playoffs.

On the year, the Torreys finished 16-4, winning their first Coastal-South Conference title.