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Week in Sports: April 12, 2007

Baseball

La Jolla High School went 4-1 in the Lions Tournament last week, advancing to the tournament championship game.

The Vikings opened with a 7-4 victory over El Camino of Oceanside on April 2. Peter Sefton went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs, and Patrick Christensen pitched five innings for the win.

The Vikings followed with an 8-2 win over Chula Vista on April 3, as Sefton went 3-for-3 with another home run and three RBIs.

On April 4, La Jolla eased to a 13-3 victory over Nevada Union of Grass Valley, Nevada. Twelve different players had hits, and Wyatt Hoff cruised on the mound, earning his fourth victory of the season.

La Jolla secured a 3-1 victory over Valley Center in the tournament semifinals on April 5, scoring two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Christensen pitched five innings, in which he allowed just one hit.

Later that day, the Vikings fell in the championship game, 13-5, to Point Loma. La Jolla led early, but Point Loma scored eight runs in the seventh to secure the title. Billy Bright went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Trent Jemmett was 2-for-4 with a triple, a double and an RBI.

La Jolla Country Day went 3-1 in the Lions Tournament. The Torreys fell to Valley Center 4-3, on April 2. Zack Kusnir went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Country Day bounced back for a 9-8 win over Brawley on April 3. Greg Wisenberg drove in three runs, while Kyle Reese and Kusnir each drove in two.

The Torreys edged Foothill of Henderson, Nev., 5-3, on April 4. Mike McKenna and Reese each homered and drove in two runs, and Wisenberg limited Foothill to one earned run in a complete-game effort.

Country Day edged Granada Hills, 6-4, on April 5, scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth after Granada Hills forced extra innings by scoring a single run in the seventh. Kusnir and McKenna both hit home runs and drove in two.

The Bishop’s School fell to Broomfield, Colorado, 12-2, on April 2. The Knights then dropped a 3-1 decision to Point Loma on April 3 in the Lions Tournament.

On April 4, Bishop’s lost a 7-3 game to Battle Ground, Wash.

Softball

La Jolla Country Day opened its season by hosting the Torrey Tournament, and struggled to a 1-3 record.

The Torreys fell to Murrieta Calvary Chapel, 9-0, on April 5, managing only three hits in their opener. Country Day rebounded with a 4-3 win over Lincoln of Los Angeles on April 6.

Country Day dropped a 6-2 decision to Mater Dei on April 7, and later that day fell to Holtville, 8-7. Sammy Berenter went 8-for-12 in the tournament, and Chelsea Burns went 5-for-10. Brittany Dawson pitched all four games, striking out 10 batters while walking just two.

The Bishop’s School also participated in the Torrey Tournament, winning twice and losing twice. The Knights opened by beating Holtville, 8-0, on April 5, scoring six runs in the sixth inning to turn a close game into a runaway.

Bishop’s fell to Horizon Christian, 6-3, on April 6 despite Natalie Carmada’s 12 strikeouts on the mound and her home run at the plate. The Knights’ seven errors cost them a likely win.

On April 7, Bishop’s fell to Mater Dei, 8-1, but bounced back later in the day for a 4-3 win over Mountain Empire of Pine Valley. Naomi Strauss had the game-winning hit, scoring Brittany Allen from third base in the bottom of the fifth.

La Jolla High School participated in the Longhorn Tournament last week. On April 3, the Vikings fell to Valley Center, 9-8. They rolled to a 20-2 win over High Tech of San Diego later that day, and finished the day with an 8-3 loss to Mater Dei.

La Jolla wrapped up the tournament with an 11-10 defeat to San Marcos on April 4.

Boys lacrosse

The Bishop’s School rolled to a 10-2 win over La Jolla Country Day on April 4. Will Geier scored three goals and added an assist, while Michael P. Jensen had two goals and an assist.

Bishop’s upset Torrey Pines, 10-8, on April 5. Dillon DuPont and Geier each scored four goals. Conner Thomas scored twice and had an assist, and goalie Luis Montiel made nine saves.

Girls lacrosse

The Bishop’s School fell to The Stowe School of Buckingham, England, 9-7, on April 3. Riley Sexton scored three goals for the Knights, while Nicole Ballon-Landa, Emily Johnson, Emily Reit and Caroline Markham each scored single goals. Felicity Bradely made nine saves.

Boys volleyball

The Bishop’s School fell to Tri-City Christian, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19, 25-17, on April 5.

Boys golf

La Jolla High School fell to Carlsbad, 199-208, on April 3 at La Jolla Country Club.

Boys tennis

The Bishop’s School toppled Canyon Crest, 10-8, on April 3.