Scotts Valley and Harbor Baseball Teams Take Wins at SCCAL Tournament

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The Scotts Valley High baseball team won a 6-5 win over Soquel on Monday to advance to the semifinals of the SCCAL tournament.

Down two in the seventh inning, Scotts Valley scored the tying run with two outs on a passed ball. In the eighth, Brock Siechen hit a single to right center to score Elin Bray-Zoreque.

Falcons starting pitcher Colin Melrose allowed four runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk in five innings. He struck out seven batters. Marcus Matlock took the victory in relief, pitching three innings. He allowed one hit, one unearned run and struck out three batters on no-walks.

Siechen led the Falcons, going 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Quinn Turowski, Nic Erickson, Jack Abel and Sendhur Suresh each had two hits.

Brady Spencer was defeated by the Knights.

On offense, Spencer had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored. Josh Fahrner had two doubles, two RBIs and scored a run, and Sean Barnes and Colby Downs also had hits for the Knights.

The Falcons play in Santa Cruz Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Soquel High’s Joshua Fahrner will pitch against Scotts Valley on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Kayla Brown of Scotts Valley High lines up an RBI single against...

    Scotts Valley High’s Kayla Brown lines up an RBI single against Santa Cruz on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Soquel High's Joshua Fahrner will pitch against Scotts Valley on Monday...

    Soquel High’s Joshua Fahrner will pitch against Scotts Valley on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Scotts Valley High's Abby Howell stays focused as Santa Cruz...

    Scotts Valley High’s Abby Howell stays focused as Santa Cruz shortstop Maddy Jin throws to first for the third out of an inning Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Kayla Brown of Scotts Valley High lines up an RBI single against...

    Scotts Valley High’s Kayla Brown lined up an RBI single against Santa Cruz in the SCCAL tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Poppy Coursey pitches for Santa Cruz High in the first...

    Poppy Coursey pitches for Santa Cruz High in the first round of the SCCAL tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Taylor Wilson pitches for Scotts Valley High in the first...

    Taylor Wilson pitches for Scotts Valley High in the first round of the SCCAL tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Molly Pisciotta, receiver for Santa Cruz, waits for the ball...

    Santa Cruz wide receiver Molly Pisciotta waits for the ball as Kristin Powell scores for the Scotts Valley High softball team on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Scotts Valley High speedster Brock Siechen reports he was...

    Scotts Valley high speedster Brock Siechen signals he was safe after batting a base hit when a high pitch knocked Soquel first baseman Matt Blanke out of the sack. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Jack Abel slips home safely to score for Scotts...

    Jack Abel slides safely home to score for the Scotts Valley High baseball team as Soquel catcher Sean Barnes salutes the pitch Monday in the first round of the SCCAL tournament. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Scotts Valley High sophomore Collin Melrose pitches against Soquel...

    Scotts Valley High sophomore Collin Melrose will pitch against Soquel in the SCCAL tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Joshua Fahrner of Soquel High throws against Scotts Valley in the...

    Soquel High’s Joshua Fahrner will pitch against Scotts Valley in the first round of the SCCAL baseball tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Scotts Valley HIGH second baseman Quinn Turowski rushes...

    Scotts Valley HIgh second baseman Quinn Turowski rushes as he drives wide into the outfield as a wind-driven pop fly lands between him and center fielder Nic Erickson on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Soquel High's Gabe Virgallito handles a hard-hit grounder at...

    Soquel High’s Gabe Virgallito handles a hard-hit third grounder against Scotts Valley in the first round of the SCCAL tournament on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Port 5, San Lorenzo Valley 4: Juju Lopez’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh led Luke Hartel with the winning run on Monday and the Pirates advanced to the semi-finals of the SCCAL tournament with their clear win.

Juju Lopez finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Carlos Cruz had two hits, including a double and an RBI, and Ferris Vitali had two hits and scored twice.

Lopez, the winning pitcher, three 1 2/3 innings of relief.

The Pirates (16-10) play Aptos Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

At Saint François 11, Alvarez 1, 5 hostel.: Nash Horton had two doubles, four RBIs and scored two runs in the Sharks’ Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division win on Monday.

Kai Price homered for the Sharks. Price and Noel Aquino each finished with one hit, two RBIs and two runs scored. Joel Mendoza had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Game-winning pitcher Junior Ibarra threw a full game at five hits. He struck out seven batters on no-walks.

The Sharks (19-6, 12-3) host Alisal (16-6-1, 11-4) Tuesday at 4 p.m.

At Monte Vista Christian 6, North Salinas 2: Mark Spohn had two hits, including a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the Mustangs’ Mission PCAL Division Final on Monday.

Luis Quintero doubled twice, with an RBI and a run scored for MVC (18-8-1, 11-5).

Game-winning pitcher Andre Moretti threw a full game at four hits. The two points he gave up were undeserved.

At Watsonville 7, King City 2: Pitcher Dominic Hernandez allowed an unearned run in four innings to help the Wildcatz win their Mission PCAL Division game on Monday. The Wildcatz finish the regular season at 14-7, 9-6.

High school softball

At Scotts Valley 17, Santa Cruz 4: Pitcher Alysa Harrington picked up the win as the Falcons claimed victory in the first round of the SCCAL tournament on Monday.

Scotts Valley had six hits. Gracie Delgado had two hits, including a double. Taylor Ezgar doubled as well. Taylor Wilson, Kayla Brown and Abby Howell hit singles.

In Wednesday’s semifinal at 4:30 p.m., No. 4 seed Scotts Valley plays at No. 1 SLV and No. 3 Aptos plays at No. 2 Soquel.

At Alvarez 5, Saint Francis 1: Talented freshman Dani Amendola pitched five innings and recorded 12 of his team’s 17 strikeouts in beating the Sharks in Monday’s PCAL Mission Division Finals.

The Sharks finished the regular season at 19-8, 6-6.

male golf

US Open Local Qualifiers: Senior Parker Coody, who helped the Texas Longhorns win the 75th annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club April 11-13, made it two holes in one in a local US Open qualifier at Forest Creek Golf Club in Round Rock, TX.

He took his career aces tally to seven with the incredibly rare feat and avoided a 7-on-3 playoff to advance to sectional qualifying.

Beach volleyball

no attitude: Charlie Hess and Soju Agbelekale, and Sophia Helen and Lekhana Donnie, all from Santa Cruz, won the teen divisions at the No Attitudes tournament in Main Beach on Saturday.

Olivier Lehenne and David Roberts of Santa Cruz won the men’s division, Jessica Dahlin and Daniel Dahlin of San Jose won the novice division, and Rudy Silva and Kharisma Moraskt of Sunnyvale won the mixed intermediate division.

Kristjan Hanni and Dina Sporer of San Francisco won the Student Division of the Century. The age of both players had to total at least 100 years.

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