It may not have been a Channel League game like the good ol’ days, but San Marcos High’s baseball team was still happing at scoring a win over Buena.
Henry Manfredonia and Julio Perez combined to hold the Bulldogs to five hits in a 4-0 victory in a matchup of former league opponents.
Manfredonia got the win by throwing six scoreless innings, scattering the five hits and striking out five. Perez then came on and retired all three batters he faced.
San Marcos’ big offensive move came in the third inning with a two-run Jack Winterbauer double, scoring Erik Larson. It came after a first-inning groundout scored Diego Sandoval, and before a Joaquin Sandoval sacrifice fly plated the final run in the fourth.
San Marcos returns to Channel play on Tuesday by hosting Dos Pueblos.
DOS PUEBLOS 15, YERINGTON 0
The Chargers wrapped up their Central Coast Tournament play with a run-rule victory over the Lions, based out of the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
Nico Martinez threw four scoreless innings for the win, allowing one hit and striking out five.
Martinez also went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Evan Steinberger was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for Dos Pueblos (12-8-1).
SAN MARCOS 12, NEWBURY PARK 2
The Royals used a perfect mark in singles play to improve to 12-0 on the season, in a non-league match halted early due to rain.
Masato Perera, Dominik Stefanov and Alex Chow each scored 3-0 sweeps to push San Marcos in singles play.
Jimmy Wimbish and Sam Friedman added a key set win in doubles to preserve the victory.
San Marcos hosts Santa Ynez in Channel play on Tuesday.
THACHER 13, BISHOP DIEGO 5
The Cardinals dropped to 0-5 in both the Frontier League and overall with a home loss to the Toads.
Luke Williams scored a 3-0 sweep at No. 1 singles for the Cardinals, dropping only two games.
Bishop Diego travels to Santa Clara on Monday afternoon.
CARPINTERIA, 11, MALIBU 7
Austin Stone went 3-0 in singles for the Warriors (15-2, 7-0) in a Citrus Coast League victory over the Sharks, despite struggling in the final round of play.
Myles Morgan added two sets wins before being subbed out in the win for Carpinteria.
CATE 16, ST. BONAVENTURE 2
With top singles player Ethan Ha sitting out, the Rams (5-0 TVL) still rolled to a Tri-Valley League win over the Seraphs, aided by a complete doubles sweep.
Parker May scored a 3-0 sweep at No. 2 singles, while Jinming Wang and Michael Armstrong each won two of three sets.
SANTA BARBARA 391, SAN MARCOS 430
Isaac Stone’s medalist round of 3-under 69 at Santa Barbara Municipal led the Dons (7-1, 6-0) to a Channel victory over the Royals.
Eli Sada added a 76 for Santa Barbara, while Preston Foy had a 79 for the Dons.
Blake Bornand led San Marcos (5-4, 3-3) with a 2-over 74, while Diego Palladino shot a 79 for the Royals, whom show their lowest team total of the season in the loss.
Santa Barbara heads to Spanish Hills Country Club on Monday to face Rio Mesa.
OXNARD 3, DOS PUEBLOS 0
Jack Hogan had 15 kills in a losing effort for the Chargers (11-8), dropping a 25-19, 25-19, 25-21 defeat to the Yellowjackets.
Baylor Huyck added three kills and two service aces, while Kaiser Kurexi had 12 assists and three digs.
Dos Pueblos plays in the Sylmar Tournament this weekend.
SAN MARCOS 3, WESTLAKE 0
Parker Bittner had 14 kills, one of four Royals with double-digit kills, in a 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 non-league road victory over the Warriors
Toby Still added 12 kills for San Marcos (12-3), while Cade McLean and Tyler Curt had 10 kills each; Jacob Yinger had 19 digs on defense.
San Marcos travels to Dos Pueblos on Turesday for Channel action.
FOOTHILL AT SAN MARCOS
The Royals’ boys suffered an 87-82 loss to the Santa Ana-based Knights, but landed several CIF automatic qualifying times in the process.
Hunter May won the 100-yard backstroke and 200 individual medley, while Matt Mills won the 50 and 100 freestyle races in CIF automatic times.
On the girls’ side, San Marcos suffered a 99-71 defeat to Foothill, its first. San Marcos got wins over the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
DOS PUEBLOS 9, CATE 8
The Charges landed their first-ever victory over the Rams with a strong second-half showing, holding on at the finish.
Olivia Geyling had five goals in the win for Dos Pueblos (7-2, 3-0), while Marina Suh scored twice, and Brooke Essig and Rosie Perez once each.