Palm Desert baseball senior star Jeremiah Estrada once again led the Aztecs on the mound and at the plate Wednesday night, leading to a 10-4 victory over Riverside Poly in the Newport Elks tournament. Estrada picked up the win on the mound, racking up nine strikeouts in five innings while giving up just two hits and one unearned run.
At the plate, Estrada recorded two hits, including a three-RBI double. Max Puls followed with three hits, including an RBI double. Izayah Alvarez also had an RBI double in his two hits, while Austin Barlette had three. As a team, the Aztecs had 14 hits in the win.
Palm Desert will finish up the Newport Elks tournament on Friday at a site to be determined.
Indio 8, Bloomington 6: The Rajahs picked up a win Wednesday in the Chino Tournament, led by Emiliano Torres on the mound, who threw five innings and picked up nine strikeouts while allowing two hits and two runs.
At the plate, Daniel Torres went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases, while Mike Zavala was 2 for 2 with an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.
Indio will finish up tournament play at Summit High School Saturday at noon.
Citrus Valley 7, Xavier Prep 3: In the loss, Isaiah Alderete threw five innings, giving up two hits and one unearned run while striking out three batters.
At the plate, Ryan Van Meeteren was 1 for 2 with a double and a stolen base, while Alderete and Ivan Palomino both went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Track and field
Desert Mirage: The Rams defeated both Hamilton and Sherman Indian in a tri-meet Wednesday night, led by Genesis Garza’s record-breaking shot put final toss of 35 feet eight inches. Benjamin Reyes won the 1600 meters in 4:55, while Ricardo Monroy won the discus in a throw of 120 feet, eight inches and Jazmine Gamboa finished first in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet.