The Alvarez High baseball team got a big lift from a reserve player in its 3-2 win over North Monterey County on Monday afternoon.
Lorenzo Perez, who stepped up to play outfield for an ill teammate, delivered the game-winning hit for the Eagles in the fourth inning. Perez delivered a two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning to give Alvarez a 3-1 lead. He finished the day 2-for-2.
North County would score one in the top of the seventh inning.
Fernando Aguillon went the distance on the mount for Alvarez, recording eight strikeouts. He also had a double. Richard Lopez went 3-for-3 with a double. North County’s John Theike went 2-for-4 with a double.
Alvarez (2-4-1, 2-2 MBL Pacific) opens a series with Gilroy on Wednesday at home. The Condors (2-6, 2-2 MBL Pacific) host St. Francis of Watsonville on Wednesday.
MTAL All-League: Santa Catalina’s Daisy Villegas was voted the MTAL’s Most Valuable Player at the league’s post-season coaches’ meeting last week.
Stevenson’s Kelly Smith was named Forward of the Year, Carmel’s Elisa Gonzalez-Smith was voted Midfielder of the Year, Santa Catalina’s Sara Franks and Kaitlin Brennan were co-Defenders of the Year and Pacific Grove’s Victoria Lis was the Goalkeeper of the Year.
First-team all-league selections went to Santa Catalina’s Villegas, Franks and Sofia White; Stevenson’s Smith, Brennan and Anna Wilcoxon; Carmel’s Gonzalez-Smith and Jordan Ataide; Pacific Grove’s Lis and Kellyn Rodewald; Gonzales’ Betzy Valdez and Norma Verduzco; King City’s Patricia Valentin and Soledad’s Santana Rodriguez.
Honorable mention went to Catalina’s Laila Joseph, Fatima Larios and Lucy Scattini; Stevenson’s Ali Welschmeyer, Sarah Sugar and Sarah Lino; Carmel’s Mia Muegge and Marie Rogers; Pacific Grove’s Bianca Rosa and Lauren Weichart; Gonzales’ Paula Bernal and Elisa Garcia; King City’s Areli Delgado and Marina Luna; Soledad’s Alejandra Hernandez.
The Coach of the Year went to Catalina’s Rod Gilchrist and Stevenson’s Hillel Rom and Elisa Gonzalez-Smith earned the Sportsmanship Award.
Notre Dame 17, San Lorenzo Valley 0: At Notre Dame, the Spirits ran its record to 6-0 with seven players registering multiple hits.
Aireal Sakasagawa went 3-for-3 with four runs driven in and Alyssa Nguyen also went 3-for-3. Giovanna Kolofer went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs.
Elizabeth Ray pitched the first three innings to notch the win. She struck out four and surrendered three hits. Notre Dame plays Wednesday at home against Scotts Valley.
Alvarez 24, Greenfield 4: At Greenfield, the Eagles pounded out 18 hits en route to the win. Alvarez hosts Carmel today.
Pacific Grove 7, Scotts Valley 6: At Pacific Grove, the Breakers rallied for two runs down in the bottom of the seventh to pick up the win.
Kendra Lis brought home the tying run on a squeeze bunt and Vanessa Villareal’s fly ball to the outfield was mishandled, allowing the winning run to score.
Reeve Grobecker went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base, Abby Burnell had a clutch two-run double in the fourth and Sierra Pieroni picked up the complete-game win. Pacific Grove (2-3) plays today at home against Monterey.
Gonzales 2, North Monterey County 1: At North County, the Spartans held off the Condors by scoring the winning run in the top of the ninth inning on a base hit and holding North County scoreless in its last at bat.
Haley Balding and Sam Flores each went 2-for-4 for the Condors and Demelza Perez had a triple. North County (3-5) plays Thursday at Pacific Grove.
Salinas: The Cowboys went 2-0 in the Circle of Champions tournament on Saturday at the Salinas Sports Complex. Salinas defeated Live Oak 11-1 and Hollister 4-1.
In the win over the Acorns, Marah House picked up the win with three strikeouts and also went 2-for-2 with a RBI. Amanda Laughlin drove in two runs and Jordan White had a double and two RBIs.
In the win over the Haybalers, Amanda Laughlin recorded the victory with Mileena McKelvey producing the big hit — a two-run double. Marissa Bravo added an RBI double.
Salinas plays today against Santa Catalina at the Salinas Sports Complex.
De La Salle Tournament: At Diablo Country Club (Danville), par 71, Palma finished tied for sixth with a team-score of 403 in the 23-team event.
De La Salle finished first with a 374, led by medalist Justin Pagila’s course record 62.
Stevenson finished tied for 17th with a score of 427.
Palma’s low round went to Jay Burlison who fired a 76. Jack Tardieu, Caleb Cater and Travis Winn each shot a 79. Stevenson’s Drew Nelson shot a 78 and Nick Simmons an 84.
The Jackson All-Stars boys and girls travel teams are holding sign-ups on Friday and Saturday.
The teams are open to boys and girls ages 9-18.
Friday’s registration will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at Harden Middle School, 1561 McKinnon St., and Saturday’s sign-up will be held at Straw Hat Pizza, 156 E. Laurel Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Parents must be in attendance at the registration, along with a copy of their child’s birth certificate and a $35 registration fee payable by cash or check only.
For more information, contact Darren Jackson at 831-754-5631, 831-809-0333, firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.jacksonallstars.com.