LA QUINTA – The Blackhawks split a pair of home games with Riverside Poly.
In Game One, the Blackhawks trailed 8-0, but scored six runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to earn an wild 10-8 victory. The key hits in the fifth inning came from Dominique Rivas with a two-run double, Mia Olvera (double, run), Kendyl Scott (two-run single) and Kelli Finan (two-run single). In the sixth, Scott had a two-run double and Finan another two-run single. Yasmine Nix, who came on in relief, pitched the final three innings including for the win. Riverside Poly won the second game 6-1. Finan was 2 for 2 for La Quinta (8-5).
Palm Desert 4, Oak Hills 3: Ayana Murphy pitched a complete game giving up three hits. She was named to the Redlands Invitational All-Tournament team. Jamiana Gateb had two hits, two runs and a steal, and Taylor Stone had a two-out RBI single in the sixth to give the Aztecs (4-7) the lead.
DHS, Cathedral City split doubleheader: Desert Hot Springs won the opener 8-6 and Cathedral City won Game 2 10-9. In the opener for the Golden Eagles, Prai Harris was 4 for 4 with three steals, and Liz Moreno was 1 for 3 with three RBIs. Makala August earned the win with seven strikeouts. Game 2 saw Cathedral City win 10-9. The teams used an international tiebreaker after the game was tied 9-9 after seven innings. That is where a team starts with a girl on second base and gets three outs to score. Cathedral City did and Desert Hot Springs didn’t. In the loss for the Golden Eagles (2-7), Harris was 2 for 4 with two doubles, and Moreno had a home run, triple and three RBIs.
Shadow Hills: The Knights (7-3) split a doubleheader against Jesuit, Ore., winning 9-3 before falling 12-9. In the first contest, Caitlyn Whiteside struck out five in a complete game. She also went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Luisa Davila-Pablo went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run while Angel Cabanyog was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Megan Berrelleza added two hits. In the second game, Berrelleza went 2 for 3 with three runs while Whiteside had three hits. Davila-Pablo (two hits, two RBIs) and Briana Avila (two hits, RBI) also contributed.
Palm Desert 14, Patriot 4: The Aztecs (5-4) won the opener of the Centennial Tournament as Kyle Kabeary went 3 for 3 with a double, triple and an RBI. Palm Desert also received a boost from Brody Kato, who went 2 for 3 with a double and earned the win. Gil Sauceda closed the game with five strikeouts in two innings. Andrew Clark (two hits, RBI) and Isaiah Torres (two hits, RBI) also contributed.
Desert Chapel 7, Mesa Grande 2: The Eagles (2-3) rode the arm of Kaleb Whan who pitched a complete game, striking out 14 and allowing two hits. Max Casey wet 3 for 4 with three RBIs and four steals. C.J. Harrison had three RBIs and Josue Roldan two hits.
Shadow Hills: The Knights placed sixth out of 16 at the Beaumont Cougar Classic. Isaiah Ortega-Dage won the 100 (11.3) and acnhored the winning 400 relay (44.46) with Rigo Aldaz, Adam Avina, and Ryan Lawson. Ortega-Dage, Lawson, Avina, and David Ochoa won the 1,600 relay (3:31). Ochoa placed fifth in the 400 (52.39), Sam Garcia was seventh in the shot put (40 feet, 10 inches), and Chris Schumaier seventh in the discus (127-0).
Palm Springs: At the same event, Austin Chavez had a personal record in the 1,600 (4:33.43) as he finished second. Chavez also placed sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:06.76. Ricky Wright was fourth in the triple jump (40-5½) while Alex Gillison placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (15.73).
Xavier Prep: The Saints finished second out of 21 schools at the Ontario Christian Small Schools Invitational as Emery Caster won the 800 (2:07.18). Jah Strange was second in the high jump (5-6), triple jump (41-08) and the long jump (18-10) while Fisayo Omilana took third in the 400 (53.77) and 200 (23.28).
Palm Springs: Tayla Schultz led the Indians by finishing second in the discus (90-2). Sophia Gentile was fourth in the 300 hurdles (51.79, personal record) and sixth in the 400 (1:05.19). The Indians also won the 1,600 relay (4:45.02) and the 400 relay (53.26).
Xavier Prep: Valerie Ruiz won the 400 (5:19.80) and 800 (11:44) as the Saints finished second out of 21 schools. Anissa Bautista (2nd in the 400 1:05.23) and Romina Caito (3rd in discus 92-6) also helped.
Indio: Daisy Simental took third in the 1,600. Marisol Flemate took third in the 800 (2:38.52). Naibe Ruelas (2:40.57), Jazmin Gonzalez (2:45.20) and Leiah Elisarraras (2:53.40) also medaled in the 800.
DCA 205, Crossroads 257: Dennis Daniel shot a 39, Jack Solis a 40 and John Nicols and Nash Johnson each shot 42.