CHINO – Palm Springs High School scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Arroyo Grande 9-3 in the Don Lugo Easter Classic baseball tournament Wednesday.
The Indians, who trailed 3-1 entering the inning, pounded out 15 hits.
Aaron Meyer led the way for Palm Springs by going 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Chad Aratin finished 3 for 3 with one run and two RBIs. Alex Avalos went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Oscar Castillo finuished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a double.
Justin Jordan came on in relief in the second inning and threw six innings of four-hit ball to earn the victory.
Palm Springs (7-7) plays Rowland Heights on Thursday.
Desert Christian 208, Desert Chapel 302: John Nichols shot a 2-over 37 to lead Desert Christian Academy to the victory at Woodhaven Country Club.
Jack Solis, Stephen Landes and Dennis Daniels all shot 42s for Desert Christian. Nash Johnson added a 44.
The Conquerors (5-0) visit Cathedral City on Monday.
Palm Valley 18, Desert Hot Springs 0: Nick Kaufmann (6-1,6-0,6-0) and Soren Craig (6-1,6-0,6-0) both only lost one game in their three singles sets for the Firebirds.
Also in singles, Cody Coleman won 7-5,6-3,6-0.
In doubles, Sam McDonald/Adam McDonald won 6-2, Jacob Barton/Ben Cho won 6-3 and Sarah Frimtoff/Tamy Lin won 6-3. Six more doubles sets were defaulted.
Palm Valley plays Yucca Valley on Friday.
BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD
Shadow Hills 85, Big Bear 42: David Ochoa led the Knights by winning the 400 (53.7 seconds), the 800 (2:13) and anchoring the 1,600 relay team with Ryan Lawson, Adam Avina and Isaiah Ortega-Dage. Ortega-Dage also won the 100 (10.8) and 200 (22.3). Jalen Morgan won the discus (154 feet) and the shot put (52-3), while Hiram Rodriguez won the long jump (19-2) and triple jump (38).
Shadow Hills moves to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the De Anza League.
DHS record: Desert Hot Springs senior Christopher Brown recently broke the school record in the discus with a throw of 159-feet, 3 inches.
Brown, who reached the CIF finals last season, has set the school record on several occasions.
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Big Bear 93, Shadow Hills 33: Alejandra Leyva won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles to pace the Knights. Caryn Ramirez won the long jump and Angie Alvarado won the discus.
COD 9, Rio Hondo 0: The Roadrunners won their 12th game in a row, moving to 10-0 in conference and 27-5 overall.
Alyssa Fuimaono picked up the win allowing three hits, while striking out three batters. La Quinta’s Lauren Ortiz led the way offensively going 3 for 4 with a double. Indio’s Rylee Perez went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, and Linda Ontiveros was 2 for 3 with a run scored, a double and three RBIs. Sarrah Bolding was 2 for 3.
COD hosts Barstow on Friday.
COD second at league meet: After winning the first six PCAC get-togethers, the Roadrunners finished second Wednesday at Canyon Crest Country Club. Palomar College won with a team total of 383, COD was next at 391.
Kazu Sakai led COD with a 74, followed by Chris Cotton (75), Christian Rajcic (78), Leonard Bazire (81) and Maximilien Philippe (83).
COD hosts the next meet Monday at Desert Island Country Club.