Bayley Gonzalez pitched a five-inning no-hitter and went 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs to lead Palm Desert to a 17-0 win Thursday. It was the first time in five games that the Aztecs have not scored at least 20 runs.
Maya Pollard was 3-for-4 for Palm Desert, which had 20 hits, and Alyssa Velasquez, Shawna Aguerrebere, Jamiana Gateb, CC Luna and Kasey Finley each had a pair of hits. Finley finished with three RBIs.
With the win, the Aztecs are now 15-5 and 6-0 in the Desert Valley League, where they have outscored opponents, 100-8. Palm Desert plays Indio at home and on the road next week.
Indio 4, Desert Christian Academy 2: Mikey Munoz scored two runs and stole a base and Juanny Siqueiros threw a complete game with three strikeouts to lead the Rajahs. Dominic Huerta went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base for Indio (12-6, 3-1 Desert Valley League).
DCA was led by Donny Roethler, who went 2-for-3 with a run, and Chris Palmer, who also went 2-for-3 with a run. Paul Keck had a double.
Redland Advestists Academy 6, Palm Valley 5: The Firebirds scored all five of their runs in the third inning, but couldn’t generate enough offense down the stretch, losing in nine innings Tuesday. Brian Sadler and Christian Sadler and Andrew Olson led the offense, and Olson, Jaxon Jabara and Elliott Weintraub combined for 14 strikeouts.
Palm Valley 17, Joshua Springs 11: Taking advantage of the altitude of the high desert, 11 of 14 Palm Valley players recorded at least one hit, with Christian Sadler going 5-for-5 on Wednesday. Brian Sadler, Bryan Johnson and Elliott Weintraub combined for eight strikeouts.
Desert Christian Academy 12, Desert Chapel 0: Ryan Percy (2-1) recorded the win and a no-hitter on the mound, going the distance with seven strikeouts and a walk. Donny Roethler was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, a run and five RBIs to power the offense. Brandon Bolton was 2-for-3 with a double and a run, Chris Palmer was 1-for-1 with a walk, a pair of runs and an RBI. Tyler Maze was 1-for-2 with a double, a run and two RBIs.
Rancho Mirage 268, Desert Hot Springs 304: DJ Sailor shot a 44, Brandon Gonzales had a 52 and Mauricio Alverez shot a 51 to lead the Rattlers. Alex Osualdo shot a 53 for DHS.
Palm Desert 187, Coachella Valley 230: Adam Co shot a 35, Chase Werry a 37 and Ben Lewis and Justin McKendry a 38 to lead the Aztecs at the Golf Club of La Quinta. Zane Rhodes shot a 39. Palm Desert improved to 11-2 and 9-1 in the Desert Valley League and plays Great Oak at Redhawk on Monday.
Coachella Valley was led by Juan Torres with a 43. Francisco Velazquez and Roberto Rodriguez each shot a 45, Izaiha Lucas a 46 and Joseph Torres a 51. The Arabs (4-9, 2-6 in the DVL) host Central High on Friday.
Shadow Hills 233, Desert Mirage 277: Elijah Martinez shot a 40, Cameron Dunn finished with a 44 and Julian Mata with a 45 to lead the Knights. The win improves their record to 8-4 (8-1 De Anza League). A select group of seniors will play in the Soboba Invitational on Monday.
Palm Springs 238, Indio 301: Will McMahon shot a 37 to lead Palm Springs at Indian Palms Country Club. Austin Good shot a 49, Jackson Kerr a 40, Brandon Ishmael a 53, and Riley Spillman a 59.
Indio was led by Mathew Ortiz, who shot a 58. Jayvonne Coleman finished with a 63, Jonathan Vargas had a 63, Kevin Martinez a 54, and Angel Garcia a 63. Indio plays Xavier Prep next Tuesday and Thursday.
COD 389, Canyon Crest 395: Ryan Emery shot a 73 and Mike Schaloum and Carson Spooner each both a 76 to lead the Roadrunners on Wednesday at Palomar. Joe Micklethwaite finished with a 78 and Sam Jackson had an 83. COD is now tied in the conference with Palomar and must win both of its matches April 27 or its streak of 27 consecutive conference championships will end.
Palm Desert 13, Corona Del Mar 5: Ryan Marker won 6-1, 6-0 and Conner Rapp won 6-1, 6-1, to lead the Aztecs, who are now ranked in the top 10 in the state for Division I. Christian Kontaxis won, 6-3, for good measure.
In doubles, the team of Brad Cummins and Alex Kuperstein won, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, and the team of David Higgins and Brendan Russell won, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3. Mark Walsh and Luciano Ferrer won 6-4, 6-4.
Palm Desert 18, Coachella Valley 0: Six different singles players won games, led by Ethan Weiss and Quinn Bush, each of whom won 6-0, 6-0. Marker, David Higgins, Cummins and Ethan Shaff also won sets.
In doubles, the teams of Mark Walsh and Luciano Ferrer, Brendan Russell and Roman Bloch, Nick Garcia and Hansull Joh, and Kenneth Shapiro and Bloch won multiple sets without losing a game.
Palm Springs 13, Indio 5: Cameron Koehler swept, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1, Jaryd Bongcaras swept 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, and Justin Zakkour won, 6-2, 6-3, to lead Palm Springs. In doubles, Chaz Harris and Henry Hoppe won, 6-0, 6-3, Alex Campbell and Will Donovan won, 6-1, 6-2, and Tony Khoury and Enrique Gutierrez won, 7-5.
For Indio, the doubles team of Jesus Garcia and Edgar Montoya won, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Eleazar Vasquez won, 7-5 and Pedro Zazurta and Saul Garcia won, 6-4.
Palm Springs will play next against Coachella Valley.
Xavier Prep 86, La Quinta 82: Senior Nathan Salmon chased down La Quinta in the final 400 freestyle relay with a 49 second split to win the race and to give Xavier the victory. Tiernan Kelly, Ceasar Vallejo and Ryan Cenicola also competed on the winning relay team. The boys also won the 200 medley relay, Nathan Salmon won the 50 freestyle and Troy Boydstun won the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.
Palm Desert 120, Coachella Valley 47: Roman Diaz won the 50 freestyle and Diaz, Oscar Maldonado, John Rojas and Eli Navarro took first in the 200 free relay team to lead the Arabs in a loss. Diaz, Christian Robles, Justin Aguilar, Frank Alcocer also won the 400 free relay for CV.
Xavier Prep 104, La Quinta 66: Shelby Andrade won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly and Desiree Lewis won the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke to lead the Saints to victory. Erin Fleet won the 200 and 500 freestyle, Paulina Cordero won the 50 freestyle and Lexie Letellier won the 100 backstroke. The Xavier girls also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle medley.
Palm Desert 128, Coachella Valley 41: Jasmin Ledezma took first place in the 50 freestyle in a loss for Coachella Valley. The Arabs swim again on April 23 at home.
Palm Desert 101, Coachella Valley 26: Noel Hawkins won the 110 hurdles (16.31), the 300 hurdles (44.6) and the triple jump (38-07.75) to lead the Aztecs.
Daniel Gonzalez won the 1,600 (4:42.03) and the 800 (2:05.97), Ryan Dresser took first in the 100 (11.48), Ben Rooney won the 3200 (10:56.76), Wes Coffey the high jump (6-0), Nick Keuilian the long jump (20-2) and Trenton Romleski in the shot (44-8).
For CV, Edgar Ramirez won the 400 (52.35) and the 200 (22.69) and Fernando Lopez won the shot put and discus.
La Quinta 83, Xavier Prep 44: Koty Burton and Omar Valenzuela each had a pair of firsts for La Quinta to keep the Blackhawks unbeaten in DVL.
Burton grabbed firsts in the 110 hurdles (14.93) and 400 (51.24). Valenzuela won the shot put (52-9.75) and discus (176-0).
Other La Quinta winners included Chris Rom-Toribio in the 100 (10.91), Casey Cruz in the 800 (2:00.65), Galen Swearingen in the 300 hurdles (40.31) and Ivan Esquivel in the 3,200 (10:31.56).
Alphonso Nelson, Rom-Toribio, Esteban Rodriguez and Logan Shirley teamed to win the 4×100 relay (43.23). Andre Van Der Linde, Justin Mahaffey, Shirley and Swearingen won the 4×400 (3:35.52).
Xavier Prep’s Jah Strange was a triple-winner, taking first in the high jump (6-0), long jump (21-91/2) and triple jump (44-91/2). Joe Jassen (1,600, 4:29) and Tom Bieicher (200, 22.5) collected firsts for the Saints.
Palm Desert 83, Coachella Valley 44: The 4×100 relay team, ran by Hailey Murdica, Seline Schinke, Jhada Wilson, and Shandrica Jackson narrowly missed the school record (51.35), but led the Aztecs to a win, advancing their record to 4-1. First places went to Riley Arnson in the 1600 (5:48.87), Kira Leggat in the 100 hurdles (17.57), Murdica in the 100 meters (13.16), Wilson in the 200 meters (28.11), Arnson in the 3200m (13:10.24), Katelyn Gilbert in the high jump (4-06), Schinke in the long jump (15-10), and Melissa Brown in the triple jump (31-08.25).
For the Arabs, Crystal Lucero won the discus and was second in the shot put. Lex Garcia won the shot put and finished second in the discus. Danni DeMara won the 300 hurdles (50.35), Fabiola Corral won the 400 (1:04) and Maria Espinoza won the 800 (2:39).
La Quinta 101, Xavier Prep 26: Four La Quinta girls were double-winners as the Blackhawks rolled to the win.
Marisa Rodriguez led the way by winning the 800 (2:26.62) and 1,600 (5:20.50). Other double-winners included Sandra Flores in the 400 (62.15) and 3,200 (12:10.31), Alana Wilson in the 100 (12.5) and 200 (25.68) and Anessa Padron in the triple jump (29-73/4) and long jump (14-51/2).
Also winning for La Quinta were Nirie Boglino in the high jump (5-2), Arianna Rodriguez in the shot put (33-31/4) and Delilah Hernandez in the discus (112-61/2).
Kiara Jackson, Wilson, Bre Ulloa and Jiana Guerrero teamed to win the 4×100 relay (51.94). La Quinta (5-0, 4-0 DVL) runs Friday and Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays.
Glenda Lopez won twice for Xavier Prep, taking first in the 100 hurdles (16.34) and 300 hurdles (49.71). The Saints’ Lopez, Julia Delacio, Jordan Skeen and Anissa Bautista won the 4×400 relay (4:23.08).