The Palm Desert baseball team picked up an impressive victory in the Newport Elks baseball tournament on Tuesday, edging Damien 3-2 by scoring three times in the sixth inning.
Beau Berryhill walked and Izayah Alvarez followed with a double. Nate Lopez knocked them both in with a double of his own, and Jeremiah Estrada had the game-winner with an RBI single.
Marcelo Terraza threw a complete game to pick up his first win. The Aztecs play again Friday in the tournament against a team still to be determined.
Calipatria 7, Desert Mirage 3: The Rams could not keep an early lead at Calipatria in a non-league game. Omar Gastelum started for the Rams, going three strong innings only yielding two earned runs. Angel Martinez had two hits and an RBI, and Gastelum helped himself with a double and an RBI. The Rams (1-1) open De Anza League play Thursday hosting Twentynine Palms at 3:15 p.m.
Shadow Hills 8, La Sierra 0: Alex Lopez fired a one-hit gem, striking out nine in the complete-game shutout. Sean Roby had two hits, two runs and a stolen base. Christian Wisler and Hunter Torres both had two hits and a run scored.
Shadow Hills (2-4) hosts La Quinta at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Palm Springs 24, Rancho Mirage 2: Davia Hines couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday. Hines had a remarkable seven RBIs with a single, double and two home runs, one of which was a grand slam. Raquel Harris added two singles, a double and a home run, while Sarah Martin had six RBIs with a single, a double and two home runs. Makayla August had a single, a double, and two triples and picked up the win, giving up three hits in four innings while striking out eight. Martin struck out the side for the 5th inning.
La Quinta 5, Beaumont 0: The Blackhawks picked up a win in the Diamond Valley Classic at Hemet. Yasmin Nix pitched a complete game striking out six in the shutout.
Kora Compton had two hits and an RBI for the Blackhawks and Lauren Robinson had a hit, a run and an RBI.
Palm Desert drops a pair: The Aztecs lost two tough games at the Hemet Tournament, dropping their opener 3-1 to Silverado and Game 2, 6-3, to Temescal Canyon.
In the Silverado game, Jamiana Gateb went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Alyssa Velasquez, Sydney Sprinkle and Trinity Villa each had a hit.
In the Temescal Canyon game, Alyssa Velasquez was 2-for-2 with a run scored. Emily Hagar had two hits and Shawna Aguerrebere had a double. The Aztecs loaded the bases in the seventh but couldn’t get the runs home.
The Aztecs are 0-3 and play twice tomorrow in the same tournament.
La Quinta 218, Indio 315: The Blackhawks nabbed a DVL win behind a pair of 41s from Nick Conoway and Roland Wittel. Daniel Marrujo followed with a 43, Paden Duncan had a 46 and Tyler Sanchez had a 47.
Indio was led by Kevin Martinez (52) and Matthew Ortiz (57).
La Quinta (4-0, 2-0) hosts Riverside Poly at SilverRock on Wednesday.
Coachella Valley 80, Twentynine Palms 76: The Arabs picked up a narrow road victory, solidifying it with a win in the 400 relay with the matchup tied at 72.
Cristian Robles won the 100 breast stroke and was on two winning relay teams — the 200 medley with Roman Diaz, Justin Aguilar and Eli Navarro, and the 200 free with Joseph Zavala, Fernando Zamora and Frank Alcocer. Diaz, Alex Meza, Navarro and Josue Figueroa won the 400 free relay.
The Arabs swim at Palm Springs on Thursday.
Twentynine Palms 122, Coachella Valley 48: Andrea Ceja placed second in the 100 backstroke for the Arabs. The Arabs swim at Palm Springs on Thursday.
Rancho Mirage 13, Arroyo Valley 5: The Rattlers scored an impressive pre-conference victory over Arroyo Valley. Singles wins were posted by Daniel Whelan with three 6-0 sets, two set wins by Ismael Cuevas, and one by Luis Velazquez. The doubles teams of Marco Giron/Javier Campos and Alex Arias/Juan Felix won two sets each and Ivan Chan-Hernandez captured a set each with Steven Martinez and Austin Klatt. Julian Parks and Alexis Magana also picked up a doubles set.
Cathedral City 11, Coachella Valley 7: The Lions won five singles and six doubles to pick up a DVL victory. Javert Hernandez swept his singles matches 6-2, 6-1, 6-0. Mark Vogt won three doubles sets, two with Justin Frias and one with Nanfer Garcia. Other winners for the Lions were Miguel Flores and Sebastian Lopez in singles, and the teams of Max Corado-Ivan Hernandez and Ishmael Ramirez-Sadrac Comacho.
The Lions (2-2, 2-1) play at Palm Desert on Thursday and host Beaumont on Friday.