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Last-inning heroics lead to Brawley win

April 10, 2001

SPRING VALLEY — The Brawley Union High School baseball team kicked off play in the San Diego Lions tournament with a 5-4 comeback victory over Mount Miguel here Monday.

Down 4-1 in the seventh inning, Brawley scored four runs to steal the win. Earning the decision on the mound was Albert Padilla, who pitched 1 1/3 innings. Dominic Aguirre picked up the save. Aguirre also finished 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs and an RBI.

David Santana went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs for the Wildcats. Curtis Smith chipped in an RBI for Brawley.

Brawley plays Bonita Vista at 2:30 today.

Southwest 6,

Del Oro 5

SPRING VALLEY — The Southwest High baseball team needed nine innings to get past Del Oro High of Sacramento 6-5 in the first round of the San Diego Lions tournament here Monday.

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Down 5-2 in the seventh inning with two outs, Ricky Lopez connected on a three-run home run to tie the contest. Lopez finished 3-for-4

With the score tied 5-5 in the ninth, Eric Flores scored the go-ahead run on a Del Oro error. Flores finished 3-for-5 with two runs.

Frank Richards picked up the win in relief, pitching two inning.

Southwest plays Oceanside at 3 today.

Imperial 3, Mar Vista 2

SPRING VALLEY — The Imperial High School baseball team edged Mar Vista 3-2 in the first round of the San Diego Lions tournament here Monday.

Leading Imperial was Brett Cochran, who pitched seven innings, gave up two earned runs and struck out six. He also went 2-for-3 with a double.

Stewart Harvey also was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Tigers and D.J. Hastings finished 1-for-2 with a two-bagger.

In the victory the Tigers lost Ray Roben — who was leading the team in batting average at .379 — to what was reported as a broken ankle.

Imperial will play Escondido at 1:30 today.

Mira Mesa 12, Calexico 2

SAN DIEGO — The Calexico High baseball team fell 12-2 to Mira Mesa High School in the first day of the San Diego Lions tournament here Monday.

Taking the loss for Calexico was J.P. Gonzalez, who gave up three earned runs. He finished 3-for-3 at the plate.

Pedro Cazares went 2-for-2 and Chris Wong added two more hits for the Bulldogs.

Calexico plays University City High at 1:30 today.

Cathedral City 9, Central 2

CATHEDRAL CITY — The Central Union High baseball team dropped its opening game in the Coachella Valley tournament 9-2 to Cathedral City here Monday.

Taking the loss for Central was Jose Ibarra.

The Spartans play at 12:30 today.

Holtville 7, Fontana 3

COACHELLA — The Holtville High baseball team downed Fontana 7-3 in the first round of the Coachella Valley tournament here Monday.

A two-run double by Holtville's Isac Mejia in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie. Mejia finished 2-for-4 with two runs. Alex Navarro went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Vikings.

Edward Castro earned the win, pitching seven innings, giving up six hits, two earned runs and getting two strikeouts.

Holtville will be back in tournament action at 12:30 today.

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