Weekend Roundup, 4/29: Mustangs trounce Cougars with late game rally

Monte Vista Christian junior Matt Woods rounds third base on his way home against Christopher High on Friday. The Mustangs defeated the Cougars, 15-5, in PCAL-Gabilan play. (Juan Reyes — Register-Pajaronian)

Aiden Lee went 4-for-4 with three doubles and recorded four RBIs to help the Monte Vista Christian baseball team defeat Christopher High, 15-5, on Friday in Pacific Coast Athletic League-Gabilan Division play.

The Mustangs poured in seven runs in the fifth inning, which resulted in a 10-run mercy rule for the win.

Tyler Keenan went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, while Jason Bettencourt, Quinn Alexander and Roberto Nunez each recorded two RBIs for Monte Vista Christian.

Mustangs pitcher Thomas Avila allowed five runs — four earned — on six hits and recorded four strikeouts in four innings of work.

The Mustangs (13-10, 10-7) play against Salinas on Tuesday at 4 p.m.  

Monte Vista Christian junior Matt Woods celebrates after reaching home plate to score a run against Christopher High on Friday. The Mustangs defeated the Cougars, 15-5, in PCAL-Gabilan play. (Juan Reyes — Register-Pajaronian)

Aptos 7, at Scotts Valley 6 >> Luke Keaschall was 1-for-2 that included two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored in a win against the Falcons in SCCAL play.

Jaden Long went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and run scored, while his teammate Grant Kolassa went 2-for-3 that also included a double, an RBI and a run scored for Aptos.

Nathaniel Brouse recorded nine strikeouts and gave up just two hits with no runs allowed. Jacob Mendoza recorded three strikeouts and allowed six runs — five earned — on eight hits for the Mariners (15-4-1, 8-3), who play against Harbor on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

At N.M.C. 5, Trinity 2 >> The Condors defeated the Warriors in PCAL-Cypress action. North Monterey County High (11-4-1, 7-2) play against Pajaro Valley on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

At Greenfield 12, Pajaro Valley 1 >> The Grizzlies were defeated by the Spartan in PCAL-Cypress action. P.V. High (0-13, 0-10) play against North Monterey County on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


At Stevenson 5, St. Francis 0 >> The Sharks gave up all five runs in the fourth inning in a loss against the Pirates in PCAL-Cypress action. St. Francis (11-8, 8-4) will try to bounce back on the road against Seaside High on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

At Alvarez 6, N.M.C. 5 >> Bekah Bueno was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a late rally loss against the Eagles in PCAL-Mission play.

Deborah Guzman batted 2-for-3 and recorded an RBI, while Dejalei Visesio and Malorie Ramirez each hit a triple.

Bueno allowed six runs on 10 hits and recorded one strikeout in 5 and 1/3 innings pitched for the Condors (8-14, 2-9), who play against Monterey on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


At Pajaro Valley 3, Seaside 0 >> The Grizzlies defeated the Spartans in three sets in PCAL-Mission play. Pajaro Valley (15-15, 11-3) play against Kirby School on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


Garcia wins on TKO >> Watsonville native Jonathan Garcia got a win against Carlos Luzania with a third round TKO at Big Punch Arena in Tijuana.

Garcia said he stunned his opponent in the second round and continued to let loose with punches in the third until the referee stepped in to call the fight.

“I felt stronger than last time and I felt more confident going up in the ring,” he said.

Garcia said it seemed Luzania was well conditioned because he was resisting a lot of the punches he threw, which Garcia thought were good shots.

“It was a good fight,” Garcia said.

Watsonville native Jonathan Garcia lifts his arm for a victory pose after a third round TKO against Carlos Luzania on Friday, April 26 in Tijuana, Mexico. (photo contributed by Jonathan Garcia)

Garcia said the fight began with a lot jab punches in the first round and some connections with the body shots. He felt he dominated outside of the ring with the jab, keeping his distance from Luzania.

Garcia said he continued to attack the body in the second round, but Luzania kept taking the punches. That was until Garcia hit his opponent with a straight right hand to the head, which stunned Luzania.

It was all over for Luzania at that point and Garcia picked up his second-straight victory after a knockout performance against Horacio Perez Gomez on March 22.  

“It means a lot,” said Garcia about getting the win. “We’re going out there and just getting fights in and staying busy right now. We’re trying to step up our game and trying to move up the ranks to try to face bigger opponents later on.”

Garcia plans to fight in the United States sometime this year or the following one, but for now he’s going to continue to train at a local gym operated by Juan Gonzalez. He’s also talking with his trainer Jose Jorge Hernandez and sponsor Alfonso Solorio to see what’s next on his calendar.    

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