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Posted by Ruth Stoffel at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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MAVERICK VARSITY BASEBALL

Maverick baseball, lead by Justin Machado (494-207-2) began in 1996.   For the last 22 years the Mavs have never had a losing season, and have competed in the CIF playoffs every year, advancing to the finals 6 times -- winning 3 times (2002, 2003, 2012).

Rosters, schedules, stats and game recaps can be found in the tabs on the left. 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO MICKEY MONIAK, DRAFTED 1.1 BY THE PHILLIES IN THE 2016 MLB DRAFT 

 

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Canyon Crest Academy Sweeps the Mavericks

Posted by Ruth Stoffel at May 3, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
  Canyon Crest Academy rallied in the bottom of the 7th to edge the Mavericks 5-4 and complete a three game sweep of the injury plagued Mavericks. The won the first two games 7-1 and 4-2.

The Mavericks lost two of three games to San Marcos to fall back into a tie for first place with Torrey Pines at 7-4; and only one game ahead of both San Marcos and Canuyon Crest at 6-5.

La Costa Canyon             7-4;   16-9

torrey Pines                    7-4;   15-10-1

San Marcos                     6-5;   14-12

Canyon Crest                   6-5;  11-13

Mission Hills                     4-7;    8-17

Carlsbad                          3-8;    11-14 

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LIONS TOURNAMENT

Posted by Ruth Stoffel at Apr 19, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

  La Costa Canyon playing in the 69 Annual Lions Tournament Open Division finished with a record of 2-2.  The Mavericks rallied to beat Cathedral Catholic 8-7 in ten innings and then had a similar rally against Sacramento Elk Grove fall short 8-10, again in ten innings.  The Mavericks then lost a tight pitching duel with Helix by a score of 1-2.  In the Thursday consolation game the Mavericks trounced the Las Vegas Sivlerado squad by a score of 11-1.

  Las Vegas Desert Oasis (21-1) the top ranked team in Nevada blasted Helix (15-9) in the open division Championship game by a score of 15-5. 

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LCC LEARNS TO RALLY BACK THIS SEASON

Posted by Ruth Stoffel at Apr 15, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

San Diego Union Tribune

By John Maffei

 Trailing by six runs with one out in the top of the sixth inning, La Costa Canyon was headed for its third straight loss.  But the next seven batters reached base with six scoring to tie the game.  Shortstop Nick Hay's first home run of the season Monday proved to be the winner as the Mavericks pulled out an improbable 8-7, 10-inning , Open Division win at Catherdral Catholic High on the first day of the 69th annual Lions Tournament.

  "This team prides itself on never giving up." said LCC baseball coach Justin Machado. "It's a scrappy little group that lost its best pitcher and player to injury (Spencer Jones with a fractured elbow) eight games into the season.  "But these guys really have bought into playing team baseball."

   Every player in the LCC lineup reached base as the fifth-ranked Mavericks (14-5) banged out 12 hits and drew nine walks.  Hays was on base four times with the homer and three walks. Catcher Austin Machado reached four times with two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch.  Jake Woltman had a pair of singles and was hit by a pitch. Jake Schenk, Hays, Machado (two) and Chris Neveau drove in runs in LCC's big inning and Machado scored the tying run on a wild pitch as the Mavericks sent 10 batters to the plate.

  But it took a pair of defensive gems to win the game.  Hays made an outstanding throw to the plate and Machado had a great catch and tag when Cathedral Catholic (10-9) tried to steal a run in the bottom of the seventh as pinch-runner Jason Slavin attempted to score from second on an infield grounder.  LCC left fielder Garrett Bavacqua made a spectacular diving catch going toward the line on Nico Ryder's liner with a runner on third in the ninth.

  "What a great win and confidence builder," said Conner Kinney, who threw five shutout innings in relief to earn his third win of the season and lower his ERA to 0.33. "This team doesn't quit. We play as a family."  the only problem for the Mavericks, who host Sacramento Elk Grove today is that LCC burned two starting pitchers -- Kinney and Ross Goldschlag.  "But winning is worth it," Kinney said. "You play to win the game you're playing and worry about tomorrow later.  "I thought I might pitch an inning, maybe two today.  Never thought I'd pitch five."

  Cathedral Catholic, which plays at Helix today, got a strong 4.5 inning relief effort from Cooper Rons, who struck out five and allowed just one run.  Catcher Mikie Welch led the Dons with four hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in one.  "I've been on both sides of games like this."said Cathedral Catholic coach Gary Remiker. "Believe me, losing stings.  But it's wins like this that can launch a team." "There is still a long way to go, but we're playing better (having won six of seven coming into the game).  "You want to be playing your best baseball late in the season, and I think we're getting there."

John.maffei@sduniontribune.com