Baseball’s loss to Poway costs spot in top four seeds

JV team wins league title

Jordan Farhat takes a throw from catcher Christian Drews at second base and applies a tag to a Poway runner. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog baseball team faced a 4-1 extra inning Palomar League loss to Poway (17-12, 8-7) at Rocky Lawler Field.

The loss to Poway cost the Bulldogs a top four seed in the CIF Division II playoffs but the Bulldogs earned a berth as the seventh seed. The Dawgs were placed in the play-in round and received a home game against Hilltop High School (14-13) that was scheduled for Tuesday, May 22.

The Dawgs finished the regular season with a 14-15 record and were 7-8 in the Palomar League.

Taylor Miller and Harrison McGhee locked up in a pitching battle in the pitching-strong Palomar League. Miller pitched six innings and was relieved by Justin McSorley who went seven and two-thirds innings and got the loss.  Beau Sulser came in as relief for McGhee and got the final out.

After three scoreless innings, Poway struck first with a run in the top of the fourth inning. The Dawgs answered with a run in the fifth inning when leadoff batter Jordan Farhat led off the frame with a single. Gage Canning then doubled in the right center gap to drive in Farhat. Canning advanced to third base but was stranded there at the end of the inning.

The score remained tied after Ramona loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh but could not get the winning run.

Poway scored three runs with two down in the top of the eighth inning to take the lead. With two down in the bottom of the eighth, Ramona brought the tying run to the plate after Henry Flecker and Kyle Wilson reached on errors but the Dawgs could not get the runs across and the final score was Poway 4, Ramona 1.

McGhee pitched well on senior day as he struck out 10 and gave up five hits.

Beau Sulser gets ready for a throw from catcher Christian Drews at third base. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

Kyle Wilson was the only Bulldog with a multiple hit game. The sophomore first baseman had a 2-for-3 outing. Sulser went 1-for-2, as did Christian Drews, as the Dawgs only put six hits in the books.

Coach Mike Ernst’s junior varsity baseball team finished the season and Ramona’s two-year stint in the Palomar League as the only Ramona team to win a league championship. The JV Dawgs had a 22-3 record.

Among coaches is a long-standing joke that the JV stands for “nobody cares” but Ernst doesn’t agree.

”My players, parents and fans were very excited. They supported us all year at home and on the road and celebrated when we came from behind to Torrey Pines to earn the championship,” Ernst said.

The JV Dawgs beat Torrey Pines, 12-11,  to clinch the league title.

Every member of the junior varsity team will receive blue t-shirts with “Palomar League Champions” in big white letters on the back of the shirts.

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