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BASEBALL: Gaels fall in semifinals of Lions Tournament

Evan McCaskill scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth Thursday to give Torrey Pines (California) a 4-3 win over Bishop Gorman in the Classic Division semifinals of the Lions Baseball Tournament in San Diego.

McCaskill led off the inning with a single to center, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and to third on a single by Ryan Dill. Kevin Sim’s fly ball to right field brought home the go-ahead run.

The Falcons took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first, but Gorman battled back to tie it with two runs in the top of the third.

Tyler Curtis scored on an error, and Jorel Hingada singled home Nick Israel to tie the game.

Israel was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs for the Gaels, and Hingada had two RBIs.

Foothill 11, Nevada Union (California) 7 — At San Diego, Brandon Armand was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, four RBIs and two runs to lead the Falcons over the Miners in the Lions Tournament.

Chayse Parenteau went 3-for-5 with with a double, a triple and two RBIs for Foothill, and Anthony Pannulo was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Falcons.

Christian Unified (Calif.) 6, Desert Oasis 2 — At El Cajon, California, Garret Nielsen and Justin Ledgerwood each doubled twice, and Zach Hogueisson homered as the Patriots beat the Diamondbacks in the Lions Tournament.

Luke Rynkofs pitched a three-hitter to get the win.

Eastlake (Calif.) 13, Green Valley 0 — At Chula Vista, California, Grant Holman was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and three RBIs as the Titans beat the Gators in five innings at the Lions Tournament.

Sonny Rivera was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, and Ben Ramirez was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs for Eastlake.

Carter Gehlken, Gavin Amelburu and Austin Primack each had a single for Green Valley.

La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 8, Silverado 3 — At Escondido, California, the Mavericks scored three runs in the third to take a 5-2 lead en route to the win in the Lions Tournament.

Dax Fellows went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for Silverado, and Payton Ballard was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Skyhawks.

Basic 6, Esperanza (Calif.) 2 — At Fullerton, California, Jack Wold had three hits and an RBI to help the Wolves to the win in the National Classic.

Trace Evans added two hits and two RBIs, Garrett Giles had two hits and Erik Cruz drove in a run for Basic, which scored three runs in the fourth to take break a 2-2 tie.

Coronado 7, Doral Academy (Fla.) 6 — At Fullerton, California, Garett Lake had four hits to lead the Cougars to the win in the National Classic.

Noah Hemphill added three hits and two RBIs for Coronado, which scored three runs in the top of the first and held on despite a five-run sixth by the Firebirds.

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