Pointers diving into spring league titles
by SCOTT HOPKINS
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Pointer shortstop Duce Gourson dives over a San Pascual Academy player at second base during the Pointers' 4-3 win in the Lions Tournament last week, a game went nine innings. / Photo by Scott Hopkins
Pointer shortstop Duce Gourson dives over a San Pascual Academy player at second base during the Pointers' 4-3 win in the Lions Tournament last week, a game went nine innings. / Photo by Scott Hopkins
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Spring sports have already wrapped up three league championships  as league finals and CIF playoffs loom.

BOYS BASEBALL

The team wrapped up a third straight Eastern League title, going undefeated with two league games remaining. On a 17-game unbeaten streak covering nearly two months, the team has risen to the fourth-ranked position of 20 CIF Div. II teams.

Overall, the team, under first-year head coach Jeff Solis, sports an outstanding 21-4-2 record for a .840 winning percentage, also winning the 6A division of the annual Mike Morrow Tournament.

The team most recently pounded Coronado 11-2 on the Islanders' field, recording 14 hits, which included Hunter Otjen's fourth home run and doubles by Anthony Hall (2), Duce Gourson and Hayden Tregidga.

Ace pitcher Austin Curtice, an SDSU commit, earned the win with one walk and seven strikeouts in 5 innings.

The team's batting average has risen to a season-high .294 with 80 extra base hits including 14 home runs. The team is scoring at a rate of 5.6 runs per game and yielding only 2.8.

BOYS GOLF

Pointer linksters just wrapped up their fourth consecutive league title.

The team posted a 12-0 mark in Western League play while going 15-3 overall, finishing the season ranked 13th of all CIF schools. Within their own Div. II, the Pointers were ranked fifth.

Coach Joe Rodriguez and his team play nine-hole matches against opponents at numerous local courses. Following play, the lowest five scores are added up to give the team score for the match.

In the City League 18-hole tournament held April 30 at Balboa, the Pointers took first with top scores from Jackson Moss (40, 39), Adam Moss (40, 43) and Riley Wagstaff (40, 43).

Jackson Moss, a junior, was the medalist, or low scorer, in 17 of the team's matches.

Team members are freshmen Matt Teixera and Benjamin Miller, sophomores Nicholas Burchett, Alex Clementson, John Burrell, Owen Robertson and Adam Moss, younger brother of Jackson.

Juniors are Brandon Lord and Jackson Moss, while the team's only seniors are Sean Rosier and Wagstaff.

TRACK AND FIELD

More than 30 Pointer athletes qualified for the CIF championship meet based on their performance at the Western League finals last week.

The boys and girls teams, both under head coach Keith DeLong, saw the boys go undefeated during the dual meet season.

In results from the Eastern League finals senior Altan Mitchell and sophomore Jordyn Duby, each took first place in two events.

Mitchell won the boys long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 5 inches. He also won the triple jump with a mark of 46 feet, 7.5 inches. He won by almost three feet over the second-place finisher.

Mitchell beat this winning mark earlier during a dual meet with Mira Mesa on the Pointer track. He turned in a score of 48 feet, 6 inches, which is 2.5 inches short of the best in California this year.

Junior Travis Lewis won the high jump, soaring over the bar at 6 feet, 2 inches. His teammates took the next four places with scores of 5 feet, 8 inches or better.

Long distance veteran Hunter Sweet, a senior, won the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:25.69.

On the girls side, Duby's two wins were in distance events. She crossed the finish line first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:12.57. In the 3200 meter run she also defeated all others with a time of 11:21.14.

Junior Sadie Heckman was first in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 1 inch. Her teammates took seven of the first eight places in this event.

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