SAN DIEGO — It was only a nonleague game, but Friday's matchup between defending Avocado League champion San Pasqual High School and Palomar League champ Mt. Carmel promised to decide which team would have bragging rights to North County.
However, after Mt. Carmel's 4-2 victory, nobody was bragging.
Mt. Carmel Coach Sam Blalock was hardly boisterous after the victory.
"I see it as just another preseason game," said Mt. Carmel Coach Sam Blalock, stressing his team's failings on a day when the Sun Devils had only a few lapses. "We were hitting pretty well in the early part of the game, but we weren't able to do much after that."
Behind the five-hit performance of pitcher Tommy Cheek and the hitting of catcher Miah Bradbury, Mt. Carmel (9-4) took control of the game with a two-run first inning and kept San Pasqual (5-4-1) from mounting a serious threat.
While Blalock was decrying his team's inability to hit consistently throughout the game, San Pasqual Coach Bill Green said he just wished his team would hit--period.