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San Diego High School Baseball : Fallbrook Hits 8 Homers in Rout

March 26, 1987

Fallbrook High School hit eight home runs, including five in a row to open the third inning, en route to a 22-5 victory over Carlsbad in a nonleague baseball game Wednesday at Fallbrook.

"It's a launching pad here, and the wind was blowing out," said Dave Heid, Fallbrook coach.

Jason Rusk had three home runs, two in the third inning.

After Rusk, Ty Barksdale, T.J. Flynn, Bill Dunckel and Mark Ringkamp followed with home runs. Ringkamp, who added a two-run homer in the fourth, was 3 for 3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Rusk, who also had a two-run homer in the sixth, was 3 for 4 with seven RBIs.

Fallbrook (6-1) scored eight runs in the third and 10 in the sixth, with 20 hits in the game.

Fallbrook's field is 300 feet down the lines and 330 to center field, Heid said.

The eight home runs in the game and three by a single player are not San Diego Section records. Santana hit 10 home runs against El Cajon Valley in 1985. Jimmy Tatum had four home runs for the Sultans in that game to set the section records.

Fallbrook's eight homers tie Hilltop for second, and Rusk's three homers tie four others for second on the section lists.

Rusk's two home runs in an inning tied a national record held by 17 others. The five consecutive home runs tied for second behind the national record, which is seven by Choctaw, Okla., in 1977.

In the City Western League:

Mission Bay 7, Kearny 5--Trailing, 5-2, with one out in the seventh, Mission Bay scored five runs and then held off Kearny for the victory at Kearny.

Mission Bay (1-0, 5-2) had four hits and took advantage of three walks and two errors to score the five runs in the seventh. After hitting the first batter he faced to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Mission Bay reliever Sean Rees struck out the next two Komets for the save.

Tony Orlando went 3 for 4 and Scott Vonderlieth was 2 for 4 with four RBIs to lead Mission Bay.

Clairemont 7, USDHS 6--Greg Carroll hit a home run in the top of the sixth for Clairemont (1-0, 0-5-1). Duke Gonzales had a grand slam for University of San Diego High School (0-1, 6-1).

Briefly--La Jolla 10, University City 6.


Serra 7, Point Loma 0--Pitcher Mike Kampe went the distance, allowing six hits, and Alex Williams was 2 for 3 with three RBIs to lead Serra (1-0, 5-3) at home. Point Loma dropped to 0-1, 2-3-1.

Briefly--Mira Mesa 4, Morse 3; Madison 9, Patrick Henry 0.


Christian 3, San Diego 1--Christian pitcher Jon Okken allowed four hits and struck out seven to lead Christian (1-0, 5-3) at San Diego (0-1, 5-3).

Hoover 7, St. Augustine 6--Mike McKnight hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh for Hoover.

Briefly--Lincoln 4, Crawford 4 (called because of darkness).


Castle Park 1, Sweetwater 0--Jose Palos pitched the shutout and knocked in the winning run to lead Castle Park (6-0). Sweetwater dropped to 2-5.

San Pasqual 12, San Dieguito 7--Todd Brose went 4 for 5 and Kevin Hurde was 3 for 5 to lead San Pasqual (4-2). San Dieguito committed five errors.

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