Making his first start in more than a month, pitcher Sean Rees of Mission Bay High School threw a one-hitter at Clairemont Wednesday as the Buccaneers won, 5-0, to move into first place in the City Western League.
Rees (4-2), who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury, struck out 12 and walked four. The only hit was an infield single in the first inning.
"Our original plan was only to let him go four or five innings," said Dennis Pugh, Mission Bay coach. "But he was throwing so effortlessly, we decided to let him stay in."
Rees also tripled in a four-run fourth. Scot Vonderlieth and Colin Davis followed with triples. Tony Enomoto singled to drive in Davis.
Mission Bay (9-3, 16-6) and Clairemont (9-3, 12-9-1) are tied for first in the City Western League, but because Mission Bay won two of the three games played between the teams, the Buccaneers would win the championship if the teams finished the season tied.
CITY WESTERN LEAGUE
La Jolla 5, Kearny 1--Doug Powell (6-3) struck out nine and allowed six hits for La Jolla (6-6, 13-9-1) at home against Kearny (2-10, 4-14-2). Brad Ralston hit two home runs, a solo shot in the third and a three-run homer in the sixth.
Briefly: University of San Diego High School 9, University City 2.
CITY CENTRAL LEAGUE
Crawford 6, San Diego 0--A.J Leighton (3-3) pitched a four-hitter to lead Crawford (5-5-2, 7-15-3) at San Diego (6-5-1, 14-8-1). Dooney Ward was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.
Christian 7, Hoover 6--Craig Johnson's bases-loaded triple highlighted a six-run fourth inning for Christian (9-3, 15-6) at home. Johnson drove in Christian's first run with a single in the third. Hoover is 6-6, 7-15.
CITY EASTERN LEAGUE
Patrick Henry 4, Serra 2--Chuck Kelly and David Schiff each hit two-run homers to lead visiting Patrick Henry (8-4, 13-6-1) over Serra (3-9, 8-14). Fabian Llerenas pitched 4 innings for the victory.
Madison 4, Mira Mesa 1--Chuck Frazier pitched a four-hitter, striking out eight, as host Madison (9-3, 15-7) beat Mira Mesa (6-6, 12-10). Pete Valdez had two RBI singles for Madison.
Briefly: Morse 9, Point Loma 4.
Granite Hills 6, Mount Miguel 1--In his first start of the season, John Rice (1-0) pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits, as host Granite Hills (12-1, 20-3) beat Mount Miguel (6-7, 11-7). Jeremy Kay had a single, a double and a triple, scored three runs and drove in another. Jason DeGroote also was 3 for 3 for Granite Hills.
Grossmont 3, Valhalla 2--Aaron Albert singled in Dave Entrekin in the fifth inning for the winning run at Grossmont. Roy Neder (3-1) allowed only two hits--both home runs-- and struck out four for the victory. Mike Rendina was 2 for 3 with a solo home run for second-place Grossmont (9-4, 17-6). Mark Iveson and Eric Yetta each hit solo home runs for Valhalla (7-7, 9-11).
Santana 9, Helix 6--Santana took advantage of two Helix errors to score six runs in the fifth inning at Santana. Winning pitcher Billy Reed struck out eight and was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Bruce Moutaw singled in two runs in Santana's three-run second inning. Helix (7-6, 10-11) scored single runs in each of the first three innings and three runs in the fifth for a 6-3 lead. Santana is 9-5, 15-8.
Briefly: El Cajon 7, Monte Vista 6.
Castle Park 4, Montgomery 3 (8)--Juan Beltran singled home Hector Garcia with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth for Castle Park (6-3, 18-6). Luis Rodriguez hit a home run for Montgomery (4-6, 12-12).