Prep Wrapup: St. Ignatius baseball stuns St. Francis on the road

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Baseball: St. Ignatius 1, St. Francis 0

After a couple of recent bumps in the road, the Wildcats (13-6-1, 7-3-1) showed again on Tuesday that they are still among the West Catholic Athletic League’s best.

St. Ignatius senior ace Collin Monsour pitched a complete game, allowed just five hits and had six strikeouts to hand the Lancers (21-2-1, 9-1-1) their first league loss of the season, and junior outfielder Jack Stinn broke a scoreless tie in the top of the seventh inning with a high-arcing home run to left-center field, off the St. Francis scoreboard.

St. Francis, which is ranked ninth nationally and third in the state my, also got a complete game from junior starting pitcher Mark Cardinalli in the loss. Stinn’s home run was just one of four St. Ignatius hits.

Baseball: Stuart Hall 7, Marin Academy 1

Stuart Hall junior starting pitcher Ben Carrasco struck out a career-high 18 batters in a two-hit complete game and allowed just one earned run to keep the Knights (6-4, 3-0) undefeated in Bay Counties League West play.

The left-hander also went 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and junior Daniel Costa went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Girls Soccer: Mission 3, Galileo 1

The Lions (6-2-5 in AAA) had a chance to clinch the final playoff spot in the Academic Athletic Association’s Heinline Division, but three first-half goals from the Bears (8-4-1 in AAA) put Mission into second place with a game to play, just two points ahead of Galileo.

Yessenia Aguilar, Jacqueline Cruz-Eligio and Allysson Sanchez all scored for the Bears, and Mission now will be in a position to clinch on Thursday. If Mission beats Lincoln, they are automatically in the postseason, but if the Bears tie or lose and Galileo beats Wallenberg, the Lions will take over the final playoff spot. Mission can also get into the playoffs with a loss to Lincoln and a Galileo tie or loss.

Girls Soccer: Lowell 5, Burton 0

The AAA’s Heinline Division continues to be a dogfight, but the top team in the Rueda Division was decided a long time ago.

The Cardinals (14-0 in AAA) got two goals from junior Alondra Barajas and solo goals from sophomore Mitra Shokat
and freshman Joanna You (one Lowell goal was scored on a Burton own goal).

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10 Comments on "Prep Wrapup: St. Ignatius baseball stuns St. Francis on the road"

  1. City Lights | April 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM |

    HUGE WIN for the Wildcats! Congrats to the players and coaches. St. Francis is the baseball equivalent of an AAU hoops pipeline of talent. Amazing victory in a great season (so far) for the Cats. Keep up the good work young men.

    • sometimes the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees.

      • for an SI alum you sure are negative about anything SI that doesn’t involve Domingo…………

        • This is wrong. I tip my cap when SI actually wins something such as the football team. Just because I’m a fan of Domingo, doesn’t mean I can’t try to light a fire under other SI sports teams. SI needs to keep winning, not lose to SHC then beat St Francis, or beat Bellarmine in lacrosse, then lose to T. pines. anyways, You better stock up on Mingo rookie cards cause he’s gonna blow up. Too bad about his recent concussion similar to the one received by James Harden, compliments from World Metta Peace.

          • If that’s the case, light a fire under him and the hoop squad as well. The teams you are lighting a fire under are much better than the SI basketball team.

            Too bad about his concussion, did it happen on the AAU circuit? Wish him a speedy recovery!

            • It’s kinda hard to light a fire now since the WCAL basketball season won’t start for another 7-8 months, but Yea, the concussion happened during the AAU circuit.

      • SI Sports Radio | April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM |

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  2. According Baseball America, the pre-eminent authority of baseball talent, St. Francis (up until this week)was ranked 22nd in Nation. A solid program, albeit questionable access to local talent. Quality pitching will beat good hitting most of the time.
    St. Francis has had the best overall talent over the past 5-6 years, but has not gotten out of first few rounds of CCS due to meeting up with hot pitchers. Cats have talent to compete and succeed if they score runs.

  3. Dang, 18K’s in a game. Striking out that many batters is pretty impressive.

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