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Baseball: St. Francis Outlasts Ontario Christian to Reach CIF Finals

The St. Francis High School varsity baseball team secured a 3-1 victory at Ontario Christian in a CIF Southern Section Division IV semifinal game on May 14.
SFHS (19-13 overall) will battle Camarillo High for the Division IV crown on Saturday, May 18, at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium at 1 p.m.
Sophomore Aiden Mahoney picked up the win after pitching 6 1/3 innings with five strikeouts, four hits, one unearned run and no walks. Junior Noah Aguilar-Tanphanich recorded the save by retiring the final two batters of the seventh inning.
Senior Holden Deitch went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, while senior John Calmette registered a hit and two RBIs. Juniors Jackson Pratt and Samuel Rodriguez each finished with a hit and a run, junior Jordan Lewallen contributed a hit and a walk, and senior Brody Ruyle walked once.
The Golden Knights posted a 4-1 victory at Paraclete High in Lancaster in a CIF quarterfinal game on May 10.
Senior Aaron Hernandez pitched four scoreless innings with four strikeouts, while senior Lucas Favretto pitched three innings with a pair of strikeouts. Deitch went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base, while Lewallen went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Ruyle tallied a base hit, while sophomore Nick Kriebs stole two bases and scored a run. Calmette scored a run, while senior Jordan Viramontes, junior Dominik Hidalgo, sophomore Bobby Milton and Rodriguez each walked once.

Golden Knights second year baseball coach Shaun Kort has guided St Francis to the CIF SS Division IV championship game after defeating Ontario Christian 3 1 in the semifinals on May 14

First published in the May 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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