Downey led for only 12 minutes of a two-hour baseball game, but it was
enough to bring a premature end to El Rancho’s baseball season in
Thursday’s CIF-SS Division III first round playoff contest.
Trailing 3-0 after six innings as Dons’ right-hander Chris Villalobos’
dominant one-hit effort on his way to a 10-strikeout
performance, the Vikings took advantage of a break in focus and belted a
pair of two-run home runs in the top of the seventh to win, 4-3.
In other area baseball games Thursday;
California upset No. 3 seed Cajon, 4-2, behind left-hander Tyler Leibert;
La Serna rallied for a come-from-behind 6-1 victory over visiting Montebello;
La Mirada lost to Paloma Valley, 6-1;
Host St. Paul got big relief from Bobby Santoyo in downing Montclair Prep, 16-6;
Whittier Christian lost to Bishop Montgomery, 5-0;