On Monday, March 6, Parker softball traveled to Oceanside to face the Pirates. The Pirates had a solid team with good pitching and defense. The Lancers took the early lead scoring 2 runs in the first inning with freshman Keara Jenkins collecting an RBI. The Pirates rebounded quickly to take the lead and they never relented. Niki Kim stole 3 bases for the Lancers who lost 2-13.
Tuesday, March 7, was the home opener for the Lancers. Parker rebounded from Monday's tough loss to win their home opener against Serra by a score of 12-8. It was a seesaw battle until the fifth inning when the Lancers scored 6 runs to open up the game. The offense was lead by freshman, Keara Jenkins who had 4 RBIs and 3 hits. Also with multiple hits were sophomore, Leena Mayberry (2 hits, 3 runs), sophomore Niki Kim (3 hits, 4 runs), sophomore Gabby Martin (2, 3 RBI), and senior Emily Bowden (2 hits). Freshman pitcher Katie Austin went the distance again for Lancers.
On Thursday, the Lancers faced a tough and experienced OLP team and the Pilots came out strong from the start and eventually took a 9-0 lead on the Lancers. Our girls didn't quit and battled back to score three runs in the 6th and four in the 7th. The Lancers got the tying run on base. The offense was lead by the top five in the batting order who all collected 2 hits (Niki Kim, Gabby Martin, Keara Jenkins, Camryn Miyahira, and Emily Bowden).
The Lady Lancers travel to Helix on Tuesday, March 14 and are back on Kidd Wohlford Field against La Jolla Country Day on Thursday.
Our baseball team ran their record to 2-1 with their two victories last week. On Tuesday, March 7, the Lancers travelled to Mission Bay where they defeated the Buccaneers, 3-1. Michael Campagna went 2 for 4 at the plate with a home run. Jimmy Chatfield and Michael Yourg each had a RBI. Evan Stewart pitched five innings and allowed one hit and no earned runs for the win. Jimmy Chatfield recorded the save allowing no hits in two innings of work.
On Thursday, the Lancers defeated University City, 3-0 on Greenberg Field. Jack Allen and Michael Yourg each drove in a run for the Lancers. Ethan Risse pitched five innings allowing just one hit and no runs for the victory. Freshman, Joseph Cetale pitched two innings and allowed no runs for the save.
The Lancers will travel to St. Augustines on Tuesday, March 14 for a 4pm game.
In other baseball news, Nick Allen was selected by Collegiate Baseball as a 2017 High School Pre-Season All-American.
Our Boys Volleyball team is 1-1 after their two matches this past week. On Wednesday, the Lancers lost a five game match to University City. Harvard bound, Adam Gordon led the team with 25 kills and had 16 digs. Chris Fromm had 14 kills and team high hitting percentage of .276. David Barrett finished with a team leading 23 digs and 3 ace serves. Borna Nazari also had 3 ace serves and a serving % of 92.3.
On Friday, the Lancers hosted Rancho Bernardo, and defeated the Broncos three games to one. Adam Gordon finished with 16 kills and 12 digs. Chris Fromm had 14 kills and 2 blocks. Sophomore Nick Gustafson ended the match with 10 kills including three huge swings late in game four to seal the victory. Middle blocker AJ Nawrocki had 5 kills, 3 blocks and a .714 hitting percentage. Zach Thoene finished with 6 kills and solid all around play. Finally, setter Adam Nussbaum had 45 assists and team leading 14 digs. The Lancers will travel to Canyon Crest on Wednesday, March 15.
Our Tennis team defeated Pacific Ridge, 14-4, on Tuesday, March 7 at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club. In singles play, the Lancers won 8 of nine 9 sets. Nick Miller won the two sets he played (6-1,6-1).
Gabe Jinich and Noa MacDonald both swept their three sets losing just one game between them.
In doubles action, Ethan Nguyen/Sujan Nandipati won their three sets (6-3,6-1,6-1). Nikhil Kalita/Rafter Sprague won two of their three sets.
The Lancers will play Pt. Loma on Tuesday, March 14.
Our Boys Golf team played three times this past week. On Monday, March 6, the Lancers traveled to Mission Trails Golf Course to play Christian High. The low scorer was Chase Smallwood who fired a two over par 37 to lead the Lancers. Nicholas Trimble was one shot back at 38, his lowest score of the young season.
On Tuesday, the Lancers hosted Pt. Loma on the Friars Course at Riverwalk. Alan Tom was the low scorer with three over par 39. Chase Smallwood shot a 40 and Calvin Woods had a season low 41.
The Lancers finished up the week on Thursday, at Admiral Baker, against Bishops. All six Lancers shot a 44 or better on the par 37 course led by Chase Smallwood and Alan Tom at 42. Josh Rodriguez shot a 44.
Our Boys’ LAX team opened the season with a hard fought 14-10 loss to Patrick Henry on Tuesday, March 7. Ryan Sanborn, Ben Baranski, and Will Murray each had two goals for the Lancers. Jacob Steensma had a goal and a team leading two assists. Ben Baranski led the team in ground balls recovered with 5. Jonathan Gordon made 5 saves in goal for the Lancers.
The Lancers will be back in action on Wednesday, March 15 when they host Fallbrook on Lauer Field.
Our Girls’ LAX team is 2-0 after their two big wins last week. The Lancers travelled to Fallbrook on Wednesday, March 8, and came home with a 4-3 victory. On Friday, the Lancers defeated Hoover 11-0 on Lauer Field.
The Lancer will travel to Valley Center on Monday, March 13.
Girls’ Sand Volleyball
“Sand volleyball lost 0-3 against La Jolla High school on Thursday, March 9, but the score doesn't tell the story of how awesome our girls played. Bea Thomas and Aeriel Sundt played out of their mind defense and just barely fell short. Maggie Oswald and Dina Wilson enjoyed getting some playing time together, but couldn't hang on for the victory. Hannah Blood and Callie Keating had a smile on their face the whole time as they successfully optioned, served tough, and were blocking machines." Coach Dunn
The Lancers will host Pt. Loma on Thursday, March 16, at “The Pit” in Mission Bay Park.