The Mar Vista Mariners had a big week with three wins over South Bay opponents last week.
In a Sweetwater Invitational matchup, on Tuesday, March 3, Mar Vista earned a 3-2 win over league rival Southwest. Diego Garza pitched a complete game for the win, while striking out seven batters.
On Thursday, March 5, also in the Sweetwater Invitational Tournament, the Mariners travelled to take on host Sweetwater, another league rival. Joshua Barbato threw six solid innings, allowing only one earned run, to get the win. Dante Pacheco came in to relieve Barbato in the seventh inning to notch his first save of the year.
Saturday, March 7, Mar Vista took a big 12-1 win over Chula Vista High, behind strong pitching performances by Pacheco and Ryan Lee. This win brought the Mariners to 5-2 on the season.
The week was led by some outstanding offensive performances by Pacheco (.455 avg, 5 RBI), Barbato (.455 avg, 3 runs scored), Austin Lukenbill (.333 avg, 1 HR, 5 RBI), Alex Guerrero (.400 avg), and Brandon Cosio (.300 avg, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored).
Come support the Mariners in their upcoming tournament game Thursday, March 12, as they travel toMission Bay, followed by another tournament game at home against the Morse Tigers on Friday, March 13. Both games begin at 3:30 p.m. Another tournament game will be on Saturday, at home at 10 a.m. against the Kearny Komets.