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May 21, 2022

Weekend Roundup, 8/19: Corralitos baseball player Falcon Magaña commits to SFSU

Watsonville native Carlos Torres made a strong debut for Triple-A Sacramento last week but struggled a bit in his second start on the mound Friday. The River Cats got the road win, 17-7 against Reno in a Pacific Coast League matchup.

Torres, an Aptos High alum, gave up four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.The right-hander struck out three batters and saw his season ERA climb to 3.07.

Koenig shines in no-decision: Aptos High alumnus Jared Koenig gave up three runs, only one earned, on seven hits, walked one and struck out five batters over seven innings.

But it wasn’t enough as the Lake Erie Crushers lost 5-3 against the Schaumburg Boomers in the teams’ Frontier League game Friday night.

On the season, Koenig is 7-1 with a 2.13 ERA over 88 2/3 innings. He has given up 79 hits and 31 walks while striking out a league-high 114 batters. His ERA is the second-lowest in the league.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Magaña commits to SFSU: Corralitos baseball player Falcon Magaña announced that he committed to extend his baseball career at NCAA Division II San Francisco State.

Magaña, a former Aptos High standout, played outfield for Laney College in Oakland the past two seasons.

San Francisco State went 25-21-1 overall, 21-19 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association last season under coach Tony Schifano.

As a sophomore in 2019, Magaña hit led the Bay Valley Conference with a .401 batting average. He had seven doubles, four triples, 16 RBIs, 29 stolen bases and scored 36 runs.

Magaña, the reigning Bay Valley Conference MVP, was also named CCCBCA Academic All-State, CCCBCA All-State/All-Northern California, ABCA/Rawlings All-America and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region.

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