Baseball: Saints vs Warhawks at PETCO PARK TONIGHT!


St. Augustine vs Madison


Coaches want to play everyone at Petco but each is a key league game

The Padres have yet to play a game in Petco Park this spring, but there will be baseball at San Diego’s downtown ballpark starting Monday.

Grossmont Hills League rivals — No. 3-ranked Granite Hills and Grossmont — will be the first game of three days of high school baseball doubleheaders at Petco Park. First pitch each day is 4 p.m.

Monday’s second game features No. 1 St. Augustine against Madison in a key Western League game at 7pm.

“These are big games for the kids, but they’re also league games,” said St. Augustine coach Craig da Luz. “So you kind of have to balance things. There will be some nerves, so you need to take that into account.

“And you’d like to get as many kids into the game as possible, but it’s also a league game, an important game against a good team. And I think that goes for every team that will play at Petco.”

There are nearly 20 players with college commitments playing over the three days.

The games are run as a fund-raiser for the schools.

Teams purchase 400 tickets from the Padres at $19 each with a suggested resale price to followers of $20.

A ticket to the high school games also includes a Padres-game ticket.


Petco Park prep games

Parking: $5


Monday’s Games April 4-2022

Granite Hills vs. Grossmont, 4 p.m.

St. Augustine vs. Madison, 7 p.m.









Tuesday’s Games

Santa Fe Christian vs. Escondido Charter, 4 p.m.

Westview vs. Mission Hills, 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games

Southwest-El Centro vs. Holtville, 4 p.m.

Southwest-San Diego vs. Mar Vista, 7 p.m.

Top players


Marland Jorgenson, LHP, UC Santa Barbara

Gavin Lass, OF, Cal State San Marcos

Josh Villegas, LHP, Cal State Northridge

Maddox Haley, OF-RHP, San Diego State

Manoah Chapman, 2B, San Diego State

Jake Jackson, 3B, San Diego State

St. Augustine

Cade Martinez, SS, San Diego State

Chaz McRoberts, RHP, Loyola Marymount

Franklin Carney, IF, UC Irvine

Trevor Fox, LHP-1B, San Diego State

MJ Sweeney, RHP-1B, Kansas

Granite Hills

Tanner Vielguth, 1B-RHP, Texas Permian Basin

Grant MacArthur, 1B-3B, Hawaii


Jason Wright, C, San Diego State

Ryan Herrod, LHP, USD

Santa Fe Christian

Cooper Whitton, OF, Washington

Mission Hills

Cody Delvecchio, RHP, UCLA


Barron Zamora, 1B, Washington