But St. Monica, which received a home run and three RBIs from Brandon Tobin, refused to go quietly. The Mariners (3-3) rallied by scoring once in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the seventh. They made it 8-6 following an RBI double by David Najera and an RBI single by Anthony Yoshinaga. St. Monica then put runners on second and third with two outs following a fielding error. But Santoyo closed the door by striking out Brandt to end the game. “\ was able to take a step back and regain his form and do what he needed to do,” Morales said. “That ability to do those things is what we are searching for.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Paul looked solid early. Carrillo went 1 for 2 with an RBI and Sortillon was 2 for 3 with two RBIs as the Swordsmen scored four runs in the second inning and three in the third for a 7-0 lead. Mike Guy was also solid, going 2 for 4. St. Paul made it 2-0 on a squeeze bunt by Robert Castaneda and an RBI single by Sortillon. Andrew Chico then followed an infield hit by Marcus Aldecoa with a two-run triple for a 4-0 advantage. The lead then blossomed to 7-0 in the third following an RBI groundout by Ryan Ball, another squeeze bunt by Castaneda and an RBI single by Sortillon. “We were able to play St. Paul baseball early, and that was nice to see,” Morales said. “We put a lot of pressure on them defensively. We caused them to work, and it really worked well for us. “When we can do that, that’s the type of baseball we need to play.” The Swordsmen (1-5), getting solid performances from Chris Carrillo and Mitch Sortillon, jumped out to a seven-run lead before holding off the Mariners when Bobby Santoyo struck out Derek Brandt with the tying runs in scoring position in the seventh inning. “We’re looking for the winning experience right now,” St. Paul coach Casey Morales said. “At least we finally got one. It wasn’t pretty. It was early, but we didn’t finish it the way we wanted to. But we got it done, and hopefully we can build on that.” SANTA FE SPRINGS – It’s been said the toughest run to score in baseball is the first one. That may also be true for wins. At least, that’s the way it seemed Monday for St. Paul High School, which scored its first win of the season with an 8-6 victory over visiting St. Monica in the Del Rey League opener for both teams.