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May 27, 2009 > St. Bernard Catholic knocks out CSD and Fremont Christian

St. Bernard Catholic knocks out CSD and Fremont Christian

By Biff Jones and CSD Assistant Coach David Cease

For the California School for the Deaf (CSD) Eagles and Fremont Christian (FC) Warriors High School baseball teams, their seasons ended last week in California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) North Coast Section (NCS) post season Division VI play for 2009.

FC entered the eight-team, single-elimination NCS tournament as the number four seed, having won both the Bay Counties League (BCL) regular and post seasons which gave the Warriors the automatic bid to the post season. CSD was second in the BCL regular season and post seasons. This was enough for CSD to receive an at-large invitation to the NCS post season, given the eight seed. This was only the second time in school history for Eagles' baseball to go to the NCS Championship Tournament.

As the eight seed, CSD had to travel to Eureka last Wednesday, May 20, and play top-seeded St. Bernard Catholic - the two-time reigning NCS Division VI champions. Playing the one seed proved to be too much of a task for CSD to overcome and they were defeated by St. Bernard, 25-0, to end their 2009 season and finish with a 15-9 overall record.

FC Warriors also had to hit the road on May 20 when they traveled to Santa Rosa to play fifth seed, Rincon Valley Christian. Despite the travel, the road Warriors came away with a 12-2 win to advance to the semifinals and a trip to Eureka on Saturday, May 23, to face St. Bernard Catholic. This trip showed why St. Bernard was the one seed and two time defending NCS Division VI champions as FC had its season end with a 7-0 loss.

It was a great season for Head Coach Barney Cabus' squad, having won both the BCL regular season (9-0) and post season BCL tournament to finish with a 15-5 overall record. Next year FC will have to move up to Division V in the NCS.

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