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March 31, 2010 > Prep baseball recap

Prep baseball recap

By Nick Zambrano

High school baseball season is over a month old and already a few teams have started to separate from the pack.

In the Bay Counties League, both California School for the Deaf and Fremont Christian High School have proven that they have what it takes to capture a league title. The Eagles and Warriors have squared off twice this season and will face each other a third time in late April.

EMERY 4, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 5: The Eagles won on a walk-off shot up the middle by Carlos Lopez to score Conrad Baer in the seventh inning. Baer set up the winning run by stealing second after his one-out single.

Zac Kohler was in top form for CSD. The Eagles' ace went the full seven innings, only surrendering four runs, five hits and one walk, all while recording 17 strikeouts. The senior also leads the BCL with 38 strikeouts.

With the win, the Eagles move to 5-2 on the year. CSD took on Leadership on Tuesday, March 30, results of that game were unknown at press time. After Leadership, the Eagles will face Alma Heights of Pacifica on Thursday, April 1.

BENTLEY 0, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 17: The Warriors of Fremont Christian bested their record to 7-2 with the annihilation of Bentley. The game was called after the fourth inning due in part to Fremont Christian's six-run output in the first and third innings, and five-run surge in the fourth.

The Warriors looked to continue its march to another BCL league title when they played the Emery Spartans on Tuesday, March 30, results of that game were unknown at press time. Fremont Christian will play San Francisco Waldorf at home on Wednesday, March 31.

MISSION VALLEY ATHLETIC LEAGUE

MISSION SAN JOSE 4, WASHINGTON 5: Mark Wik's three-run homer in the fifth was enough for the Washington Huskies to overcome Mission San Jose's two-run lead. The Warriors struck back in their half of the seventh to tie the game back up at 4-4; however, it was the Huskies that would have the final straw.

In the final half of the seventh, junior Robert Smith finally brought the game to a close with his walk-off hit to score Cody Lebon from second base.

Following Washington and a 7-2 loss to Irvington on Friday, March 26, the Warriors now sit at 2-5 overall, they also own an 0-2 mark in Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) play. Washington, on the other hand, continues its miraculous turnaround from last year as they are now 7-3 (2-0) on the year.

JOHN F. KENNEDY 0, JAMES LOGAN 9: The Colts were quick to tag Titans' starting pitcher Rudy Artero. Through three innings, Artero had surrendered six runs.

Pascual Flores, Aeryk Hernandez and Jason Puckett were all key contributor for the Colts. Flores was 2-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, while Hernandez and Puckett each finished 1-2 with two RBIs.

Logan (7-3, 2-0) will hit the road to put its streak on the line against American on Wednesday, March 31. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. The Titans will try to bounce back against Mission that same day.

HAYWARD AREA ATHLETIC LEAGUE

TENNYSON 4, MOREAU CATHOLIC 7: The Moreau Catholic Mariners overcame a three-run first inning by the Lancers of Tennyson High to notch its first win of the season on Friday, March 26.

Moreau pitcher Tyler Koehn survived the Lancers' offense through the full seven innings. With the win, Koehn bumps his record to 1-3 while improving his ERA to 3.36 on the year.

Koehn got plenty of run support from Brain Hickel (2-3, HR, 2 RBIs) and Richard L'heureux (2-4, 2B, 2R).

Moreau played San Lorenzo High on Tuesday, March 30, but the results of that game were unknown at press time. However, the Mariners do play San Leandro High on Wednesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m.

Tennyson is still searching for its first win, they are currently 0-6 (0-2). Their next game was on Tuesday, March 30, against Hayward High, the results of that game were unknown at press time.

EL CAMINO LEAGUE

FREMONT 3, MILPITAS 0: The Trojans of Milpitas High continued its struggles when they lost to league-leading Fremont High on Thursday, March 25. Since the Trojans beat Santa Clara High last week, they are currently on a two-game losing skid. With the loss, the boys from Milpitas have been dropped to 4-6 overall; however, they are 4-2 league play.

Milpitas will do battle with Mountain View High on Thursday, April 1. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

For a complete scoreboard, as well as schedule, on all high school baseball games, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports Web page at www.tricityvoice.com/sports.

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