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April 7, 2010 > Around the prep diamond

Around the prep diamond

By Nick Zambrano

In the Mission Valley Athletic League, things have become quite interesting. Last seasonâs regular season champion, Newark Memorial High School, are still on a rocky road. Despite ripping off wins against MVAL rivals Washington and American high schools, the Cougars are floating above .500 with their 6-5 record. Newark earned their sixth win on the year when they defeated College Park High, 3-2, on Saturday, April 3.

Washington High on the other hand, has already matched its win total from 2009, currently at 7-4 (2-1). Last season, the Huskies had to wait until mid April to ring up their seventh win. With their current mark, Washington sits behind Irvington, James Logan and Newark Memorial. The Huskies opened league play with two straight wins over Mission San Jose and American High Schools. In those two games, senior Mark Wik was a combined 4-6 with four runs batted in, a triple and a home run.

Wik and the Huskies will venture toward another victory when they play Granada High School on April 6. Results of the game were unavailable at press time.

The Irvington High Vikings are currently enjoying the view from the top of the hill regardless of their 6-7 record. Irvington reached the top spot in the MVAL by way of their 3-0 record. In that 3-0 performance, the Vikings have squashed the likes of Mission San Jose (7-2), Washington (2-1) and American (14-4). In their match-up with the Eagles of American, third baseman Elliot King was stellar at the plate. King was 2-3 with four runs batted in. Giovanni Torres went 2-3 with three runs scored.

The Fremont Christian Warriors (11-2, 6-0) have been on easy street as of late. In their last five games, the Warriors have gathered a stupendous 82 runs, all while accomplishing an equally impressive feat of not surrendering a single run. At this rate, Fremont Christian will have another league title with its only competition being the always pesky California School for the Deaf.

Before they face off with the Eagles on April 20, the Warriors will still have to deal with the likes of College Prep on April 14 and San Francisco Waldorf on April 15. Both games are on Fremont Christianâs home field and scheduled for a 4 p.m. start time.

CSD is currently the holder of a four-game win streak. Their most recent conquest came on April Foolsâ Day when they put the kibosh on Alma Heights Christian Academy-Highlands Christian, 22-6. The Eagles rode an astonishing 18-run first inning all the way to the lop-sided victory.

Zac Kohler put his bat to work this time around; the senior went 3-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.

Before they can get to their showdown with the Warriors, CSD must first go through a two-game road trip where they travel to Emeryville to face Emery High and then to Pescadero to play Pescadero High.

Since beating Mountain View High at the end of March, the Trojans from Milpitas have been finding themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard for three straight games. In the three-game skid, the Trojans have relinquished an average of 6.6 runs and have only managed 2.3 runs themselves. The Trojans will try to claw together a win with they play El Camino rival, Lynbrook, on Thursday, April 8. First pitch for that game is set for 3:30 p.m.

For more up-to-date scores and schedules, please visit the sports section at the Tri-City Voice Web site at

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