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May 11, 2010 > Fremont Christian and CSD to meet for BCL title

Fremont Christian and CSD to meet for BCL title

By Nick Zambrano

The Bay Counties League has been all about two teams this season, Fremont Christian and the California School for the Deaf.

Fremont Christian has beat CSD all three times this year,. the last time Warriors bats beat up pitcher Christian Reyes, 15-1. Both teams won their respective BCL playoffs semifinal and will meet up on Tuesday, May 11, at 3 p.m. for the BCL championship at Fremont Christian High.

EMERY 1, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 13: It was another walk in the park for the Warriors in this first-round romp of the BCL playoffs. The Spartans were unable to contain the Fremont Christian lineup, tagged for seven hits. More importantly, the Warriors kept a keen eye on the ball and remained patient with nine walks.

Jay Haak had himself a good day at the plate, going 1-4 with an RBI double, but it was Isaac Liston that had the career day. The freshman went a stellar 3-4 in the blowout collecting a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. The 3-4 outing marks the fifth time this season that he collected more than one hit in a contest.

Liston (5-0) went the distance on the mound, earning himself his second complete game of the year. He racked up nine strikeouts and only gave up two hits. It is only the second time all year that he has given up more than one hit in a game.

ST. ELIZABETH 4, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 5: CSD has had themselves quite a week: first, crowned champions of the Hoy Classic for the seventh time, where Zac Kohler was named tournament MVP while Christian Reyes, Cody Mitchell and Carlos Lopez were all named tournament all-stars; and then won "senior night," a 7-6 nail-biter against the St Elizabeth Mustangs on Tuesday, May 4.

Kohler, the team's lone senior, was honored and dubbed CSD's new "strikeout king." Kohler shattered the CSD record for career strikeouts with his 274 Ks. Coincidentally, Kohler also happens to be the player that granted the Eagles the win with the walk-off single that scored Conrad Baer.

In their May 6 BCL semifinal showdown, the Mustangs fought back from a 4-2 deficit in the sixth inning to tie the game up. CSD made up the run in their half of the frame to bring it to the final score. Freshman Carlos Lopez racked up 11 strikeouts despite giving up seven hits.

SILVER CREEK 11, MILPITAS 7: After making work of Santa Clara High, 6-2, on Tuesday, May 4, the Trojans took a couple of steps back when they lost two straight to Santa Clara and Silver Creek. Milpitas (11-12, 8-5) now finds themselves in a three-way for second place in the SCVAL with Gunn and Fremont high schools.

Milpitas can separate themselves from the three-way tie when they play their final two regular season games against Gunn. Game one against Gunn is set for a Tuesday, May 11, road game, the second is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, at home. Both games are set for 3:30 p.m. start times.

HAYWARD 4, SAN LEANDRO 1: Hayward broke a three-game losing streak when they beat San Leandro on Wednesday, May 5. However, the Pirates struck back for revenge when the two teams played again the following day, 9-2.

Hayward moves to 7-11, while they drop their HAAL record to 4-7 with three games remaining. The Farmers will try to end the year on a high note when they drive down the road to face Moreau Catholic on Tuesday, May 11. After Moreau, Hayward will finish the rest of the year on the road with stops at Arroyo and Bishop O'Dowd high schools.

MOREAU CATHOLIC 17, TENNYSON 6: Moreau Catholic is now 2-1 in their last three games with their beat down of Tennyson on Wednesday, May 5. The Mariners got production from everywhere in the lineup. Daniel Aguirre's line stood out the most, as he was 3-3 with four RBIs. Richard L'heureux, Tyler Koehn and Zack C'melak got into the act of things as well. L'herueux went 3-4 with two RBIs, Koehn and C'melak each went 2-5 with Koehn grabbing two RBIs.

Both teams remain at the bottom of the HAAL ladder but Moreau adds a notch to the win column and are now 5-16 (3-10). Tennyson remains with one win on the year and are now 1-15 (1-11).

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