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May 18, 2010 > Fremont Christian locks up BCL title

Fremont Christian locks up BCL title

By Nick Zambrano
Photos By Mike Heightchew

Now that the regular season is officially at a close, some teams await the word on the postseason lives while others are cleaning out their lockers and bidding farewell to the game for the summer.

Fremont Christian is one of the few teams around that knows where they stand and what is next. However, in the MVAL and SCVAL, the playoff picture is yet to be snapped.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 0, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 13: The Warriors quickly put this one out of reach when they mounted six runs off of Eagles' pitcher Carlos Lopez in the first inning of the BCL title game. Fremont batted around the order before finally getting set down. Lopez would get victimized again, this time in the third inning for seven runs.

Lopez's counterpart, Donald Anderson faired differently striking out 11 CSD batters and giving up only three hits. Anderson had a no-hitter going until the game was called after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Warriors racked up seven hits for the game, but most notably took advantage of the Eagles' 12 errors. Anderson and Isaiah Liston did manage to grab three RBIs each. Anderson was 1-3 in his outing, he also had two runs scored. Liston was a perfect 2-2 at the dish and also had two runs scored.

Fremont Christian earned a berth in the NCS Division VI when they captured this year's title. CSD, on the other hand, will have to wait to see if they will be accepted into the NCS. They will find out whether or not they will make it to the NCS by May 24.

JAMES LOGAN 7, WASHINGTON 3: The Colts added another notch to their impressive winning streak which now stands at eight games. Their last loss came nearly a month ago when they were edged out by Irvington, 6-4. Logan got some separation from the rest of the MVAL pack in the process and are now two games ahead of Irvington (9-3) in the standings. The Colts are now 10-1 in the MVAL, 18-5 overall.

Washington broke a five-game win streak of their own. The three runs against Logan was their lowest output since the middle of April when they lost to Castro Valley, 8-1.

Logan jumped out to an early first-inning lead, but the Huskies plated two in the third to make it 2-1. Another run in the fifth would give a two-run cushion and a prime opportunity to snap Logan's winning-cruise. However, the Colts gathered steam in the top of the seventh and tagged Washington for five runs.

Pascual Flores was credited with the win on top of going 1-4 with two RBIs. Also contributing for the Colts was catcher Aeryk Hernandez, going 2-3 with a triple.

Washington still sits in a good position for a push into the MVAL playoffs. They are 14-10 for the year, and 8-4 in league play.

IRVINGTON 5, JOHN F. KENNEDY 0: Irvington grabbed a much-deserved victory when they shutout the Titans (7-17, 1-11) on Friday, May 14. The Vikings (14-10, 9-3) needed the win to stay ahead of Newark Memorial (14-9, 8-3) and Washington (14-10, 8-4) as Logan already solidified their spot atop of the league, all three teams are aching for the second position.

Sophomore Mark Mathias was on the bump throughout the whole game for the Vikings. He allowed a walk and five hits on top of his six strikeouts. In the box, Mathias was equally effective, going 2-4 with a run scored.

The Vikings pillaged the Titans' pitching staff for 10 hits. Adrian Alvarez, Packy Carroll and Keanu Kalawala went a combined 6-10 with four RBIs, two doubles and two runs between them.

NEWARK MEMORIAL 2, IRVINGTON 3: The crucial win for the Vikings vaults them into second place and drops the Cougars into third. For the Cougars, it's their second loss in the last three games. Irvington needed an extra four innings to get this one in the books, as this one was tied at 1-1 after the regulation nine.

Newark struck for another run in the top half of the 13th to make the game 2-1 in their favor. Irvington proved that home-field advantage this late in the season is vital and walked off in the bottom of the inning with two runs of their own.

Mark Mathias found himself in the thick of things once again, this time going 3-6, with three doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Packy Carroll knocked in the other run.

GUNN 4, MILPITAS 9: The Trojans have completed their turnaround and have ended their in second place in the SCVAL's El Camino Division. Their 2010 mark of 14-12, 10-5 is a vast improvement from their '09 campaign when they went 7-23, 1-14.

Gunn proved to be not too much of a test, Milpitas catapulted themselves on to the scoreboard with a five-run third inning that gave them a 6-0 lead. The Titans would finally put a number up on the board when they struck for a run in the fifth. However, two runs in their half of the fifth and another in the sixth gave the Trojans the victory.

It was their third straight to close out the season. In the last two games, Milpitas has driven in 19 runs, that is more than the four games prior combined. On May 12, they destroyed Watsonville High, 10-1.

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