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April 5, 2011 > Trojans softball hitting stride

Trojans softball hitting stride

By Giovanni Abanese Jr.

Heading into the week of play, the Milpitas High School Lady Trojans softball team was sporting a two-game win streak. After a pair of games in the beginning of the week, they were able double that streak to four with wins over Lynbrook High on the road and Cupertino High at home.

Against Lynbrook, a 7-6 win on Monday, March 28, the Trojans trailed 6-3 heading into its final at bat. Pressure did not mount, however, and Milpitas plated four runs to get the win. Tiana Teixeira was the offensive star, driving in five runs; Alexis Pommier drove in the remaining two runs. Marie Mosqueda pitched all seven innings to earn the victory.

Two days later, at home on Wednesday, March 30, against Cupertino, the Trojans' bats were at it again, plating double-digit runs in a 10-6 win. Again, in a tight ballgame, tied at 6-6 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Milpitas plated four runs to break it open. Teixeira, on 4-for-4 hitting, had three RBIs; Jackie Castro matched Teixeira's efforts with three RBIs of her own. Pommier had the other RBI. Mosqueda was on the hill again and got the win in her four-inning effort.

Milpitas took its four-game streak into the weekend play at the Wilcox High tournament. However, on the opening day of the tourney, the Lady Trojans couldn't keep it rolling. They fought valiantly in their Friday, April 1, match, but lost in a pitchers' duel to Aragon High, 2-1. In two contests on Saturday, finishing up their Wilcox Tourney appearance, the Lady Trojans split their games, losing 3-1 to Oak Grove and defeating Mountain View, 6-5.

Milpitas' baseball team dropped its first game of the week on Monday to Monta Vista High School, 7-0, before taking on Lynbrook High in a home-and-home series. In the first game, at Milpitas on March 29, the Trojans pulled out a 7-6 win. Like the softball team, the Trojans plated four late (in the sixth) to ensure victory. Two days later at Lynbrook High, the Trojans...

On the links, the Trojans golf team went 2-1 this week, getting beat by Saratoga High on Tuesday, March 29, by a 216-227 count, and topping Wilcox and Monta Vista high at home on the Summitpointe Golf Course, 219-285 and 216-254 respectively. Meanwhile, on the tennis court, the Trojans topped Santa Clara High at home, 7-0, on March 29; lost to Cupertino on March 30, 7-0; and edged out Fremont (Sunnyvale), 4-3, on March 31.

In other sporting news, California School for the Deaf diamond sports had no success this past week. Softball was downed 15-3 on Monday, March 28, by College Prep at home and again a day later, 3-1, at home to Redwood Christian; baseball lost its only game of the week on the road to St. Elizabeth on Tuesday, 7-6.

Fremont Christian High School baseball lost its first of three games during the week, a 3-1 home loss to San Francisco Waldorf on Tuesday, March 29. Their other scores, vs. Gateway and Emery high schools, were not available at press. Fremont Christian's softball team's bats were swinging a hot stick over the weekend, clubbing Bentley High in consecutive days, 15-4 on the road on Thursday, March 31, and 11-1 on April 1.

For a complete rundown of scores, of all prep sports, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website at http://sports.tricityvoice.com.

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