April 12, 2011 > Logan and Mission piling up wins
Logan and Mission piling up wins
By Kevin Yin
Photo by Mike Heightchew
James Logan and Mission San Jose high schools' baseball squads continue to distinguish themselves from the rest of the Mission Valley Athletic League, as both teams finish the week of Monday, April 4, to Sunday, April 10, riding five-game win streaks.
After pounding non-league foe Amador Valley, 5-0 on April 7, Logan surprisingly needed eight innings to defeat last place MVAL squad John F. Kennedy High on April 8, 2-1. Sophomore Alex Martinez pitched the first seven innings for Logan while tabulating eight strikeouts. Kennedy senior Tyler Cyr's strong effort came up just short. Cyr pitched a complete game, giving up just one earned run while also throwing eight strikeouts.
Logan's record is now 10-1, 3-0 in MVAL play. Since starting the season 6-0, Kennedy has lost six straight games, including all four of its MVAL contests.
Mission took care of Newark on April 6, winning by the score of 8-3. Warriors senior left fielder Joey Cantrell went 2-3 with two RBIs and scoring two runs himself. Mission then thumped a couple of nonconference opponents in Fremont Christian (18-0) and Bethel (13-1). Mission's overall record now stands at 9-2, with the Warriors tied with Logan for first place in the MVAL at 3-0.
Irvington enjoyed its strongest week of the year, picking up a pair conference wins while winning two consecutive games for the first time all season. On April 6, the Vikings beat Kennedy, 9-6. Then, on April 7, Irvington bested American, 7-5, with Vikings junior pitcher Mark Mathias batting 2-3 with two RBIs while picking up the win. By virtue of the two wins, Irvington has suddenly jumped into third place in the MVAL at 2-1 in conference play, while their overall record has improved to 3-4-1.
American split its games this week, beating Washington, 8-4 on April 6 before being defeated by Irvington. Senior Maurice Miranda went the full seven innings for American, surrendering seven hits while throwing five strikeouts. Junior Matt Knight had a good outing for the Huskies, going 2-4 with two RBIs.
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