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June 7, 2011 > Logan bests Irvington in NCS semis

Logan bests Irvington in NCS semis

By Jeff Weisinger, Photo by Mike Heightchew

James Logan High School baseball's 8-4 win on Wednesday, June 1, over the Irvington High School Vikings isn't surprising by any means.

As the No. 2 seed in the North Coast Section DI baseball tourney, the Colts were favored over the Cinderella -story that was Irvington baseball, who entered the tourney as the No. 11 seed. And considering the Colts won their last two playoff games on a walk-off and a one-hitter, Logan winning dramatically in the seventh with the bases loaded just seems to fit in place.

Logan took an 8-1 lead behind starter Brandon Yau's clutch first six-innings, however the Vikes fought back, scoring three runs in the seventh, knocking out Yau as he loaded the bases to open the seventh, which led up to the end of his night as Colts coach John Goulding brought in Pascual Flores to close the game.

Flores allowed all three runners to score and loaded up the bases himself before striking out Nick Marino looking to end the game with the bases reloaded.

Irvington got to the NCS Semifinals with wins over No. 6 Monte Vista High School and No. 14 Bishop O'Dowd High School in the first and second rounds, respectively.

After the originally scheduled June 4 NCS Final was cancelled due to rain, the Colts hosted No. 4 De La Salle on Monday, June 6. Results of the game were not available at press.

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