Sat10252014

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LA softball team blanks Fremont in five innings

The Los Altos High softball team made quick work of Fremont last week, flogging the Firebirds 13-0 in a non-league game that ended in five innings on the 10-run mercy rule.

The visiting Eagles broke open the April 9 game in the third, scoring six runs off Fremont.

Winning pitcher Marialena Ahern notched three of Los Altos’ 10 hits. She surrendered only two hits and upped her record to 5-4.

The Eagles improved to 13-7-1 overall; the Firebirds slumped to 1-16.

Pinewood was on the wrong end of a 17-2 score at home against Harker April 9.

Morgan Golder took the loss for the Panthers, who dropped to 2-1 in the West Bay Athletic League and 5-5 overall.

Pinewood’s “player of the game was Marissa Hing,” coach Megan Finney said. The sophomore went 2-for-2 with a home run and an RBI.

St. Francis shellacked St. Ignatius 10-0 Thursday in a West Catholic Athletic League game cut short on the mercy rule. The visiting Lancers (3-3 league, 10-9-1 overall) totaled 11 hits over the six innings.

Carolyn McGuire went 2-for-4 – with both hits home runs – and drove in three runs. Jacqueline Palmer homered as well and notched two RBIs. Jodi Hinojosa added a triple.

Brenna Gilmore earned the win, allowing six hits.

Baseball

Los Altos blanked Harbor 11-0 Saturday in a non-league game.

Patrick McColl, Adam Spielman and winning pitcher James Oleson each had two hits for the visiting Eagles (10-9 overall). Oleson, who surrendered just one hit over six innings, drove in three runs as well.

Harbor (6-14) walked 13 batters and went through five pitchers.

Dylan Dreyer pitched a one-hitter in Pinewood’s 10-0 rout of Harker Friday. Dreyer struck out 11 batters and walked three. He helped his cause by hitting a double and driving in two runs.

Owen Lewis had three hits for the visiting Panthers (6-4) and two RBIs. Sam Carp and Jack Sweat notched two hits each.

Golf

Helped by two more first-place finishes from Los Altos Hills resident Andrew Buchanan last week, Menlo School remained the lone undefeated team in the WBAL.

The senior earned medalist honors in the Knights’ wins over Sacred Heart Prep (193-196) and The King’s Academy (191-243).

Buchanan shot an even-par 36 against Sacred Heart April 8 at Sharon Heights Country Club and a 4-under-par 31 versus King’s Academy April 10 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. He recorded six birdies over the nine holes in the latter match.

Menlo improved to 6-0 in league.

Girls lacrosse

In a rematch of last year’s close game, St. Francis clipped California High 10-8 April 9.

“My girls played as a team,” said coach Jessica Paige, whose Lancers improved to 8-1.

Swimming and diving

St. Francis earned a split at Thursday’s WCAL meet, with the girls beating Presentation 103-83 and the boys falling to Bellarmine 120-60 in San Jose.

The undefeated Lancer girls (5-0) won only four of the 12 events, but they prevailed with depth. Winners included Gabriella Ramil in diving (250.70), Florina Yang in the 100-yard freestyle (54.78 seconds), Sofia Montoya in the 500 free (5:26.82) and the 400 free relay team of Roslyn Lu, Yang, Joyce Zhou and Courtney Batcheller (3:43.93).

The St. Francis boys (4-1) won just three events against unbeaten Bellarmine (5-0), including Ben Ho’s school-record-setting swim in the 100 backstroke (51.57).

Elijah Joves added a win in diving (181.55) and the Lancers’ 200 medley relay team of Ho, Christian Yee-Yanagishita, Taylor Ford and Sean Elmurib also triumphed.

Boys volleyball

Mitty swept St. Francis 17-25, 25-27, 21-25 Thursday in WCAL play.

Matthew Larson tallied 11 kills for the visiting Lancers (6-2 league, 12-6 overall).

Boys tennis

In a battle of WCAL rivals, Bellarmine edged St. Francis 4-3 Friday. The Lancers’ Neel Ramachandran prevailed at No. 1 singles.

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