Eagles get even with Chargers, rout them 12-6

Runs were hard to come by when the Los Altos High baseball team faced Wilcox earlier in the week, but the Eagles scored early and often in Friday’s rematch.

Two days after dropping a 2-1 decision at Wilcox, the host Eagles prevailed 12-6 in what coach Gabe Stewart described as “a rollicking back-and-forth slugfest.”

Panthers looking to repeat feat

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Pinewood School’s Jackson Haun throws a pitch Thursday.

The Pinewood School baseball team made history last year by winning a league title and qualifying for the playoffs – both firsts for the program. With all but two players returning, the Panthers expect to at least match that success this season.

“Our goal is to definitely win league,” said senior Jackson Haun, whose team is off to a 3-0 start in the Private School Athletic League South Division. “We want to repeat and go as far as possible in CCS.”

Little Leaguer Higgins throws perfect game, strikes out 16 of 18 batters in 76-pitch effort

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Little Leaguer Andy Higgins pitched a perfect game for the Nationals last month.

After mowing down the first nine batters, Andy Higgins entertained the idea of achieving one of the most elusive feats in baseball – the perfect game – but the local Little Leaguer still thought it was a long shot.

“Everyone was saying it (after the third inning),” said the 12-year-old pitcher for the Nationals, a Majors Division team in Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League. “I didn’t think I could really do it until I had two strikes on the last guy in the sixth.”

LAHS baseball team has 2-1 week

The Los Altos High baseball team last week bounced back from its first loss of the season by defeating Leland 4-2 Saturday.

Alex Reelfs pitched a complete game – throwing a no-hitter until the sixth – and struck out nine. Ben Parker drove in two runs in the fourth with a double.

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