Panthers feast at the plate

Max Banning
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Pinewood School’s Max Banning makes contact in last week’s game against Downtown College Prep. The Panthers prevailed 35-0 at Purissima Park in Los Altos Hills.

The Pinewood School baseball team isn’t just beating league opponents – the Panthers are pulverizing them. Their eight-game winning streak is filled with scores that are not only lopsided, but also atypical for the sport, such as 20-0, 32-1 and 35-0.

After opening the season with a 7-5 non-league loss to Harker, Pinewood has outscored its eight Private School Athletic League South Division foes by a whopping 153-7. The club averages nearly 18 runs per game this year.

Speedy Spartans are on the run

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Mountain View High’s Gabe Harris races home in a recent game against Homestead.

The Mountain View High baseball team isn’t running away with the SCVAL De Anza Division – rival Los Altos is well on its way to doing that – but the Spartans certainly are running.

Mountain View leads the league in stolen bases. The Spartans have swiped 96 bags in 105 attempts. That’s twice as many steals as the No. 2 team, Palo Alto.

Eagles off to sizzling start

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Los Altos High’s Ryan Baum, above, scores a run in last week’s 9-1 rout of Los Gatos.

The Los Altos High baseball team is off to its best start in more than a decade, yet coach Gabe Stewart is tempering his excitement about the Eagles’ 9-1 record.

“With our schedule and the league we play in, it’s a great accomplishment,” he said, “but we still have a lot of work to do. We can play better. We need to get more consistent and go from there.”

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