A Chapman champion


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Mack Cheli proudly hoists the national championship trophy his Chapman University baseball team won this month.

Those championship dogpiles are starting to pile up for Mack Cheli.

Three years ago, the Los Altos native celebrated winning the Central Coast Section Open Division final with his St. Francis High baseball team. Two weeks ago, he was rushing the mound again – this time to revel in Chapman University’s title-clinching victory in the NCAA Division III College World Series.

Spartans secure a place in school history


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The Mountain View High baseball team acknowledges its new status as Central Coast Section Division I champion after beating Leland 6-5 in the title game May 25 in San Jose.

Days after the Mountain View High baseball team won its first Central Coast Section title, some of the Spartans had yet to fully comprehend what they accomplished.

“I still can’t wrap my head around it,” said left fielder Gabe Harris, who hit a two-run double in Mountain View’s 6-5 win over Leland in the CCS Division I final May 25.

Eagles denied


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Los Altos High’s Ryan Baum pitches against Palo Alto Friday. The senior allowed just one run in a complete-game effort.

No baseball team in the SCVAL De Anza Division has scored more runs than Los Altos High this season, but the Eagles weren’t able to put one across the plate when they needed it most.

Palo Alto edged host Los Altos 1-0 in Friday’s regular-season finale, preventing the Eagles from clinching a share of the division title. Swept by Paly in the two-game series, Los Altos (11-3 league) slipped to second place; Los Gatos (12-2) secured first by routing Mountain View 10-1 Friday.

Leland puts an end to Los Altos High's 13-game winning streak

A week off from SCVAL De Anza Division action didn’t mean a week off for the Los Altos High baseball team. The Eagles stayed plenty busy by playing four non-league games in five days last week.

Los Altos won the first three to stretch its winning streak to 13 games, but Leland topped the tired Eagles 4-2 Friday.


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