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One 'Huck' of a hurler

Jeff Haun/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Jackson “Huck” Haun struck out 16 batters in a recent win over Westmoor.

Pinewood School pitcher Jackson “Huck” Haun’s recent 16-strikeout effort is impressive on its own but even more so when considering his baseball background.

The junior didn’t start out in T-ball at age 5; he had little experience playing organized baseball before his freshman year, when his family moved to Los Altos. That’s because Haun grew up in Morocco, Lithuania and Costa Rica – not exactly hotbeds for America’s pastime.

LA's Reelfs opens season with no-hitter

Los Altos High pitcher Alex Reelfs’ first start of the baseball season was almost perfect. The junior pitched a no-hitter in the Eagles’ 4-0 home win over Gunn to open the season Feb. 21.

Reelfs threw only 92 pitches and struck out 13 batters. The two Titans who reached base – one via a walk and the other after being hit by a pitch – didn’t get beyond first.

Smith promoted to head coach of SF baseball team

Courtesy of Michael Pilawski
Mike Smith, left, has coached at St. Francis High since 2009.

St. Francis High officials recently elevated Mike Smith to head baseball coach.

Smith – a varsity assistant the past eight years – replaces Mike Oakland, who will coach the softball team in the spring.

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