LA, MV baseball teams start strong

The Los Altos High baseball team improved to 5-0 with a pair of non-league wins last week.

The host Eagles routed Bran- ham 8-1 Friday on the strength of Ryan Baum’s arm (complete-game, seven strikeouts) and bat (three RBIs), then prevailed 13-6 at Monta Vista Saturday behind a big day from Aaron Parker (three hits, three RBIs).

Mountain View jumped on Gunn early en route to a 10-3 home win Thursday.

The Spartans (3-1-1 overall) scored two runs in the first inning and built a 10-0 lead by the fourth.

Aran Cox went 3-for-3 (all doubles) and stole two bases; Roddy McGee added two hits and two RBIs for Mountain View.

Gabe Barrett earned the win, allowing one run over four innings.

Track & field

Mountain View opened its Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division season against Los Gatos, which swept the visiting Spartans last week. The Mountain View girls lost to the Wildcats 77-37 and the boys fell 93-20.

“All the coaches and myself are very pleased in the efforts we saw from all of our athletes (Feb. 27),” Spartans coach Scott Ishizaki said.

Makayla Philyaw led the Mountain View girls with wins in the shot put (27 feet, 9 inches) and discus (78-5). The Spartans also received first-place performances from Amber Fry in the 800 run (2 minutes, 41.24 seconds), Glenda Boeker in the 100-meter hurdles (18.88) and Cassie Lee in the long jump (16-9).

Ethan Wolf provided the Spartans with their lone win on the boys side; he claimed the 200 dash (24.09). He added a second-place finish in the 100 dash (11.83).

Boys lacrosse

Los Altos defeated host Gunn 18-10 to kick off its season Feb. 26.

Boys tennis

Mountain View split its first two matches of the season, following a 6-1 home win over Pinewood with a 5-2 loss to visiting Cupertino last week to open SCVAL El Camino Division play.

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