The Los Altos High baseball team committed four errors in Friday’s game against rival Mountain View, yet that didn’t stop the Eagles and starting pitcher Ryan Baum from beating the rival Spartans.
Behind Baum’s complete-game performance, host Los Altos prevailed 5-1 in the SCVAL De Anza Division opener for both squads. The senior struck out five and didn’t surrender any walks; the one run he allowed in the first inning was unearned.
Aaron Parker belted a three-run homer for the Eagles (6-0 overall) in the bottom of the first, and Brock Susko added a solo home run in the second. Susko also drove in Los Altos’ final run, scoring Parker from third with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
James Hoyt took the loss for Mountain View (3-2-1); he allowed five hits and struck out eight. Tristan Silveira drove in the Spartans’ lone run with a double.
The teams played the second game of their series Monday, after the Town Crier’s deadline.
Los Altos has started the season 2-0, with underclassmen leading the Eagles to both victories.
The team routed Wilcox 213-267 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club March 4, when sophomore Luke Jun shot 3-over-par to win medalist honors. Freshmen Jamison Tan and Connor Song shot 39 and 40, respectively.
The next day, the Eagles edged Lynbrook 174-176 at Deep Cliff Golf Course, where Tan was the medalist with an even-par round, June shot 3-over and Song was 4-over.
Mountain View opened its season with an 11-3 loss at Menlo-Atherton Thursday.
Lucas Tomasello and Ben Kramer each had a goal and an assist for the Spartans.Softball
Mountain View sank to 0-2 with Thursday’s 3-0 home loss to Aragon. Mariah Villalobos notched the lone hit for the Spartans.
Ivan Bandov announced Sunday that he has stepped down as Mountain View coach after eight seasons due to the commute and his club soccer commitments Bandov led the Spartans to the NorCal Division II final this year.