After surrendering 29 runs over its first two games – losses to a pair of the Central Coast Section’s best baseball teams – Los Altos High recovered Friday by capping its first week of play with an 11-4 home win over Gunn.
Coach Gabe Stewart said the Eagles prevailed “behind five strong innings from Aidan Brenner on the mound and the offensive contributions of Aaron Parker and Nic Teng.”
Winning pitcher Brenner struck out seven and walked just one. Teng went 4-for-4, doubling twice, and drove in four runs. Parker was 2-for-3, hitting two doubles, driving in one run and scoring three times.
Los Altos led 5-1 after two innings, but the Titans (0-2) rallied in the third to cut their deficit to one. The Eagles answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring on a walk, an error and then a two-run double by Colby Cook to make it 9-4.
A day earlier, host Los Altos fell 11-7 to Los Gatos – despite homers from Parker and Brenner, who finished with three and two hits, respectively. The Eagles trailed the Wildcats 8-0 after three innings.
In its April 13 opener, Los Altos lost a slugfest to visiting Serra, 18-13. The Eagles jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first, but trailed 11-2 in the third and 18-6 in the sixth. Los Altos closed the gap to five in the bottom of the frame, producing seven runs that included a three-run homer by Parker. The senior catcher totaled four hits and five RBIs.
Max Ross belted a walk-off homer in the 10th, lifting St. Francis to a 5-4 win over Los Gatos April 13. Ross finished with two hits, two RBIs and two runs. Ryan Lee added a pair of doubles.
The Lancers (4-2) split their other two games last week, losing 4-2 to Capuchino Friday and squeaking by Willow Glenn 3-2 Saturday.
Mountain View spoiled any chance Los Gatos had of running the table in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, tying the Wildcats 1-1 April 13. Julia Webster scored an unassisted goal in the second half for the visiting Spartans, who fell to Los Gatos (9-0-1) last month.
On Friday, Mountain View played another close game, edging Homestead 1-0 on a second-half goal from Hailey Westcott. Goalie Sophia Sasaki earned the shutout for the Spartans (6-2-2).
St. Francis continued its domination on the diamond, shellacking Aragon 12-0 April 13 and Gilroy 12-1 Thursday.
Against Aragon, Jessica Oakland homered twice for the Lancers and drove in five runs. Kate Munnerlyn pitched a two-hitter.
Sydney Stewart blasted two homers against Gilroy and knocked in five runs, while Lexi O’Gorman registered four hits, including a triple, and three RBIs for the Lancers (7-0). Pitcher Chloe Cummings allowed only two hits and struck out 12.
Los Altos followed a 3-1 loss to St. Francis with a 2-1 win over Mitty last week.