Freshmen: West 10, Elliot Christian 2
Carter Nott started Monday’s game at West High and allowed two runs on one hit in three innings and struck out four batters. Matt Sullivan finished the game, allowing no runs and three hits. Elliot scored in the top of the first, and West tied it up after Darren Higaki walked, stole second, and came in on Jose Hernandez’ double to deep left-center field. The Wolf Pack offense exploded for eight runs in the second inning. West had five straight batters reach base before Ryan Wagner hit a double down the left field line to drive in two runs to get the rally started. Matt Sullivan was West’s leading batter with three hits and two RBIs, Jose Hernandez singled and hit a two-run double, Julian Vasquez had two hits, Ryan Wagner had two hits, including a two-RBI double, and Carter Nott and Alex Martinez also got hits.
Sophomores: Irvington 7, West 4
West traveled to Irvington High in Fremont for a 7-4 loss on Monday. Brian Noble, Devin Bell, and Jesse Alameda all had hits for West and Michael Alameda had three RBIs. Starting pitcher Gabe Culver threw 3 1/3 innings and Devin Bell pitched the last 2 2/3 innings.
West’s varsity also lost, 5-1. The team did not report details.
Linden 9, Millennium 8
A back-and-forth game at Linden on Saturday started in the Lions’ favor in the first inning, then went Millennium’s way as the Falcons took a 4-3 lead in the third. Both teams scored in the fourth, and Linden rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to pull ahead 8-5. Both teams scored again in the sixth, and the Falcons’ Spencer Blackwell came up with a two-run double in the seventh, but the Falcons finished one run short.
Millennium had eight hits for the day, including three for Drew Carroll and two for Austin Larson. Tanner Carroll started on the mound for Millennium and gave up three runs before Blackwell came in with two out and continued to pitch through the fourth inning. Gavin Compton and Jose Avila finished the game.
Freshmen: Tracy 15, East Union 1
Tracy’s eight-run first inning put the Bulldogs in charge of Friday’s game at East Union High in Manteca. Tracy wrapped it up early with four runs in the third and three more in the fourth. The Bulldogs collected 13 hits while pitcher Robbie Ramirez allowed two hits and no runs in the first three innings for the win, and Daniel Canada gave up no hits but walked two batters and hit one with a pitch to give up one run in the fourth inning.
Jacob Alvarado tripled and doubled, Corey Forth, Aidan Provenzano and Chris Ramon had two hits each, Michael Brown and Jacob George both doubled, and Taylor Mellick, Ramirez and Nick Tobeck also had hits. The win puts the Bulldogs at 11-0.
Millennium 30, ROP 0
The Rams at Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passages were unable to hold back the Falcon bats Friday in San Andreas. Millennium scored 11 runs in the first inning and collected 22 hits for the day, including a home run and a double for Austin Larson, who batted in six runs, two doubles and two singles and four RBIs for Drew Carroll, and a double and two singles for Gavin Compton. Spencer Blackwell and Jose Avila also had four hits each, and the Falcons also benefitted from 10 walks and seven Sierra Ridge errors.
Spencer Blackwell started on the mound and threw two innings for the win, and Joe Bains, Avila and Compton each pitched an inning and between them all they allowed one hit and five walks and had 14 strikeouts.