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April 27, 2010 > Prep baseball recap

Prep baseball recap

By Nick Zambrano
Photos By Mike Heightchew

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 1, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 15: It was the match-up that had been marked on the calendar for months and it hasn't left the mind of the CSD Eagles baseball team, how the Warriors have handled them. However, the third time didn't prove the charm as the Warriors steamrolled the Eagles in their final home game of the season.

Fremont Christian moves to 15-2, 8-0 for the season, and already clinched the regular season a few games before the CSD pouncing. The Eagles still boast a great record of 9-3, 5-3. All three of their losses on the year have come from the Warriors.

Jay Haak went five innings for the Warriors allowing one run and one walk but also mowed down 10 Eagles. Haak also helped himself out at the plate going 1-4 with a three-run double. The senior also leads Fremont Christian in batting with a .556 average.

After making quick work of the Eagles, Haak and the Warriors demolished St. Elizabeth, 21-1. Haak carried the big bat once again for Fremont Christian, this time he went 3-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Fremont Christian will finish out the regular season on Friday, April 30, when they play Emery at 4 p.m. CSD took part in Hoy Classic Tournament over the weekend but the results of their games were unknown at press time. However upon their return, they will play St. Elizabeth on May 4 before prepping for the BCL playoffs.

JAMES LOGAN 19, JOHN F. KENNEDY 1: With the win over the John F. Kennedy Titans, the Colts from James Logan are owners of a four-game win streak. The streak is their second longest behind a six-game streak in March. The 19-run score-fest marked Logan's biggest run total since they beat Santa Cruz High, 18-1, on April 9 at the Crown Classic.

Alex Martinez was quite the dual threat. At the dish, Martinez was 4-5, with two RBIs and finished a homerun short of the cycle. Junior Joe Armstrong, however, notched himself a home run on top of his two RBIs.

Martinez, a freshman, started the game on the hill as well for the Colts. Through six innings of work, he gave up only three hits to go along with his five strikeouts.

JAMES LOGAN 9, NEWARK MEMORIAL 2: Before the Colts put down the Titans, they faced off with MVAL rival Newark Memorial for what, at the time, was first place in the league. The 9-2 win rocked the Cougars off the mantle that was first place in the MVAL. Junior Brandon Yau shut down a potent Newark Memorial lineup holding them to just six hits and one earned run. On the offensive, the Colts rallied behind Yau.

Daniel Rodriguez provided most of the pop for Yau with his pop in the box. The senior finished the contest 2-3, along with two RBIs. Armstrong showed off the pop in his bat once again, this time going for 2-4. He had a triple to accompany his two RBIs.

The Colts now sit atop of the MVAL with a one game lead over Newark and Irvington. They are now 14-5, 6-1 on the year. Look for them to try to extend their win streak when they host Clayton Valley High School on Wednesday, April 28.

WASHINGTON 4, MISSION SAN JOSE 0: All it took was four runs for the Huskies to put away the Warriors on Friday, April 23. They scored the runs in pairs in both the third and fifth innings. Mission was held to just two hits for the day as well.

The Huskies improve their record to 10-9, 4-3 for the lengthy year. They sit two games behind first place Logan. They can however, make up some room with their next game against American High on Wednesday, April 28. After that, the going will get tough as three of their final four games come against the three teams that stand in front of them, including their final home game against Logan on May 12.

HAYWARD 3, SAN LORENZO 4: The Farmers are losers of their last two games after playing the Rebels of San Lorenzo. With the two straight defeats, Hayward now drops to 6-9, 3-5 for the season and now sit in fifth place behind fourth place San Leandro High. Up next on the agenda for Hayward is a depleted Tennyson High team that has won only one game all season. That game is set for a 3:30 p.m. start time on Wednesday, April 28.

MOREAU CATHOLIC 1, MT. EDEN 2: The Monarchs bettered their record when they edged out the lowly Mariners on Friday, April 23. Mt. Eden shook off a two-game losing skid and now sit at 3-12, 3-5. The Monarchs will try to establish a little streak before the season closes out when they host San Leandro High on Monday, April 26 (results of that game were unknown at press time). Up next for Moreau (3-14, 1-8) is a rebound opportunity against San Lorenzo High on Wednesday, April 28.

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