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May 11, 2010 > High school softball in final week of regular season

High school softball in final week of regular season

By Biff Jones
Photos By William Mancebo

This will be the final week of the high school softball season for those teams that do not qualify for post season league and/or NCS (North Coast Section) play.

Last week, Milpitas High School of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division played two home games and extended their losing streak to 11 games with their last win coming on a forfeit.

On Wednesday, May 5, they lost, 7-0, to Wilcox High School of Santa Clara. Junior Samantha Cabada pitched the first 4 innings giving up 7 runs (6 earned), 12 hits and 3 walks.

Two days later, Milpitas was hammered by Fremont High School, 17-1 to drop the Trojans to 0-11 in league and 2-21 overall.

In Bay Counties League play, California School for the Deaf defeated Bentley, 16-0. Rachelle Richardson pitched all three innings for CSD giving up one hit and walk, and striking out three.

Meanwhile Fremont Chrisitan also had a blowout victory at home on Thursday, May 6, against Cornerstone Christian High School of Antioch, 16-5.

Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) leader James Logan High School won a nonconference game last Monday, May 3, on the road when they defeated Alameda High School, 4-2.

On Tuesday, May 4, Irvington High School lost at American High School, 17-7; Mission San Jose High School fell 10-0 at Logan; and Washington High School Huskies hosted and defeated Newark Memorial High School, 8-2.

Thursday's MVAL action saw all the visitors come away with wins. Washington, 13-0, over John F. Kennedy High School; Logan, 10-1, vs. Irvington; and Newark, 10-0, against MSJ.

MVAL playoffs will be the week of May 17.

Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) is also playing final regular season games. However, the HAAL does not have a post season tournament, so the teams will have to wait a week to see which ones qualify for NCS play beginning week of May 24.

Last week, Hayward High School defeated Mt. Eden High School at home, 16-0, then lost on the road to San Leandro High School, 8-5.

Moreau Catholic High School Mariners also split two games last week, losing to first place Castro Valley High School, 4-2, at Larry Standley Field in Hayward, then defeating Tennyson High School on the road, 10-0.

In other HAAL scores last week, Mt. Eden lost at San Lorenzo, 11-1, and Tennyson dropped a 16-0 decision at Bishop O'Dowd.

Moreau Catholic will get an at-large selection to the NCS Division III playoffs while Hayward has an outside chance to be selected in Division II.

Check the TCV Sports website, www.tricityvoice.com/sports for all scores and league playoff dates, times, teams and sites.

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