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March 29, 2011 > Trojans, Eagles, Warriors mixed success

Trojans, Eagles, Warriors mixed success

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

Mother Nature was up to her tricks again, affecting many contests during the week of Monday, March 21, through Saturday, March 26. When the rain did subside, Milpitas, Fremont Christian and California School for the Deaf high schools' athletics had mixed success.

Weather washed away the only scheduled game for CSD on Monday - their baseball game at Bentley High was postponed. However, on Tuesday, March 22, all the scheduled games went on as planned.

On the tennis court, Milpitas went to Wilcox High and left with a 4-3 victory. That was the only victory for the Trojans all day. Milpitas' badminton team went to Monta Vista High and was upended 23-7; the Trojans baseball team also went to Monta Vista and they, too, were defeated, but by a 2-0 count; and on the links, Milpitas was edged by Mission San Jose High, 215-216, at Summitpointe in Milpitas.

Milpitas' swim team went to Newark to go up against Newark Memorial High School. For the boys, they pulled out an 82-88 victory; and for the girls, they fell to the Lady Cougars, 74-92.

In softball, the Lady Trojans hosted Saratoga High on Friday, March 25, and pulled out a 12-3 win. Milpitas scored four runs in the fourth and six in the sixth to blow the game open. Jackie Castro led the offense with three RBIs, while Rachel Norman, Alexis Pommier and Tiana Teixeira knocked in two apiece. Marie Mosqueda got the win on the hill.

Meanwhile, in softball, CSD out-slugged Head-Royce High, 8-6 on the road on Tuesday. Samantha Hyland went the distance to earn the victory on the mound. Her only blip was allowing a five-run fifth to Head-Royce, giving up the lead, 6-5. But a single run in the sixth, and a two in the seventh got the Lady Eagles the victory. Six CSD hitters had an RBI, including Ri'chara Glenn, who knocked in two.

As for the CSD baseball team, in its makeup game against Bentley, the additional day rest proved costly for the Eagles, going down 14-4 in a mercy-rule shortened contest. Carlos Lopez got the loss for the Eagles, going the full four innings, striking out three along the way, allowing just three earned runs. Conrad Baer led the offense with three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.

"We got to an early 3-0 lead," said CSD coach David Cease, "but then Bentley took advantage of some opportunities and put the game away."

Also on Tuesday on the softball diamond, Fremont Christian fell behind early and lost in a mercy-rule game, 11-1 in five innings, at Redwood Christian. Fremont Christian's baseball team, however, had its own version of a mercy-rule game, annihilating Emery 25-0 in a run-shortened game.

All games over the weekend scheduled were interrupted by weather, and canceled to later dates, yet to be determined. For all scheduled games, and a complete list of scores, log onto the TCV Sports website,

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