April 12, 2011 > Eagles softball pounding the ball
Eagles softball pounding the ball
By Giovanni Albanese Jr.
California School for the Deaf Lady Eagles softball team is swinging a hot stick lately. That trend continued last week with dominating performances at the plate. CSD went to Oakland to take on Oakland Military Institute on Monday, April 4, in a doubleheader, followed by going to Dublin a day later for a contest with Valley Christian. In the three games, CSD plated 38 runs, going 3-0 in the process.
Against OMI, the Lady Eagles pounded their opponent to a 14-9 rout in game one. In game two, CSD pitched a better game, and kept swinging the bats. It ended with a 13-3 drubbing. No stats were available at time of press. Against Valley Christian on Tuesday, it was a slugfest. CSD trailed 10-7 in their last at bat. However, with their never-say-die attitude, they slugged all the hits they needed to the tune of four runs, culminating in a 11-10 victory.
Over the weekend, CSD took part in the Half Moon Bay tournament on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. Results for the games were not available at press.
As for the CSD baseball team, they, like the softball club, are hitting the ball. CSD baseball had a trio of games last week, all in consecutive days, Tuesday, March 5, through Thursday, March 7. In their opening game of the week, at home vs. Emery High, the Eagles fell 9-7. Christian Reyes Hernandez led the Eagle offense with a 3-4 day and an RBI. Carlos Lopez was tagged with the loss on the hill.
In their next game, Wednesday, April 6, at home vs. Leadership High of San Francisco, the Eagles bounced back. Again, the club scored seven runs, but the pitching was good for three less runs in a 7-6, 10-inning, walk-off victory.
Carlos Lopez rebounded from the loss to Emery with the win over Leadership, going six innings in relief of Paul Padilla, not allowing a run and striking out 11. He also went 3-4 at the plate. Jacy Dike had the game-winning hit in the 10th, singling up the middle to score Mike Soudakoff from third.
Fremont Christian High School baseball also had a trio of games, like their Bay Counties League foe CSD. They opened on Wednesday, April 6, in Danville against Athenian High. It wasn't much of a contest, as Athenian raced out to a comfortable 16-1 lead through two innings (plating 11 in the second) en route to a 17-6 win.
On Friday, April 8, the Warriors took on Mission San Jose High at home. It was another disappointing performance, with the Mission Valley Athletic League's Warriors topping the BCL warriors, 18-0.
Fremont Christian's softball team had a stellar day at the plate in its first game of the week, a home bout vs. OMI on Tuesday, April 5. In the game, the Lady Warriors blasted its opponent 16-3. In their final game of the week, the Lady Warriors went to Dublin to take on Valley Christian on Thursday, April 7. It was a reversal of fortune as the Lady Warriors were sent home with a 13-0 loss. But the Lady Warriors got back on track April 9 with a 16-1 win over Athenian on the road.
Moving south to the Central Coast Section and Milpitas High School, their baseball team had a home-and-home series with Fremont High of Sunnyvale. In their first game, Tuesday, April 5, the Trojans were able to come away with a 11-4 win on the road. Two days later, the Trojans swept the series with an 8-6 win.
Milpitas' softball had three games over the week, beginning Wednesday, April 6, vs. Gunn. They then took on Los Altos and Wilcox high schools on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, respectively, both on the road. At Los Altos, the Trojans fell 6-1; against Wilcox, the Trojans got back to the winning ways with a 12-6 victory. Kiana Aguilar (3-3, 2 RBIs), Kianna Ezell (2RBIs), Alexis Pommier (2 RBIs) and Alexus Perez (2-4, 3 RBIs) led the way.
On the links, the Trojans battled Washington High on Monday, April 4, and fell to the Mission Valley Athletic League team, 234-242. Two days later, they battled against El Camino Division foe Lynbrook in Milpitas, with the Trojans prevailing 225-262.
Washington and Milpitas squared off in the pool, too. Washington's boys and girls topped Milpitas' boys and girls teams on April 6, 65-105 and 45-123 respectively.
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