April 13, 2012 > Eagle Classic report
Eagle Classic report
Submitted By John Suza, Photo by Mike Heightchew
With a rain front moving in, play was cut short at the Eagle Classic Baseball Tournament held over Spring break. Even though shortened, the action still allowed a look at how two MVAL teams will stack up against teams from of out the area.
John F. Kennedy Titans played St. Mary's, a team with a powerful lineup of hitters and a starting pitcher on his way to Oregon State at the end of the year. Could the Titans hit against excellent pitching? This is one area of improvement that the coaching staff has stressed this year. Although holding St. Mary's to two runs, Kennedy was unable to break through excellent St. Mary's pitching.
Another interesting contest was between Mt. Eden of the Hayward Area Recreation League and American H.S. Eagles. A great defensive effort on both sides kept the game close until the 8th inning when the Eagles were able to score the winning run.
The Irvington Vikings had their hands full with Foothill, losing 10-4.
With a shortened schedule due to rain, the tournament had no clear outcome. The games played gave clues to this season, but nothing conclusive.