Valley Christian and Serra win WCAL baseball race


With one game left within the West Catholic Athletic League regular season, Serra has moved level with Valley Christian at the highest of the standings after Tuesday's results favored the Padres.

Serra won on the road at Archbishop Mitty, Valley Christian lost at home to St. Ignatius.

The same matches are scheduled for Friday.

This time Serra will host Mitty and Valley Christian will travel to SI.

Here are the small print from Tuesday:

No. 3 Serra 6, No. 11 Archbishop Mitty 0

Josiah Rodríguez And Joey Damelio everyone knocked in two runs, Jake Downing And Ian Josephson each homered and Sam Kretsch pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts to guide Serra to a win at Mitty within the WCAL game.

The Padres scored three points within the third and single runs within the fourth, fifth and sixth.

Serra improved to 19-5 overall and 10-3 within the WCAL.

Mitty slipped to 15-10-1, 7-5-1.

#10 St. Ignatius 4, #2 Valley Christian 0

Will Siwinski allowed two hits over five innings and Archer's horn pitched two scoreless innings as St. Ignatius won on the road and pushed Valley Christian out of sole possession of first place within the WCAL with one game to play.

Emmett Johnson had two hits and drove at a run and Evan Smith added two hits, including a double, and scored a run as SI improved to 16-7, 7-6.

Valley Christian is 22-4, 10-3.

St. Francis 9, No. 14 Sacred Heart Cathedral 3

St. Francis evened its record to .500 a.s Kyle Liu, Jedd Chang And Gino Cappellazzo Each had two RBIs to guide over SHC in a WCAL game at home.

The Lancers (12-12-1, 6-6-1) prolonged their winning streak to 4, while SHC fell to 15-10, 6-7.

Roman Trinity and Cappellazzo each had two goals for St. Francis.

Gianni Conte, Jack Ruegg And Tate Medicoff had two goals each for SHC.

No. 4 De La Salle 6, Dougherty Valley 0

Jack Karst threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and Alec Blair Home run as De La Salle avenged a surprising loss to Dougherty Valley in late March with a house win over the Wildcats.

The Spartans also had two hits and three RBIs Ethan Sullivan They increased their record to 15-5, 9-2.

John Wong had the lone goal for Dougherty Valley, which fell to 7-15, 3-9.

No. 5 Heritage 3, Liberty 2 (8 innings)

Heritage remained undefeated in Bay Valley Athletic League play, edging crosstown rival Liberty within the late innings.

After trailing 2-0, the visiting Patriots scored two goals within the fifth and one early within the eighth to enhance to 19-3-1, 7-0.

Alonzo Alvarez had two hits, including a triple, and Aidan Rangel drove in two runs for Heritage.

Freedom is 10-12, 2-5.

No. 7 Acalanes 4, Clayton Valley Charter 1

David Gonzales doubled twice and struck out in two runs and Gavin Bender had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI, leading Acalanes to a road win over Clayton Valley in Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division play.

The win moved Acalanes (19-2, 5-2) right into a tie for first place with Benicia and College Park.

Branson Smith, Isaac Copen And Mason Circle combined to carry Clayton Valley to at least one run within the third inning and three hits.

The Ugly Eagles are 11-10, 4-3.

No. 13 Woodside 14, Aragon 5

Evan Chad scored 4 hits, including two home runs, and knocked in seven runs to guide Woodside over visiting Aragon in a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division game.

Aragon led 4-2 after two innings. After that, it was all Woodside because the Wildcats increased their record to 19-2-1 and 10-1.

Trent Amoroso had three hits, two of them doubles, drove in two runs and scored three runs for Woodside.

Aragon is 12-11, 6-5.

Soft ball

The 20 The King's Academy 1, Notre Dame-Belmont 0

Second semester Katia Nesper hit 19 while hitting a three-pointer and Mia Bennette drove within the only run – in the primary inning – to guide TKA to a house win in a West Bay Athletic League game.

TKA improved to 16-2, 6-0. Notre Dame is 9-8, 2-3.

No. 7 Hillsdale 10, Woodside 1

Hillsdale, playing at home in San Mateo, scored two goals in the primary game and five goals within the second to take command because the Knights rolled past Woodside in PAL Bay Division play.

Alexis Kuka doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs and Claire Shelton had three hits and an RBI as Hillsdale tied for first with Carlmont.

In the pitcher's circle, Kuka struck out 12 hits and allowed only one run within the fourth inning, dropping Woodside's record to 8-12, 2-9.

Hillsdale is 21-3, 9-2.

No. 9 Liberty 12, Heritage 1 (5 innings)

In a BVAL game canceled resulting from the mercy rule, Liberty scored in all five innings to edge host Heritage.

Jewel Cooper doubled and had three RBIs and Paige Breitstein, Kelsie Skaggs, Kaitlyn Macias And Taylor Jennings Each had two hits for Liberty, which also pitched five strong innings Kate Skinner (nine strikeouts) within the pitcher's circle.

Liberty improved to 15-3, 9-0. Heritage fell to 10-9, 7-2.

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