St. Francis won its second Central Coast Section title in three years with wins over Soquel (7-1) and Los Gatos (5-2). The Lancers scored three runs in the sixth to pull away from the Wildcats in the Open Division finals. They also won the West Catholic Athletic League regular season and tournament titles.
Willie MacIver had a double as College Park moved past Berkeley (3-2) in the first round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. In a 7-2 second round win over Liberty, Joe DeMers threw a complete game and Trevor Larnach had a double and two RBI. The Falcons will host Monte Vista on Wednesday. They beat the Mustangs 9-0 on March 10.
De La Salle
Michael McAdoo went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Cameron Schneider threw a three hitter in a 6-0 win over Castro Valley. Joe Vranesh added a home run in a 3-2 win over Foothill-Pleasanton to reach the NCS Division I semifinals. They host Amador Valley after splitting the regular season series with the Dons.
Hunter Bigge threw a one-hitter and added two RBI in a 3-0 semifinal win over Carlmont. However, Los Gatos couldn’t make it two straight years for a public school Open Division champion with a 5-2 loss to St. Francis-Mountain View. Ryan Gault had two RBI in the loss. Los Gatos was No. 1 earlier this year.
John Hooper threw a five-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over Logan to start the postseason. The Mustangs stayed alive with a 3-2 win over Clayton Valley Charter with a run in the eighth inning. Next up is a rematch with College Park.
Elk Grove captured its ninth Sac-Joaquin Section title with a two game sweep of St. Mary’s-Stockton (5-0, 5-2) at Sacramento City College. The Thundering Herd ended the year winning 12 of 14 games and capturing a share of the Delta League title.
El Dorado Hills
Oak Ridge’s season is complete. The Trojans were eliminated by Elk Grove in the SJS Division I North Playoffs.
Soquel scored a run in the seventh, but fell to St. Francis-Mountain View (7-1). Three of Soquel’s seven losses are to out of area teams in the Anaheim Lions Tournament. Soquel reached the semifinals with wins over Valley Christian-San Jose and St. Francis-Watsonville.
Valley Christian’s season is complete. The Warriors were eliminated by Soquel in the CCS Open Division playoffs.
San Benito’s season is complete. The Haybalers were eliminated by Soquel in the CCS Open Division playoffs.
Serra’s season is complete. The Padres were eliminated by Wilcox in the CCS Open Division playoffs.
Mitty’s season is complete. The Monarchs were eliminated by St. Francis-Watsonville in the CCS Open Division playoffs.
Tyler Peck went the distance in allowing two hits in a 1-0 win over Northgate to avoid the first round upset. The Giants added a 5-1 win over Arroyo and will host Pinole Valley on Tuesday in trying to extend their win streak to 11 games.
Bellarmine’s season is complete. The Bells were eliminated by San Benito in the CCS Open Division playoffs.
The Rams have won seven straight SJS Division I South titles, but have three straight section runner-up finishes after losing to Elk Grove (5-0, 5-2). Cade Peters went 2-for-3 with a triple in the 5-2 loss. St. Mary’s lost three times to the Thundering Herd this spring.
After a 4-2 win over San Leandro, Amador Valley beat league mate San Ramon Valley (2-1) to reach the NCS Division I semifinals against De La Salle. Jake Davidson went 2-for-3 against the Wolves while four pitchers combined on a three hitter.
Ryan Ruley had a home run and Dominic Foscalina added four RBI in a 13-1 win over Kennedy-Fremont. The Cowboys also beat Concord (6-1) and will travel to Marin Catholic on Tuesday.
Julian Billot has the Scots’ only hit in a 3-0 loss to Los Gatos in the CCS Open Division semifinals. They won 15 of their last 18 games in winning the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division.
Jesuit’s season is complete. The Marauders were eliminated by Granite Bay in the SJS Division I North playoffs.
After losing the lead in the seventh to Dublin, Marin Catholic scored three in the bottom of the seventh to win 6-5 in the first round. The Wildcats also beat Alameda (4-0) behind six shutout innings from Brandon Buckley. The No. 3 seed Wildcats will host Livermore on Tuesday.