Granada wins in dramatic fashion, improves to 13-0


No. 1 Grenada 4, Reno 3

Riley Winchell stroked a bases-loaded single to center with no one in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday night to enter Peyton Richards with the victory as Granada remained undefeated, defeating Reno in the first round of the Bishop Gorman tournament in Las Vegas.

Richards opened the inning with a walk. Mike Boyd followed by a single bunt and Parker Warner was walked on four pitches to load the bases, setting the stage for Winchell’s spectacular finish.

Granada (13-0) scored three goals in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Reno responded with two runs in the fourth to tie the score.

Boyd had three hits and an RBI for Granada, which is off to its best start since opening the 2013 season 20-0.

AJ Hattaway pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings for Granada.

Reno fell to 9-5.

N°2 Acalanes 7, Vintage 1

Acalanes improved to 14-0 as Sully Bailey triple, double, single and hit in two and Henry Souza had two RBIs to lead the Dons past Vintage at the Concord tournament.

Pierre Thorn pitched 4 ⅔ scoreless innings with five strikeouts for Acalanes.

The vintage is 7-7.

Property 7, No. 8 Los Gatos 6

Los Gatos scored three in the top of the seventh to take a two-run lead. Homestead responded with three in the game’s half to celebrate a dramatic victory for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza Division.

Jayden Duong double left hit in the tying and winning runs, giving the Mustangs the triumph.

Avinash Lohitsa A run-scoring single earlier in the inning brought Homestead to 6-5.

Duong finished with three hits and three RBIs. Clay Bussey added two hits and two RBIs and Justin Gladfelter had two hits and an RBI.

The ownership is 7-4-2, 2-2. Los Gatos fell to 10-3, 3-2.

Half Moon Bay 5, No. 17 Woodside 4 (9 innings)

Connor Heath’s The single to left drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Half Moon Bay capped a wild comeback to win a split series with first-place Woodside in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play.

Woodside won 9-4 on Tuesday.

In the rematch, Half Moon Bay scored three times in the bottom half of the seventh to erase a 4-1 deficit and force extra innings.

That of Tyler Schwartz the single made the score 4-2. A wild pitch with two outs cut the margin to 4-3, and Clark Colucci just one tied the score 4-4.

Colucci finished with two hits for HMB, which improved to 7-9, 3-5.

Cruz Torres had two hits and two RBIs for Woodside, which fell to 12-2-1, 5-1.

Mountain View 8, Wilcox 4

Mountain View scored six in the third to break this one open as the Spartans handed Wilcox its first loss in SCVAL De Anza Division play.

Christian Wenks tripled, doubled and made three points and Austin Xu added two hits, including a double, to lead Mountain View.

The Spartans improved to 7-8, 3-2. Wilcox is 8-6, 4-1.

No. 18 Menlo-Atherton 6, Sequoia 3

Rowan Kelly homered and Ryder Kelly had two hits with two RBIs as Menlo-Atherton held off host Sequoia in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division game.

MA improved to 10-5, 4-1.

Morgan Winfield And Nelson Cross each had two hits and Logan Mathias home run for Sequoia (8-7, 3-2)

St. Francis 6, Clayton Valley Charter 1

Luke DeVine had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs and Jedd Chang doubled twice and drove in a run to lead St. Francis to a nonleague victory at home against Clayton Valley.

Landon Kim pitched a complete game for the Lancers, who improved to 4-8-1.

Clayton Valley is 7-5.

No. 12 Heritage 8, Foothill 5

Gio Martini circuit, triple and double and Tyler Williams A homer and a double as Heritage opened the Foothill tournament with a victory over the host school.

Williams made three points and Martini scored two as Heritage improved to 11-2-1.

Foothill is 7-7.

Monte Vista 9, Palo Alto 0

Dylan Hillman homered and Brandon Clizbe, Ryan Campbell And Tony Keeling each doubled to lead Monte Vista to a rout of Palo Alto in the Sacred Heart Prep tournament.

Keeling scored three points and Campbell and Torin Dunphy each scored two.

Four pitchers – Colton Castro, Gavin McMillan, Alex Carter And Ryan Fraser – combined for the one-hit shutout. They scattered five walks and struck out four.

Monte Vista improved to 8-6. Palo Alto is 6-10 years old.

Piedmont Hills 4, Oak Grove 2

Travis J. Linane, Josh Gomez And Alex Bustamante everyone knocked running and Toby Torres allowed one hit in five innings with 10 strikeouts to lead Piedmont Hills to a home victory over Oak Grove in the BVAL Santa Teresa Division game.

The Pirates scored three runs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and improve to 10-4, 6-0.

Oak Grove, who had two hits and an RBI of Eric Richardfell to 7-7, 4-3.

Soft ball

No. 12 Liberty 9, No. 13 Liberty 5

Liberty scored five points in the first and two in the second to build a seven-point cushion and held off Freedom’s comeback attempt to assert itself in Bay Valley Athletic League play.

Jewel Cooper hit two home runs, a double and four RBIs and Madison Tuttle scored two goals to propel the Lions, who improved to 8-2, 2-0.

Maya Soto homered and had three RBIs for Freedom, which fell to 5-4, 0-2.

No. 15 Gilroy 11, Leland 1

Gilroy scored five runs in the middle of the sixth to win by grace over Leland in a BVAL Mt. Hamilton Division game.

Jennie Hernández And Adi Hulbert each had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Mustangs, who improved to 10-4, 5-1.

Ariela Yslava also drove in two runs and pitched all six innings, striking out 11 and scattering four hits and three walks.

Leland is 8-5, 3-3.

Encinal 13, Piedmont 2 (5 rounds)

Clarissa Jackson doubled and had three RBIs and Alcantar Jazzy And Jaydah Robinson each knocked in two runs to lead Encinal to a rout of Piedmont in the West Alameda County Conference Shoreline Division game.

Encinal improved to 13-3, 6-1.

Miya Fujimoto had a hit and an RBI for Piedmont, which fell to 6-3, 2-2.

Santa Teresa 7, No. 19 Leigh 6

Santa Teresa, playing at home in San Jose, took a 6-0 lead after two innings and held on to win in the BVAL Mt. Hamilton game.

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