Valley Christian baseball, Livermore softball among winners


No. 3 Christian Valley 9, Palma 3

Valley Christian, which plays at home in San Jose, extended its winning streak to four games Tuesday with a nonleague victory over Palma.

The Warriors took an 8-0 lead through five innings before winning for the 14th time in 16 games this season.

Jordan Ortiz hit a three-pointer and Nathan Choi leads in two to help lead the way. Valley also had five scoreless innings on the mound thanks to Ace Marais Quinten.

Johnny Carnazzo had two hits and an RBI for Palma (5-6).

Valley will host Hollister on Friday before returning to West Catholic Athletic League action with a two-game series next week against Serra.

Piedmont 2, Alameda 0

John Olsen pitched a no-hitter Tuesday to lead Piedmont to a close home victory over Alameda in West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division play.

Markos Lagios provided all the offensive support Olsen needed, homering in the first inning.

The junior finished with three hits and scored both of Piedmont’s runs.

Olsen, who gave up a two-run advantage after three innings, struck out five and walked three. He threw 82 pitches, including 57 for strikes.

Piedmont improved to 10-2, 2-0.

Kayden Thai had the only hit for Alameda, which fell to 6-5, 1-1.

No. 17 Woodside 9, Half Moon Bay 4

Cruz Torres homered and drove in three runs and Evan Chad homered with two RBIs to propel Woodside to a home win over Half Moon Bay in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play.

Ryan Dodge added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs as Woodside improved to 12-1-1, 5-0.

Cody DeBeer homered, doubled and had two RBIs for HMB, which slipped to 6-9, 2-5.

Monte Vista 8, No. 9 James Logan 4

Monte Vista erupted for six runs in the middle of the sixth inning to fend off James Logan at the Sacred Heart Prep Tournament.

The Colts had scored three goals in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead before Monte Vista rallied.

Brad Ballard went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Brandon Clizbe went 2 for 2, scored twice, doubled and knocked in a run to lead Monte Vista.

Tony Keeling added a double and two RBIs as the Mustangs improved to 7-6.

They will play Palo Alto on Wednesday.

Logan, who started the week 9-1, lost for the second day in a row to fall to 9-3. Palo Alto beat the Colts 1-0 on Monday.

No. 10 Sacred Heart Cathedral 10, Wood-Vacaville 0 (6 innings)

A 10-day layoff did not cool SHC, because Tate Medicoff hit a three-run homer to propel the Fightin’ Irish to a victory over Wood in the first round of the South San Francisco tournament.

SHC had not played since its 1-0 victory over rival St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney game at Oracle Park on March 23.

Joey Valencia had two hits, knocked in a run and scored a run and Zach Stallworth pitched a complete game with six strikeouts as SHC improved to 9-5.

Wood is 4 to 10.

No. 11 Pittsburg 6, Liberty 0

Pittsburg opened its Bay Valley Athletic League schedule with a road win over Freedom as Diego Deluna threw a no-hitter with six strikeouts and Cole Leschak had two hits and two RBIs.

Pittsburg improved to 11-3, 1-0. Liberty is 8-6, 2-1.

No. 13 Leigh 5, Christopher 4

Leigh, playing at home in San Jose, took a 5-2 lead after three innings and held off Christopher’s comeback attempt to remain alone atop the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton Division standings.

Justin Jeong had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run for Leigh, who improved to 9-4, 6-1.

Christophe is 8-4, 4-3.

Dougherty Valley 6, El Cerrito 4

Dougherty Valley, which last week toppled Bay Area powerhouse De La Salle, made it two wins in two games at the Alhambra tournament as the Wildcats followed their 1-0 victory over Rodriguez-Fairfield on Monday with a victory over El Cerrito.

Gavin Huffmaster had two hits and drove in two runs and Jayden Rouss scored twice and had an RBI to lead Dougherty Valley.

The Wildcats improved to 6-9. El Cerrito is 6-2.

Liberty 4, South Torrance 2

Liberty 8, Oxnard 4

Liberty won two more games at the Atascadero tournament, getting three hits, including a home run, from Rane Miller to beat South and two hits and two RBIs from David Roberts to help defeat Oxnard.

The Lions opened the tournament with a 7-6 victory over Damonte Ranch-Reno on Monday.

The three wins improved Liberty’s record to 7-8.

Liberty is scheduled to face Channel Islands-Oxnard on Wednesday.

Soft ball

No. 4 Livermore 11, Kimball-Tracy 0

Jae Cosgriff hit two home runs and six runs as Livermore earned a non-league victory at home against Kimball.

Cosgriff finished 3 for 4, Sophie Gerochi added two hits, including a triple, and Kerigan Coates And Payten Williams each homered and drove in two runs as Livermore improved to 10-1.

Savannah Froke And Kaci Norton combined on laundering. They scattered three hits and four walks.

Kimball is 5-5.

No. 3 Alameda 6, Encinal 1

Julie Lambert scored two doubles and scored a run, Aaliyah Soderlund finished with three hits and an RBI and Mia Wong added two hits and an RBI to lead Alameda to a nonleague triumph over crosstown rival Encinal.

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