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SHP's seventh-inning rally stuns Menlo baseball

Sacred Heart Prep staged a stunning comeback by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh as the Gators posted a 5-4 baseball victory over host Menlo School in the second round of pool play at the Tim Kuehnert Memorial Tournament on Monday.


Danny Cody's three-run triple with two outs provided the deciding runs for the Gators (2-0).

Menlo (2-1) had taken a 3-1 lead in the fifth on a clutch two-out, two-run single by Carson Gampell, but SHP was not to be denied. In the top of the seventh with one out, JR Hardy singled and, after another out, the Gators got a single to left by Andrew Robinson that put two runners on with two out. Chris Lee then blooped one over the pitcher's head and beat the throw to first to load the bases.

On a 2-2 pitch, Cody ripped a fastball into the right field gap, easily scoring all three runs. Menlo got a two-out walk in the bottom of the seventh, but could do nothing else as relief pitcher John Van Sweden recorded two pop outs and a groundout to gain the win.

Boys golf

Sacred Heart Prep opened its West Bay Athletic League season with a 195-258 victory over King's Academy at the par-36 Sharon Heights Country Club layout on Monday. Stanford-bound Bradley Knox led the Gators and all scorers with an even-par 36 that features two birdies. Taylor Oliver shot 38 with Bradley Keller and Shane Snow each contributing a 3-over 39 as the Gators improved to 2-0 overall.

In a SCVAL De Anza Division opener, Palo Alto's Matt Lewis shot a 3-over 38 to share medalist honors with Kelsey Kawaguchi of Los Altos as the Vikings posted a 204-212 victory over the Eagles at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

Softball

Gunn improved to 2-0 with an 8-0 nonleague victory over visiting Lincoln on Monday. Iris Chin tossed a complete-game two-hitter and struck out six to pace the Titans. Gunn got the winning run in the third when Emma Wager blasted a triple to right field that scored Katie Garvey. Gunn blew the game open with a five-run sixth inning. Wager also added a double.

Boys tennis

Sacred Heart Prep opened its season with a 5-2 victory over visiting Pinewood as the Gators swept the doubles. Carter Kremer won at No. 2 singles and Tim Lewis at No. 4 to set up the doubles sweep with the tandems of Matt Dillabough-David Desai, Beto Macedo-Max Comolli and Dane Schumacher-Sean Harrison all won in straight sets while losing only a combined six games.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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