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Sports - July 11, 2014

Sports Shorts

OAKS SWEEP AGAIN . . . The Palo Alto Oaks returned to their winning ways by sweeping two games on Sunday from the San Mateo Rounders in Western Baseball Association action at Baylands Athletic Center, 9-7 and 10-0. Palo Alto (11-1) held on to the lead in a very competitive first game before San Mateo melted in the second game, shortened by the 10-run mercy rule. Gunn High grad Graham Fisher started Game 1 and cruised through the first four innings, allowing only one unearned run. The Rounders' bats came alive in the fifth inning, chasing Fisher from the mound. Oaks manager Greg Matson replaced Fisher with Jacob Naval, who finally ended the damage but not before the Rounders had tied the score at 7. The Oaks scored two runs in the sixth inning, making Naval a winner. Sacred Heart Prep grad Will Nahmens took over for Naval and held the Rounders scoreless over the final three innings to earn the save. The Oaks' Casey Thompson led all hitters with three hits, including a double and triple, while driving in three runs. Designated hitter Danny Ordonez contributed two hits, also driving in three runs. In Game 2, Oaks veteran Ricky Navarro (also from Gunn High) pitched a complete-game shutout in a contest that ended after the fifth inning. Navarro allowed only four hits over his five innings of work, striking out four and walking one. The Oaks return to action this Sunday with another doubleheader against longtime rival Fontanetti's, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Sarge Casey Field at Baylands.

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