The Gunn High baseball team ended a three- game losing streak by defeating visiting Sacred Heart Prep in a nonleague game Monday afternoon, 10-7. The Titans raised their record to 5-6-1, including 4-1 at home. The Gators dropped to 6-7.
For the Titans, junior Graham Fisher got the start and went three innings, giving up three runs on one hit. Senior Josh Butler came on in relief in the fourth inning to get the win, evening his record at 1-1 while giving up four runs (three earned) in two innings of work. He allowed five hits.
Junior Ryan Gorman relieved Butler in the sixth to get his first save on the year, going two innings and shutting out the Gators on one hit.
At the plate, Gunn finally awakened and pounded out 10 hits. Leading the charge were senior Jack Hannan, who went 2-for-4 with RBI, and junior Jake Verhulp, who also went 2-for-4, scoring twice. Senior Miles Sturken had a three-run double for Gunn.
On Tuesday, Gunn will travel to face Lynbrook in the first game of a SCVAL El Camino Division home-and-home series, with first pitch scheduled for 3:30.
Travis Anderson made a hole in one on the 13th hole and shot a 3-over-par 39, but it still wasn't enough as Menlo-Atherton dropped a 216-221 decision to Carlmont in a PAL Bay Division match on Monday at Sharon Heights Country Club.
Anderson led the Bears while David McNamara added a 43 for the Bears and Max Culhane shot 45 along with Matt Tinyo. Colton Toy checked in with a 49. Patrick Soli of Carlmont earned medalist honors with a 38.
A big three-run second inning carried Gunn to a 7-3 victory over visiting Saratoga in a makeup game Monday and kept the Titans unbeaten and atop the SCVAL El Camino Division.
The Falcons (0-5, 1-12) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first before Gunn tied it in the bottom of the frame as Claire Klausner led off with a triple and scored on Laura Kidder's single. Nicole Grimwood later doubled, advanced on a single by Laura Tao and stole home.
Klausner, Kidder and Claire Collins all scored in the second. Grimwood doubled in the fifth and scored, while Nikki Schwardt added a run in the sixth for the Titans (4-0, 10-6).
Menlo School tuned up for a big nonleague showdown with visiting Saratoga on Wednesday by rolling over King's Academy, 7-0, in a West Bay Athletic League makeup match Monday at the Las Palmas Tennis Center in Sunnyvale.
Senior Andrew Carlisle led the way for the Knights (7-0, 15-1) with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles. Menlo lost only six games total in the four singles wins.
In nonleague action, host Menlo-Atherton continued its fine season with a solid 6-1 thumping of Sacred Heart Prep on Monday. The Bears (12-2) swept the singles matches behind straight-set victories by Scott Morris, Richie Sarwal, Nick Fratt and Matt Giordano, losing only a combined 12 games as the Gators fell to 6-5 overall.
Girls track and field
Gunn senior Erin Robinson clocked a quick 5:09.95 victory in the 1600 meters, junior Kieran Gallagher ran 2:20.85 in the 800 and freshman Sarah Robinson took the 3200 as the Titans ran past visiting Lynbrook, 79-48, in a SCVAL De Anza Division makeup meet on Monday.
Gunn also got a pair of hurdle victories from senior Kiana Choroski, who won the 100 highs in 16.33 and the 300 lows in 50.13 as the Titans outscored the Vikings in running events, 52-30.
Junior Julia Maggioncalda had a good 16-10 1/2 winning leap in the long jump and added a 5-2 leap to win the high jump with the same mark as sophomore teammate Kirsten Baird as Gunn held a 27-18 margin in the field events.
Boys' track and field
Andrew Prior and Rory Runser ran one-two in the 1600 meters and Prior returned to win the 800 as the Titans registered an 88-34 victory over visiting Lynbrook in a SCVAL De Anza Division makeup meet Monday.
Runser also returned to lead a 9-0 sweep in the 3200 as he clocked 10:31.48 with Peter Chen and Michael Underwood close behind.
Gunn junior Alex Barthelemy swept the hurdles, taking the 110 highs in 16.34 and the 300 intermediates in 42.77.
Cody Carefoot led Gunn in the field events by winning the shot put (44-5 1/4) and discus (118-5) as the Titans outscored Lynbrook in the field, 40-5.