Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson hopes to be celebrating more than just his 23rd birthday when he and his first-place Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. First pitch is 7:15 p.m.
Pederson got his second home run and added an RBI double as the Dodgers posted a 7-0 victory over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, sweeping the series and improving their win streak to seven games.
Pederson got a solo home run in a five-run sixth inning as the Dodgers hit three dingers in the frame. His RBI double came in the second inning.
"What I like about us right now is the day-in, day-out mentality we've had," LA manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com. "Nobody is getting totally excited, going crazy, we understand where we're at in the season."
Pederson, the team's starting center fielder, brings a .323 batting average to San Francisco. He has 10 hits, nine walks, six RBI, two homers and has scored seven runs. He also has struck out 14 times.
Harvard senior Brenna Nelsen from Castilleja shot rounds of 76-78-69 to help the Crimson to a final round of 290 and a fourth-place finish at the Silverado Showdown that concluded Sunday at Silverado Country Club in Napa.
Nelsen's sharp iron game led to hitting 16 greens in regulation and a bogey-free 3-under 69 in her final round, her college tournament low.
Menlo School graduate Laura Gradiska won her No. 1 singles match to help Gettysburg College conclude a busy week with a 6-3 victory over visiting Bryn Mawr College on Sunday.
Playing its fifth home match in seven days, Gettysburg (6-8, 2-6 CC) held off Bryn Mawr (1-12, 0-6 CC) got a 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory from Gradiska, a sophomore, at the top spot.
Women's water polo
Sacred Heart Prep grad Pippa Temple scored four goals for 13th-ranked Princeton in a 15-7 win over Harvard on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 9-1 in Collegiate Water Polo Association play (26-3 overall) and will host the CWPA Eastern Championships, Friday through Sunday.
In Thousand Oaks, senior Sarah Westcott from Sacred Heart Prep scored her second goal to break a 4-4 tie with 1:06 remaining as Pomona-Pitzer rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the fourth quarter to earn a 5-4 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday to finish the regular season undefeated in SCIAC play.
With the win, the Sagehens are now 17-9 overall and 8-0 in the SCIAC and will be the top seed in the conference tournament this weekend, which they will host Friday-Sunday.