Palo Alto baseball wins second straight in extra innings


Palo Alto continued to find ways to pull out games in extra innings by scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat visiting Wilcox, 4-3, in SCVAL De Anza Division baseball action Wednesday.

The Vikings (3-0, 7-1-1) registered a one-run victory in nine innings on Tuesday. Max Jung-Goldberg had two hits and drove in a run for Paly in support of winning pitcher Jeremey Akioka, who came on in relief of Justin Hull.

Paly and Wilcox meet again Friday in Santa Clara to close their two-game home-and-home series.

In Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep continued its struggles as three errors led to four unearned runs for host Menlo-Atherton in a 6-3 decision for the Bears in PAL Bay Division action Wednesday.

Menlo-Atherton (1-0, 4-3) scored four runs in the first two innings. Jack Molumphy had three hits for the Gators (1-1, 1-8) and John McGory added two as SHP actually out-hit the Bears. Nick Olson and Hunter Sevy allowed a combined two earned runs for M-A.

Boys golf

With senior Jeff Herr leading the way with a 1-under 35 to earn medalist honors, Menlo School (2-2) cruised to a 190-326 victory over Pinewood in West Bay Athletic League dual-match action.

Herr had a birdie on the par-4 sixth hole. Max Ting had a pair of birdies on his way to a 37, with Will Hsieh and Seth Pope adding 39s and Charlie Hsieh a 40 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.

In San Jose, first-place Harker showed why it's the team to beat this season following a 188-212 victory over Sacred Heart Prep at Cinnabar Hills. Harker features the three younger brothers of Stanford All-American Maverick McNealy -- Dakota, Colt and Scout. Dakota shot 37, Colt a 38 and Scout a 41 against the Gators, who were led by Shane Snow's 1-over 37.

The Gunn at Los Altos match was not reported.

Girls lacrosse

Sacred Heart Prep remained undefeated following a 14-9 nonleague triumph over host Gunn on Wednesday night. Cameron Gordon scored five goals to pace the Gators (4-0), who held a slim 5-4 halftime lead.

Libby Muir added four goals plus three assists with Emma Johnson adding three goals. Juliana Clark finished with two assists and one goal and Allison Carter scored once for SHP. Goalie Emma Briger finished with nine saves.

In Atherton, Grace Tully and Annie Payne each scored four goals during a tough 12-11 nonleague loss to visiting St. Francis. Tully and Payne each scored three goals in the first half, as did seniors Emma Roellig and Sally Carlson, who returned to the team Wednesday from the Bears' NorCal semifinalist basketball team.

Despite holding an 8-6 halftime lead, the Bears (2-2) couldn't hold off the Lancers, who went on a 5-0 run to gain a two-goal lead. With 3:00 remaining, Carlson found Emma Easton in front of the net and Easton scored. The Lancers (3-3), however ran out the clock.

The Los Gatos at Palo Alto match was not reported.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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