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Menlo improves to 11-1 in baseball with seventh straight

 

Menlo School continued its resurgent baseball season and hot streak with a 1-0 victory over St. Ignatius in an opener of the Cunningham Classic at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose on Wednesday.

Senior Carson Gampell had two hits, including a double and the single in the first inning that drove in Rylan Pade as Menlo won its seventh straight.

That was all the Knights needed as they got a masterful performance from junior Chandler Yu (4-0), who struck out five in a complete-game victory.

Menlo improved to 11-1 overall and takes on Monte Vista (Danville) on Thursday at 4 p.m.

While Menlo kept its win streak alive, Palo Alto saw its eight-game skein come to an end in a 1-0 loss to visiting Los Altos in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest.

The loss knocked the Vikings (6-1, 11-2-1) out of a share of first place with Los Gatos (5-0).

Justin Hull struck out seven batters, but Paly couldn't generate enough offense against the Eagles. Alex Reelfs got it done for Los Altos with seven shutout innings while allowing just five hits.

Hull's only mistake was giving up a solo home run by Adam Spielman in the top of the second. Riley Schoeben led Paly with two hits.

The teams will continue their home-and-away series Friday at Los Altos at 4 p.m.

In the PAL Bay Division, Menlo-Atherton (1-4, 4-9) dropped its fifth straight while falling to host Carlmont, 15-6.

Swimming

The Gunn boys remained undefeated while the Gunn girls remained close to the lead following a sweep of visiting Monta Vista in SCVAL De Anza Division dual meets.

The Gunn boys improved to 4-0 following a 106-74 win while the Gunn girls posted a 94-91 triumph.

Daichi Matsuda paced the Titans by winning the 100 fly (50.98) and 100 back (52.85), just missing his own school records of 49.52 and 52.44 from last year. Matsuda also swam on the winning 400 free relay that clocked 3:14.80.

In the girls' meet, freshmen Milan Hilde-Jones and Ashley Stahmer each won a pair of individual events. Hilde-Jones took the 200 IM (2:12.21) and 100 back (59.62) and Stahmer won the 200 free (1:59.93) and 100 free (55.25). Both swam on the winning 200 medley (1:51.78) and 200 free (1:41.62) relays.

Marisa Agarwal won the diving for Gunn with a 247.05 score.

The Titans held a 90-81 lead heading into the final relay, but the Matadors scored 10 points to make it close. Had the Titans finished third in the relay, Monta Vista would have taken the meet.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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