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Palo Alto Babe Ruth baseball hosts annual Little League Night

 

Palo Alto Babe Ruth welcomes all Little League baseball players to Baylands Athletic Center on Friday for the program's annual Little League Night doubleheader.

The Prep League championship game starts at 5 p.m. and the first game of the 13-15 division regular season will start at 8 p.m.

All Little Leaguers in uniform (jersey and hat) can get a free hot dog and drink, courtesy of Palo Alto Babe Ruth.

The league features current high school players from Palo Alto, Gunn, Woodside, Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep, St. Francis, Serra, Sequoia and Summit Prep.

More details can be found on the web site.

Scholastic awards

The Menlo School boys and Castilleja girls came away with the most recognition of local teams on the Central Coast Section Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards list.

The awards recognize the top five varsity teams from each section sport, with the highest collective grade-point average of all teams competing in that sport during that season of competition.

Menlo ranked No. 1 in golf (3.752) and track and field (3.6836), third in lacrosse (3.4348), fourth in swimming (3.5118) and fifth in baseball (3.4016).

Castilleja ranked No. 1 in swimming (3.8489), No. 2 in lacrosse (3.8431) and softball (3.7361) and No. 5 in track and field.

The Sacred Heart Prep boys were No. 2 in swimming (3.5473) and No. 3 in tennis (3.6313).

Squash

Menlo School senior Gabriel Morgan was one of 21 boys named to the 2015-16 High School All-American list by US Squash. A girls' team also was announced.

Recipients include the top four ranked players in the Boys and Girls U17, and the top eight ranked players in the U19 divisions and those voted on by leagues and coaches.

Morgan, a Menlo Park resident, made the team in the U19 division. He is the only player male from California to receive an All-American honor and the only one from the Western United States.

To be eligible for All-American recognition, participants must be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident, must play on a high school varsity team participating in the Scholastic Squash Program or maintain a ranking in the Under-17 or U19 division (as Morgan did) in the National Junior Rankings.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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