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Prep report: Gunn rallies to earn league baseball victory

 

Josh Radin drove in a pair of runs to highlight a five-run, fifth-inning, rally that propelled the Gunn baseball team past visiting Lynbrook, 5-3, in the SCVAL opener for both teams on Tuesday.

Charlie Racz and David Hou also drove in runs for the Titans (2-2-1 overall), who visit Lynbrook for a 3:30 p.m. game Thursday. Hou also pitched three innings in relief of Racz to pick up the victory.

David Clarke threw a scoreless seventh, striking out two, to nab the save.

Lynbrook outhit Gunn, 10-5, but the Titans took advantage of timely hitting and an error to complete the successful comeback.

Leland Palma contributed two hits and scored a run.

Palo Alto (3-2) opens league play with a home game against Wilcox (3-3) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Vikings have won two straight.

Menlo-Atherton (1-3) hosts Riordan in a nonleague game Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Bears are coming off a big win over Del Mar while the Crusaders (0-2-1) have been held scoreless over their past 19 innings.

Softball

Castilleja scored 10 runs in the first inning and eased its way to a 16-0 victory over host KIPP Collegiate in a nonleague game Tuesday.

Jolie Kemp pitched three hitless innings, striking out four, and also collected three hits and scored three runs to lead a 16-hit offensive attack.

Sarah Pedley had two hits and pitched a scoreless inning for the Gators (3-0), who host Sequoia at 4 p.m. Friday. Jordan Yau added a pair of hits and Kim Lopez scored twice.

Girls lacrosse

Grace Tully and Emma Easton combined for seven goals and Menlo-Atherton topped host Sequoia, 16-0.

Samantha Jeffrey, Annie Payne and Hannah Shaw each scored twice for the Bears (1-1), who host Redwood-Larkspur in a nonleague match Thursday at 4 p.m.

Castilleja defeated Harker, 13-5, in another nonleague affair Tuesday. Taylor DeGroff (5 goals, 5 draw controls) and Anika Adzich (3 goals, 5 draw controls) led the scoring.

Jordan Jackson and Makee Anderson each added two goals and two assists for the Gators (2-0), who travel to play host Mercy-Burlingame on Wednesday at 4 p.m .

Palo Alto beat host Leland, 14-1, in SCVAL play. Charlotte Cheng scored four times for the Vikings.

Palo Alto scored eight consecutive goals to snap a 1-1 tie and take control of the contest.

Palo Alto also dominated the center circle with total of 12 draws out of 17.

Senior co-captain Kathryn Cox, a defensive starter, scored in her second straight game Co-captain Kaitlin Chiu collected a game-high seven draw controls and scored on an isolation play.

Senior co-captain Quinn Knoblock had a goal and assist following her five-assist effort the last time out.

Ellen Goncher had three goals on four shots and added an assist. Emma Staiger had two draw controls and a ground ball. Abigail Ramsey scored a goal and picked up two draw controls.

Mattie Orloff and Madeline Hare provided solid defense in front of goalies Zoe Dooley and Sarah Shader.

Palo Alto (2-1, 2-0) hosts Saratoga in a 7 p.m. SCVAL game Friday. The Falcons (1-2, 1-1) beat Leland, 8-3, recently.

Gunn (3-0, 2-0) remained unbeaten following its 16-0 victory over host Willow Glen.

The Titans host Mountain View (1-2, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Boys volleyball

Jake Davison and Michael Mooring each recorded eight kills but Sacred Heart Prep lost at home to Carlmont, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15, in a nonleague contest Tuesday.

Boys tennis

Beto Macedo earned a key singles match and Sacred Heart Prep swept the double s to earn a 4-3 victory over host The King's Academy on Tuesday.

Sacred Heart Prep improved to 3-1 (2-1) in West Bay Athletic League play.

In the SCVAL, Palo Alto (4-2, 1-2) topped host Lynbrook, 5-2, and will host Los Gatos at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gunn lost to SCVAL leader Monta Vista, 7-0.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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