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Friday preps: Nam strikes again for Knights baseball

 
Palo Alto's Abigail Ramsey looks for another scoring opportunity as Gunn's Laurel Comiter defends. Photo by David Hickey.

Justin Nam used his right arm to help Menlo win its seventh straight baseball game on Friday, pitching a five-hitter over six innings as the Knights completed a Peninsula Athletic League sweep of Carlmont with a 5-2 victory Friday in Atherton.

Max Chou and Julien Hernandez, Wednesday's winning pitcher, each had two hits for Menlo (10-4, 4-2), which opens a series at home with Terra Nova on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Nam (4-2) allowed one earned run, striking out six and walking two. Senior Bennett Norman, pitched the seventh, recording two strikeouts.

Menlo pulled away in the fifth after Nam lead off the inning with a single. Chou singled, sending Nam to third. Nam scored on a wild pitch and Ian Collins followed with a sacrifice fly.

Girls lacrosse

Ellie Noto, Grace Johnson and Kat Showalter each scored three goals to lead Sacred Heart Prep past Burlingame 15-2 in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division contest on Friday.

Genna Gibbons added two goals and three assists, Allison Carter had three assists and a goal and Noto added two assists for the Gators (10-3, 9-0), who have a nonleague match scheduled with Oakland Tech (2-5) on Saturday. Emma Briger added five saves.

Also in the WBAL, St. Francis surprised Menlo-Atherton 12-11 Friday in Mountain View as Lindsey Huss scored seven goals.

Theresa McGannon scored three goals for the Bears (6-5, 4-3), who host rival Menlo School (8-3, 6-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Nadia Eizadi, Lauren Baker and Sally Norman each scored a pair of goals for M-A.

In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Palo Alto took care of visiting Gunn 11-6 as Abigail Ramsey scored four goals and added an assist.

Phoebe Kim also had four goals for the Vikings (4-5, 3-1), who take on Los Gatos at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Los Gatos travels to play Gunn (6-4, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Softball

Emma Sloan continued her offensive explosion, collecting four hits, including a triple and double, and drove in six runs to help Gunn beat visiting Palo Alto 12-2 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division game Friday.

Madeline Wiseman pitched the complete game for the Titans (10-2, 5-2), who travel to San Jose to meet Harker (4-7) in a nonleague Monday at 4 p.m.

Ashley Ng drove in three runs and Tori Mock and Kylie Liu each had two hits as Gunn moved into a second-place tie with the Vikings (6-7, 5-2), 1 1/2 games behind league-leader Fremont (9-6, 6-0).

Maya Rollerson collected three hits for Palo Alto, which hosts St. Francis (12-3-1) in a nonleague game Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Menlo Park resident Brooke Deppiesse is an infielder with the Lancers, who beat Mitty on Friday, 3-1. Deppiesse is hitting .383 (18 for 47) thus far in her freshman season.

Sloan has hit safely in 13 of her past 15 at bats, including three doubles and three triples. She has driven in 18 runs over the past four games for Gunn.

Through her first 12 games, Sloan was 12 for 27 with nine RBIs and n extra base hits. She's also been the winning pitcher in two of the last four games.

Boys volleyball

Garrett Pinkston recorded 14 kills, 11 digs and four blocks to help Sacred Heart Prep recover form an 0-2 deficit to down Gunn, 13-25, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24, 15-13.

John Marc Bautista added 12 kills, Jack Loftus had nine and Lance Chou produced 14 digs for the Gators (16-6, 7-3), who welcome Santa Clara at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

Gunn (9-7, 4-3) tangles with crosstown rival Palo Alto (11-4, 7-1) at home Wednesday, with a starting time of 6:45 p.m.

The Vikings swept a three-set match from Santa Clara on Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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