Tori Mock and Ashley Ng each drove in a pair of runs as the Gunn softball team won its seventh straight, beating host Saratoga 13-3 on Wednesday.
Maddie Ta had two hits and drove in a run for the Titans (13-2, 6-2), who return home to meet Monta Vista on Friday at 4 p.m.
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Madison Wiseman struck out six and did not walk a batter in six innings.
Palo Alto, behind the play of Tyler Yen and Finn Hadly, beat visiting Eastside Prep, 22-25, 25-9, 25-21, 25-22, Wednesday and received a huge assist from crosstown rival Gunn, which knocked Wilcox out of first place with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-20 victory in Santa Clara.
The Vikings (15-4, 9-1) own a half-game lead over the Chargers (16-11, 9-2) entering their match at Sacred Heart Prep at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
Palo Alto, on a 10-match winning streak, can't afford to look past the Gators (17-6, 8-3), who have won five straight. The Titans (12-8, 7-4) meet Fremont at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Palo Alto.
Finn O'Kelly shot an even-par 36 to help Sacred Heart Prep down Crystal Springs Uplands, 210-246, in a West Bay Athletic League match Wednesday at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club.
Matt Flynn added a round of 41 and Anikait Bhardwaj fired a 42 for the Gators (4-5, 4-4), who will compete at the WBAL tournament at Coyote Creek next Wednesday for a chance to qualify for the Central Coast Section tournament.
Palo Alto's Max Valasek won the SCVAL De Anza Division diving title, scoring a 559.95 on Tuesday in his home pool. He had company as teammate Jack Callaghan finished second with a score of 475.05 and Paly's Jack Masliah was fifth with a score of 337.40.
Paly's April Wu placed third on the girls side, scoring a 373.230. Gunn's Erica Norton placed 11th with a score of 324.95.
The SCVAL De Anza swmming finals are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday.