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Quinlan's bat helps carry M-A baseball in nonleague win over Menlo

Max Coupe recorded a pair of hits in M-A's nonleague win Monday. Photo courtesy of Noah Eisner.

After suffering two tough losses to open its season, the Menlo-Atherton baseball team took the lead in the top of the first inning and never relinquished it in a 6-1 nonleague victory over host Menlo School on Monday.

John Quinlan scored the first run of the game after walking, stealing second and reaching third when Tommy Eisenstat walked to load the bases. He scored as Menlo completed a double play.

Quinlan later hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run during M-A’s three-run rally in the fourth and tripled home a run in the sixth.

Owen Keep and winning pitcher Griffin Williams each drove in a run for the Bears (1-2), who travel to Mountain View for a nonleague game at St. Francis on Wednesday afternoon. Max Coupe had two hits.

JC Ng drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in Menlo’s run in the fifth. The Knights (1-2) host Woodside in a nonleague game next Monday afternoon.

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Williams allowed a run on four hits through four innings. Colin Galles threw two innings, striking out three and Jackson Vontz finished with a hitless inning.

Senior Sophia Krugler hit .304 with nine kills, six digs and three aces to lead Paly past Monta Vista. Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrose Hickey.

Girls volleyball

Sophia Krugler recorded a team-high nine kills on a .304 hitting percentage in helping Palo Alto beat visiting Monta Vista, 25-14, 25-17, 25-14, Monday night.

Junior Amelia Vugrincic had seven kills, four aces and three digs as the Vikings remain perfect in this spring’s SCVAL De Anza Division-only schedule.

Krugler added six digs and three aces to lead the way, while sophomore Nika Chapin added four kills and three blocks.

Senior Katie Cheng collected five aces and 10 digs, junior Alison Xiong had four aces and 15 assists, and sophomore Jess Watanabe added three aces and two digs.

Palo Alto travels to play Homestead on Wednesday night in Cupertino.

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Quinlan's bat helps carry M-A baseball in nonleague win over Menlo

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Uploaded: Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 2:34 am

After suffering two tough losses to open its season, the Menlo-Atherton baseball team took the lead in the top of the first inning and never relinquished it in a 6-1 nonleague victory over host Menlo School on Monday.

John Quinlan scored the first run of the game after walking, stealing second and reaching third when Tommy Eisenstat walked to load the bases. He scored as Menlo completed a double play.

Quinlan later hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run during M-A’s three-run rally in the fourth and tripled home a run in the sixth.

Owen Keep and winning pitcher Griffin Williams each drove in a run for the Bears (1-2), who travel to Mountain View for a nonleague game at St. Francis on Wednesday afternoon. Max Coupe had two hits.

JC Ng drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in Menlo’s run in the fifth. The Knights (1-2) host Woodside in a nonleague game next Monday afternoon.

Williams allowed a run on four hits through four innings. Colin Galles threw two innings, striking out three and Jackson Vontz finished with a hitless inning.

Girls volleyball

Sophia Krugler recorded a team-high nine kills on a .304 hitting percentage in helping Palo Alto beat visiting Monta Vista, 25-14, 25-17, 25-14, Monday night.

Junior Amelia Vugrincic had seven kills, four aces and three digs as the Vikings remain perfect in this spring’s SCVAL De Anza Division-only schedule.

Krugler added six digs and three aces to lead the way, while sophomore Nika Chapin added four kills and three blocks.

Senior Katie Cheng collected five aces and 10 digs, junior Alison Xiong had four aces and 15 assists, and sophomore Jess Watanabe added three aces and two digs.

Palo Alto travels to play Homestead on Wednesday night in Cupertino.

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