Baseball Season in Full Swing


All three Alameda high school baseball teams have started the 2018 season strong.

The Alameda Hornets sport the best record of the three teams at 9-0-1. That includes a 5-0-1 record in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Foothill League. The Hornets began the season with a 15-5 blowout win over Piedmont and a 6-0 win over Ukiah. After a 3-3 tie with rival Encinal on March 19, the Hornets have won seven straight including 3-0 at the annual Willie Stargell Classic. Alameda beat Encinal 7-4 in the final on April 4. The Hornets will take on Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland tomorrow in their next game.

The Encinal Jets started the season 5-0, including a 3-2 victory over Bishop O’Dowd that went to extra innings on March 6. However, the Jets have gone 3-4-1 in their last eight games. The team has an overall record of 8-4-1 and 2-3-1 in the WACC Shoreline League. The Jets will look to turn things around against Hayward tomorrow at home.

St. Joseph Notre Dame
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) Pilots have been up-and-down so far this season and sport a 6-4 overall record. The team began the year with a 5-2 loss to Bishop O’Dowd on Feb. 20. However, the Pilots have won five of their last seven games. SJND seeks its third straight NCS title this year. They beat St. Patrick/St. Vincent of Vallejo 4-1 in the NCS Div. IV final in 2017 and beat College Prep of Oakland 10-1 in the Div. V final in 2016.