Jets Hit Cold Patch

Savannah Chavez--Senior Chadd Edwards pitches against Bishop O’Dowd on March 4.

Jets Hit Cold Patch

Encinal High School’s (EHS) baseball team went 0-2 last week, losing 7-1, to Oakland Tech (2-4-1) on March 2, and 14-6, to Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (3-1) on March 4.

“I knew going into the first few weeks of the season were going to be tough,” said EHS sophomore Angus Olaes. “I think that we just need to get some momentum and we’ll start getting on a roll. It’s still early in the season; we’ll definitely hit a stride soon.”

Encinal played Oakland Tech on the road and Bishop O’Dowd at home.

Frigid winds led to a high-scoring affair against the Dragons. O’Dowd raced out to a 6-4 lead by the second inning.

“[The wind] affected everyone big time,” said senior Jacob Baca. “It made it feel like 10 degrees colder. When we came back to hit, we weren’t warm anymore.”

Encinal (1-3) has a strong senior core which hopes to compete for the West Alameda County Conference Shoreline title this year. The Jets finished second last season behind Piedmont.

Alameda High
Alameda High School’s (AHS) baseball team picked up its second victory of the season in a 14-1 drubbing of Edison High of Stockton on Saturday, May 5. The Hornets jumped on the Vikings early scoring five runs in the first inning. AHS scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third inning and four in the fourth. The mercy rule went into effect after the fifth inning. The Hornets (2-0) will face the Jets on Friday, March 11 on Encinal’s home field.

St. Joseph Notre Dame
St. Joseph Notre Dame won its home season opener, 10-3, over Oakland Tech on March 5. The Pilots gained separation from the Bulldogs in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring five runs. They led 10-3 at the end of the inning.

The Pilots led 3-1 at the end of the third inning, but the Bulldogs would not go away. They rallied to tie the game, 3-3, after the top of the fifth inning. The Pilots took control of the game by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth, before their five-run sixth inning.

The Pilots dominated at the plate going 10-for-27 (.370) with six RBIs. They will play Alhambra High of Martinez Thursday, March 10.