St. Joe’s Baseball, Softball Win Championships

Chris Pondok  The St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots are the Division V baseball champions for 2016.

St. Joe’s Baseball, Softball Win Championships


The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball and softball teams ended their 2016 seasons with North Coast Section (NCS) titles.

Baseball Team
The SJND baseball team defeated four opponents on its way to claiming the Div. V crown. 

After beating The Bay School of San Francisco (17-1) on May 24 and Head Royce of Oakland (11-2) on May 27, the Pilots ran into Stuart Hall of San Francisco on June 1 in the semifinals.

The Pilots scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. The Knights tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth. No team scored in the seventh and the game went into extra innings. 

The Knights were the first team to score in extra innings in the 10th. The Pilots tied the game with a double by senior Augustus Mosley driving in Vincent Republicano. The Knights scored again in the top of the 12th, but the Pilots responded with a run of their own.

In the bottom of the 13th, with the game tied and runners on second and third, Mosely hit a dribbler to first. The first baseman threw the ball to the catcher who threw an errant pass, which allowed Carson Bridges, to score the winning run. 
The Pilots breezed to a 10-1 victory over College Prep of Oakland in the NCS final on June 4. SJND ended the season with a 25-5 record. 

Softball Team
The Pilots entered the NCS women’s Div. V softball tournament with a bye in the first round. 

SJND beat Technology of Rohnert Park 13-2 on May 27, then beat Head-Royce of Oakland 6-0 on May 31 in the second and third rounds, respectively.
SJND faced Cloverdale Eagles in the section final on June 4. 

The game entered the 10th inning scoreless. The game moved to international rules — start each inning with a runner on second base — in the 10th. 
Freshman Danielle Pohlson singled to drive in the title-winning run.  SJND pitcher Anekaila Crevani pitched all 10 innings while striking out 17 batters.

The Pilots ended their season with a 14-10 overall record.

Chris Pondok The St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots are the Division V softball champions for 2016.