The Alameda high school baseball/softball season has ended with all of the teams coming up short of their ultimate goal of winning a North Coast Section (NCS) title.
The Alameda High School (AHS) baseball team entered the NCS Div. II playoffs as the No. 11 seed. They upset the No. 6 seed Sir Francis Drake of San Anselmo 8-4 on May 15. Five days later they defeated Windsor High School 14-4. The Hornets’ run at a NCS title ended with a 10-0 loss to Benicia High School on May 24. The Hornets finished with a 17-10 overall record.
Three Encinal High student-athletes made their college choices known last month at a signing-day ceremony on the Encinal campus. Two of the three seniors play on the Encinal Jets baseball team, while the third plays on the softball team.
Christine Warren will attend Corban University in Salem Ore. Warren led the Jets to the North Coast Section Div. III softball tournament last season. As a Jet Warren was named to the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) second team in 2017. Warren primarily plays catcher.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) Pilots baseball team took down Valley Christian of Dublin 10-0 in an in-league contest Thursday, May 4, at the college of Alameda baseball field.
The contest lasted just four-and-a-half innings as the Pilots held a double-digit lead after the fifth inning. The Pilots started the contest with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning. In the bottom frame the Pilots bombarded the Vikings with eight runs.
The year is winding to a close so it is a good time to review the major feats acheived by Alameda student athletes in their respective sports over the first half of the year.
As is often the case the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team was the premiere basketball team on the Island. The SJND Pilots once again were crowned state champions after they defeated St. Bernard of Playa del Rey 55-50 on March 24, in the California Interscholastic Federation Div. V title game.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team made quick work of the Swett Warriors in a 6-1 victory on Monday, May 9, on the road. The team from Crockett was no match for the Pilots’ offense and pitching duo.
The Pilots needed just two innings to put away the Warriors. By the second inning the game was never in doubt.
The Alameda High baseball team is putting together a stellar 2016 season on the diamond.
The Hornets had its five-game winning streak ended in a 3-1 loss to Castro Valley on Friday, April 22. But not before the Hornets beat five league opponents including Castro Valley 10-6 on Wednesday, April 20.
In the contest, Alameda gave up six runs in the top of the first inning. However, the Hornets rallied back with four runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team continued its winning ways with a 12-2 victory over Salesian of Richmond.
The Pilots combined for 10 hits and were walked nine times. Two SJND players (juniors Vincent Republicano and Patrick Yajko) each had two hits in the contest. The Pilots scored in five of the seven innings on offense, including a 4-run fourth inning.